Weekend Menu Planning: It's Time for Strawberries

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It's a definite sign of spring when you start to see strawberries going on sale in your favorite market. Of course, fresh strawberries are so delicious you don't really need a recipe to enjoy them, but if you want to get a little more creative than just popping them into your mouth, this week I noticed some especially interesting strawberry recipes on my favorite food blogs. I'm betting more than one of these ideas will look good to you, and if you have another note-worthy recipe using strawberries, please share in the comments!

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Photo of Strawberry Shortcake Sliders
from Simply Recipes

It doesn't get much cuter than these Strawberry Shortcake Sliders from Simply Recipes, which have an extra egg added to make the dough substantial enough that you can eat them with your hands. I'm thinking these would be a hit with strawberry lovers of any age.

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Photo of Strawberry Cream Cake
from My Baking Addiction

Another strawberry shortcake inspired creation that looks pretty fantastic is the Strawberry Cream Cake from My Baking Addiction. Jamie describes this is as a "moist, citrus infused cake topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries." Doesn't that sound good?

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Photo of Chocolate and Hazelnut Dipped Strawberries
from The Perfect Pantry

Or how about Chocolate and Hazelnut Dipped Strawberries from The Perfect Pantry? I especially like the way Lydia serves the strawberries on sticks so they're easy to eat.

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Photo of Homemade Strawberry Crossover Puff Pastries
from White on Rice Couple

If you'd like a strawberry treat for breakfast, I'd recommend the Homemade Strawberry Crossover Puff Pastries from White on Rice Couple. They look like the finest strawberry danish you ever tasted, made at home in your own kitchen.

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Photo of Strawberry Lassi
from The Purple Foodie

Finally, an unusual but delicious way to use strawberries would be the Strawberry Lassi from The Purple Foodie. A lassi is a yogurt based drink that's popular in India, and it's traditionally made with mango, but I love the idea of a lassi made with strawberries.

Five More Tasty Ideas with Strawberries:

From Homesick Texan ~ Aunt Margaret's Strawberry Delight

From Rookie Cookie ~ Chocolate Strawberry Tart

From Umami Girl ~ Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

From David Lebovitz ~ Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

From Inn Cuisine ~ Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast

(Every week on BlogHer, we spotlight five recipes with a common theme for Weekend Menu Planning, hoping one of them might make it onto the menu at your house. You can find previous recipes shared by clicking the tag Weekend Menu Planning.)

Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen where she's focused on creating low-glycemic recipes using fresh ingredients. If Kalyn has strawberries on hand, she's probably going to be making Strawberries Romanoff or Strawberry Spinach Salad.

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