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Shortcake platedGrowing up, we always had an abundance of strawberries during the summer months. My mom made strawberry shortcake at least once a week.

At the end of a long, hot, hard day of working on the farm, a serving of shortcake soaking up sweet strawberry juice and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream was a little bite of summer heaven.

Although I shared the recipe at the back of my recent release, Farm Girl, I thought I’d also share the recipe here today along with some photos!

Ingredients

Ingredients

Start by mixing together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Set aside. Cream butter then add egg and whip until light. Add sugar and mix well.

Start by mixing together the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Set aside. Cream butter then add egg and whip until light. Add sugar and mix well.

Mix in vanilla then alternate mixing milk and flour until well blended.

Mix in vanilla then alternate mixing milk and flour until well blended.

Spoon batter into a 9x13 baking pan that has been greased and floured (or sprayed with non-stick spray). Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Spoon batter into a 9×13 baking pan that has been greased and floured (or sprayed with non-stick spray). Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Wash berries, remove stems and hulls and place in a bowl. I cut mine into pieces and chunks.

Wash berries, remove stems and hulls and place in a bowl. I cut mine into pieces and chunks.

Mash them until they are juicy, but not pulverized like you would for jam. Sprinkle on sugar, stir and let rest for at rest for about 10 minutes.

Mash them until they are juicy, but not pulverized like you would for jam. Sprinkle on sugar, stir and let rest for at rest for about 10 minutes.

Serve immediately or cover and store in fridge until ready to serve.

Serve immediately or cover and store in fridge until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, place a piece of cake on a plate, drizzle with berries and top with ice cream. Yum!

When ready to serve, place a piece of cake on a plate, drizzle with berries and top with ice cream. Yum!

Strawberry Shortcake

¾ cup sugar

½ cup butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

1 cup milk

2 tsp. baking powder

2 cups flour

4-6 cups of strawberries

½ cup sugar

Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour and baking powder, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together ¾ cup sugar and butter, then add egg and vanilla extract. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to the bowl until batter is well blended.

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake until top is a light, golden brown.

Cool completely.

Wash and hull strawberries, placing them in a large bowl. Mom always used a potato masher to break them down a little. You don’t want to pulverize them, just mash them enough they get good and juicy and break into nice little pieces. Stir in ½ cup of sugar until sugar dissolves then let rest for at least 10 minutes.

When ready to serve, cut slices of cake then top with strawberries and a scoop of ice cream.

She Who Loves the Tastes of Summer

 

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In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, here is a fun little recipe for fruit salsa with cinnamon chips.

It didn’t take long to make and was so fresh and fruity. Since I made it before dinner last night, it is possible that Captain Cavedweller and I may have eaten every bite of this before we got dinner on the table.

Maybe.

Yeah, it was really tasty!

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 

Chop strawberries…

 

and kiwi…

 

and oranges.

 

 

Mix reserved orange juice with honey. Pour over fruit and mix well.

Butter tortillas and cut into chip-sized pieces

 

Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on chips and bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes, until chips are crispy.

 

Devour in bliss.

Fruit Salsa

1 cup chopped strawberries

1 cup chopped kiwi

1 can mandarin oranges (reserve juice)

6 flour tortillas (8-inch)

2 tbsp. honey

cinnamon

sugar

butter

Use fresh strawberries and kiwi for intense, delightful flavors. Chop into small pieces. Chop mandarin oranges. Mix 1/3 cup of the juice reserved from the oranges and mix with the honey. Pour over the fruit and let rest while tortillas are cooking.

Butter tortillas then cut into chip-sized pieces. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake in a 350 oven for 5-7 minutes, until chips are crispy. Serve immediately and enjoy the bliss of the warm cinnamon chips with the fruit!

She Who May Need to Make This Again Soon

 

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Captain Cavedweller brought home some delicious strawberries the other day. They were big, plump, juicy and ripe. They actually tasted like strawberries  – not like the somewhat bland picked-green variety we usually find in the stores this time of year.

Since I can’t leave well enough alone, I decided to stuff a few berries for fun. That was a tasty decision.

This is a fast and easy way to make your berries look super fancy and divine.

You'll need berries, whipped cream cheese, powdered sugar and chocolate for dipping. Chocolate is optional. Unless you're me. Then it is mandatory and necessary.

Cut the tops off the berries and hull. Mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar and then use a teaspoon to stuff filling into berries. I got involved with the stuffing and forgot to take pictures. Sorry!

You can melt some chocolate and dip the ends of your berries in it. You can also melt chocolate and make some fancy little swirlies to top the berries. All that is completely optional.

Or you can eat them plain and enjoy!

She Who Loves Fresh Berries

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