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Monday, June 13, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake...Yum!

Perfumy-fruity scents on things were "the thing" in the early 80s. Do you remember the scratch-n-sniff stickers? What about lip balms and magic markers kissed with various scents - buttered popcorn, pink lemonade, apple pie, fresh baked cookies, etc? Everyone had their favorite(s) but ask any girl and first on the list would be the scent of fresh strawberries on the Strawberry Shortcake doll. This little character smelled fabulous! Even though the doll is not the showcase for today, remain zoomed in on her scent! Take time to even check out From the Strawberry Fields celebrated in March.

June 14 is...

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

The perfect summertime dessert...or any time for that matter!

Today’s Shortcake Facts…
Thank you foodimentary.com

  1. Shortcake is a sweet biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly, baking soda- or baking powder-leavened bread).
  2. Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs.
  3. The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake.
  4. Though today’s shortcakes are usually of the biscuit or sponge-cake variety, earlier American recipes called for pie crust in rounds or broken-up pieces, which was a variety still being enjoyed in the 20th century, particularly in the South.
  5. Though strawberry is the most widely known shortcake dessert, peach shortcake, blueberry shortcake, chocolate shortcake and other similar desserts are made along similar lines. It is also common to see recipes where the shortcake itself is flavored; coconut is a common addition. The term “shortcake” often refers to shortbread in the UK.

~Recipe Time~

There are oodles and oodles of variations for strawberry shortcake, whether 'traditional or 'original', with poundcake, biscuits or scones. A few recipes below just might be enough to tempt your palate with ideas of your own coming to mind to add to the list! 

Driscoll's Double Strawberry & Rose Shortcake Recipe

For a single serve, check out Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar Recipe!

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake Recipe

15-minute Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

 You may even want to stray away from the traditional vanilla cake and go CHOCOLATE! Recipe 

 Perhaps you are into a recipe with a little kick! 
Boozy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Since June 14 is also Flag Day, the star of  the show is...

 Red, White & Blue Strawberry Shortcake Stars Recipe

 God Bless America!
God Bless America! It is interesting to add California outproduces all of the strawberries across not only America, but the world!

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

Be ever so thankful for the freedom America offers and never forget the sacrifices made to get us where we are today with the ability to celebrate on a daily basis!