Kitchen Update with Lemon Yogurt Parfait Dessert
This Lemon Yogurt Parfait dessert is delicious for breakfast, but is so cheesecakey rich and sweet, it can easily pass as dessert for dinner!
Friends, I feel so behind on sharing our kitchen remodel. We are finished now, except for replacing the 1984 original lighting. I’ll be taking some beauty shots soon, and showing you the appliances that we chose for our mountain home. In the meantime, how about a simple, delightful summer dessert to serve to your guests? Abby turned us on to Ellenos yogurt (made in Seattle!), and today’s recipe is such an easy dessert.
Especially with fresh cherries on top!
For now, as you remember, we removed the giant monolith from the original kitchen, moving the fridge to a new space, and replacing that area with a large oversized center island.
Before the cabinets were painted (above).
After the cabinets were painted, but before the new appliances arrived and the back splash went in.
And then after the appliances went in, we built the new center island, and the countertop was installed.
We went with a Corian solid surface counter, SILVER BIRCH color.
And now, it’s perfect for entertaining!
But let’s back up … we decided that there was way too much wood in this house—the wall, floors, cabinets—everything all wood.
With a limited budget, we painted the kitchen cabinets white, sanded and stained the current butcher block countertops (see the beautiful wood in the dessert photos?), kept the original sink, and put up a beautiful tile backsplash.
My husband has gotten very handy with tools, I must admit. It’s been a fun process, observing his skills. (We decided to keep all of the original brick floors in the house.)
We wanted to tie the gray fireplace in with the backsplash. Mission accomplished with a larger tile (that looks like wood).
Of course, we painted the wood walls white, to freshen up the home and give it a more modern feel.
Now it’s ready for company!
Actually, we entertained for months without a finished kitchen. Perfection is never our goal for our surroundings, or our goal before inviting people in. Cooking a good meal, having a space where we can all sit and mellow out together, talking about life. That is what it’s all about.
Back to the dessert. I bought the Ellenos yogurt at Whole Foods here in Bend, and the recipe is delightful to serve for summer, because it’s so fresh and delicious.
I always love a dessert that I can make up ahead of time, too.
What’s your go-to summer dessert?
Get the Recipe:
Lemon Yogurt Parfait Dessert
- 1/4 c. dried sweetened lemon pieces
- 1 cup pitted cherries, cut in half
- Basil to garnish
- 16 oz. tub of Ellenos Lemon Yogurt
- In a small dish, begin with layer of yogurt, then a layer of cherries, followed by another layer of yogurt.
- Top with three cherry halves, sprinkled sugared lemon, and fresh chopped basil.
- Quick and easy dessert, yum!