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Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Hand Pies

Strawberries are in season and the ones I’ve had this year taste better than ever. I’ve been eating them on my cereal and churning them into ice cream, as well as making classics like strawberry shortcake. Strawberries are often incorporated into dishes where they don’t have to be cooked, since the juicy berries give off a lot of liquid and tend to lose their shape ... Read More »

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

Strawberry & Nectarine Crisp

When your kitchen is bursting with fresh fruit during the summer, fruit cobblers and crisps are a natural choice for the dessert menu. They’re easy to make and put that fruit to good use before it starts to wilt in the summer heat. Best of all is that, while they do require a short trip into the oven, they’re ready to eat almost immediately and ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

Homemade Strawberry Sodas

As a kid, we didn’t have that much soda growing up and, as a result, I always looked forward to parties and play dates where soda might be available and I could indulge that particular sweet tooth. The fruity sodas were always a lot of fun, whether I was sipping orange, grape or strawberry. Not only were they flavorful – and sweet enough to satisfy ... Read More »

Strawberry Swirled Lime Muffins

Strawberry Swirled Lime Muffins

I often serve muffins with a bit of butter, cream cheese or jam on the side, depending on what type of muffin I’m serving. While I love a good muffin by itself, muffins simply pair well with a wide variety of spreads and I like to take advantage of that. These Strawberry Swirled Lime Muffins, however, don’t need any accompaniments because they have a swirl ... Read More »

Strawberry Clafoutis

Strawberry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a wonderful dessert to bake when you have fresh fruit in the kitchen. The classic French dessert is halfway between a custard and a cake in consistency, with the slice-ability of a cake and the eggy richness of a custard. Clafoutis are traditionally made with cherries, but can be made with any type of fruit, including pears, plums and strawberries. This Strawberry Clafoutis ... Read More »

Strawberry Macadamia Shortbread Bars

Strawberry Macadamia Shortbread Bars

Macadamia nuts are a delicious, buttery nut that is wonderful to work with in the kitchen. The nuts go well with many flavors, but most of the time we only see them paired with white chocolate in batches of cookies. While I love a good white chocolate mac nut cookie, it’s nice to give macadamia nuts a chance to be the star in other types ... Read More »

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

Strawberry & Lemon Curd Tartlets

I’ve always had a soft spot for bright pink strawberry lemonade. The color itself is lovely, of course, but it is the combination of zesty lemon and sweet strawberries that always pulled me in. It is a combination that just says “summer” to me and I always look for opportunities to put these flavors together when I have fresh strawberries on hand. Strawberry Lemonade Muffins ... Read More »

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

Strawberry Apple Crumble Pie

I enjoy apple pies year round, but there are some fruits that I only bake with seasonally. For instance, I usually bake pies with berries during the spring and summer, when berries are in season and are at their best. When I have fresh berries in my kitchen, I also tend to look for more unusual ways to put them to good use. For this ... Read More »

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