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strawberry basil pie

April 6, 2015

One flavor pairing I’m absolutely smitten with at the moment is strawberry basil; the sweet herb enlivens farm stand fresh berries in the best way possible. I’ve played with the two previously in popsicles; this time I opted for pie. Flaky, all butter pie dough ...

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strawberry & vanilla bean cake

May 22, 2014

With the holiday weekend in sight, my brain is in absolute summer mode. I’m already thinking of my favorite things: refreshing popsicles by the pool, mornings spent blueberry picking, and a profusion of fruit desserts. Pound cake with strawberries is such a quintessential summer dessert; ...

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neapolitan ice cream sandwiches

May 19, 2014

The only way to do ice cream right is to go all out. In this case, that means homemade Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches for strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate bliss. Farm stand strawberries make the best strawberry ice cream, and the vanilla gets a boost from ...

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strawberries & cream ice cream

May 12, 2014

Grab a stack of waffle cones or your favorite bowl because it’s ice cream time! If you like cool and creamy treats as much as I do, you won’t want to miss out on a batch of strawberries and cream ice cream. Light and luscious ...

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brown sugar cookies with strawberries & cream

April 17, 2014

Sweet strawberries dipped in brown sugar were a favorite childhood snack of mine. I’ve translated the duo to cookie form, creating an effortless treat that happens to be pretty enough for a spring party. The Soft Batch-style brown sugar cookies make an incredibly tender pillow ...

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roasted strawberry skillet cake

March 27, 2014

I was so excited to see the first local strawberry stand open this week that I couldn’t resist buying a box of perfectly red berries. My enthusiasm was a bit premature, however – one bite revealed that while the fruit signaled spring, the flavor was ...

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jam pinwheel cookies

December 11, 2013

Apparently this week is unofficially cookie week! Cookies are everywhere: Pinterest, Instagram, and featured on all my must-read blogs. I’m jumping on the trend – if there was ever a time for cookies, it’s now. These slice-and-bake pinwheel cookies are easy to make ahead and ...

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crunchy cinnamon-berry coffeecake

July 18, 2013

I’m happy to share another Red Star Yeast recipe with you today. This coffeecake reminds me of a rich yeast bread topped with buttery almond crumbs and sweet summer berries. Red Star PLATINUM yeast gives the sweet bread a soft and springy texture, and though ...