Picture this…the barbecue is winding down, dishes are being cleared from the picnic table, and you're craving something sweet! After the burgers, dogs, and BBQ chicken, what do you serve as a sweet completion to a great summertime meal? On this Sunday’s In The Kitchen with David, we'll help you decide as we're celebrating BBQ desserts. We've got plenty of ideas and even a few recipes in store that you and your family are sure to love!
“Cookbook Corner” welcomes a culinary celebrity to QVC with her brand-new book! Whitney Miller, winner of the first season of MasterChef, will debut her new release, Modern Hospitality - Simple Recipes with Southern Charm (F09475). Inside, you'll find more than 75 original recipes that are perfect for entertaining — all have a distinctive, updated southern flare. Despite her young age, this up-and-coming cook crushed the competition on MasterChef and even wowed judge Gordon Ramsay! Be on the lookout for her Pineapple Cooladas, Buttermilk Pan Fried Chicken, and Strawberry Cream Cupcakes. I can’t wait to meet Whitney and taste her incredible food.
“David’s Recipe” this Sunday is perfect for serving after your big barbecues. We’re making my Summer Fruit Parfaits with Sweet Cream and Pound Cake. I love this dessert because it uses all the fruits and berries that are so plentiful around this time of year. I also love that we can use store-bought pound cake to cut down on preparation time. We’ll use the 3-1/2" paring knife from the Prepology® 4-Piece Non-Stick Color-Coated Knife Set (K33956) to prep the ingredients. You’ll definitely want to add these colorful knives to your kitchen arsenal. We’ll post my recipe on QVC.com.
“Food for Thought” this week focuses on stocking up on summer pantry must-haves. I love grocery shopping, and I really enjoy stocking up on seasonal needs for my kitchen. As the warm weather rolls around, be sure to keep plenty of summer fruits and veggies on hand. They add such freshness to your meal planning, and also add a much-needed punch of color to your favorite recipes! I also like to keep plenty of meats in my freezer. When I invite friends over, I prefer having all I need in the fridge so that I can maximize time with my company and not worry about last-minute trips to the market. A little pre-planning makes for effortless meals all summer long!
So, here is your blog question this week. Keeping our BBQ desserts theme in mind, what is your favorite dessert to serve after your outdoor summer meals? Is it homemade ice cream, juicy watermelon, or maybe a fresh fruit cobbler? Share your sweet ides here, and we’ll talk more about it this Sunday during In The Kitchen with David at Noon ET!
Keep it flavorful!
P.S. After you reply to my question above, don't forget to take the poll below. In honor of next Sunday's In the Kitchen with David (which is Live in Aspen at Noon ET), we're giving you a chance to pick which recipe I make! So vote for your favorite wine, and tell your friends to vote, too! The answer with the most votes wins!
You can't beat Watermelon or a simple fruit salad. Also a nice cool Ambrosia salad is refreshing too.
Fresh Homemade ice cream!!!!
Ice cream cake and watermelon
Cannot wait for the show on Sunday! The best dessert after a summer outdoor meal has to be fresh watermelon!
hey dave,happy friday! how bout some slushies!!loaded or not still good and cool! and maybe some cool watermelon and canalope balls with some yogurt!!yum!!catch ya later!! debbie
Fruit - any way you want to serve it! When it's too hot in the kitchen to cook, I love a Berry Trifle (probably similar to the parfaits on Sunday) or shortcake using store-bought prepared pudding or sweet dry biscuits. Can be with or without ice cream but always with great whipped cream/topping.
I hear you about summer pantry items - I always keep Taco Salad fixings on hand as it is my all-time favorite summer meal. It's a great blend of fresh and pantry with choice of meats too.
See you Sunday if I get back from the Farmer's Market in time...
We enjoy grilling fresh pineapple and then serving it with homemade vanilla bean ice cream! We also enjoy root beer floats....and you have to have a crazy straw!
Fresh fruit is a must!
Add ice cream or some light flavored yogurt!
Fresh and cool!
After eating a BBQ meal on a hot summer day (and it looks like we're going to have a lot of them this year), we like to have some homemade ice cream. I usually make vanilla and then add goodies to it like peanut butter cups, chopped up sweet cherries and chocolate, walnuts or pecans, etc., etc. I usually try to make the ice cream low fat and low sugar, and if we just add chopped fruit to it, it's a nice "lite" dessert.
We cooked pizza on the grill tonight on our pizza stone, and it turned out great. We try to use our grill as much as possible during the hot months down here in Alabama because we don't like to heat up the kitchen. It's even too hot to eat out on the screen porch with 2 ceiling fans going. The garden is growing like crazy, and we have lots of little cucumbers and tomatos already. My Vitamix is going to be very busy making V8 type drinks in addition to the delicious fruit drinks I already make.
Looking forward to Sunday; see you then.
I love to grill when the weather is nice. In the summer I like ice cream and cake, cold watermelon and homemade banana pudding.
I would like to have new ideas on the grill, anyone have any?
A good Tin Roof Sundae. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and spanish peanuts. Just had one!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good anytime your little heart desires!!!!!!
Bob In Phoenix, AZ.
This time of year, my favorite summer dessert is Shortcake. I use fresh picked strawberries now and in a few weeks will black raspberries will be in season. I have an old family shortcake recipe and whip real cream -- layer cake, cream, berries, cream (sometimes sprinkle with a little sugar) and then add another layer of all. My family's favorite. Later in the summer, I love fresh fruit salads -- something light. Love your shows -- keep up the great work!!
Hi David !
Just love your In the Kitchen shows!!!
My best friend Sue in Ann Arbor, Mi and I, Christine in Northern Michigan email back forth about the shows and items. BFF shopping by long distance is made easy!
My favorite summer time dessert is a fresh raspberry pie, with the great flaky crust, slightly warm from the oven! I could skip dinner and just have that!
See you Sunday!
FRUIT SALAD IS A GREAT SUMMERTIME DESSERT AFTER A NICE SUMMER MEAL
Favorite goodie after dinner, grilled fresh peaches and pineapple...sometimes we put ice cream on top or on the side...when the energy arises, will do a fresh blackberry pie...YUM!!!
I like fresh fruit -but also a simple cake- take any flavor cake mix- add 12 oz of soda pop tp it & bake & frost with cool whip-- Choco cake cherry coke - white cake orange soda or whatever you can dream up--thats all just the cake mix & soda !!!
I like getting those wooden skewers & chopping up pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, & other fruit & putting them on the skewers. Getting out my lock & lock or my tempations container & placing them in the refrigerator. When dinner is over I can bring out the container adults & children can just help themselves. Have a great show!
My favorite dessert during the summer is watermelon! My second favorite is blackberry cobbler, made with fresh berries! The first of the local blackberries were at my farmer's market this morning! Keep up the good work!!!
I love to have Lemon Jello Cake with lemon curd and whip topping it's cool and refreshing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey David! It's smores over the grill for us! No camp fire needed if u have a grill! Delicious!
My favorite summertime dessert after a cookout or anytime is a Lemon Pudding Dessert made with a nut and butter crust, lemon pudding cream cheese filling and whipped cream, nut topping. Yummy!!! David, love you and your shows!!!!
Watermelon for sure!
My favorite is PIE PIE PIE. Blueberry, Strawberry and Lemon cream pie.
The cool icebox pies are wonderful too.
A delicious cobbler made with whatever fruit is in season topped with delicious vanilla bean ice cream. Yummy!