Tag Archives: strawberry

Pink Starburst Martini

Starburst Strawberry Martini Recipe

Haven’t you always thought it would be fun to turn your 5 favorite candies into boozy martinis? Well that’s exactly what I’m doing today!

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Lemon Berry Muffins

Lemon, Strawberry, Muffins, Recipe, Breakfast, Brunch, Food, FruitBefore leaving on my Summer Adventure in May my wonderful Mom purchased me a stoneware muffin pan at a Pampered Chef party she attended in Oklahoma.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to use my new amazing kitchen gadget before I had to pack it into storage for the summer. I knew when I finally got settled in my new home in San Diego I wanted to bust that baby out and put it to work.

I decided to combine two of my favorite sweet and tart flavors into a muffin and thus the Lemon Berry Muffin was born. I ate a couple myself and delivered the rest to my dear friends in San Diego who let me borrow their hammer drill three times to get shelves, TV’s and art work on the walls (which are mostly composed of cement and metal studs) in my new place!

eggs, butter, flour, milk, sugar, salt, strawberries, lemon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients (makes 9 muffins)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 lemons (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (sliced)

Start by combining the flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

flour, baking powder, salt, mix, batter, muffins, recipeNext combine the butter, sugar, milk and eggs, then add in the flour mixture.

passionfruit, poppy seeds, muffins, butter, coconut milk, recipe, breakfast, batter, mixCombine well then add the lemon juice, zest and strawberries.

lemon, strawberries, berry, muffins, batter, breakfast, recipe, brunch, food Fold all the ingredients together then spoon into the muffin pan.

lemon, strawberries, berry, muffins, batter, breakfast, recipe, brunch, foodPlace in the oven at 350° for 25-30 minutes.  Remove when golden and cooked through.

lemon, strawberries, berry, muffins, batter, breakfast, recipe, brunch, foodThe great thing about the stoneware is that the muffins cook evenly from top to bottom and slide out easily with no muffin liners needed.

Lemon, Strawberry, Muffins, Recipe, Breakfast, Brunch, Food, FruitThese are easy to make for breakfast any day of the week!

Lemon, Strawberry, Muffins, Recipe, Breakfast, Brunch, Food, FruitForget traditional blueberry muffins, there’s a new berry muffin in town 🙂

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute the flour for a gluten-free flour alternative to make this dish gluten-free.

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

In continuation with my season of strawberry recipes I decided to make strawberry cupcakes.

Fresh Fruit Cupcakes

Then as I walked through the produce section of Trader Joe’s the kiwis started calling my name “Whitney, Whitney, put us in your strawberry cupcakes!”

Fresh Fruit Strawberry and Kiwi Cupcakes

I couldn’t say no to these cute little green guys so I picked some up and Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes were born!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 24 cupcakes)

  • 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 kiwis (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Start by peeling the kiwi using a vegetable peeler. (Thanks roomie for being my photographer in this shot!)

Next, slice the kiwis and strawberries.

Freshly Sliced Strawberries and Kiwi

Place the fruit in a blender or food processor.

Fresh Fruit in Food Processor

Blend into a puree consistency, set aside and begin to make the batter.

First, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.

Next cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, then add the eggs one at a time and mix well.

Then add the oil, almond milk, vanilla and fruit puree.

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Batter

Blend well then add the flour mixture.

How to make strawberry kiwi cupcakes

Combine all of the ingredients until a dark pink batter forms.

Now pour the batter into pre-lined muffin pans.

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

Bake the cupcakes at 350° for 22-25 minutes.

Baked Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

Now it’s time to make the frosting.

I used my cream cheese frosting recipe and added fresh strawberries and kiwi. Simple and delicious!

Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Frosting Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 strawberries (diced)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and diced)

Start by peeling and dicing the strawberries and kiwi.

Combine all ingredients with an electric hand mixer.

Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Now place the frosting onto the cupcakes with a cake decorator or spread on top with a knife. Add additional sliced fruit as a garnish if you like!

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

I went a little crazy with the picture-taking because they were so pretty! Here are a few of my favorites!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Tower

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

Spring Cupcake Recipes

How cute are all the little spring-y accessories?  All from my favorite spot, World Market!

Spring Cupcake Tower

Strawberry Kiwi Fresh Fruit Cupcakes

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes

These cupcakes are perfect for spring, would be so cute at a picnic, birthday party or baby shower!

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Creamy Strawberry Frosting

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcake Recipe

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free baking flour for traditional flour to make this recipe gluten-free.

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Strawberry Kiwi Cupcakes with Strawberry Kiwi Creamy Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 kiwis (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Frosting
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar (sifted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 strawberries (diced)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and diced)

Instructions

  1. Peel the kiwi using a vegetable peeler.
  2. Slice the kiwis and strawberries.
  3. Place the fruit in a blender or food processor.
  4. Blend into a puree consistency and set aside.
  5. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  6. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well.
  8. Add the oil, almond milk, vanilla and fruit puree.
  9. Blend well then add the flour mixture.
  10. Combine all of the ingredients until a dark pink batter forms.
  11. Pour the batter into pre-lined muffin pans.
  12. Bake the cupcakes at 350° for 22-25 minutes.
  13. Creamy Strawberry Kiwi Frosting
  14. Start by peeling and dicing the strawberries and kiwi.
  15. Combine all ingredients with an electric hand mixer.
  16. Now place the frosting onto the cupcakes with a cake decorator or spread on top with a knife.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/03/21/whats-for-dessert-strawberry-kiwi-cupcakes-with-strawberry-kiwi-creamy-frosting/

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes are filled with fresh, juicy strawberries and drizzled with sweet, delicious cream cheese syrup in this perfect brunch recipe made in under 30 minutes!

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Recipe

I am having a serious debate with myself right now about what my favorite time of the year is. Strawberry season or football season? It’s still a toss-up but strawberry season is making me overjoyed at the moment!

Strawberry Pancake Recipe

One of the many benefits of living in Southern California is the year round fresh produce, but there are still seasons when certain produce is more readily available and inexpensive than other times! We’re just stepping into the peak Strawberry Season where the berries are bigger, brighter and more succulent than ever!

Fresh Strawberry Filled Pancakes

I’ve decided to take full advantage and use them in every recipe possible!  Brunch this weekend was Strawberry Pancakes. Not only did we have pancakes, we had Cream Cheese Syrup.  Yes, that is an actual thing. And if not, I just made it happen!  You’re welcome 😉

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup Ingredients

Ingredients (Strawberry Pancakes)

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 pint strawberries (sliced)

Cream Cheese Syrup

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.

Strawberry Pancake Batter Recipe

Next, combine the egg, milk, vanilla and honey in a medium mixing bowl.

Strawberry Pancake Batter

Add in the dry ingredients, stir to combine, then add the melted butter. Next, add in those delicious, juicy strawberries!

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Batter Recipe

Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.

Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.

Pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Recipe

Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip!

Fresh Strawberry Pancake Recipe

While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the Cream Cheese Syrup.  (Yes it tastes as decadent as it sounds!)

Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

Cream Cheese Syrup Recipe

Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients until a syrup consistency forms.

Cream Cheese Pancake Syrup Recipe

Drizzle the syrup atop the pancakes and serve to your brunching delight!

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Warning: they are addicting!

Fresh Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Use Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour to make this recipe gluten free.

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 \"silver dollar\" pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Ingredients

    Strawberry Pancakes
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 pint strawberries (sliced)
  • Cream Cheese Syrup
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pancake batter by combining the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, vanilla and honey
  3. Add in the dry ingredients, stir to combine, then add the melted butter.
  4. Next, add the sliced strawberries.
  5. Gently fold the strawberries into the pancake batter.
  6. Heat a griddle or large skillet to medium and spray lightly with cooking oil.
  7. Pour the pancake batter by 1/4 cup onto the griddle.
  8. Wait for the pancakes to be covered with small bubbles, then flip.
  9. While the pancakes are cooking, prepare the Cream Cheese Syrup.
  10. Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  11. Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients until a syrup consistency forms.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/02/27/whats-for-brunch-strawberry-pancakes-with-cream-cheese-syrup/

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