Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: April 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Blueberry Sour Cream Scones

These soft, buttery scones are bursting with fresh blueberries!
Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

Blueberry Sour Cream Scones...soft, buttery and rich!  Plus the addition of fresh blueberries give them a juicy pop.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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Hi friends!

I don't know about you, but my mood has LIFTED since Spring finally decided to make her appearance last week.  My mind is running circles thinking all about flowers and long walks and grilling our dinners and hours of sunshine.

And these Blueberry Sour Cream Scones {more on these in a bit}.

Basically, my life is complete.

Our family is also now fully in BASEBALL and SOFTBALL mode.  A night does not pass where we are not there.  The husband is going a bit bonkers as he is coaching two of our total three teams, so between practices and games and equipment and schedules....well, our life is getting busy.

But here's the thing.  I love it!  I'm a sports fanatic, so I love nothing more that having our kids outside doing what they love.

Blueberry Sour Cream Scones...soft, buttery and rich!  Plus the addition of fresh blueberries give them a juicy pop.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Yesterday, I had two separate messages on Instagram asking again what products are getting me through baseball season {as I had mentioned them the day previous}, so I thought I'd mention them again here.

Because I've got a LOT of moms reading in the same boat as us!

First off - this Sport Utility Wagon has saved my life.  When you are carrying chairs, coolers, ball equipment, clothes, food and the like, nothing is better than throwing it all in this wagon and pulling it to the ball diamond.  Last weekend we had at least a 1/4 mile walk from the parking lot to our field and it was an easy as pie with this wagon.  It folds up beautifully and stays parked in the back of my van 24/7.

Second - these Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chairs.  Last year I struggled with chairs at ballgames.  One breaking during a game with me falling flat on my butt {a brillant moment} and another one being left somewhere never to be found again.  I told the husband about a month ago that WE NEED TO BUY QUALITY CHAIRS BEFORE BASEBALL SEASON STARTS {can you read the importance?} and apparently he listened.  One day he walked in the door with these two chairs.  They are sturdy, not cheaply made and they rock {literally!}.

Am I being dramatic?  Probably.  But, here's the thing.  When you are sitting at the ballpark for multiple hours a week you want to be comfortable.

Blueberry Sour Cream Scones...soft, buttery and rich!  Plus the addition of fresh blueberries give them a juicy pop.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Last year I talked a lot about how to feed your family at the ballpark as well, because let's face it, no one wants to spend a fortune at the concession stand.

When we have doubleheaders and are there for multiple hours I often pack our meals to go.  Breakfast burritos and these Hot Italian Baked Subs are popular.  I just wrap them individually in foil straight out of the oven before we leave and they stay warm for hours.

If it's the weekend and we are there early in the day I love to keep this batter on hand in the fridge for my 1 Month Refrigerator Muffins.  It's easy to whip up a batch and throw them in a baggie for later.  Serve with some fruit and it's an easy breakfast at the park. 

You know what else are good any time of the day?

These scones!

Blueberry Sour Cream Scones...soft, buttery and rich!  Plus the addition of fresh blueberries give them a juicy pop.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I love scones.  I told my kids this week that they are a cross between a muffin and a biscuit.  They aren't meant to be overally sweet {only 2 tablespoons of sugar in the whole batch}, but the addition of fresh blueberries does add a juicy tang.

Also, they are easy to make.  I know, you see them in bakerys and at cafes and they look all fancy, but really they are simple to bake!  If you can mix ingredients in a bowl, use a round cutter and turn on the oven, you can bake up these scones.

If you don't have round cutters {this set of 4 is great}, simply use a glass out of your cupboard.  That is what I did!

Blueberry Sour Cream Scones...soft, buttery and rich!  Plus the addition of fresh blueberries give them a juicy pop.  Easy to make and delicious to eat! (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Since we are entering the season of all fresh berries, feel free to use any berry.  Strawberries or raspberries would be great, even blackberries - but golly, I love the addition of blueberries in these scones.

Plus, did you notice the sour cream in the ingredient list?

Yeah.

I went there.

Give these a shot!  And if you are so inclinded and do make them, please share the love on social media with your friends and family.  You can use the hashtag #sweetsavoryeats and that will make sure I'll see it.  I'd love to get your feedback.  I'm promise I'll respond back!


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Blueberry Sour Cream Scones

These soft, buttery scones bursting with blueberries are delicious eaten warm with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold, unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine the dry ingredients, then cut the cubed butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork.  Mix in the blueberries.
  3. In a small bowl combine the milk and sour cream and then pour into the flour/butter mixture.  Blend together with a spatula until a sticky dough forms.  Use your hands to bring together into a dough.
  4. Gently turn the dough on a floured surface and bring together just enough to form into a flat circle, around 1/2-inch thickness.  Be sure to not press and handle the dough too much.
  5. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out 8 scones.  Place on the greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Muffins

Sometimes you just need a grab-n-go healthy breakfast that tastes like a treat.  
Whose with me?
These Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies fit the bill.

This post is sponsored on behalf of Stonyfield, but all opinions are my own.

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

As I sit here eating a handful of dark chocolate covered almonds and typing up this blog post I'm thinking about what a great day it's been.

Nothing has been spectacular.  I didn't win the lottery or run into a favorite celebrity {perhaps Katic Couric, Carrie Underwood or Savannah Guthrie, respectively}, but I did wake up to sunny sunshine and these breakfast cookies {more on those in a bit}.

I also made myself shower PRIOR to everyone in the house waking up, which seems like nothing, but really is EVERYTHING.  I tend to feel the most sluggish on the days were I'm waltzing into the shower around 10 a.m.  

Then came delicious coffee in peace while the youngest was in preschool {see her precious face below} and even more quiet time while she napped in the afternoon.  I ran into various friends while running errands and managed to squeak in a 40 minute walk when the husband got home.  Plus I listened to THIS great podcast.

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Big shiny, fun things don't need to happen to me in order for it to be a great day.  I like simple, I like organized.  Give me sunlight, some quiet time, some good food and the ease of the day is perfect to me.

I have forever been a fan of Stonyfield products {their yogurt is a staple in our house} and when I recently noticed on Instagram how Jennifer Garner and her partners created the company Once Upon a Farm, I quickly became a fan of them as well.

So why not create a breakfast cookie with two delicious, no sweeteners added products!  I love swapping out original ingredients {oil, etc.} and using healthier options - in this case Stonyfield's Yobaby individual yogurt cups and Once Upon a Farm's applesauce pounches.

If you've followed me for any amount of time you know my kids, especially my 3 year old, LOVES applesauce pouches and yogurt {her breakfast almost daily is yogurt, blueberries and dried oatmeal all mixed together}.  I kid you not she makes her own parfait.

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Yobaby is the #1 pediatrician recommended yogurt for babies and kids 6 months to 2 years, but heck we eat it well past that age in our house!  It was also the first yogurt on the market specifically made for babies.

I hate to admit this AGAIN, but does anyone remember me saying a couple weeks back about how I've only grown to love yogurt over the past year few years?  I know.  For whatever reason I didn't grow up eating it, so it wasn't a staple, but now {finally} I'm eating it a few times a week.  Thankfully my kids have loves it since day one.

And they better!  Yogurt contains some many live active cultures, big words like Stretococcus Thermophilus and Lactobacillus Bulgaricus to name just a few.  Yobaby specifically now contains the active probiotic culture BB12 that has shown to have a digestive health benefit when consumed regularly as part of a balance diet and healthy lifestyle.

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I've always had a thing for breakfast cookies.  I mean, who doesn't want to eat a cookie for breakfast?  The day I announced cookies for breakfast to my kids they gave me a confused look, until I explained a few things.

1.  They are healthy.
2.  They contain their favorites like yogurt and applesauce and oatmeal.
3.  They'd also be having a side of fruit with a glass of milk to drink to round it out a bit.

I made these cookies tropical, as Stonyfield sent me their Banana and Mango flavors, plus Once Upon a Farm sent me combining great flavors that matched {you think they talked or something...}.  Anyway, the idea was great, because when added with a bit of coconut, some chopped pecans and just a drizzle of icing, they were perfect.

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Back in the day, say 3 years ago after my last child, I made all my kid's baby food.  I didn't find it much of a chore because by that time I was staying home full-time and I just kept my food processor always in view and often running.  I even made this simple crock pot version!

Not into making your own baby food, but still want your baby to eat healthy foods?  That's fine, I get it.  Some people just aren't foodies like me.  Since Yobaby yogurts have no sweeteners added, you cannot feel bad about feeding them to your littles. 

I don't remember applesauce pouches being the rage like they are today, but golly I wish they had been more popular.  They are so very easy to take on the go {again, like these breakfast cookies} and I'm sure it would have made my life a bit easier with hungry kids when traveling.

Once Upon a Farm's pouches are organic, cold-pressed and fresh from farm to family.  Their unique blends are for babies, toddlers AND kids.  They use cold pressure to lock in the nutrients, taste and texture, keeping them fresh.

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This little 3 year old nuggest {almost 4} loves grabbing individual, portioned foods her size out of our fridge, whether that be Stonyfield Yobaby Yogurt or a Once Upon a Farm's applesauce pouch.

Another trick?  Both of these two snacks keep her occupied in the grocery store.  Many times they have saved me.  You know how toddlers can be - something inevitably irriates them - I zipped up her coat wrong, she doesn't want to ride in the grocery cart, I innocently asked her how her day was - tantrums come along easily!

But healthy snacks seem to curb those big feelings fairly quick.  Thank goodness!

Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This super simple and healthy recipe makes 12 breakfast cookies and from start to finish are done in under 30 minutes.

Next time I'll be doubling this batch, as we went through them quickly between the three kids and two adults - plus I'm going to try sticking half the batch in the freezer, possibly a couple to a freezer safe bag - that way I can literally grab a bag and go when mornings are super hectic.

You know what else is great about these breakfast cookies?  They don't spread while baking in the oven.  You can actually fit all 12 on the cookie sheet with no worries of them spreading and running together.  They keep their shape!


Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies...a healthy breakfast cookie!  Using both Stonyfield Yobaby yogurt and Once Upon a Farm's cold-pressed fruit pouches, they replace the oil typically used in these cookies.  With the addition of chopped pecans, coconut and a DRIZZLE they make for a quick, breakfast on the go. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Grab a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, then grab another bowl and mix together all the wet ingredients, it's as simple as that.  Refrain from actually eating the yogurt and some of that delicious mango and coconut fruit from the pouch while baking, I dare you!

The Yobaby yogurt is so thick and creamy, not runny like some baby yogurts, plus they've commited themselves to using PLA cups in their packagaing {meaning, made from plants!}.  With a lower carbon footprint from both products you'll feel better about recylcing them or if on the go throwing them in the trash.

The flavor of these cookies can be switched around to your tastes using different flavors, but I'll be honest this tropical version is stellar.  Both the yogurt and the applesauce make the cookies soft and moist, yet sturdy enough for little hands to eat without falling apart.

Plus...that drizzle.  I couldn't resist.  It makes them over the top.  Give these suckers a try today, even if you don't have kids!  The adults in our house loved them, myself included.

Thank you to Stonyfield for sponsoring this post.

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Banana Mango Tropical Breakfast Cookies

These healthy, delicious breakfast cookies are kid friendly and mother approved! Easy to grab on-the-go and even better as an afternoon snack.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 T. ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 4 oz. Stonyfield YoBaby Banana Yogurt
  • 1  3.2 oz. Once Upon a Farm Gold-y Mango & 3 Coconuts Applesauce Pouch
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 T. almond milk

instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oats, oat flour, ground flax, coconut,  brown sugar and spices.  Stir to combine.
  3. In a smaller bowl whisk together the eggs, yogurt and applesauce and add to the dry ingredients.  Fold in the walnuts.
  4. Drop 1/4 cup sized portions of the batter onto the cookie sheet and slightly press down.  They will not spread in the oven.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  6. In a small ziploc baggie combine the powdered sugar and almond milk and squeeze to combine into an icing.  Add additional almond milk if too thick.  Squeeze the icing to the bottom corner of the bag and carefully cup a very small corner of the bag.  Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies.
  7. Keep cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

notes

*To make your own oat flour simply place old fashioned oats in the blender and pulse until it resembles fine to coarse crumbs.  Keep the flour in an airtight baggie to stay fresh.
calories
130
fat (grams)
4.8
carbs (grams)
18.9
protein (grams)
3.6
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Oven Baked French Onion Chicken

Not a soul will roll their eyes when you mention 'chicken for dinner' after they eat this version!
Crispy, juicy and oh, so flavorful.

Oven Baked French Onion Chicken...just like fried chicken but without the mess!  Crispy, juicy and flavorful...goes perfectly with homemade mashed potatoes on the side. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Whew!  It's Monday and I'm back.

It was a bit of a whirlwind weekend, but oh so fun.  The husband surprised me earlier last week and basically said, "pack your bags, we're headed to Chicago".

Okay!

Now, Chicago is an easy 3 hour drive for us, so nothing earth shattering, but it was glorious to get away for 48 hours.  The main event was attending a Chicago Cubs game and although they lost and it was dreadfully COLD it was a ton of fun.  We ate and drank our way through the city and yes, my diet officially starts again today.  If you follow me on Instagram you saw all the photos!  Here's a photo of us right in front of Wrigley Stadium {before we were frozen}.

I had the BEST Chicago style deep dish pizza, some incredible barbecue {burnt ends!} and even dined on some incredible pecan pancakes while heading out of town.  And of course some great coffee, beer and mixed drinks this girl could muster.

I'm still stuffed.

Oven Baked French Onion Chicken...just like fried chicken but without the mess!  Crispy, juicy and flavorful...goes perfectly with homemade mashed potatoes on the side. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Unfortunately, I came home to children who still needed to eat.  Even when I didn't want to look at food for at least a day.

On Sundays I try and make a nice dinner.  One that is comforting, homey and often not the healthiest, but it brings us around the table and seems to end the week on a good note.

A month or two ago, my Mom came to babysit {for something, I can't remember} and she made this chicken for the kids.  They loved it and chatted about it for daaaaaaaaaaays.  I finally got my Mom to text me the recipe and with a bit of tweaking {because that is what I do} we've had it three times since.  And just to clarify I believe this recipe came from her friend Verlene, who is a wonderful cook.  Ladies in my hometown, in case you're reading...hello!

Three times.

Twice for Sunday night dinner.

Oven Baked French Onion Chicken...just like fried chicken but without the mess!  Crispy, juicy and flavorful...goes perfectly with homemade mashed potatoes on the side. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Each time I've served it with homemade mashed potatoes {in the Instant Pot!} covered in homemade gravy with a vegetable on the side {for good measure}.  It really is like eating classic fried chicken without the frying and mess!

Two of these times I've even prepped this chicken ahead the day prior, shoved it in the fridge and then simply pulled out an hour before baking.  .The breading does not get soggy.  It stays super fresh and crisps right up the next day in the oven.

YOU'LL LOVE THIS CHICKEN.

Oven Baked French Onion Chicken...just like fried chicken but without the mess!  Crispy, juicy and flavorful...goes perfectly with homemade mashed potatoes on the side. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

The best way to eat it {in case you're wondering} is to cut off a piece of the chicken, grab a dollup of mashed potato and dip it all in the gravy.

It's just the BEST.

Since it makes a big batch you will have leftovers, but that is totally okay.  I've reheated the leftovers as is and had the same meal again for lunch the next day, but I've also sliced up the chicken cold and layered it over a salad with a little chopped egg, tomatoes and dressing.

Instant cobb salad!

Either way this dish will not disappoint.  You're family will LOVE it.  If they don't email me and complain.  I'll read it, then promptly delete it as I'm sure you'll be lying and pulling my leg.

Oven Baked French Onion Chicken...just like fried chicken but without the mess!  Crispy, juicy and flavorful...goes perfectly with homemade mashed potatoes on the side. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)



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Oven Baked French Onion Chicken

These crunchy, flavorful oven baked chicken breasts have become a Sunday dinner favorite! Easy to prep ahead and even more delicious to eat!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 10 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 cups French fried onions, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Italian syle breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 t. smoked paprika
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. pepper
  • 8-10 chicken breasts, slightly flattened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • cooking spray

instructions


  1. In a shallow bowl combine the crushed French onions, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and spices and set aside.
  2. In another shallow bowl combine the eggs and milk and whisk together.
  3. Trim and prep the chicken breasts.  If they are thick, use a mallet to flatten a bit between two sheets of plastic wrap.  I find the chicken cooks better and more evenly when they are all the same thickness.
  4. Spray two 9x13 baking dishes with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. To assemble; take a chicken breast and dip into the egg mixture coating evenly.  Then transfer to the coating mixture, pressing down evenly and making sure all areas of the chicken are coated in breading.  Lay in the greased pan continuing until all chicken is done.
  6. Cover the pans with foil and bake for 50 minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes.  Serve immediately.  We love mashed potatoes and gravy as a side!

notes

This chicken can easily be prepped, the dishes covered and stay in the fridge for up to two days before baking.
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Monday, April 9, 2018

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so naturally I've gathered 25 of my favorite recipes.
Pick one, pick a few...try something new!

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

We have woken up to snow AGAIN here in Iowa and it is April 9th.  Yes, you read that right.  We are all ready for some warm weather here.  Can you send us some?

Planning this post a couple weeks back, I had figured I'd be soaking in the warm Spring sunshine by now, but alas we aren't.  That will not stop me from chatting about my favorite fruit: STRAWBERRIES.

When I was little I remember my mom cut them up for a snack in the summer, along with a bowl of sugar to dip them in.  I still can't believe she did that, because now as an adult I feel they are sweet enough and I have no doubt my kids would think I've gone to the looney bin if I ACTUALLY LAID A BOWL OF SUGAR OUT IN FRONT OF THEM giving them free rain to dip away.

Times have changed.

I also remember eating a lot of Frosted Flakes cereal for breakfast, as well as Toaster Streudels {golly, those were my favorite} and I'd never serve that now, but thank you Mom for the great memories.  I was the last kid left in the house, I'm guessing she was just OVER breakfast.

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

My long time faithful readers know I've had a strawberry patch in my back yard for the past few years.  Last year God graced me with the BEST CROP EVER.  For the first time in years I didn't even have to go to my favorite strawberry patch about 30 minutes away to pick flats to make my annual strawberry freezer jam.  I just walked to my back yard!

By the way, best jam ever, you need to make it.

I'm a little worried how my crop will be this year...usually after 4-5 years the crop tends to die back down, but we'll see!  I'll let you know around June.

So with strawberries on my brain and my endless wishing for Spring weather, I figured I'd gather 
25 of the most delicious strawberry recipes around.  Many sweet, a few savory, a few drinks, a couple pies, lots of desserts.  Let's dig in.

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

These Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes remind me a LOT of a hometown Czech dessert I grew up eating called kolaches.  Fun fact: my favorite flavor was prune!  Who knew, I'm weird.  I also love when those Golden Oreos come out in the store, something about their vanilla flavor draws me in.  So why not these Golden Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake Bars?

I still feel like it's "cobbler" weather around here {because if you haven't heard me complain...SNOW}, so this Strawberry Cobbler Recipe is also on my list to make.  As well as this recipe for Strawberry Butter, which most defitinely needs to be spread on a bagel for breakfast.

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I also love how strawberries can go the savory route.  Why not?  My friend Heidi {who also co-wrote my favorite Nourished Planner} came up with this brillant Strawberry and Avocado Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken.  I'm not always a "fruit on my salad person", but when it involves strawberries, I'm game.

To continue on the savory route, my friend Ali came up with a Strawberry Salsa recipe.  I'd take a tortilla chip to that salsa no questions asked.  Or how about a Cucumber and Strawberry Poppyseed Salad?  Again, I'd lick that right up.

And considering we all need a little "clean out" here in there, I'm really looking foward to trying this Strawberry Detox Water.  In the summer I love to keep a jug of ice water in the fridge with fresh mint, limes and lemons.  This one might be a good change up!

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Right behind, my strawberry freezer jam, my Strawberry Upside Down Cake takes 2nd place.  People love {as well as I} that it only has 4 ingredients!  One being a bag of mini marshallmallows.  Intrigued?  It's so delicious.

Stayed on the cake route, I'm also loving this Strawberry Yogurt Cake, as any baked good with yogurt in the batter is my friend.  Or perhaps my Strawberry Ginger Beer Dump Cake.  Yes, ginger beer makes this cake!  Another super easy one that is just a dump and mix recipe.

I also love anything cheesecake related {who doesn't?}, so I'm eyeing these No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites.  They'd be great for a summer picnic or potluck.  My fans also give great reviews to my Strawberry Swirled Cheesecake Shortbread Bars

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Umm, you know what?  I've failed to bring up anything chocolate related.  What's wrong with me?  As chocolate and strawberry are pretty much a match made in heaven.  I'm definitely giving these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies a try.

And do you love brie cheese?  I do.  It's a bit savory and a bit sweet, just like this Strawberry Balsamic Baked Brie.   If you're not a brie fan, I'm guessing your a yogurt fan {fact: I hated eating yogurt up until about 5 years ago}, but now I'm loving this Stawberry Pretzel Parfait.

And....pie.  I can't forget pie!  Here's a classic Strawberry Pie that is perfect for ANY Spring or Summer gathering where you need to feed a crowd.  Or if you're super lazy when it comes to baking pies, give my Strawberry Slab Pie a go.  It's easy!

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

How beautiful does this Frozen Strawberry Lemonade look?  This could very well, be made into an adult slushy come July when it's boiling hot outside.  Or for a true adult day drinking cocktail, why not try these Strawberry Shortcake Sangrias?  I'll drink anything that combines dessert and alcohol.

You know what else I love?  When someone combines anything with a sugar cookie.  These Strawberries and Cream Magic Bars have a sugar cookie layered bottom, plus a creamy strawberry topping.  I'm game.

And let's not forget breakfast.  These Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with a Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze should probably grace any brunch or breakfast table....FOR SURE.  I love any twist on the traditional cinnamon roll.

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Tarts are NOT hard.  Don't be intimidated!  This Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart from Taste of Home magazine is loaded with strawberries and comes together in under an hour.  

The same goes for a trifle from Taste of Home, they look very complicated, but it doesn't take much effort to layer all the prettiness in a big bowl.  Maybe try this Strawberry Angel Trifle?  Get the cake store bought and it's even easier.

25 Sensational Strawberry Recipes...both sweet and savory!  Cakes, pies, bars, drinks, salads, brownies, tarts and more!  Save this post for strawberry season. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Which one is your favorite?

Here are my Top 3 {in no particular order}.  These Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes, the Strawberry Detox Water and the Strawberries and Cream Magic Bars.  Get in my belly!

If one of these delicious strawberry recipes stands out to you, please visit all my blogging friend's pages and send them a little love.  They are all so very talented and I'm happy to share their work with you!