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Strawberries are a perfect spring & summer theme
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STRAWBERRY PARTY FAVORS

Gather as many of the green plastic strawberry baskets as you have guests, and a couple extra for good measure. Fill each basket with green tissue, and add party favors to the top of the tissue.

Basket fillers depends on the guests, for kids, it could be toys and crayons.

For ladies, add perfume samples, small lotions, jars of strawberry jam, recipe cards, strawberry candies.

Ladies would also love strawberry scented bath soaps

If you live in an area where strawberrys will grow, send guests home with individual live strawberry plants, a gift that keeps giving!

Strawberry Shortcake -- Print

STRAWBERRY RECIPES
Many of these strawberry recipes are perfect for a nice summer day,
sitting outside under your patio umbrellas and relaxing in the warm sun.

All-American Strawberry Shortcake

3 pt Fresh strawberries
2 ts Orange juice
4 tb Sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange
1/4 c Butter
1/2 c Sour cream
4 tb Sugar; optional
1/4 ts Sugar or honey
2 c Flour
4 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 c Solid shortening
2 c Whipping cream

Whip cold cream (with sugar) until soft peaks form.

Combine sliced berries; sugar or honey; and orange juice. Let stand at room temp. for 1 hr.

Sift all dry ingredients together into a med bowl. Add orange rind. Add butter and shortening; and work thme into flour-mixutre thoroughly. Lightly mix in sour cream with a fork to form a soft dough. Roll dough out onto lighlty floured board; 3/4 in thick. Cut into 4 circles; about 4 in wide (use a 2-lb coffee can as a cutter.) Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 about 20 mins. or until golden.

While still warm; use fork and split cakes in half. Place each on desset plate. Top with drained berries and second half of cake. Top wtih additional berries. ladle some juice on top. Garnish with whipped cream and a strawberry.
Just one of the 545 recipes in the Strawberry category at Just Berry Recipes


Strawberry Volcano

1 1/2 gallons Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened
6 packages frozen strawberries
Sugar

Chill a large, deep mixing bowl or wok.
Rinse it with very cold water, but do not dry it.
Pack the ice cream into the bowl and place it in the freezer until very firm.
Thaw the berries and run them through a blender.
Sweeten the puree, if necessary, and refrigerate.
At serving time, unmold the ice cream on a larger platter or pizza pan.
Scoop about 1 cup out of the top of the mold and pour the strawberry purée into the "crater" until much of the "lava" runs down the sides of the volcano.
Serves 12. Recipe from winn-dixie

 

Strawberry Salads & More!
because we can't live on shortcake alone!

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

1 pint fresh strawberries
2 bunches fresh spinach
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons minced green onion
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic or cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Wash strawberries under cool running water. Remove caps and set aside to drain. Wash spinach and remove large tough stems. Tear large leaves into small pieces. Drain. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients and whisk together. Slice strawberries into halves or quarters and place in a large bowl. Add dry spinach. Pour dressing over all and toss.
From Abigail's Strawberry Recipes

Fruit Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients
For the salad:
1 head of leaf lettuce
1 red onion, halved, very thinly sliced
2 avocados, sliced into wedges
2 navel oranges, peeled, sliced into thin rounds
For garnish: small, whole strawberries

For the Strawberry vinaigrette:
1 cup olive oil
1/2 pint strawberries, hulled
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon sugar

For the salad: Arrange the lettuce, onion, avocado and oranges on a platter.

For the vinaigrette: combine the olive oil, strawberries, vinegar, salt, pepper, tarragon and sugar in a food processor. Process until all the berries are puréed.

To serve: Drizzle the platter with the dressing. Garnish with the strawberries if using and serve.

California Strawberry Commission
Strawberry Salsa

1 English or seedless cucumber, finely chopped
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. cilantro cut into strips
3-4 tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 cups fresh California strawberries, hulled and diced small
1 yellow pepper
Directions Mix cucumbers, green onion, cilantro and vinegar. Cover and chill at least one hour. Just before serving, add strawberries.

California Strawberry Commission
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) sliced stemmed California strawberries
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons Vietnamese fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes Spring Rolls
3/4 pound cooked shelled shrimp
3/4 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar
8 spring roll wrappers
16 mint leaves
16 cilantro sprigs
3/4 cup (about 3 ounces) quartered stemmed California strawberries
1 cup peeled, seeded cucumber cut into 2 x 1/4 x 1/8-inch strips
Directions To make Strawberry Dipping Sauce, in blender or food processor, purée strawberries, vinegar, oil, sugar, and fish sauce until smooth. Add chili flakes; blend until chili flakes are mixed in but still visible.
To make Spring Rolls, in bowl, toss shrimp with vinegar; set aside. Dip 1 wrapper into very hot water for a few seconds until soft and flexible; blot on towel to remove excess water. Place 2 mint leaves, 2 cilantro sprigs, 3 pieces strawberry, 3 shrimp and 3 cucumber strips in a line down the center of wrapper. Fold bottom over filling, fold in sides and roll up into tight cylinder. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 8 rolls. Serve each roll with 1 tablespoon strawberry Dipping Sauce. Makes 8 spring rolls.
Tip:Rolls may be made up to 8 hours ahead. Place in single layer on plastic wrap-lined pan, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until needed.
Spinach, Romaine and Strawberries with Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 head romaine lettuce
6 ounces fresh spinach
2 cups fresh strawberries
4 tablespoons fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
Separate romaine leaves and wash thoroughly. Spin or pat dry on paper towels. Wash and dry spinach leaves unless package indicates they have already been cleaned. Wrap greens in damp towels, cover loosely in plastic and refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, wash and hull strawberries and cut into quarters. Tear romaine and spinach leaves into small-to-medium pieces. Combine greens and berries in salad or arrange on 6 individual plates. Sprinkle parsley on top. Pour vinegar and oil into small container with tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake until dressing is well mixed. Pour over salad. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Nutrition facts: Makes 6 servings, each containing 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. from the American Institute for Cancer Research; www.aicr.org

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
1 lb. (450g) bagged, pre-washed baby spinach
1 cup sliced strawberries
4 Tbsp. sliced or slivered almonds or walnuts
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 slices cooked & crumbled bacon

Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
1/2 cup sugar, (or if you’re watching your sugar: 1/2 cup Splenda or 1/4 cup fructose)
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. minced red onion
2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. salt

 

Put spinach in a big salad bowl and toss with a little dressing. Taste as you go, adding more to taste. Top with fruit, cheese (or bacon) and nuts. For the dressing: put all ingredients into a small jar and shake well to combine.

Healthified Citrusy Strawberry-Chicken Salad   recipe at eatbetteramerica.com

 

Healthified Fish with Strawberry-Poblano Relish recipe at eatbetteramerica.com

 

Low Calorie Strawberry-Kiwi Banana Cream Pie recipe from weightwatchers.com

 

Frozen Strawberry-Mango Margaritas recipe from BHG.com

 

Peach ‘n Strawberry Fruit Pizzas recipe from Pillsbury.com

 

Strawberry-Cream Puff Kabobs recipe from BettyCrocker.com

 

 

 


Layered Strawberry Chicken Salad

from Betty Crocker

 

 

Salad
7 cups torn romaine lettuce (from 1 head)
2 packages (9 oz each) frozen fully cooked chicken breast strips (not breaded), thawed (4 cups)
1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (about 4 oz)
1 cup pecan halves (4 oz)
1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered (3 cups)

Dressing
1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1.
In deep 3-quart salad bowl, place half of the lettuce. Layer with chicken, cheese, pecan halves, remaining lettuce and strawberries.
2.
In small bowl or glass measuring cup, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad.

 

 

 

Skinny Strawberry Recipes from Gina at skinnytaste.com

Strawberry Squares Sweet baked treats baked with strawberry pie filling, then topped with powdered sugar.

Skinny Strawberries Romanoff A simple yet elegant dessert.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Loaded with vitamin C

Low Fat Strawberry Scones Fresh baked strawberry scones topped with strawberry preserves.

 

3 Easy Strawberry Ice Cream Recipes
By Kara Kelso

If you are in the mood to make ice cream with your ice cream maker, these three easy strawberry ice cream recipes can make a nice summer treat. Each are different, so you have options depending on the ingredients you have at home.

Recipe #1 - NON-DAIRY STRAWBERRY

2 teaspoons kosher gelatin
1/4 cup apple-strawberry juice
2/3 cup all-fruit strawberry jam
3 cups vanilla soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over apple juice. Let sit, stirring occasionally, until gelatin is dissolved and softened, about 10 minutes.

2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together jam and 2 cups soy milk. Cook until just hot, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Add softened gelatin to hot milk mixture, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in remaining soy milk and vanilla; let cool, cover, and refrigerate until very well-chilled.

3. Spoon chilled mixture into the canister of an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

Makes about 1 quart.

Recipe #2 - OLD-FASHIONED STRAWBERRY

1 pt Strawberries
1 c Sugar
1 Egg
1 c Half and half
1 t Vanilla
3 c Heavy cream

Hull the berries and cut the larger ones in half. Place the berries in a double boiler and add 1/2 cup sugar. Heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is very soft. Puree the fruit in a blender. Transfer puree to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.

Put the egg, half and half, remaining sugar and vanilla extract in the blender and blend on medium speed till mixture is smooth and the sugar is dissolved. Slowly add the cream and continue blending on low speed for 30 seconds. Transfer the mixture to your ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

When the ice cream is about half frozen, add the strawberry puree to the mixture. Continue freezing. Makes slightly more than 1 quart.

Recipe #3 - STRAWBERRY SORBET

You might make extra purée and use it as a sauce under the sorbet. A fresh mint spring makes a pretty garnish.

2 pints strawberries, washed and hulled
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Purée the strawberries in a food processor. You should have about 3 cups. Stir in 1 cup of the simple syrup and the lemon juice. Taste and add remaining syrup if necessary. Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.

Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

Enjoy!

About the Author: Kara Kelso is the mother of two, and owner of http://www.Idea-Queen.com .
For more quick and easy recipes, visit:
http://www.idea-queen.com/recipes-for-mom.html
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Kara_Kelso
http://EzineArticles.com/?3-Easy-Strawberry-Ice-Cream-Recipes&id=298172

 

Betty Crocker Strawberry Dessert Recipes
these, and many more strawberry recipes are available at the Betty Crocker Kitchens

Strawberry Daiquiri Cake
Strawberry and lime create a cool taste of the Tropics in a cake you can frost while it's still warm.

 

Cake
1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
3/4 cup water
1 package (0.14 oz) strawberry-flavored unsweetened soft drink mix
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
3/4 teaspoon rum extract
1 package (10 oz) frozen sliced strawberries, thawed, undrained
3 eggs

Lime Frosting
1 tub (15 oz) Betty Crocker® Pour & Frost™ vanilla frosting
2 teaspoons grated lime peel

Garnish
8 fresh whole strawberries

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray bottom with cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, drink mix (dry), 1 tablespoon lime peel, the rum extract, thawed strawberries and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.

4. Uncover tub of frosting and remove foil. Microwave frosting on High 20 to 30 seconds or until pourable. Stir in 2 teaspoons lime peel.
Pour frosting over cake; spread evenly. Serve warm or cool.

Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Just before serving, cut whole strawberries in half, leaving leaves on.
Garnish cake with strawberry halves.


Berry-Banana Freezer Pops

Stay cool this summer and save with homemade Berry-Banana Freezer Pops. Blend your own fresh mixture of strawberries, yogurt and bananas, and freeze for a cool and refreshing inexpensive treat!

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen strawberries in syrup, slightly thawed and undrained
1 container (6 ounces) Yoplait® Original strawberry yogurt
1 small banana, mashed
10 wooden sticks with rounded ends

1. Place strawberries, yogurt and banana in blender. Cover and blend until smooth.

2. Pour slightly less than 1/2 cup fruit mixture into each of ten 6- to 8-ounce freezer pop molds or paper cups.

Insert stick into each pop. If using paper cups, place on cookie sheet. Freeze at least 8 hours.


Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

Crust
1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg

Filling
1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Topping
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
10 to 12 drops red food color, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 15x10x1- or 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted chips until blended. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate while making topping.

3. In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries. Spoon topping over filling.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.


Fresh Strawberry Pie

Just like what you see in the bakery window, except you made it yourself!

Perfect Baked Pie Crust
1 1/2 quarts (6 cups) strawberries, hulled
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water Red food color, if desired
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1. Make Perfect Baked Pie Crust.

2. Mash enough strawberries to measure 1 cup. Mix sugar and cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in water and mashed strawberries (add 1 or 2 drops food color if deeper red color is desired). Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; cool.

3. Beat cream cheese and lemon peel until smooth; spread in pie crust. Fill crust with remaining strawberries. Pour cooked strawberry mixture over top. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until set. Store covered in refrigerator.

 

Ross Corners Baptist Church
STRAWBERRY PUNCH

1/2 c. iced tea mix
6 c. cold water
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen strawberries (thawed)
1 6 oz. can frozen lemonade (thawed)
1/2 c. sugar

Mix together ice tea mix and water; set aside. Put strawberries, lemonade, and sugar in a blender on high speed for 15 sec. Mix all together and serve.

Sweet, Sweet Strawberries
Eight Delicious Recipes from FamilyFun.com

easy-strawberry-recipes.com
Your One Stop Source for Easy Strawberry Recipes

STRAWBERRY THEME GAMES

Bobbing for Strawberries - Whoever can pull the most strawberries out of a pail of ice water with their mouth only wins. Use a lot of ice to make it especially cold! Set a time limit. No hands!

Strawberry Pinata
Strawberry Pinata

Strawberry Toss - Use a black felt marker to mark the seeds on small red water balloons tie green ribbon to the tails. Fill with water to make your "strawberries"
Before the game, display your "strawberries" in a big bushel basket.
...Divide players into teams of two, facing each other in long lines... players toss balloons to each other, then one line steps back after each toss, any team who breaks their "strawberry" is out of the game.

Strawberry Coloring Pages for kids:
Strawberrys and Vine
A Mouse and 2 Strawberries
Two Strawberries

Strawberry Relay - Divide guests into two teams. Equipped with a spoon, they must transfer strawberries across the playing area using only the spoon. If strawberries fall, they must be picked up with the spoon only.

Hilarious for a bridal shower.... Make the guest of honor wear this adult Strawberry Costume!

 

STRAWBERRY GIFTS & DOOR PRIZES
 

 


 

 

 


STRAWBERRY DECORATIONS

 

Decorations, of course, depend on your berry festive occasion.

For a kids birthday, use construction paper to make large strawberries for the walls, decorate with green & white crepe paper, and red tissue berries.


This is a small image good for clip art

Also a small image - print at home, then enlarge with a color copier if you need larger strawberry art

This image is a bit larger, right click and "view image" to see the full size

 

For a tea party, keep it simple with white or green tablecloths, red napkins, strawberry plants as centerpieces, large bowls of strawberries, swags of berry vines around the perimeter.

Use a wilton cupcake holder for this easy centerpeiceYou may also considering buying or creating a Strawberry Bouquet for your centerpiece

How to Make a Strawberry Tree Centerpiece ehow.com

How To Make A Fruit Bouquet

Easy strawberry centerpieces

Video - Carve a rose from a strawberry

Use a wilton cupcake tier to creat the lovely display shown here. Purchase pre-made chocolate dessert cups and fill with strawberries. Very easy.

 

 

icon For a girly party, there are wonderful Strawberry Shortcake party supplies on the market.

strawberry shortcake

 

Discover many
"berry sweet" gifts
and party ideas at my Strawberry Shortcake
Gift Shop

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STRAWBERRY LINKS

 

Strawberry Theme Wedding & Party Guide
at askginka.com

PickYourOwn.org
Strawberries facts and trivia

 

 Health Benefits of the Strawberry

 

California Strawberry Commission
- lots of great recipes and strawberry handling tips
& Strawberryville for the kids

Strawberry Tea Party

 

 

 

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