Strawberry Coffee Cake

See that square with the strawberries bursting out? Doesn’t it look cute? Like I fashioned it for a professional magazine photo? Think again. It’s only like that because I took this to my class and James wanted a piece before it was devoured. So that left me with a coffee cake that looked like someone…

Strawberry Jam

At this point, you may have thought I was never coming back, but Voila! here I am. For those of you who are curious: grad school/museum education is amazing. As you might imagine, school keeps me busy and away from the blog but I’m back and hoping to better incorporate the blog into next semester’s…

Summer Strawberry Tart

Have you all noticed the plethora of strawberries at the market lately? The stores and farmer’s markets are buried under the weight of those amazing red berries. Recently, our local market had a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal. Well I jumped on that like a grad student to free food. In fact, I stocked…

Strawberry Shortcakes

These really should be called deliciously simple strawberry shortcakes. They are a perfect spring/summer dessert because they are easy, light, seasonal and delectable. Plus, shortcakes delight all who come into contact with them because honestly, what’s not to love? They’re perfect for picnics or weeknight desserts. And, with farmers markets and local farms blooming with…

Strawberry Banana Bread

It’s hard taking photographs of quick breads because they all kind of look the same. I tried cutting pieces, placing the bread out on different counters in my house; then I even wrapped it in saran wrap and put a funky little bow on it — still nothing. You can put lipstick on a pig…

Best Rhubarb Crumble Cake Ever

I made this coffee cake while we were at the beach last week and within ONE lunch sitting, which equaled about ONE hour, it was gone, finished and thoroughly enjoyed. Hardly a crumb left in the pan. This was my first time cooking or even eating rhubarb! I have seen a ton of recipes that…

Summer Smoothies: Strawberry Cherry

In the second installment of our summer smoothie series, we combine two fruits that don’t usually share the same space. You hear of strawberries and rhubarb or cherries and blueberries, but could these two lovely summer fruits work well together in a smoothie? Of course! That’s the magic of a smoothie — no matter what…

Strawberry Scones

With strawberries in season and always on sale at the market, I seem to have more of those delicious red berries than I know what do with. I’d never had a strawberry scone before and let me tell you – it’s fantastic! As you eat them throughout the week, try putting it in the toaster…