Push-Up Pops Up For Grabs


Tomorrow is my “I am NOT 60, yet,” birthday. I know it’s just a number, but I am looking ahead to a long year of being just 59. I am also looking forward to celebrating my day with my family, but before I indulge myself with cake and gifts I want to give you, my dear readers, a present. Woohoo, it’s give away time. Just a simple thank you for hanging with me these past few years. I know it hasn’t been easy, but you did it!


Made in Italy…got to love that

It surprises me just how many people read my blog and I am especially grateful for the sharing. After all there are a million blogs out there with tons of recipes to choose from and photos to drool over. Why use up your precious time reading mine? I don’t know, but I sure do appreciate it. So thanks.


peanut butter cream, banana and candied bacon crumble

I hope you love push-up pops as much as I do. I originally bought these sturdy little devices a few years ago to create desserts for my daughter’s bridal shower. Filled with poundcake, lemon curd, mascarpone and blueberries, they were a big hit. What you fill them with is only limited by your imagination (and Pinterest). A couple of great things about these containers is that they are dish-washer safe and completely re-usable. They also come with these tidy little caps which makes your desserts easily totable, so would you like to win some brand new ones?


like mini trifle desserts

No hoops to jump through. Just leave me a comment. Say anything you want (just keep it clean). I will choose a two winners at random and each will receive a complete set of 8 push-up pop containers. Happy Easter. Happy Spring. Happy You.


love my gran-dog…he follows me into the bathroom

Berry Mascarpone Push-Up Pops

1 (10.75 oz) frozen pound cake, thawed

1 (8 oz) container mascarpone cheese

¼ cup heavy cream

½ cup bottled lemon curd

1-cup fresh blueberries

¼ cup blueberry jam, stirred

8 push-up pop containers *

Slice the cake horizontally into 3 layers. With a 1 ½-inch round cookie cutter cut 8 rounds from each layer. In small bowl, whisk mascarpone, heavy cream and lemon curd until well blended. In another small bowl, toss blueberries and jam until well mixed. For each pop, layer one cake round, a spoonful of mascarpone mixture and a spoonful of blueberries repeating layers two more times. Makes 8 servings.

*dessert can also be prepared in a clear glasses like a champagne flute



42 thoughts on “Push-Up Pops Up For Grabs

  1. Happy ‘I’m not 60 yet’, Lisa … have to admit, that was a tough one for me. Those lemon blueberry delights might ease the sting a little 😉

  2. Happy happy birthday dear Lisa! Yes, 60 is a big one…the only one that made me gulp, so far…but it’s a fabulous decade in spite of the big number :-). I’m proud to be 63!! Why do I read your blog? Because I love where you come from, hearing about the inspiration from your Sweet William, and your words inspire and touch so many. You are doing something positive and worthwhile with your grief (which I do, too)…so glad I saved that episode of Chopped so I could look you up and connect with you. Happy Easter, and happy birthday! Love and hugs to you!

  3. Lisa, you are an inspiration to me every single day! Happy Easter!
    I would so love to win the push-ups! They so reminds me of being a small girl and going with my daddy (and sisters!) to the store where he would buy all of us those orange push-ups with the little paper wrappers over the top. 🙂

  4. These look delicious! Happy Easter to you and your family thanks for sharing all these great recipes 🙂

  5. Happy early Birthday, Lisa! I enjoy your blog very much and these push up pops are adorable!

  6. Lisa- I want to wish you a happy birthday first of all! I,too, entered that “not quite 60” zone on March 10 with a birthday of my own! I love reading your recipes , and thanks for sharing your family photos and stories. This pop up recipe is particularly interesting, as its flexibility appeals to me now that I am, sadly, restricted to a gluten free diet. I can combine any elements in these cylinders for a unique taste. Can’t wait to play- Thank you!!

  7. My friend Julie introduced me to your blog when my son died in July. I love your blog because it gives me hope for the future that I can survive this grief.

  8. Welcome home and Happy Easter. Will keep watch for your birthday dolphin tomorrow. I got the greatest card from my sister for #59. It’s a cartoon picture of a middle aged woman all dolled up, makeup, jewelry, reading glasses with chain,etc. She is holding a sign which she points to:
    “I don’t want to brag…but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!”
    Love You kiddo.

    • my life-saver…I know you and I can still fit into those old jeans, too, but no matter our husbands still think we are cute….lucky girls!

  9. Happy Easter. These are great. They make me think of my childhood when my brother and I would chase down the ice cream man to buy a push-up pop!

  10. I love your push-up pops. They are so clever! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

  11. Happy Birthday, Lisa. Forget doing push-ups. These are my kind of push-ups!!! 🙂

  12. I would love to be your winner! A special Happy Birthday wish goes out to you today my cooking friend and blessings for an awesome 59th year ahead!

  13. I look forward to each of your blog posts, always an inspiration. I too am in that last year of my 50s and am not looking forward to next January – ugh! Let’s make this a great year! Love the pop-ups! Fingers crossed.

  14. I remember having these at Caitlin’s shower…delicious and fun to eat! Have a very Happy Birthday and keep posting this Blog as long as you want…I love it!
    SYS 🙂

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