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WATERMELON STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSH

Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement.  Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving.  Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.

Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.

Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink.  It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it.  Just in case you weren’t sure.
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, …

RASPBERRY MASCARPONE TART WITH CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST

A dark chocolate cookie crust filled with whipped mascarpone and topped with raspberries.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?  We really don’t go like to go crazy for this “holiday”, our life is crazy enough 🙂  Although you won’t find us in a restaurant,  maybe I’ll make dessert.   Sometimes I’ll make a heart shaped breakfast for the kids, or some heart shaped cookies.  So creative I know!
Stepping away from the hearts this year, but I definitely think that for Valentine’s Day chocolate is a must!  That’s why I started this tart with a dark chocolate cookie crust.  The rich chocolate flavor goes perfectly well with the smooth creamy whipped mascarpone filling.  Mascarpone cheese is a little indulgent (and challenging to spell!) but what better excuse than love to bake with the best ingredients.
A few simple raspberries are the topping.  I just love the gorgeous color they gave this tart.  I went with a super simple diagonal placement zig-zag typ…