Angel Berry Trifle

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An angel berry trifle that's perfect for Easter brunch made with fresh berries, angel food cake and an out of this world vanilla pudding and cream cheese custard.  If this angel berry trifle is not going to get you thinking of summer, I don't know what will. This trifle is sunshine, it's a glimpse of the summer we wish so desperately to come. Especially when here we are, Easter weekend, and it's still snowing outside. The great thing about this weekend is that Easter is at my sister's … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

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Happy weekend! I'm so happy the weekend is here, it's been a busy week at work so today I had to unwind. I do this by baking. I've been wanting to make these strawberry rolls for a while now and today was the perfect day for them. The hand model bought me these gorgeous strawberries and they're so delicious and sweet. I for one love cinnamon rolls but the hand model has had enough of them, I admit I make them a lot. I've made cherry rolls before and I loved them, and I've made cinnabons … [Read more...]

Strawberry Scones

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I've been making a lot of scones lately, I admit it. But I just love them! My goal is to make scones with all the fruits out there. I still have lots of fruits I haven't tried, believe you me! Strawberries, oh how beautiful they are. I find that fruits and animals photograph great, no double chins there. How did I get on this topic? Back to strawberries, oh strawberries, how beautiful they are, and sweet and tart and delicious, and such a pretty red color. Hubby bought these gigantic … [Read more...]

Mango, Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie with Hemp Hearts

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Oh what a fun day today was. It was one of those days that things start going wrong early in the morning and carry out throughout the day. It started out this morning when I was walking towards the building that I work at and my card that I use to scan in to open doors broke, so it would not scan again. Not a big deal, luckily there were a couple people behind me whom I knew so they let me in. Next I go get some coffee, and we have these huge coffee machines where you can get all sort of gourmet … [Read more...]

Summer Fruit Salad with Lemon Dressing

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A great refreshing fruit salad is all you need on a hot summer day. You don't need a recipe for a fruit salad. Most of the times you just throw a bunch of fruits in there and call it a day. But this fruit salad is a bit special. I love this lemon dressing, it's like a very strong lemonade poured over my favorite fruits. For the lemon dressing, I used the zest from a lemon, the juice from a lemon, some sugar and water, boiled it all together until it thickens up a bit and let it cool. Then you … [Read more...]

Mixed Fruit with Lemon-Basil Dressing

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Summer is almost here. Although May and June are the rainy months here in Calgary, I still love it. We still get plenty of sunshine and most of all I love the warm weather, after a long 9 month winter. Yep, you heard me right, our winters are almost 9 months here. So with summer just around the corner, I thought it would be perfect to feature this beautiful, healthy and delicious mixed fruit salad. Now don't get turned off by the dressing. There is olive oil in this dressing, which you … [Read more...]

Strawberry Margaritas

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Have I ever told you my favorite cocktail is a strawberry margarita? Yep, it's my favorite drink in the whole wide world. It's amazing I have not posted about this strawberry margarita yet. I'm not sure how I missed this. Not to worry, I'm making up for it now. You know, I don't drink much, but I do love a cocktail every once in awhile. If you never make cocktails at home, don't be scared, all you really need is a blender. Margaritas are usually made with tequila and triple sec. I love plain … [Read more...]

Oreo Cookie and Strawberry Parfait

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Dear Abby, I know that you normally deal with issues with cheating and lying husbands or I'm in love with two men type of issues, but mine is a bit different than that. I have a sweet tooth that I hope you can help me with. I love my sweets, I love puddings, and chocolate and fruits, and cakes, and ice cream and cream puffs, and macarons and cookies and brownies and crownies. The other day I wanted something sweet so bad I looked around the house and there was no chocolate, no ice cream and … [Read more...]

Berry Cheese Cake Squares

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I am not a big cake maker, though I will make them every once in a while, so when I do make a cake I want it to be special. My husband however, doesn't like any cakes but he does love European style cakes, and this my friends is a European style cake, at least to me. Whenever I've been to Europe, these are the types of cakes I've had, and I love them. So when my friend gave me this recipe I knew I had to make it. I'll admit this cake was a bit of work to make, but it was one of the best cakes … [Read more...]

Berry Berry Summer Pie

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One of the main reason I love summer, besides the heat, is the abundance of berries and fruits. Not only do I love eating them fresh but I also love to cook and bake with them. Seeing that strawberries are in season I decided to make a pie, but I wanted different berries in there as well, so I added raspberries and blueberries. Now you don't need to mix your berries, if you wanted you could do just a blueberry pie or just raspberry pie. A couple weeks ago a friend and I had lunch at a pies … [Read more...]

Strawberry Tiramisu Trifle

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Even here in Calgary the weather is warming up though it could still snow here. One year it snowed in June, and I've heard of snow in July here. However, I'm hopeful and optimistic. No matter what, I love this time of year. Trees are budding, the grass is getting greener, it's beautiful. My favorite thing though about summer coming is all the fruits and my favorite summer fruit are strawberries. I love to bake with them, I love to eat them fresh and I love to use them in cocktails. My latest … [Read more...]

Strawberry and Kiwi Parfait with Cornflakes

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  Well, considering how bad I've been with my last dessert, Sex in a Pan, I thought I'd give you guys a healthy recipe. I was very naughty with the last dessert. But now you will thank me, for sharing something healthy with you. :) I don't know if you've ever had Greek Yogurt, but I am in love with it. It is so thick, and so full of flavor, it almost tastes like sour cream, that's how thick it is. I just love it! And what's the best thing to make with a yogurt? Well that's a fruit … [Read more...]