Strawberry Watermelon Orzo Salad

Strawberry Watermelon Orzo Salad is both pretty & delicious. A wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

This Strawberry, Watermelon Orzo Salad is both pretty and delicious – the way food should be! Even if this salad didn’t taste yummy I would still want to make it because it is just so darn pretty.    Besides being pretty it is full of lots of great flavor and texture.  I have to make a confession though, I am not a watermelon lover.  I know I always get lots of gasps of disbelief when I confess it.  I have a family full of watermelon lovers though so I decided [Continue Reading…]

No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream with Pretzels – a fun combo of flavor and texture.There are several things I love about this ice cream.  One, it is  no cook so it is quick and easy to make.  Second,  I love the fun texture that the pretzels give the ice cream and third, it reminds me of one of my favorite holiday side dishes. One of the must haves for our Wilkes family Thanksgiving dinners is this Strawberry Pretzel Jello.  It has a crust of pretzels, a cream cheese layer and then topped with [Continue Reading…]

No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Banana Split Dessert

Today’s recipes is another one of those oldies but goodies.  I have had it in my recipe file for over 30 years and it originally belonged to my mother.  It is on a nice little type written 3 x 5 index card in my collection of recipes.  I remember spending hours on my typewriter typing out all my recipes!  Now all I have to do is log onto my blog. I served today’s recipe at a farewell dinner party for a sister missionary in our ward this past week.  Her [Continue Reading…]

Balsamic Chicken & Strawberry Quesadilla

Balsamic Chicken Strawberry Quesadilla

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I am a huge fan of balsamic vinegar.  I pour it over everything.  I have even been know to eat it straight off the spoon.  This strawberry season I have developed a new love for strawberries and balsamic vinegar.  I love to cut up a bowl of fresh strawberries,  add a sprinkle of sugar and then toss with balsamic vinegar.  So good. So when KRAFT asked [Continue Reading…]

25 Very Berry Recipes

25 Very Berry Recipes

Berry season is my favorite time of year and we are in the middle of it right now here in Oregon.  The strawberries were amazing and the raspberries are just coming on and it won’t be long until the blueberries and marionberries are here too.  To get us all in the mood for berry season check out these amazing, mouthwatering berry recipes! Berries and White Chocolate Muffins from Something Swanky Berry Lemonade Popsicles from Le Creme de la Crumb Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Tutti Dolci Blueberry Crumble Bars from [Continue Reading…]

Strawberry Fool

Strawberry Fool

So who names a dessert Strawberry Fool?  The British do – that’s who.  I think it is because you’d be a fool not to eat it! A fruit fool has been around for a good long time.  Wikipedia says since the mid-16th century!  It is traditionally a combination of pureed fruit and custard or cream. I decided to use some those amazing strawberries that keep coming from my garden to try this dessert out. I used 3 cups of strawberries.  I diced them up and then sprinkled them with sugar [Continue Reading…]

Strawberry Shortcake Roundup

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Because I’ve got strawberries on the brain and strawberry shortcake is one of the most favorite dessert here in the USA I’ve put together a fun roundup of  ideas for you. It comes in all shapes and forms!  Meringue Cups by Thank Your Body  No Bake Treat Bars from Iowa Girl Eats  Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcake from Your Homebased Mom. Strawberry Shortcake Skillet Cobbler from Recipe Girl Strawberry Shortcake Waffles from Taste and Tell  Muddy Buddies from Lemon Tree Dwelling. Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Bars from Taste of Lizzy T Strawberry Shortcake [Continue Reading…]

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake

When I asked on Facebook what I should make with all my strawberries the number one vote was for Strawberry Shortcake.  I think if you polled any group of people their favorite strawberry dessert would be hands down strawberry shortcake. I have eaten lots of strawberry shortcake in my day and the problem with it is you take a risk of getting a dried out shortcake.  A good shortcake can make or break a strawberry shortcake, no matter  how amazing the strawberries are.  If there is a dried out old [Continue Reading…]

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

We’ve got a bumper crop of strawberries this year in our garden.  More than we’ve ever had before and we’re loving it.  Just about every other day we’ve got a bowl full like this! So the other day I asked on Facebook for some suggestions on what to make with all my strawberries and you had some great ideas.  I decided to go with a fresh strawberry milkshake. Here in the NW we have a local burger franchise called Burgerville and every May/June they have fresh strawberry shakes that are [Continue Reading…]