Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars PM

Hi there, At The Picket Fence friends! It's me, Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, and I am so excited to be here. I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Heather and Vanessa in person at the SNAP conference a couple of months ago.  They are just both so beautiful, inside and out, and I am thrilled to be part of the ATPF contributor … [Read more...]

Memories of Summer…and creamsicle pie!

No Bake Orange Creamsicle Pie

  I can remember the sound so distinctively.  I would be playing in the backyard with Vanessa.  Maybe having a tea party, or playing house or bossing her around…or reenacting the latest Little House on the Prairie episode and off in the distance the melodious notes would resound.  Starting softly, getting a little louder and then fading off … [Read more...]

Five Fabulous Frozen Summer Treats!

Five Fabulous Frozen Treats

  The temperatures rising and there's nothing like a frozen summer treat to cool you off! Here are five fabulous frozen summer desserts that will help you "chill out" this summer! … [Read more...]

Pucker Up! 5 easy lemon recipes for summer!

Five easy lemon recipes for summer

  There's a saying that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade.  Well in our homes, when life hands you lemons…or when you buy a sack of them from the grocery store….you make a whole meal! From a cocktail to desserts, we've got you covered for a summer menu that will have everyone puckering up! … [Read more...]

Easy Lemon Creme Brulee

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I'm having a jealousy issue. I'm really jealous of people who have never had Crème Brûlée Because I'll never again get to experience that very first delectable bite of this most awesome of creations. And they will. … [Read more...]

Key Lime Pie Dessert Shots and a Party!

Key Lime Pie Shots

My daughter has always had a fascination with miniature things.  Teeny-tiny notebooks and tape dispensers.  Little tiny plants and wee little animals to place in her shadow box. I must admit there's a certain fascination I have, as well, with cute little bitty things.  Like cute teeny appetizers, mini-cupcakes and now the popular tapas, which are … [Read more...]

Nutella Hand Pies for Valentine’s Day!

Nutella and Blackberry Valentine's Day Hand Pies

  Did you know there is a National Pie Day? Did you know it was TOMORROW! A WHOLE day to celebrate the goodness of PIE! What is it about pie that conjures up images of home and warmth and grandma’s kitchen table? … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Cranberry Cake

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Hello Picket Fence friends! This is Angelina from JoJo & Eloise! Well, 2013 quickly came and went, and now we are looking at the Brand New Year of 2014! I SERIOUSLY have no clue how this has happened. I still remember the EVE of the year 2000, like it was yesterday. Maybe it's age or maybe time is REALLY speeding up on us, I prefer the latter … [Read more...]

The Box

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Every year around this time of the year we would watch for it. We would hear a delivery truck coming down the street and race to the window, our little faces pressed against the glass hoping, willing it to stop at our house. And then would come the day that the truck did finally pull up to the curb in front of our house. We held our breath as … [Read more...]

Of Groaning Sideboards and Apple Pan Dowdy

Apple-pan-dowdy-dessert from At the Picket Fence

One November, when my husband and I were still fresh-faced newlyweds, we traveled from Oregon to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family. At the time, they lived next door to her in-laws (Southern transplants!) and I was so excited to introduce them to my new husband.  My sister's mother-in-law, Arlene, is every bit the true … [Read more...]