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Sunday Summary 4/11-4/16

This week I think that my favorite recipe was for these strawberry cobblers. They were absolutely delicious- and apart from yesterday’s versatile blogger post, it got the most views out of this week’s recipes! Simple and delicious.

This past week featured a lot of dinner recipes and some desserts- but no failures. But don’t worry ladies and gents, I’ve got a great failure lined up for next week where I had epic fail making some sauce for my lasagna that ended up way too spicy.

  • Rice Crispy Treats

    These were really fast and really good. A classic favorite, really. They’re good with some chocolate drizzled on top as well if you have any top of chocolate topping or chips that you can melt for it.

  • Strawberry Cobbler

    My first recipe using my ramekins that I bought! These were really easy and so delicious. I can’t believe how good they turned out. Very rich, though- like you won’t be able to finish just one.

  • Chicken Pie

    One of my dinner recipes! This is a very simple, semi-homemade chicken pie. It’s really delicious- and although easy, isn’t really a “quick fix”. Goes great with carrots and fried squash!

  • Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

    These accompanied my chicken pie. They, like everything else this week, turned out to be really good after I managed to drain out some of the glaze from my pan. If you like sweet or cooked carrots, then this is for you.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

    Featuring a short cake recipe and some strawberry shortcake parfaits! I had strawberries to work with this week, so it’s the 2nd strawberry recipe. Absolutely divine.

  • Versatile Blogger Award

    Rufus thinks I’m a versatile blogger and bestowed upon me an awesome reward as such. Because of this, I decided to make a list of some of the blogs that I enjoy reading for others to check out.

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Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

So I’m finally posting the final recipe from last week’s dinner, which consisted of Chicken Pie, Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots, and Fried Squash. It was the prequel to my Strawberry Cobbler. When I originally bought strawberries, I was going to have standard strawberry shortcake. While looking for shortcake recipes, I saw a few pictures of parfaits- so I decided to go that route instead.

The only difficult part of this was actually finding my parfait glasses. Apparently my dad had taken them outside and put them in the boxes with the stuff that he intends to yard sale. I rescued all six of my glasses, and mad six strawberry parfaits that were really great.

Homemade shortcake is not very sweet- just to forewarn anyone. It’s not like using soft, angel food cake. The texture is that of a biscuit- because it basically is just a sweet biscuit. I loved it, though!

Shortcake Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup of half & half
  • melted butter to brush the cakes with

Shortcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Cut in the butter and the shortening.
  4. Mix in the half & half.
  5. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Brush the tops with melted butter and then sprinkle the tops of the biscuits with the sugar.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.

Parfait Ingredients

  • Short Cake
  • Strawberries
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (or whipped cream/cool whip)
  • A few tablespoons of sugar
  • Water

Building the Parfaits

  1. Slice the strawberries (as many as you desire). After slicing, add all of them to a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and add about 1/4 of a cup of water and stir. Allow them to sit in the sugar for a while so that the juices can seep and be delicious.
  2. Whip your cream if you want to make it yourself. When whipping the cream add sugar and vanilla flavoring to taste.
  3. Layer your parfait glasses! I suggest using whipped cream for the bottom- I used shortcake and wished I hadn’t. Anyway- layer the whipped cream, shortcake, and strawberries until it reaches the top of the glass. Use as much or as little of each ingredient as you desire.
  4. Refrigerate until eating.

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