Take-out Tuesday, Summer Surprise Flatbread

My go to favorite meal is a one dish salad, casserole or flatbread loaded with different ingredients, with lots flavors and textures Last week I made a flatbread topped with my favorite summer ingredients, corn and strawberries, plus asparagus and bacon ­čśő I partially baked the thin pizza crust dough, then spread it with Alfredo … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry Cake

        Summer strawberries, yum!         These berries were on the over ripe side, so I decided to chop them up and let them marinate with sugar and bake them in a cake         If you have time, put them in the refrigerator to sit overnight and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ode to the Strawberry

Happy Fearless Friday!       This month, in the recipe department of the Painted Apron, we are celebrating the beginning of strawberry season in the South         You can see a round-up of great strawberry recipes here, ┬áDefinitely make the Fresh Strawberry Dressing!         Since we are winding … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Recipe Round-up

The Flavor of the Month for April is Strawberry, to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season in the South Here are some of the Best strawberry recipes from the Painted Apron Fresh Strawberry Dressing Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits   Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad   Strawberries & Cream Pastry   Strawberry Margarita Tacos   Pimiento Cheese … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry Dressing

This is touted as the best strawberry dressing ever And it couldn’t be easier 4 ingredients A quick puree Voil├á! Fresh Strawberry Dressing! This recipe is from Cooktoria, and Tania swears that it is so good that you will be eating it by the spoonful! I served it with a fresh spinach salad topped with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Oven-Dried Strawberries

Do you ever open your fridge and see sad strawberries?     You know, bruised berries or berries a little past their prime?       Don’t toss them out!     You can bake them in the oven to dry them and extend their life     After baking put them in a jar … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfaits

This is an overspill from the July Paint Bucket, and a berry dessert you will want to try while summer is still full of fresh berries It is a strawberry version of ┬áthe Key Lime Cheesecake Jars, but uses a homemade Strawberry filling layer instead of lime curd     Making the fresh strawberry sauce … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bursting Berry Table with Summer Fruit Pizza

I know there’s talk of fall in the air     But here there are still berries bursting everywhere     A summer fruit pizza sounds really good     You might think you won’t like it, but I think you would…     Sweet fruits and salty cheese, toasted in the oven…Yes Please!   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Strawberries!

Let’s paint some strawberries today     The inspiration photo is on the left and the same photo with the Waterlogue Illustration effect right     no sketch first, I wanted to work fast and loose     light shapes from back to front, leaving the highlight areas white       a few more … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Coleslaw Salad & Crispy Buttermilk Rings

Here are 2 easy peasy summer sides, a refreshing summer salad and crispy thin onion rings This salad is light and fresh, and can be a meal in itself or a side dish This is a twist on coleslaw with the addition of romaine lettuce, bacon and strawberries with a mustard vinaigrette dressing and pecans … Continue reading