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Charlotte says ...
Frozen strawberry pops and strawberry lemonade — great for when the weather turns hot!
05/11/2011 10:27:50 PM CDT
suz says ...
Homemade strawberry ice cream...yum!
05/11/2011 7:29:38 AM CDT
Alice says ...
Take an Angel Food Cake Mix...add 1 can crushed pineapple with juice...NOTHING ELSE! Mix according to box instructions. Pour into bundt pan. Bake as directed on box. Cool according to box instructions. Clean, hull and quarter strawberries. Add 1/4 cup sugar. Refrigerate until needed. Stir strawberries often to coat with juice. To serve: Cut cake into wedges. Spoon on strawberries with juice and top with dollop of Cool Whip. Nice cool, summer treat.
05/12/2011 10:30:26 PM CDT
Bonnie C says ...
One of the most unusual uses for strawberries That I've had was a strawberry omelet. It was just strawberries folded into a plain omelet, and it was good. I might change it by adding a bit of sugar to the eggs, and maybe macerate the strawberries before adding. Mint would be nice also.
05/12/2011 10:28:21 PM CDT
lydia says ...
I'm a purist, I love a wild strawberry caught in the wild and eaten straight from the plant!
05/12/2011 12:26:08 AM CDT
Lindsey says ...
Arise early Make a strawberry & soymilk smoothie to be drunk in the warm morning sun. Thin slices for lunch with an sandwich and completely homemade strawberry lemonade. Also in the sun. For dinner: homemade strawberry dressing on a spinach and walnut salad with friends, iced tea, and finally moist chocolate cake topped with strawberries.
05/12/2011 12:10:23 AM CDT
Joan says ...
Strawberries fresh and slightly cool are good. Frozen strawberries are great in smoothies. Strawberry jam is good during the summer.
05/12/2011 10:27:13 AM CDT
Eve says ...
I prepare strawberries by cutting a basketful of fresh strawberries in quarters, squeeze fresh lemon juice on them and sprinkle with brown sugar. It is quite refreshing to the palate... Top off with whip cream and/or crème fraiche (optional)
05/12/2011 11:20:51 AM CDT
TStarr - Berry ! says ...
Haiku 'Ode to Strawberry Innocence Strawberry Shortcake! Forever gone, Heart ached For Those Strawberry Fields or Ode! To Strawberry Heart aches, Long lost lover of Lonely Starr-Berry : ) or Red luscious lips, Oh! Sweet warm forgiving and fresh Naughty Strawberry
05/15/2011 2:58:24 PM CDT
Alka B says ...
I'll dip some in chocolate. Make smoothies and a strawberry shortcake.
05/03/2011 5:01:56 PM CDT
Meriah says ...
I would have to work quickly to keep up with my kiddoes who would be downing them as they were! My strawberries would go into strawberry-currant jam, smoothies, and as a topping for all kinds of goodies like waffles, cakes, and salads.
05/03/2011 5:02:12 PM CDT
Jen W says ...
I would make tons of jam for my son-who can't eat the HFCS stuff-and we would make some for our friends too!
05/03/2011 6:37:32 PM CDT
Ilana says ...
As strawberries are far and away my favorite fruit, I would share my love with everyone I know and care about in new and inventive ways every day. Finding a new use for my precious berries for each meal, I would ensure that every person was able to discover the method of strawberry preparation that they most enjoyed. Already on my list: strawberry & greek yogurt parfaits, strawberry salad with creamy goat cheese and slivered almonds, strawberry salsa as a cool complement to grilled swordfish, strawberry slices on top of a thin egg-white crepe sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar for a delicious and healthy dessert or breakfast, and of course the best of all - the fresh berries, straight from the fridge, with a dollop of homemade whipped cream!
05/04/2011 2:24:11 PM CDT
Jen K says ...
Really, my favorite thing to do with a kitchen full of strawberries is to eat them as is. I don't need chocolate or fancy desserts to love strawberries. But if I had to actually create something with them, I'd make strawberry goodies my mom taught me. Strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, and this strawberry mousse dessert using lady finger sponge cake. Each reminds me of my childhood and makes me smile at the memories I have of my mom.
05/04/2011 5:53:13 PM CDT
Kate says ...
I would fill my freezer with jam and frozen berries. Then, I would bring them out in the dark, cold days of January to remind myself of the tastes of summer.
05/04/2011 6:50:13 PM CDT
Katie Williams says ...
If I had an entire kitchen full of strawberries, I would hull out the middle and fill them with strawberry jello shooters. Everyone's invited!
05/04/2011 10:08:11 PM CDT
Priscilla says ...
I'd throw an "everything strawberry" themed party where guests could drink strawberry margaritas & daquiris. There would be a chocolate fountain for dipping. Homemade strawberry sorbet. Smoothies for the non-drinking/health conscious. Fresh green salads w/ strawberries make a great flavor combo. Strawberry preserves and shortcake. Yum!!!
05/04/2011 10:15:19 PM CDT
Don Thompson says ...
The juxtaposition of flavors can make a dish stand out. That certainly is the case with one of my favorite desserts...and includes copious amounts of fresh strawberries. It is deceptively simple...and when pressed for time...it has saved me at numerous dinner parties. Every person who I have served this dish swears it is their favorite! Start with delightfully fresh strawberries...sliced in individual bowls...add your favorite vanilla ice cream (personally I use the vanilla bean Italian gelato from Whole Foods). Gelato has no air mixed in so it is luxuriously rich, smooth and dense...perfect for strawberries! Now, break out the very best balsamic vinegar you can buy...I keep a variety on hand...you can always find a good 12 year old aged balsamic at Whole Foods. I collect and use balsamic vinegars as I do wine...so I have some 20. 30 even one 80 year old vinegar that costs $145 an ounce! Anyway, the basic 12 year old is slightly thick...beautifully aromatic..and tangy! Now laced the top of the strawberries and gelato or ice cream with the balsamic vinegar...yes...that's right...don't knock it until you've tried it! Remember, the juxtaposition of flavors is key! But we're not finished. Now, take your pepper grinder...yes, I said pepper grinder...and coarse grind fresh pepper over the top. Serve and stand back for compliments that will amaze you! This is a seriously great dessert...and I've had people absolutely giddy over trying it! Enjoy!
05/04/2011 11:22:33 PM CDT
Mary M-M says ...
Wow! If I had a whole kitchen full of strawberries, I'd breathe the aroma in first. I love the smell of fresh strawberries. Then, I'd get my husband to help me wash and pit about half of them. I eat so many as I go, I end up with about 1/2 - 2/3 of what I start with. I'd put the clean berries into bowls and get them in the refrigerator fast. Then, I'd make a couple of strawberry pies--1 for us & 1 for Mama. Then we'd eat on the berries for the next few days. Really I can eat just the berries all day and be totally happy. The other half, I'd give some to my brother and sister. That would make a great birthday present for them and add to Mama's Mother's Day. I'd give some to anyone that hired my husband too, or a pie, their choice. Then, I'd give some to my neighbors. I would even try dark chocolate-covered strawberries for the first time to celebrate this great treat. If I had any left, I'd freeze them for later.
05/04/2011 11:37:06 PM CDT
Vivian Taggard says ...
With THAT many strawberries, my choice would be to make several batches of strawberry jam. Homemade is soooo good!
05/05/2011 12:20:34 AM CDT
Shannon says ...
Did someone say strawberries? Yum! With a kitchen full of strawberries, the first thing on my mind would be jam. Ofcourse they MUST be sampled first, so many of them would end up my families bellies. Then onto making shortcakes, pies, and using them in the BEST salad in the world - a strawberry spinach salad. Then I would HAVE to eat them with my salmon, and make some ice cream. If I had any left after this, I would freeze them for later in the summer, or for in the middle of winter when a taste of spring would be very welcome.
05/05/2011 10:59:45 AM CDT
Caitlyn says ...
In my berry dreams, I'd: make some quarts of jam (instead of just pints!); dehyrdate tons of sliced berries (so nice for snacks!); and freeze some mushed up, for putting over pancakes in winter.
05/05/2011 11:36:30 AM CDT
Sherrie Haldeman says ...
A kitchen full of strawberries would remind me of my childhood and beyond. I use to work on a strawberry farm picking strawberries! My family and I would make strawberry jelly, strawberry syrup, use some to make strawberry muffins and bread, add to salad and of course make some yummy chocolate covered strawberries!!! Boy that gift card could really come in useful at my house!!
05/05/2011 2:17:04 PM CDT
Katharyn LeDoux says ...
Last week's Friday special: $1.99 a pound for organic strawberries sent me flying to Portland's Whole Foods. I make my own fruited oatmeal and have been adding frozen organic strawberries over the winter up until I bought pounds of the fresh ones on sale. I sliced up many of the big berries and added them to the oatmeal, along with other fruits. It was so delicious; it was not only breakfast but served as great snack/dessert too. YUMMY!
05/05/2011 2:35:49 PM CDT
Caiti L says ...
Whenever I buy strawberries, I load up. I cut up a bunch to dry, freeze many others, and then use the ones I keep fresh to make baked goods, as well as to top off my soy yogurt, cereal, apple sauce, etc. Yummmmm!!!
05/05/2011 2:51:40 PM CDT

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