23 May

Layered Raspberry Marshmallow Dessert

  We recently dined on this refreshing blast from the past. As soon as I took a bite, I was transported to my aunt’s farm in the 1950s. She used to make it using fresh garden raspberries. This recipe is easy to make, pretty, and delicious. If you don’t have a 7” by 11” pan, ask your aunties and grandmothers if they ha...  Continue Reading

23 May

Lemon Cheesecake Refrigerator Dessert

  I have fond memories of serving this refreshing dessert when my children were small. Even as I post this, I long for a slice of this tangy, chilled treat. If you have gluten-intolerant friends or family, purchase Kinnikinnick Graham Wafer Crumbs or crush biscuits of your choice. On hot summer days, this crust is fine unbake...  Continue Reading

17 Aug

Vintage Pineapple Refrigerator Desserts

My husband, the boy in the Get a Bigger Wagon books, happens to love, and remember, a rich and refreshing refrigerator dessert his mother used to make in the 1950s and 60s. In his mother’s old cookbook, it’s called Pineapple Slice. In those days, refrigerators were more common than air conditioning, so, in summer, people mad...  Continue Reading