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Banana Bread Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake from www.jasonscooking.com

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The idea for this recipe came from a catering gig we did a couple of months ago. We wanted to come up with an easy dessert that could feed a crowd, worked on a buffet, was customizable and that was pretty much universally enjoyed so we decided on a Strawberry Shortcake bar. Rather than making 40 – 50 shortcakes, we went with loaf cakes. They’re easy to make and transport and it’s a proven fact that Michael makes the best banana bread in the whole wide world.

We went with a chocolate pound cake, a regular pound cake, and banana bread. I wasn’t 100% sure how the banana bread would go over but that all changed once I tasted this twist on the classic. The banana bread is a great addition to the Strawberry Shortcake team and plays well with the strawberries and whipped topping. If you’re skeptical, remember that the most popular smoothie is the strawberry banana smoothie!

The RecipeRecipe
Banana Bread Strawberry Shortcake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a large bowl and store in the refrigerator for 6 – 8 hours or overnight. The strawberries will give off a bunch of delicious juice.
  2. Serve by topping a slice of banana bread with some of the strawberry mixture and a dollop of whipped topping.
Tips and TricksTips and Tricks

If you don’t like banana bread, try zucchini bread, pound cake, angel food cake or traditional shortcakes (they’re basically biscuits with sugar in them).

Feed the FreezerFeed the Freezer

All of the components of this desert freeze really well, making it a great candidate for feeding the freezer. Just wrap everything separately and then thaw and serve when unexpected company pops by.

Fun FactsFun Facts

The character Strawberry Shortcake was created in 1977 by Muriel Fahrion for greeting card maker American Greetings. The toys and TV specials came later.

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Cindy’s Strawberry Feta Salad

Cindy’s Strawberry Feta Salad

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My sister Cindy doesn’t really enjoy cooking, but when she does, she comes up with some delicious recipes. She recently had us over for dinner and made this strawberry feta salad. It’s easy to make and not a combination I would have thought to try, but it is the perfect combination of sweet, savory, crunchy, and healthy. She also made her own balsamic vinaigrette dressing which was the perfect addition to an already tasty salad.

The RecipeRecipe
Cindy’s Strawberry Feta Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 bag of mixed greens
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Chop or slice red onion.
  2. Slice strawberries.
  3. Toss the greens, red onions, stawberries and feta cheese with ¼ cup of your favorite salad dressing in a large bowl and you’re done!
Tips and TricksTips and Tricks

Try this salad with the bacon vinaigrette dressing in our Green Bean with Pecans recipe.

Feed the FreezerFeed the Freezer Make Ahead

This salad will hold in the refrigerator for a couple of days without the dressing. When ready to serve, add the dressing and toss.

Fun FactsFun Facts

Jason isn’t a big fan of feta cheese.  He says that anytime he has feta cheese it makes him wish it was goat cheese.