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June 20, 2011

A Father’s Day Treat

Around these parts, Father’s Day weekend is typically the height of the strawberry season.  I have trouble getting my fill of the native beauties before they are gone.  Also typically, I make strawberry shortcake on Father’s Day.  Yesterday was no exception, but I made it even better.  My sister inspired me when she blogged about these:


The fine folks at Fine Cooking magazine shared this delicious biscuit recipe.  It is easy and worth the while.  While reading the recipe, I got to the part about using a 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter.  Biscuit cutter?  I don’t own a biscuit cutter.  I started texting Jennifer; what should I do?  Should I use a knife?  Could I just shape them by hand?  She said she did just that with her last lump of dough, so I went for it.  And you know what? They turned out just fine – and it just may be even easier than the original recipe’s directions because there is no need for the rolling pin; just grab chunks of dough and make patties out of them and you are good to go!

Here is the delicious result:


I do admit to cheating on this recipe in one more way; I used whipped cream out of the can instead of whipping my own!  I was feeling too lazy to make another mess by whipping cream.  Nobody in this family complained.  Four bowls of strawberry shortcake disappeared in record time.

**** And now for something completely different

Just wanted to remind you that the Photo Hunt deadline is approaching this weekend!  Hoping to see your photos posted by Sunday, June 25th.  I had my first submission today, but as I told Dawn, I’m planning to wait to look at your photos until I’ve finished my own hunt.  I’m nearly there – need two more shots to complete the list. 

I have lots of other shots to share with you too – I just can’t wait until school is out for summer!


  1. Hey! It’s GRADUATE!!! KIK

    Comment by Dawn — June 21, 2011 @ 6:55 am | Reply

    • ???? I’m a bit confused Dawn….. What’s graduate? Straighten me out please! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — June 21, 2011 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

  2. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite summer treats, and this looks fantastic!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — June 21, 2011 @ 8:07 am | Reply

    • Give this biscuit recipe a try if you have the chance Holly!

      Comment by Karma — June 21, 2011 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

  3. I had strawberry shortcake on Father’s Day, too. My Mom makes yummy biscuits and she didn’t mind making her whipped cream. 😉

    Photo hunt is coming along as well.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — June 21, 2011 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

    • Looking forward to your photo hunt Scott – looks like you will have plenty of colorful birds to choose from!

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  4. Yummy! That looks delicious. 🙂

    I’m not going to be able to do the photo hunt this time around. I haven’t had time to do much more than get my blog posts up and visit a few blogs every now and then.

    Comment by Robin — June 21, 2011 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

    • Feel free to use the photo hunt as a reason to present not-so-recently taken photos if you’d like, Robin.

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  5. Oh does that strawberry shortcake look heavenly! Can you pass a bite through the computer, please?

    (Like Robin, I’m not playing this time, either. But it’s been fun looking at some results–have seen Dawn and Carol’s blogs thus far.)

    Comment by Kathy — June 22, 2011 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

    • I’m sure the strawberries will be in season near you soon, right Kathy? Then you can try the recipe and enjoy it yourself! Maybe next time around for the photo hunt.

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  6. LOVE strawberry season! We are going picking this weekend and I can’t wait for my hands to be stained red with juices dripping down my chin!

    I could’ve given you the EASIEST (and BEST) sweet drop biscuit recipe had you simply asked! Starts with Bisquik and is flavored with cream, vanilla syrup and cinnamon. You mix the ingredients to form a loose dough and drop them onto cookie sheets, then sprinkle the tops with raw sugar. Bake, slice, fill with macerated berries, top with whipped cream and dig in!

    Comment by milkayphoto — June 22, 2011 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

    • The only reason I even made the biscuits myself this time around is because I was intrigued by my sister’s post. Normally I just buy biscuits already made! I know, I know, not the same. I definitely want to get my hands on some more natives before the season passes us by.
      No photo hunt for you this time around Tracy? 😦

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

      • Probably not. I already knew going in I wasn’t going to be able to get 2 of the 6 (grad and dad). I’ll have to catch you next time.

        Comment by milkayphoto — June 22, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

      • You can always be creative with those Tracy – a daddy squirrel or bird for example, someone or something who graduated to a new skill!

        Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

  7. Oh your shortcake looks soooooo good! I want those biscuits too but I felt too guilty to make them with all those yummy but fattening ingredients..Jennifer says..”all things in moderation.” So, I may have to try them. Your berries look so juicy and delish!

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — June 22, 2011 @ 5:45 pm | Reply

    • I didn’t think the recipe was really all that bad in fatty ingredients; it would be a nice treat. The glass sounds like a good idea, but I like not having to roll the dough even better!

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

  8. By the way, I have always used a water glass to make the biscuits. Just the perfect size!

    Comment by Trish Dinsmore — June 22, 2011 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  9. YUM!!! I just had dinner and could go for some strawberry shortcake for dessert 🙂 Unfortunately, my oven will be on break until it cools down (wish I could take a break, too!!) and the strawberries at our grocery store have been a bit disappointing. Will have to buy them somewhere else!
    *sigh* I’m afraid I flaked on the photo hunt…. things have been too crazy to take any pictures. I probably picked up the camera twice since the kids got out of school three weeks ago.

    Comment by thedailyclick — June 22, 2011 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

    • You live in Texas and don’t have central air? That’s what I do when I want to bake when it is hot – turn up the AC!
      I bet you have so many wonderful photos in your archives that you could put together a photo hunt post if you wanted to! I give you permission to hunt on your hard drive if you’d like! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  10. That strawberry shortcake looks so good! Unfortunately no one in my house would eat it so it’s unlikely that I’ll make it just for myself.

    Comment by Becky Sue — June 22, 2011 @ 10:36 pm | Reply

    • You live in a house full of boys that don’t like strawberry shortcake????????? Wow!

      Comment by Karma — June 22, 2011 @ 10:45 pm | Reply

  11. Glad you liked the biscuits as much as we did! And that your patties worked out fine. BTW, I hate to contradict our mother but I would not recommend a water glass to cut the biscuits. It wouldn’t be sharp enough & would create drag on the edges, resulting in less puff.

    Comment by JenniferA — June 23, 2011 @ 7:31 am | Reply

    • I liked the “rip and pat” method just fine anyway! 😉

      Comment by Karma — June 24, 2011 @ 8:50 am | Reply

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