7.18.2011

For the love of Strawberries.

I don't know about you, but we LOVE strawberries.
Summer means Strawberry season.
Every summer kicks off with us making homemade strawberry jam.
Here is our part of our jam stash that we made this summer.
It lasts us all year & I make extra to give as gifts.
Jam Tutorial & Recipe HERE.

We us our jam for PB&J, but my favorite it putting it on buttermilk biscuits or English muffins!
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I also wanted to share 2 other yummy recipes that use strawberries.
Here is a super easy & simple salad:
Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
All you need is a bag of fresh spinach, a red onion (I used pre-diced onions because my eyes are SO sensitive to cutting onions!), a container of strawberries, a bag of sliced almond accents & a poppyseed dressing.
Wash & Slice up your strawberries and then throw everything in a salad bowl.
Toss with the poppyseed dressing & voila! You have a delicious & healthy salad!
This salad is perfect for summer & it is also a great salad to make for wedding/baby showers!

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Frozen Strawberry Pie
Here is what you need:
Graham Cracker Crust
3 oz cream cheese (about half a block)
1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 pint of whipping cream, whipped (I bet you could use Cool Whip, but I haven't tried that)
3 T lemon juice
1 1/2 cup strawberries, pureed (I use my blender)
In your electric mixer, whip 1/2 pint of the whipping cream.
In another bowl, beat cream cheese & sweetened condensed milk.
Stir in strawberries & lemon juice.
Fold in whipped cream.
Pour into graham cracker crust.
Freeze for 4 hours (or overnight)
I let the pie sit out for 30 minutes before I serve it (to soften it up)
Then, I garnish each piece with some whip cream & sliced strawberries.
(I usually garnish with more sliced strawberries, but I ran out!)
It is a yummy pie & tastes like strawberry ice cream, but not as heavy.
Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. Strawberries are super yummy. I missed strawberry season this year...sniff. I still have jam leftover from making it last year luckily. Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

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  2. um yum! i LOVE strawberries although i am allergic to red dye so i try to stay away from them but come on that is so much easier said than done!

    i gotta try that pie.

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  3. Is that Strawberry Freezer Jam?? You should seriuosly main me some, I love that stuff, my sister in law used to make it from fresh strawberries, but then she stopped. I have missed it ever since!! If you need an address, shoot me an email ;oP, the pie looks soo yummy too...

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  4. i posted some labels - too funny! strawberry jam is the best. your freezer pie looks yummy. i will have to try that one!

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  5. oh how i love fresh strawberries...the possibilities are endless!

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  6. We love strawberries too.
    I want some of your homemade jam! That looks wonderful.
    Do you grow all the strawberries yourself?

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  7. Oh, I do love strawberries! But this year I became allergic. So sad. That is life I guess.

    Greetings from Germany

    (I hope you do enjoy your summer break as much as I do!)

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  8. Yes it is Strawberry Freezer Jam...It's the best!
    These are not strawberries from our garden, we have only gotten a few strawberries. For the jam, I use strawberries from a Strawberry Stand, which are picked fresh from the field. They are so sweet! For the salad & pie I just use strawberries from the Farmers Market or Grocery Store!

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  9. Yuumm! I just got some neat ideas from you. We have a ton of strawberries! They are our favorite fruit. :o)

    ♥Jazmin

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  10. I'd like a sample of each! Thanks for sharing all of the recipes. That salad dressing you used for the spincach and strawberry salad is made in Texas. It's so good!

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