A Summer Gathering :: Stone Fruit Salad and Easy Mocktail

Annette Recipe A Lovely Evening with Mommy Friends

I truly love having a social get together with friends.  Especially the kind of gathering where you get to try out new culinary skills.  Or at least pretend like you have culinary skills!  The kind of skills that are needed to turn Pinterest into real life…..!  {Sometimes it’s all about the presentation, a perfect white dish and colorful food can be all you need!}

Pretty food does make my heart sing!  This recipe caught my eye when I was browsing the recent issue of Cuisine at Home.  When we decided to host our first contributor get together I had to give this recipe a try! And, it was delish!  It has even inspired my own play on the recipe to change the stone fruit to a melon mix!

annette recipe cuisine mag aug issue
Cuisine at Home Issue No. 106
annette recipe cuisine mag recipe aug
Cuisine at Home Issue No. 106 Stone Fruit Waldorf Salad

 A Summer Waldorf Salad

{Sweet enough for dessert!}

annette Summer Salad Stone Fruit
It is such a colorful salad! I left the dressing on the side because I just loved the colors and didn’t want to hide them under the creamy lime dressing.

Ingredients :: Salad

2 cups of pitted plums

2 cups of pitted peaches

2 cups of pitted cherries

1 cup of sliced celery

1/2 cup of slivered almonds

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint


Chop fruit, gently toss with chopped celery, almonds and mint.  Add a dollop of the dressing recipe on top!

Ingredients :: Dressing

1 container of plain Greek yogurt {like oikos} about 1 cup

2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice about 1 lime

1 tbsp. honey

zest of about 1 lime


Empty container of yogurt in small bowl, squeeze and add lime juice, add a little zest and honey, then mix.


A Refreshing Summer Mocktail

{Turn it into a cocktail, it was perfect over ice, or add a little rum or white wine!}

Annette Summer Drink Strawberry Mint Limeade Edited
It was perfect with white wine poured over in a glass to make a quick mock-sangria! A little Rum can turn this into a perfect summer twist on the classic mojito!

Ingredients :: Summer Strawberry Mint Limeade

Squeeze about 7 limes

4-7 tbsp. sugar {or your sweetener preference!}

A handful of fresh mint leaves pressed in lime juice

Finely sliced strawberries about 6-8

64 oz. of cold water


Add all ingredients to a pitcher except water and strawberries, dissolve sugar as much as possible and smash mint leaves to release some natural juice.  Add water and sliced strawberries.  Pour over ice and enjoy!

For  a little mommy attitude adjustment add a little rum and turn it into a summer mojito.  Or pour with your favorite white wine and enjoy a citrus mint sangria!

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Hi Detroit Mommas!!! I'm Annette Rioux, co-founder of Detroit Moms Blog. I'm a work-at-home momma raising my family in Novi. I am passionate about creating a healthy + happy life for the ones I love most in this world, my husband Joel and our 2 boys JB + JJ. I am working on getting my small creative business off the ground {annette's creation's}, I homeschool our 2 boys {age 5 + age 3}, and help run this wonderful blog {DMB}! I was given this opportunity to stay home with my family when I was laid off from my Interior Design career mid-January 20-13. I was a stressed, unhappy mom wanting more freedom in my life at the time. We made many sacrifices to do this, we work everyday to keep me home raising our family. I love design, DIY, creating a healthy lifestyle, entertaining, reading, learning, coffee and just being a MOM. I'm learning how acceptance, letting go, and choosing happiness can lead me to where I need to be.


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