I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for summer. Not that we’ve had a hard winter (not one flurry of snow Atlanta, not one!?!?), but the nostalgia of lazy summer afternoons has been nagging at me. Images of sandy beaches, margaritas, and baseball games…did I mention that we are in desperate need of a vacation?
Mostly I’m excited for ice cream, sorbet, fresh fruit, popsicles, and apparently maxi dresses. I like to believe there are others like me pouring over Fitness magazine, convincing themselves that this summer will be the summer they obtain the perfect beach body, get a tan on something other than their calves, and spend most of their time by the water with perfectly styled sea salt waves in their hair…Who am I kidding, I’ll be eating a ton of BBQ and drinking too much beer by the pool.
I couldn’t decide on a sweet of the week this week so I went with a summer theme. What better food to epitomize summer than “the strawberry.” Check out these three awesome strawberry delights below! And stay tuned for next weeks post on smoothies 🙂
First off, something local! Everyone love’s Atlanta Cupcake Factory, and their strawberry cupcake tastes exactly how the girl at the counter describes it: “It’s like summer in your mouth!”Go pick up one, or two or three…
THE SPOT: The Atlanta Cupcake Factory
THE SCOOP: The cake is perfect, not too sweet and just enough strawberry flavor. The frosting has a cream cheese quality to it with strawberry mixed in and the berry is the star of the show, rocking the top of the cupcake!
FACT MORSEL: They sell day old cupcakes for 1/2 the price! Pick up a carton and surprise your co-workers!
Or…make some strawberry cupcakes of your own! For those of us who can’t have fruit with out chocolate (guilty), check out this awesome Sweet Tooth blog for a chocolate-covered strawberry cupcake recipe! She makes the most delicious looking cupcakes and this recipe is totally do-able on a day off!
Lastly, if you’re craving a good ol’ homemade dessert that’s simple and feeds the masses, check out the Strawberry Shortcake recipe on the back of the Bisquick box! I have miss Joelle Ambrose to thank for feeding me this scrumptiousness last night. We used extra strawberries, haagen dazs vanilla ice cream, and baked the biscuits on a pizza stone.
What’s your favorite strawberry dessert?