Rhubarb Crumb Squares

These squares embody summer in a dessert. Scrumptious Cake layered with Fresh Rhubarb and finished with an Extra Crunchy Crumb Topping.

This post is sponsored by PostFoods, makers of the amazing Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal.

Rhubarb Crumb Squares

Thanks for spending part of your holiday weekend with me. I hope you’re having the best Memorial Day so far, surrounded by friends and family, being thankful and grateful, relaxing and enjoying some excellent food. I also hope you’ve saved some room and are completely ready to whip up one of the tastiest summer desserts I’ve made up to date. I’m not even kidding or exaggerating.

Rhubarb Crumb Squares

I never knew that I could develop such a love for rhubarb. To be honest, before making today’s squares, I wasn’t particularly interested in said vegetable and may have avoided trying it for the past quarter of a century that is my life.

But after a ginormous rhubarb plant (we inherited) started to stare at me every single day since moving house just a couple of weeks ago, I simply couldn’t ignore it any longer. So I asked Adam (since it was pouring outside) to brave the weather for me, harvest our rhubarb, and that I would make him a delicious dessert in return. Since we had a deal, I knew I needed to deliver. Neither of us had any suspicion that we’d spend the next couple of hours inhaling one rhubarb square after the other. [Read more…]

Fruit Frenzy Pastry Cups

 Super easy to make Pastry Cups filled with Whipped Cream and finished with Fresh Fruit. The perfect summer dessert!

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It struck me on Wednesday that Memorial Day weekend is next week. How crazy is that? Please tell me I’m not the only one who was clueless until two days ago…

Once I realized that summer is just around the corner, my fruit cravings immediately set in. So of course it was only a matter of time before I would make a dessert featuring some of my favorite fruits.

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They had to be miniature and come together in a matter of minutes. I am the least person who wants to be trapped inside working on dessert while the beautiful Minnesota summer lasts – time is of the essence. We’re not taking any second of the warm rays for granted :).

I am tempted to say that you only need 3 ingredients to make these. Puff pastry, whipped cream and the third one being fruit. Can I count that as one ingredient? I’m confused, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that fruit counts as one ingredient. You could use only one kind of fruit after all. But let’s get not too technical. Okay? Good. I love it when we can agree on life’s most pressing questions. [Read more…]