Mango Curry Chicken

I love a good cookbook. I am an avid cookbook reader. I also love non-cooking books that talk about food. One of my favorite authors is Shauna Niequist. I actually heard her speak before I read her books. When she speaks and also in her books she always includes the details about what was being […]

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CHICAGO- One of a Kind Show

Just a quick note in case you missed it Julie you won the Pampered Chef gift Certificate!! Click HERE if you are Julie. OK now back to our regularly scheduled program. I’m hitting the road with Big D this weekend. Last year we went to the One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart […]

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Mocha Cappuccino Mix

Cappuccino Mix ~ great gift idea!

Who wouldn’t love a warm frothy cup of Mocha Cappuccino? I keep a container of this mix on hand at all times. Even my friends who are not coffee lovers love this Cappuccino Mix. Yes, it’s true I do keep company with non-coffee drinkers. Once you give this as a gift be prepared to keep […]

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NO-bake COOKies

What to do on a dreary day…..make cookies of course! Chocolate No Bake Drop cookies are quick and so easy my ten year old son can make them! The fact that oatmeal is on the ingredient list makes me feel like these are “healthy” cookies therefore I can partake of many. Unfortunately, because of my […]

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Pampered Chef WINNER!!!

I am so excited about this GIVEAWAY from Pampered Chef! The comments led me to believe that you are excited about it too! So without further adieu I will announce the winner of the $50 gift certificate provided by Kelli a Pampered Chef Consultant and friend of Strawberry Cake! Drum roll paleeeze…………. JULIE said: I […]

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Pampered Chef GIVEAWAY!

Because it’s Cyber Monday I am giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to Pampered Chef! So you can carry on with your online shopping on Wednesday if you find yourself a WINNER! I personally think you are all winners, but I mean a winner of this gift certificate! I love pampered Chef. Everything that I […]

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CYBER monday

I made it through yet another Black Friday with out shopping. I steer clear of the mall the day after Thanksgiving, I’m usually still washing dishes and staggering around from my pie hangover. And truth be told I am not a fan of crowds. Unless I’m waiting in line for a cookbook to be signed […]

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Shepherds Pie-Thanksgiving Day Leftovers

Shepherd Pie is one of my families favorite meals. It’s easy, comforting and it’s a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes from say….. Thanksgiving. The first time I ever tasted this pie was on our Honeymoon. We were at a brewery in Burlington, Vermont. It was so delicious that when we returned home […]

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Rascally Pilgrims

“Here we are again Ma” “Yes, here we are….(sigh)” “How long you think until the vittles start arriving before us?” “Not long Pa, not long…I can smell something cooking” “Mmmm, I knew it was nearing time….the Cranberry Relish is always first to the table.” “Smells so good ma…(snnnifff) aaahhhh” “Pa did you just stick your […]

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Cranberry Relish


As a kid I never touched the cranberry sauce. It was always plopped out on a plate and laid sideways to do a jelly dance. I must have been forced to try it at some point because I have the memory of my eyeballs rolling back in my head and my tongue shrinking inside my […]

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