Strawberry Snacks Looking for a healthy snack to get you through the day? Try these strawberry nutritious shake recipes to give you a daily boost. Strawberry Cream Shake & Ice Cream I am an Independent Team Beachbody Coach and earn a 25% commission on Beachbody products that are purchased through links that I provide on this website. Love strawberry Shakeology recipes? Now is the time to make them with fresh strawberries at farmers markets and fruit stands. A two-in-one shake and ice cream recipe, this nutritious strawberry snack is filling and tastes thick and creamy. Try it out, and see how you like it. PrintRead More →

Summer Popsicles Grandparents Can Make for Little Grands It’s P-O-P-S-I-C-L-E time! Surprise your little loves with a summer frozen treat. When I am going for a visit to see my grandchildren, I love to bring them a surprise. I chose popsicle containers on this current visit. It took a little bit of waiting to create a recipe and freeze them, but they were definitely appreciated. My granddaughters got excited when I showed them what I brought. The toddler didn’t understand what the colorful container was. She thought it was a toy. But when she got to eat the yummy fruity treat, she was delighted! NutritiousRead More →

How can you satisfy dessert cravings on hot summer days? Make sugar free. Puddings make wonderful summer desserts. Preparing them in jars ahead of time makes them handy to serve. Can’t find the lids? Not a problem. Just cover the top with Glad Press’n Seal. It is possible, however, to pack lid-less jars for a picnic with the Press’n Seal. The box indicates that this wrap is leak-proof and airtight. That will work great in a cooler. My daughter uses clear, purple, and blue jars for drinking glasses. I used the clear ones to make pudding in a jar. She may have the lids, butRead More →

Strawberries in Summer If I had to pick one favorite thing about summer, it would be fresh strawberries. Plan a Strawberry Picking Outing Want to plan a fun outing with your daughters or sons? Take them to a strawberry farm to pick fresh berries. It’s so much fun. You pick. You pay. Then you take them home and come up with all kinds of recipes for the big basket of strawberries you came home with. My daughter and I were invited by some friend to go strawberry picking when she was a young girl. We had a fun day eating those fresh-picked strawberries. ┬áThe strawberryRead More →

Strawberries in October

When Fall arrives, I think of apples and pumpkins. This week, though, I was surprised with a half flat of fresh strawberries from my Pattycakespantry.com blogger friend. I’ve been browsing through several cookbooks to see if I might discover a different recipe for strawberries. I found a custard berry parfait recipe in a Taste of Home cookbook. Incidentally, I got to attend The Taste of Home Cooking School this week. That was fun. It would have been more fun had we been able to taste the food. I hadn’t eaten dinner before going (not a wise thing to skip dinner before the cooking school). Unfortunately,Read More →

Breakfast is a good way to start the day. On holidays and special occasions, like when company came, my mother used to cook French Toast. Since she didn’t make it often, I suppose that is why I never did. I preferred toast, pancakes or biscuits except on vacations and occasionally at a restaurant (if it looked too good to pass up). Then I would order a fancy meal – French Toast with bacon and eggs. Dining at restaurants is a luxury most of us in the fast-paced living of the 21st century are accustomed to, including expectation of top-notch service. But how many people considerRead More →

You know what happens when a blogger buys a half flat of strawberries? Blog a series of posts about strawberry recipes. I’ve had fun coming up with these recipes, hoping they will actually taste good. It’s all about experimenting. Experimenting – that’s what my new friend Angel told me yesterday that she was doing when she came up with a butter cream (at least that’s my name for it) for cornbread. She makes the cornbread in a round small pan and tops it with a walnut or pecan. I purchased one of these at a vintage shop called Sugar Shack. A tiny container filled withRead More →