I will be the first to admit that I was quite skeptical when my blogging partner Tricia mentioned she wanted post a Pavlova recipe on the blog. I’d seen photos of them before, but they looked pretty fancy and just not my thing. She mentioned that a friend of hers was raving about them, and that was good enough for her. I was noncommittal, and just attempted to ignore her when she brought it up. When I showed up at her house to do the photo shoot for this week’s posts, what did I see but a big old Pavlova sitting on her kitchen counter. I had been duped! I was expecting Raspberry Hand Pies. As usual, she had completely ignored me and did what she felt like (this is typical), and I’m glad she did. One bite of this dessert had me hoarding the plate and not willing to give it up. It’s completely addictive, with a crisp, sweet crust and a creamy, almost marshmallowy interior. Then comes the whipped cream, and a ton of fresh berries in a gorgeous glaze. You can make these large or small, and each one is a show stopper. Besides, it’s totally easy to make. And as the song goes, “Oh, what a beautiful mess you are!” Let’s jump right on over to the blog and you can see for yourself…….