Today, Greenville spoiled us yet once again with her charming self! We started out with an enjoyable breakfast with some great company at the Green Room and followed it up with a day of music, people watching, and lounging at Fall for Greenville. Greenville never fails to welcome you in and wrap you up in her presense!
For me, seasonal crops of fresh strawberries mark the beginning of summer. Growing up, my mom would get them in large quantities freezing some for yummy Strawberry Daiquiris (mine were virgin of course!), using some for strawberry shortcake, and churning homemade strawberry ice cream with the rest. I loved the way the kitchen smelled when she would slice them, their juicy sweetness filling the air with the smell of summer.
Well, its that time again and with such a short time to enjoy strawberries in their full glory I am taking advantage! Thanks to one of my favorite blogs, Just a Smidgen, I found this recipe! First was Strawberry Cake, now this, Strawberry Shortcake Cookies! These delectable little bites of strawberry goodness are so moist and just sweet enough making them so addicting. Unfortunately, I did not have the Lemoncello, and since it was Sunday, I had no access, but rest assured, no harm done! Next time Lemoncello! As a side note, we added a dollop of vanilla ice cream on some of the warm cookies out of the oven…need I say more?
The moderate winter and unusually warm temperatures this spring has led to an early strawberry harvest here in South Carolina. But not quite early enough! Though my original plan was to make a Strawberry Cake for Easter from a recipe I found on Pinterest with fresh strawberrries that I picked on my own from a local farm, a trip to Publix for these vibrant red beauties had to suffice. The strawberry fields do not open until Monday! Just my luck! Oh well, the strawberries were still delicious and a new dessert has made it into my recipe box!
So take a look and follow the link above to replicate one indulgent strawberry cake that is sure to be a hit a with the fam forever! Happy Easter!