This week I’m headed to sunny Southern California and the wonderment, joy, and soul-sucking place called Disneyland. We’ve never been in summer and I’m so super excited about going in June (cue sarcasm). But really, we’ve been looking forward to this trip for a very long time and I’m going to try reallllly hard to unplug as much as possible all week. And thanks to a great line-up of bloggers, I’m going to get to do just that!
First up is one of my very best real-life and internet-blog friends, Ashton from Something Swanky. (Actually, think I can stop saying internet friend in any way related to her – we really are real-life friends.) I can’t even express how much Ashton means to me, and I’m so excited for her to hijack my blog for the day!
Take it away Ashton!
Hi there! Ashton, here. I blog over at Something Swanky Desserts & Designs.
I am so excited to be guest posting here at Crazy for Crust! Dorothy and I go way back. Well, at least “way back” in blogging years. We both started our dessert blogs around the same time and became fast friends. We even started a virtual blog conference together last year, called Online BlogCon.
Dorothy and I had such a fun opportunity to meet in person last Christmas, and she is seriously just as amazing in person as she is on her blog. Sometimes I daydream about life as Dorothy’s next door neighbor (but not in a creepy, stalker way)… I’d be over EVERY day for her peanut butter banana bread. It’s kind of insane, and addicting, and I won’t make banana bread any other way now. Seriously. My husband could vouch.
Anyway. Part of the reason I’m so excited to be guest posting over here is because I’m excited to return a favor!
A couple of years ago, Dorothy guest posted on my blog. She posted a recipe for Mini Fruit Tarts and it has been a staple in my own personal dessert repertoire ever since! It’s always my go-to recipe for bridal and baby showers, because they are so perfect for entertaining. They’re beautiful and and decadent but are super easy to whip up at the same time. Everyone who pops one of these bite-sized treats raves about how delicious they are, and I can’t disagree!
I’m such a sucker for a cream cheese filling, and when it’s paired with a buttery cookie crust and topped with fresh raspberries– I don’t stand a chance!
Since it’s been a couple of years since Dorothy posted this on my blog, I thought it’d be nice to give it a tune up and send it right back to her with a new look. Raspberries are my favorite fruit for this dessert, but if you go back to the original recipe, you’ll see that Dorothy topped hers with strawberries and blueberries too! You could add any type of seasonable fruit to these tartlettes for an extremely impressive dessert!
Ashton blogs all about dessert recipes ranging from fanciful creations to classic comfort food treats at www.somethingswanky.com. She is a work-at-home mom of one, wife, domestic, and currently obsessed with West Wing and all forms of Baked Brie. She lives in fear of her inbox.
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Thanks Ashton! Today we’re spending the day on I-5 and at the American Girl Store. Happy Father’s Day to my husband! 😉 Anyone want to bet how many times Jordan has said “are we there yet”? My guess is 4,321. Have a great Sunday!
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