One of the biggest problems with making desserts around here during the summer is that people seldom want to eat the same thing. Heck, I can’t even get people to synchronize their meals. So needless to say, a quick-prep, ready-anytime microwaveable dessert that’snot a cookie when people feel like having one has great appeal. And it's easy to make it vegan, or not, too.
Summery Strawberry Salsa
Once you taste this strawberry salsa, you might not ever want to go back to that boring tomato kind. While this salsa is perfect for dipping, you might also enjoy it spooned over grilled meats and fish.
Simply Superb Strawberry Cake
Last summer, my younger son said that he wanted a strawberry cake. I thought he meant an angel food cake with whipped cream and strawberries, but that wasn't it at all. He told me that he really wanted to try a cake with strawberries baked right in, like a carrot cake, but with strawberries.
Strawberry Yogurt Mousse
Here is a perfect summer recipe, which I learned during my Italian Cooking Immersion in Parma at Academia Barilla. It is easy to make, and even though it requires a little more time, your patience will be rewarded with ecstatic pleasure, as it is so delish!
Small Batch Strawberry Jam Recipe
If you want to try your hand at homemade jam but are a little worried about making a large batch, start with this quick and easy recipe.
Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
These Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are the perfect dessert to whip up, allowing you to keep your cool even on a hot day.
Just-One-Jar Strawberry Cocoa Freezer Jam
MAYbe... you just want to get cray cray and fool around with pepping up a recipe with something wild and unusual like cocoa powder. Because this jam has just a wee bit of chocolate flavour to it, plain boiled jam will taste like sadness by comparison.
This crostata is based on one in the new issue of Bon Appetit (love, love, love their new direction). The version there is rhubarb and raspberry but I was really feeling like the sweetness of strawberries would make this more appealing for my crew.
Fruit Salad Summer Rolls
This vegan, gluten-free dish would be a welcome offering on any brunch menu and also makes a fantastic, fresh tasting dessert.
Strawberry Peach Sangria
Sangrias are so incredibly easy--virtually impossible to do wrong, actually - and something that I almost never make the same way twice. There's always a great new flavour, or a new fruit that's in season.