Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites! This week we’re celebrating St. Patty’s Day a little early with a few St. Patrick’s Day inspired posts. Hope they inspire you to create something green and lucky!
It’s been rather cold around here the last few weeks and in much of the country, but luckily we can still get produce Fresh From Florida.
In Florida, February is actually strawberry season. They even have their Florida Strawberry Festival in February and early March! The great thing about strawberries, is they not only taste great but they are great for you! They are a very wholesome food, rich in vitamins, which you can add to your diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Strawberries are also a very versatile food. They are a perfect addition to your breakfast, whether eaten alone, on top of cereal, mixed with granola or yogurt, or as an ingredent for muffins. They are also a great topping for a number of salads, and of course, the possibilties for strawberry desserts are endless!
Today I’ve got a wonderful recipe for you! It’s a Florida Strawberry Parfait and it comes to us from our friends at Fresh From Florida.
Recipe for Florida Strawberry Parfaits
2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced
8 ounces low fat cream cheese, whipped
2 tablespoons natural Florida sugar
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
4 graham crackers, crushed
1 lemon, juiced
4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish
Directions: In a medium sized bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice. Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture. In four wide mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries and crushed graham crackers. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve chilled.
What is your favorite strawberry recipe?
Love is in the air this week! I celebrated Valentine’s Day early with these fun, sweet, and cute White Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Treats. The recipe is adapted from Jolly Time’s recipe for Choco-Cherry Heart Bouquets. The folks at Jolly Time were kind enough to send me the supplies needed for this recipe, including a box of their buttered popcorn, and I was really happy with how the treats turned out!
These would make a perfect homemade gift for the one you love, especially the kids! It would also be a great treat for Valentine’s Day parties and a great recipe to make with the kids for a Valentine’s Day activity. Hope you enjoy!
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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a lot of people are planning a special night out on the town. But maybe you’d prefer a nice quiet night at home. Simple recipes that are savory and sweet, along with a cocktail or two, can make for a really great date night at home. Today I’m teaming up with Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Spirits™ to bring you two fondue recipes that would be perfect for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. We have Ale-Infused Cheese Fondue for the a little something savory and Chocolate Rum Sauce for a little something sweet. Hope you enjoy!