Instead of biscuits or shortbread, this sweet concoction uses packaged ladyfingers, which give it a light texture that's good on blazing days. Individual desserts are easy to serve—no cutting or scooping—and easy to eat. (They'll disappear in a flash!)
- Recipe: Mini Strawberry Shortcakes
You can go tropical and substitute chopped pineapple for the grapes and macadamia nuts for the pecans in this dish. Stir in about ½ cup coconut for even more island flavor.
- Recipe: Poppy Seed Chicken Salad
This punch, with a blend of pineapple, mango, guava, and apple juices, will make you feel like you are in the tropics. A final touch of sparkling wine makes it crisp and refreshing, perfect for a party or morning brunch.
- Recipe: Tropical Champagne Punch
Wow your guests with this tasty quiche-like brunch recipe. Braised Apples add the perfect level of sweetness balanced by the slightly tart Meyer Lemon Crème Fraîche.
This recipe is somewhere between a crisp and a crumble, but whatever it is, it's good! Peaches and blueberries make for a delicious combination in this summertime dessert.
This recipe is much easier than it looks. The cool pineapple salsa blends well with the hot cooked shrimp, and it also tastes great on your favorite fish.