Thursday, May 5, 2011


It's a little early for local strawberries, but we ran into a great deal on strawberries, so what did we do? Bought as many as we could, and put them in the freezer! I can never pass up a good deal, so I thought 5 flats (8 lb. per flat) would be plenty. When I came home from work on Tuesday night, Al had decided to pick up another 12 flats! We did find a home for 4 flats. Thank goodness! But, we were up until 2:30 a.m. doing up berries. They are so yummy!

Since berry season is getting close, and since I ended up with so many berries, I am posting a couple of recipes that I enjoy making with strawberries!

Strawberry Dessert
(from GBP's newest cookbook 101 Easy Everyday Recipes)

16.5 oz. tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
1 qt. strawberries, hulled and sliced
13.5 oz. container strawberry glaze

Slice cookie dough and press into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool completely on a wire rack. Mix cream cheese and one cup of whipped topping. Spread over cookie crust. Stir strawberries and glaze together and spread over top. Cover and chill. Cut into squares and serve with remaining whipped topping. Serves 10-12.

Strawberry Bread

(For any Aunt Bee fans, this recipe is from Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts cookbook, from
the tv show "The Andy Griffith Show".)

3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
2 cups sugar
4 eggs beaten
2 (10 oz. ea. pkg.) frozen, sliced strawberries, thawed
3/4 c. chopped pecans (optional)
1 1/4 cup. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Pour into 2 greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour. Remove to wire rack. Cut into thin slices.
*Really, really good with cream cheese frosting. Yum! 

Also, keep checking in, I will be doing two cookbook reviews this month for Gooseberry Patch! And that also means there will be two cookbooks that I will be giving away!

101 Easy Everyday Recipes
Quick & Easy Christmas

Now, I am off to bake up some of that yummy strawberry bread..mmmmm...


the 'Trees said...

Both recipes sound SO yummy! I would love to make some strawberry freezer jam like my mom used to. Wonder if I'll be able to find good strawberries here in New Mexico this year??

Steph said...

I bought 2 gallons of strawberries from a local grower last week. I've been working on strawberry freezer jam, strawberry pie, and freezing some. Lance's uncle gave us a small head of lettuce out of his garden tonight and the only thing I had to go with it to make a salad was cheese, so I added some strawberries. Turns out strawberries are really good with lettuce, cheese, and 1000 island dressing, lol.

Jenny said...

Wow. What a score! Glad you got your strawberry on...they'll be wonderful to eat later!

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