Strawberry Chocolate Rolls

All month long we’re celebrating strawberries, and what goes better with that juicy red berry than chocolate.  These rolls get a double dose of chocolate from both cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks.  Filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a simple glaze of strawberry jam, it’s the perfect match.

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Boozy Granita Two Ways

Strawberry Rosé Granita was a bonus recipe from awhile back.  But it is so refreshing and the perfect make ahead summer dessert that we decided to bring it back as a permanent recipe.  We also added in a blueberry version with limoncello and white wine.  Hello summertime!

Granita is an easy frozen treat that doesn’t require an ice cream maker.  Just a pan, fork and a little periodic scraping.  If you don’t have the juicer/strainer attachment, you could also puree the berries in the blender attachment and then strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds.  But if you love berries as much as my family does, it is a great attachment!  Also excellent for turning bumper crops of tomatoes into sauce during the summer, and apples into applesauce when autumn comes around.

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Holiday Baking Series Part One: Thora’s Pink Christmas Cookies

Welcome to the kickoff of our holiday baking series!  I absolutely adore Christmas.  It is the one holiday that I will unabashedly decorate my house for, drag my family to holiday events around town, and bake enough cookies to feed an army.  I created a cookie this year just for my daughter, Thora, who loves all things pink and strawberry flavored.  I am not a fan of food coloring, so I am always looking for creative ways to add color to her cookies.  Inspiration hit when I was tossing a couple bags of freeze-dried strawberries into the grocery cart.

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