Ina’s Fruit Salad with Limoncello

Fruit in some form is frequently a part of every meal I serve, especially when entertaining. I might just have a bowl of fresh fruit such as apples, grapes or oranges; serve fruit as a salad over greens or have something a little fancier such as these summer berries topped with a yogurt seasoned with … Continue reading

Strawberry Filled Muffins

It’s strawberry season in Michigan once again  and the berries are small but so juicy and delicious. I make all kinds of recipes using these beautiful berries including Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Cream Cake with Nasturtiums, Strawberry Scuffins, Smoothies, even a Strawberry Tiramisu. Of course they are always good in salads, or with fruit dips … Continue reading

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

Are you looking for a simple and sweet treat for the Memorial Day weekend?  Give Buddy Valastro’s, or The Cake Boss, strawberries a try. These are delicious 🙂 I’m linking these sweet treats to Fiesta Friday #121.  

Strawberry, Banana and Mango Smoothies

I usually have these three fruits on hand; bananas on the counter and frozen strawberries and mangoes in the freezer. So, in Midwest Living Taste of Summer 2015 I was able to make these recently. Just delicious…

Scuffins – Strawberry Cream

This recipe appeared in a Better Homes and Garden magazine and has a different twist.  They have  lots of fresh strawberries inside and outside and then drizzled with a little icing to add more sweetness.  Of course I cannot forget about the strawberry jelly filling in the middle which really makes these scuffins special!   … Continue reading

May Wine with Strawberries and Sweet Woodruff

This is a delightful punch that can be made any time of the year and not just in May.  This traditional wine  is an old libation originating in Germany and is consumed throughout Europe.  I was surprised how many countries celebrate May Day as a springtime celebration with their own unique customs.  Not only do … Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcakes with Fresh Michigan Strawberries Four Ways

A summer cannot go by without making homemade shortcakes topped with Michigan strawberries and whipped cream.  The strawberries this year were the best that I can recall in a long time.  They were so big, red and juicy and paired great with fresh shortcakes.  Sometimes I like to make a pound cake but  I usually make these sweet biscuits. … Continue reading

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie

This idea came from Weight Watcher’s but I could not find Raspberry Cheesecake Sundaes as the recipe suggested.  So, I bought Skinny Cow Strawberry Cheesecake low fat ice cream (available at 2 stores)  instead and made it a strawberry smoothie.  Now, this I will have for dessert and not in the morning.  A special treat… See … Continue reading

Weight Watcher’s Fruit Smoothies Two Ways

I have a number of fruit smoothies I like depending on what is in my refrigerator and freezer.   You can vary the frozen fruit (bananas and strawberries are favorites), use juice, milk or yogurt – it is all good! See also my recipe Mother Earth Living Banana Blueberry Smoothie. Comment:   If the smoothie is too thin, … Continue reading