Strawberry Cinnamon Shortcake Sandwiches

They look mouth-watering and if they were within my reach they would be gone in a split second!more

Best Dessert Buffet Ever-Strawberry Shortcake Bar

I’ve been a big fan of dessert/candy buffets for a while now. I’ve combed through hundreds of amazing and meticulously color-coordinated creations; and I even bought dessert buffet guru Amy Atlas’ book. I’ve done several variations of dessert bars for clients and at home—like the ice cream sundae bar I created for my daughter’s last birthday. But this has to be the awesome-est idea I’ve come across so far! The simplicity of it is what really makes this a home run for me....more

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

  With all of the fresh fruits available during the summer months, it's hard not to lean more towards fruit-based desserts....more

I Interrupt With This Special

Showing off pretty bowls and plates must wait because I made a treat last night that would be most appropriate for the upcoming Memorial Day long weekend. May long weekend is the unofficial kick off for summer. For us Canadians, that would be Victoria Day the previous week. We clamour for sunny days, relaxing alfresco meals in the backyard, and a cold drink in one hand. This is also the perfect time to enjoy strawberry shortcakes....more

Simple Strawberry Shortcake

 One of the advantages of an early spring is that strawberries get ripe sooner.Chelsea and I picked a gallon or so this afternoon.  We ate a few handfuls straight from the patch, then I made old-fashioned strawberry shortcake with some of what was left.I like this shortcake recipe.  Pound cake or even just a plain ol’ yellow cake is good with strawberries, but often the sweetness of those cakes makes the berries taste too tangy. ...more

Recipe Monday - Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

It's strawberry season in Florida. I don't get it, but I'm not complaining, either! Anyway, don't let me fool you. This shortcake is only homemade because I found out too late that I didn't have enough bisquick!But, it's not even any more work than that, and the cakes were fabulous....more

Why you don't need to worry about over mixing dough

 Until this past week in pastry class, I fretted over the mixing of biscuits and pie dough.  You’ve heard the mantra from notable bakers and recipe writers: “Cut the butter into the flour only to pea size lumps, no smaller! Once you add the liquid, don’t over mix the dough, it will be tough!” All this did was make me nervous in the process, and most of the time my efforts ended in patchwork dough that proved dry and crumbly. Sound familiar?...more

Rosemary Shortcakes with Strawberries and Mascarpone Whipped Cream I truly believe that the simplest things in life are the best things in life.  And when it comes to dessert, nothing really screams simple more than strawberry shortcake....more

Delicious Strawberry Shortcake Recipe from 1940

  Strawberry Shortcake (1940)   4 cups sifted flour 6 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 cup shortening 1 1/4 cups milk; 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar 1 cup heavy cream, whipped 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 quart strawberries, cleaned 1/2 cup granulated sugar   Sift first 4 ingredients.  Cut in shortening with 2 knives or pastry blender, add milk and eggs, mix, knead lightly and divide into halves.  Place on l...more

Things a Monkey Could Cook: In Pursuit of Happiness

I come from a long line of cooks, and while I’d love to wax poetic about them doing it for the fun and fascination of cuisine, except for the occasional thrill of party planning, just like their counterparts today, most of them did it fundamentally to survive. Then came the exciting era of convenience food due to the miracle of modern technology and the next thing you know we’re all hypertensive and pudgy because of our almost inevitable, insidious addiction to the salt, sugar, and fat at the bottom of all that  luxuriously fast food.Go figure....more