Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Pecan Salad

Ohhh I love a good salad! This is a refreshing dish for warm weather dining… It’s full of contrasting flavors and textures and you will want to dive right in 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 … Continue reading

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 😋 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 absorb the sugar I used Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme Cake mix, 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,  Definitely 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 Voilà! 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 and keep them in the refrigerator for up to … 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  the Key Lime Cheesecake Jars, but uses a homemade Strawberry filling layer instead of lime curd Making the fresh strawberry sauce is just … 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! Labor Day signals that summer is done But as … 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