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Last week I flew to New York City to attend an awards luncheon. I was honored to be named to the 2017 class of Folio: Top Women in Media. My college friend Janine Stewart, who also works in...
Grow strawberry fields forever
Strawberries are the most popular fruit in the home garden. They’ll grow nearly anywhere on any size plot, and even in containers. With proper care, each strawberry plant can produce a full...
These individual shortcakes are made in canning jars in the slow cooker, and topped with a strawberry-rum sauce, sweetened whipped cream, and mint, just like the drink! If you'd prefer not to...
Number of Servings: 6 Prep: 30 min Slow Cook: 1 hr 30 min to 2 hr (high) Nonstick cooking spray 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4...
Use garden fresh strawberries to create these sweet, homemade treats.
Use garden fresh strawberries to create these sweet, homemade treats.
Strawberry jam, melted milk chocolate and cream cheese create a tasty pastry that all are sure to enjoy. Be sure to check out the make-ahead directions.
Prep: 30 minutes Bake: 16 minutes at 400° F Ingredients: 1 17.3-ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets (2 sheets), thawed according to package directions 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese or cream...
Making homemade ice cream is easy with this recipe! Simply puree fresh strawberries and combine milk, cream, yolks and sugar for a classic summer treat.
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 2 cups pureed fresh strawberries 8 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar Directions: 1. In a medium-sized heavy...
This subtly sweet mint, basil, and pine nut pesto is a sensational partner for grilled juicy fruit. Another time, serve the pesto as a dip for a fresh fruit platter.
Prep: 20 minutes Grill: 3 minutes Ingredients:  2/3 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 1/2 ...
A cream cheese and orange juice mixture with fresh strawberries compliment whole wheat pancakes for a complete breakfast.
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 1 minute to 2 minutes per side Ingredients: 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup whole wheat...
A filling of yummy strawberry preserves crown the top of each of these bite-size cheesecake cookies.
Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 15 minutes at 350° F Chill: 3 hours to 24 hours Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup ground toasted almonds 1/4 cup butter 1 egg yolk,...
This recipe is "jam" packed with flavor, calling for sugar, fruit pectin and a little butter to accompany the fresh strawberries when canning.
Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Ingredients: 3  quarts fresh strawberries, hulled 1 1 3/4-ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter 7 cups sugar Directions: 1....