Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes backyard get togethers, BBQ’s, and picnics. Chances are the usual cast of characters will be present at most summer gatherings. You know them well: coleslaw, potato salad, and pasta salad.
Despite the fact that more snow is forecasted to fall tomorrow (no April Fool’s joke), I know that warmer weather is on the horizon! So I am transitioning my thinking to the sun-drenched days ahead. Come spring and summer I am always trying to create recipes that come together with relative ease (and with little time in the oven as well). This Lemon & Berry Slab Tart fits the bill. It was part of our Easter dessert table, but I think that it will be a festive recipe for Memorial Day or July 4th as well, and that’s why I am making sure to share the recipe with you (so I have it as well).
Despite the fact that I enjoy making desserts, I am really not a big dessert eater. I do enjoy cookies – classic cookies – but nothing fancy. I can pass on cake, pastries, and pies. But there is one dessert item that renders me completely helpless: cheesecake bars. It’s kind of ironic because one of my least favorite desserts is cheesecake. Go figure!