It's strawberry pickin' time! Though Big Sis HATES them, Little Sis loves them, so the hubby took her over to the strawberry patch right by our house this past weekend. Wish I had captured a pic of them heading off on their tandem bike but the hubby did manage to snap this up:
That morning, she asked me to make some pound cake because she thought pound cake and strawberries would just taste sooooooo good together. How could I not oblige that sweet little thing!?!?! Then I thought I'd just take it one step further and make some strawberry shortcake. Why not?!?!
Went online to find me a pound cake recipe as I've never actually made one before. Here's the recipe I picked out: Paula Dean's Mama's Pound Cake from the Food Network. I am just not a fan of cooking w/ shortening so I replaced the 1/2 cup shortening with another stick of butter (3 sticks total). Next time I am going to reduce the amount of sugar by at least 1/2 a cup because this pound cake was pretty sweet. Otherwise, I LOVE this recipe, as did the girls. It was so moist and rich and delicious.
Next, I made some strawberry syrup using Momables' Better Than IHOP's Blueberry Syrup. I replaced the blueberries with strawberries and doubled the amount of cut up strawberries for a chunkier texture. YUM!
Finally, I made some homemade whipped cream using: Allrecipes' Whipped Cream recipe. Oops, I just realized I forgot to add in the vanilla when making it last night, but no one seemed to notice, including me!
Voila! 3 out of 4 of us LOVED it this exact way. The last time Big Sis was forced to try a teeny bit of strawberries (at the age of 8) she literally cried and gagged, but she did agree to try a bit of strawberry sauce this time. No gagging, no crying and she even said it was ok, but declined any more. "It's actually pretty good but I just don't feel like any right now." lol. Oh well. Baby steps! She had her strawberry shortcake sans strawberries. lol.
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