Cherry Limeade Cocktail with Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and A Fund for Jennie / Bloggers wo Borders

Another week has flown by, and believe it or not, I’m back at work…….sigh   Nothing too strenuous yet, so don’t be worried, mostly administrative, getting things ready as next Monday starts the flow of product into the school, and getting the kitchen ready for another wonderful year feeding my girls at the Mount!

Speaking of my girls, they do love to eat, and love to laugh, but they have seen their share of tragedy’s within our Mount family.  I think that’s why it hit me so hard when I heard about Jennie and her girls, and the loss they suffered.

Jennie’s request to her friends in the foodie community was a simple one, to make a peanut butter pie that her husband had loved, and to share it those that you love.  Her simple request held a powerful message.  None of us know just how long we have in this world, and we need to embrace life, and what’s really important, our family and friends.   I have to say that the way the community embraced Jennie and her girls left me speechless, and I have never been prouder to be a member of this community.

While most of us were still coming to terms with Jennie’s loss and our own mortality, one of  our own, Shauna Ahern our Gluten Free Girl,  took it one step further and developed a project,  A Fund for Jennie .   If you’ld like to learn more about this project, you can head over to Bloggers without Borders to see what you can do to help.

Many bloggers are holding auctions, and many of us are bidding on the auctions or just donating to the fund.  Don’t feel bad if you have nothing to auction, or can’t bid on anything, give what you can no matter what it is, I know it will be appreciated.  There’s a link on my sidebar if you’ld like to make donation, it goes through paypal and will only take a few minutes, or head on over to A Fund for Jennie and make your donation there.

Thank you for listening to the old chef, but I know why you’re really here today and I won’t make you wait any longer!  It’s Guest Post Friday!!!!

Today my friends I get share with you one of our communities rising stars,  Erin from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts!  Erin has an endless amount of energy and has been amazing us with her delicious creations on almost a daily basis…..How do you do it!!  Well, I’m not really worried about how, as long as you don’t stop!   I do look forward to my daily dose of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts 

So sit back, relax, put your feet up, and get out the rocks glasses and pour the old chef a double, as I give you……

Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Cherry Limeade Cocktail

Hi!  I am Erin, and I am the writer of  Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts.  When Dennis emailed me and asked me to do a guest post, I was shocked!  Me?  Really?  Me?  I may or may not have squealed a little bit.  Kind of makes you feel like you have made it in the blogging world when a real live chef wants you to guest post for him.  So now I have to live up to that, oh the pressure!    What do I make?  That was the really hard part.

I seem to have a thing lately for trying to make things that you can buy in a store, Nutella, Milky Ways, Peanut Butter Cups, and Goldfish.  I have more in the works as well.  So I thought it was fitting to share one of these with Chef Dennis.  I have a friend who is obsessed with the Cherry Limeade at Taco Bell.  So she had the brilliant idea of turning that into a cocktail! I almost NEVER make cocktails, but this one sounded too good to pass up!  It tastes just like Cherry Limeade, so drink responsibly!

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Cherry Limeade Cocktail
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Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 1
  • 1 lime
  • 2 shots (1 ounce each) Cherry UV Vodka
  • Sprite
  1. Fill 2 glasses with ice.
  2. Squeeze half a lime into each glass.
  3. Pour a shot of vodka into each.
  4. Top off with Sprite.
  5. Garnish with a lime.


Today I would like to say thank you to Chef Dennis, for all that you do in the blog world.  Us new bloggers (speaking for myself) learn from your wisdom, and live by Ask Chef Dennis.  Thank you!

So raise your glass, and toast to Chef Dennis!

Cherry Limeade Cocktail


Thank you so much for the toast Erin, I do have to make these this week, I absolutely love limeade and cherry limeade sounds incredibly delicious, and I think this week the vodka will really help….sigh     So my friends thanks for stopping by today, and before you forget head on over to Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and say hi to Erin,  just remember to tell her Chef Dennis sent you, and don’t forget about the big BWOB Donate button on my sidebar, please  give what you can.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends, stay safe, stay cool, and stay full , and remember to tell your family and friends that you love them.


  1. The drink looks delicious, bright red like a cherry lime aid should! I’m going to have to find that vodka for this weekend 🙂 Great guest post Erin, I can’t wait to check out your blog!

  2. Love this! It’s perfect for a hot summer day. Great guest post Erin!

  3. I love this. What a perfect post for a Friday! Cheers to you both, what a great post! 😉

  4. Erin and Dennis, that Cherry Limeade looks fantastic! I’m going to be trying that this weekend. Dennis, you’re new site looks great!

  5. Great guest post Erin. You know I adore ya. This looks so good, I love anything cherry so I’m in on this one. Nice to see you here.

    Kudos to Chef Dennis for having Erin by. Also for getting involved with the fund for Jennie. You do good work my friend.

  6. Wonderful post Erin! Good choice for a back to school type post.

    Chef Dennis, awesome choice for a guest blogger 🙂 She’s a sweetheart.

  7. Another great post. Cheers to y’all.

    I wish I could do more for Jennie and her family.

  8. Yay! Erin – this is an awesome drink and post! I was SO happy to see you as the guest poster this Friday! Not only does the cocktail sound delicious, but the pictures are an absolute feast for the eyes!

    What a great way raise a glass to Chef Dennis – he’s so generous to the food blogging community! Cheers!

    Chef Dennis – thank you for putting the donate button on your sidebar and making it easy for us who were stumped by what to donate to the auction. Best of luck with the new school year.

  9. Love Erin, love this recipe, love this post! Thanks for featuring one of my favorite bloggers!

  10. That looks so refreshing to have right now in this heat here.

  11. Sounds like a mighty tasty drink. And thanks Chef, for setting up a fund for Jennie. Just goes to show how many different types of families there are in this world. Although the immediate family is the most important.

    Erin, I’m heading over to your site now!

  12. fun drink and love the new site

  13. Like a grown up Shirley Temple! I like it 😉

  14. The drink looks terrific – I’ll have a to figure out a non-alcoholic version. 🙂

    It’s amazing, with all of these cooks, that we don’t do a bake sale for a Jennie Fund

  15. Oh this looks like a perfect cocktail for the weekend!

  16. Hi, Dennis! Thanks for sharing another of my favorite bloggers with your readers.

    Erin, who could resist this gorgeous drink? Just stunning in that vibrant red with the lime garnish…makes me almost want one for breakfast, but I’ll have to wait till cocktail hour 🙂

  17. Very refreshing post thank you Erin. I start back to work Monday also Chef so i know how you feel. Seems like only yesterday that i almost raced my students out of the door! Will need Erin’s recipe to get me started.

  18. Its great to see that our foodie community still holds Jennie and het family close in our hearts. The fund for her and the girls is a wondergul idea.

  19. Wow. Just back from holiday and see so much has changed chez Chef Dennis. What a great looking site, chef! I love Erin’s blog.
    Well done on the guest post, Erin. Love how it looks so innocent, too 😉

    So sorry to hear about Jennie. Good luck, Dennis, with next week getting back in the swing. That cocktail is definitely a must! In fact, sounds like we all need this just now as we gear up to work again…
    Great post!

    • Thanks Jill, it’s been so hectic with everything happening at once, school, my blog and work on the house! It will almost be a relief to just get back to school!

  20. RavieNomNoms says:

    Hi Erin!! So nice to meet you…I have to say that you have made one of my most favorite drinks. I LOVE cherry limeades. When I was younger we always used to ride our bikes to the local Sonic in KC and get a cherry limeade…so delicious. Yours are simply fantastic. I just HAVE to make it!

    Thanks for featuring Erin, Dennis! Good luck with all your administrative work these next few weeks getting ready for school. The summer flew by didn’t it?! I feel like it was just yesterday you were saying how excited you were to have the summer months off and already you are back to school. Sheesh!! Have a great weekend!

  21. Erin,
    The Cherry Limeade cocktail is gorgeous, and I love anything with lime, especially cherry. Geat guest blog, and I’m heading over to your blog right now.

    You are the shining example of our Foodie Community, embracing every cause and offering your information and advice to all of us. Thank you! and thank you for having Erin as a guest blogger.

  22. What a wonderful guest post! This looks and sounds like a perfect summer cocktail! Thank you Erin for sharing this yummie recipe with us, and thank you Chef Dennis for having such a great guest!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  23. Fabulous guest post Erin and Chef Dennis!! How lucky you are to be invited to this wonderful and incredibly amazing blog!! These cocktails look sooo delicious, I’ll take 2 please 🙂

  24. Hi Chef Dennis and Erin! What a lovely color and drink to finish this hectic week… I love how easy it is to make and how pretty it looks! Great job Erin! 🙂 Chef Dennis, you are very influential in this food community and agree with Erin to toast to you!

  25. Mmm, two amazing combo’s of cherry and lime. It just speaks of carribean to me and makes me yearn for a vacation 🙁

    Oh well back to my laptop…..
    Thanks for sharing..

  26. I love everything that Erin makes! it’s so great to see her featured here. Congratulations Erin!
    Such a great guest post.

    Good luck Dennis with getting back into the swing of things. I think I might need one of these cocktails this weekend too.

  27. This cocktail looks so refreshing, thanks for bringing it to us, Erin and Dennis! I made my donation to Jennie a few days ago, I hope it helps her in at least some small way.

  28. Erin, your cherry limeade looks positively refreshing – a perfect summer cocktail!
    Chef Dennis, I ‘m headed over to check out Bloggers without Borders – the manner in which the blogging community has pulled together to support Jennie is inspiring.
    Love your new look!

  29. Hello, Chef Dennis! I’m visiting from Erin’s site. Looks like you two have collaborated on a great post and a great cocktail. (LOL at myself, Erin — thought you were making “regular” cherry limeades when I commented on your blog — these are WAY better, tee hee — and I’ll STILL going to make them at home!) 😉

    By the way, it’s absolutely heartwarming to see the response to the fundraiser for Jennie and her family. Bless you.

  30. Nice, Erin! 🙂 Hope things slow down for you soon, Chef Dennis.

  31. Erin, you have outdone yourself with this lovely cocktail. Wish I had been there for a sampling.

    Chef, hope you aren’t working too hard.

    I hope you both have a wonderful weekend.


  32. Love cocktails! (Especially now that I am gearing up for kiddos to come back to school too!) 🙂 Your pics look amazing. I can almost taste it!

  33. What a beautiful cocktail. I would probably have mine in a Martini glass 😉

  34. These look like fun. I love a pretty drink!

  35. Soooo talented, beautiful!

  36. Oh! I love checking out Erins creative and delicious posts! These cherry limeades look great! Im super stoked to see her here on your Guest Post Friday!

  37. lovely guest post colourful drink

  38. whoa! Adult cherry limeades? That’s brilliant! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Erin! I really enjoyed your guest post. Thank you, Chef, for introducing us to her. I am off to visit her now. Have a beautiful Sunday, Candace

  39. What a great looking cocktail!

  40. This cocktail sounds like something I would love! Makes me think of a Shirley temple because of the sprite and red color :P.

  41. this cocktail looks sooooooooo refreshing, can’t wait til this baby comes and I can resume the occasional cocktail splurge – Chef, all that you do continues to inspire


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