Something “Berry” Delicious Going On

     As I set about to do some posts I realized the date! Yikes spikes…Valentines Day is fast approaching. Hubby and I always say that every day is Valentines Day for us so I guess that’s why I didn’t even realize it.  For us the big day is the 18th, that’s our wedding anniversary which is coming up next Monday 🙂    

     To me though, Valentines Day coming always feels like spring is getting closer..now mind you it’s still February, still winter, we still have a winter storm warning for tomorrow into Wednesday (Really????) but for some reason it just feels like spring is getting closer…March is on its’ way.

     With all that and thoughts of flowers and strawberries in mind, yes I said strawberries (you know the chocolate dipped kind…yummy) I’m reminded of a delicious recipe for stuffed strawberries!  These are so quick and easy to make and maybe you’re even lucky enough to have some home grown fresh strawberries which you vacuumed sealed from your summer harvest!

To make this recipe all you need is:

  • About 2 packages of strawberries (16 oz. each)
  • 1-1/2 packages (8 oz packages) of cream cheese (lite or low fat works as well) softened
  • 8 Tablespoons powdered sugar (may use less if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon pure organic vanilla 
  • 2-3 graham crackers crushed (placed in plastic bag & crushed with rolling pin or with mortice and pestle)
  •  Note: You can also use crushed shortbread cookies or Oreos
  • Cut tops of strawberries and remove some of the inside (A strawberry huller works perfectly for this!
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Fill the strawberries with the mixture and dip the tops in the graham cracker or crushed cookies.  If you want to stand the berries up, you can cut across the bottom to make them flat if you like. 

 

stuffed berries

Variations: Dip bottoms into melted chocolate or add a little melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture for chocolate cream cheese.

Either way, Enjoy!!  And have a happy and healthy Valentines Day!!

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