The perfect springtime dessert.

Hey gang!  Hope you’re having a great week!  Today’s post is going to be a short one.  I’m still in Florida visiting my mom, and we have lots of fun stuff planned that doesn’t involve my computer. Winking smile

But we do have a giveaway to take care of! Thumbs up

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kaceyt April 9, 2012

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Baking Serendipity April 10, 2012

I love hiking and mountain views…but I see more cacti than big trees on the paths in Phoenix :)

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So my mom and I made a pretty awesome meal the other night, and I wanted to share it with all of you!

For dinner …


… a Mexican feast!

I made the same guacamole and black bean and corn salsa that I made a couple of weeks ago.


Then I brushed a combination of olive oil, lime juice, and cumin onto several shrimp skewers, and quickly cooked them on the grill.

The end result?


Shrimp tacos, with blue corn tortilla chips for extra dipping!


I think next time, I would use flour tortillas instead of corn (I’m not a fan of store-bought corn tortillas).  And I would add an extra squirt of lime juice onto the shrimp before serving, for some extra brightness.  But overall, it was a very satisfying dinner!

And then came dessert …


(My mom tried to help me with my food “photo shoot.”  It looks like an Olan Mills photo, circa 1989.  I love it.)


Mixed fruit with mascarpone cream


  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 4 oz. (half of a container) of mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Fruit of your choosing (we used strawberries, blueberries, and grapes)


  1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until peaks form. 
  2. Add the mascarpone cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  3. Serve over fruit.
  4. Enjoy!

This dessert was sweet, light, and delicious.  I highly recommend trying it.  The dessert, that is.  Not the Olan Mills photo shoot.  You can’t steal that genius idea. Winking smile

And before I say good-bye, Sophie wanted to make an appearance.


Take 1 … Sophie looks sedated.

Take 2 .. Sophie’s ADD kicks in.

Sigh.  Perhaps I’ll get a good one before the week is over. Winking smile

Happy Friday, everyone!!

Question for ya …

What are you up to this weekend?

I will be driving 7 hours tomorrow.  Quite an exciting way to spend a Saturday, no?

Favorite spring or summer dessert?

That’s easy … frozen yogurt or ice cream!  But this dessert definitely gave ice cream a run for top place!

Do you remember Olan Mills?  Are they still around??

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29 Responses to The perfect springtime dessert.

  1. Amy DeBlasio

    Sounds like you are having a fantastic time with your mama and Sophie =) Safe travels to you and prayer always!

  2. Yellow Haired Girl

    Those wraps look so fresh and light! I’m a huge shrimp lover. Enjoy the rest of your time with your mom (and Sophie!) :)

  3. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Awww Sophie is so stinkin cute! And wow does that dessert sound tasty. Enjoy your day with your momma pretty lady :) .
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  4. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    favorite summer dessert?? ice cream all the way! :)
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  5. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Mmm I love some shrimp tacos! The Olan Mills thing cracks me up – reminds me of these family pictuers my mom got us to do one year (we weren’t a family portrait type of family).

    This weekend – working out, running (I know!), and going to surprise Daniel’s dad at his church for his 25th anniversary of preaching there.

    Be safe driving home! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Wow, how awesome for Daniel’s dad!! That is so neat! Is his church close to where you live?

  6. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Yum! That dessert looks awesome! The shrimp tacos do as well, but I’d probably opt for fish just b/c shrimp weirds me out. It’s a texture thing that I’ve had since I was a kid. Kinda sucks since I live right on the ocean :( I cracked up with the Olan Mills comment too! I swear we have a studio right down the street from where I live, but I have no clue if it is open anymore! As for dessert…I like anything sweet!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I wanted to do fish tacos, but my mom doesn’t really like fish, so we went for shrimp. But I think GOOD fish tacos are probably one of my favorite foods! :)

  7. Theresa

    awww hope you have a good time! i’m heading to NY for a concert tonight so its a great way to kick off my weekend :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Wow, have fun!! Take pictures!!

  8. Andrea @ The Fashionable Mom

    Yum! The shrimp tacos as well as the dessert are making me hungry now :)
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  9. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Mmmmmm Mexican! Why can’t we live closer!? We would be able to have Bible studies, margaritas and froyo all the livelong day together! Actually, maybe it’s not such a good thing after all… ;)

    Drive safe!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah no it WOULD be good! Because we’re also both such good intuitive eaters, right? ;) So we could enjoy all of those things but stop when we’re full … maybe! Haha!

  10. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    awww puppy!! Sophie is SO CUTE!! I just wanna give her an ear scratch! I love anything chocolate, lemon or berry. I have really been into raspberries, strawberries and blackberries these past few weeks. Can’t get ENOUGH!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Isn’t she the cutest?? I love and miss her so much when I’m not here. She’s my little buddy!

  11. megpinkgiggles

    oh god. that mexican feast looks amazing! mexican food is something i’m always craving, but rarely make. delish!
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  12. Meg

    enjoy your time with your MOM!!!!!! :D
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  13. Gretchen

    That dessert looks amazing! :) Glad you’re having fun!
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  14. Baking Serendipity

    Hooray! I’m about to e-mail you :) Safe travels! I have a hair appointment and shopping day tomorrow that I’m seriously excited about. PS: Love the dessert…and definitely remember Olan Mills!
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  15. Kat

    PUPPERS!! what a cutie pie :)
    summer desserts are def ice cream and froyo, although I really enjoy making homemade yogurt pops too!! And you cant beat summer fruits like pineapple and mango!
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  16. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    I love the idea of brushing the shrimp with olive oil and line juice! Sounds delicious and perfect for summer grilling!
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  17. Mary@FitandFed

    Looks good! But what about those drinks you served at dinner, lime margaritas maybe? Love the pale green color, they look really yummy.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Those can actually be found at Walmart or Publix. They are these individual packets that you stick in the freezer, and you can get them in flavors like margarita, pina colada, etc. But they are actually made with wine … although you’d never know it! My mom buys them all the time, so we split one of the margarita-flavored ones that night. ;)

  18. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Awww the puppy is so cuteee :) The wraps look spring-like too, and the dessert of course! My favorite one has to be ice cream though, all day every day hehe
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’m with you on the ice cream!! ;)

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