Baking · Cake · Desserts

Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

I have no clue why it's called a trifle. The word means something of little importance or value. This dessert isn't anywhere in that neighborhood. It is gorgeous, fresh and delicious. My first experience with trifle was during a visit to Victoria during tea at Butchart Gardens. I devoured layers of soaked sponge-cake, fruit and… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

Baking · Desserts · Pie

Easy Strawberry Pie

I am a strawberry pie novice. I'm not blessed with the nostalgia of eating it as a child. I have no memory of gobbling down a gorgeous slice on a sticky summer evening. I envy those of you who regularly enjoyed traditional strawberry pie from your favorite little diner. On the corner. With kids playing… Continue reading Easy Strawberry Pie

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Strawberry Topping

This simple strawberry topping is perfect for topping a New York Cheesecake, on ice cream or pancakes. A mix of fresh strawberries as well as jam gives just the right spoonable texture and sweetness. It really is divine atop a cheesecake. Mmmmmmm, good. Strawberry Topping from America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Cookbook 4 cups fresh… Continue reading Strawberry Topping

Baking · Cake · Desserts

Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

I have no clue why it's called a trifle. The word means something of little importance or value. This dessert isn't anywhere in that neighborhood. It is gorgeous, fresh and delicious. My first experience with trifle was during a recent visit to Victoria during tea at Butchart Gardens. I devoured layers of soaked sponge-cake, fruit… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

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Non-Dairy Strawberry Ice Cream

I do not have an ice cream maker. This upsets me greatly. However, this recipe for strawberry ice cream doesn't require a fancy confection making gadget. That fills my heart with joy and gladness. Just think, in only a few minutes you could be eating frosty creamy glorious ice cream. Added bonus, there's no added… Continue reading Non-Dairy Strawberry Ice Cream

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Strawberry Shortcake

Today is the first day of Spring. Yippee! Spring means longer (hopefully warmer) days, long walks, blooming flowers, chirping birds and that Summer is just around the corner. Today was a picturesque Spring day in the Pacific Northwest. Gorgeous. Really, I don't think people who live anywhere else (except maybe Wales) can appreciate a crisp… Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake