50+ Ways to Prep, Store, Cook & Eat Strawberries

by Meghan

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Last week, the Ms and I upheld one of our favorite summer traditions: strawberry picking!  We went with a group of Big M’s friends from preschool.  If you are local to Connecticut, Jones Family Farms has a great, family-friendly set-up, and if you go this week, you’ll just catch the end of strawberry season and the start of blueberry season.  The kids love to ride the tractor, aka the ‘Berry Ferry’, out to the field, and use their own little baskets for picking.  In about an hour, the girls and I picked over 8 pounds of red, ripe strawberries (not including the ones they ate in the field!).  Now, what do you do with 8 pounds of strawberries?

50+ Ways to Prep Store Cook and Eat Strawberries

50+ Ways for Prepping, Storing, Eating & Cooking Strawberries

After searching for and finding all sorts of amazing things to do with our strawberries, I thought I might as well share all those efforts with you!  We found ways to prep and play with strawberries, breakfast and dessert recipes, savory recipes, adult beverages featuring strawberries (my personal favorite!), and last but not least… how to grow your own!

Prep & Play with Strawberries

Prep and Play with Strawberries

Berry Paint by Thriving Stem

Berry No Cook Playdough by Kids Craft Room

How to Make Strawberries Last Longer by The Krazy Coupon Lady

How to Freeze Strawberries by 5 Dollar Dinners

Strawberry Canning by Whole Eats & Whole Treats

Strawberry Jam by The Life of Jennifer Dawn

Rhuberry Jam by Nemcsok Farms

Microwave Strawberry Jam by Still Playing School

Strawberry Breakfast Recipes

Strawberry Breakfast Recipes

Skinny Crunchy Strawberry Stuffed French Toast by Savory Nothings

Nutella Mini-Pancake Kabobs by Tablespoon.com

Vanilla Glazed Strawberry Rolls by Baker by Nature

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins by Living Better Together

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls by A Few Short Cuts

Whole Grain Strawberry Breakfast Bars by Julie’s Eats & Treats

Dairy and Egg-Free Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes by Sugar Aunts

Savory Strawberry Recipes

Savory Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chicken by The Cafe Sucre Farine

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeno Salsa by Domesticate Me

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips by Spend with Pennies

Strawberry Mango Salsa by Damn Delicious

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon by Julia’s Album

Strawberry Vinaigrette by Vitamix

Baked Brie with Balsamic Strawberries by Spoonful of Flavor

Strawberry Adult Beverages

Strawberry Adult Beverages

Strawberry Margarita Punch by The Cookie Rookie

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots by My Honeys Place

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka by Live Love Pasta

White Moscato Sangria by Amanda’s Cookin’

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade (non-alcoholic) by Fireflies and Mudpies

Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Strawberry Dessert Recipes

Best Strawberry Frosting by Your Cup of Cake

Banana Split Stuffed Strawberries by Spend with Pennies

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries by Dessert Now, Dinner Later

Raw Strawberry Twizzlers by Nouveau Raw

Dried Strawberries by eHow

Traditional English Trifle by Amanda’s Cookin’

Sweet and Sumptuous Strawberry Shortcake by Nemcsok Farms

Healthy Frozen Yogurt Pops by Simple Fun for Kids

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs by Sugar Apron

Strawberry Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks by OMG Chocolate Desserts

Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles by The Life of Jennifer Dawn

June in January Cake by Amanda’s Cookin’

Strawberry Dole Whip by Chocolate Covered Katie

Strawberry Twinkie Dream by A Helicopter Mom

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies by Amy’s Healthy Baking

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler by Chocolate, Chocolate and More!

Strawberry Patch Pie by The Life of Jennifer Dawn

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping by Amanda’s Cookin’

Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Jars by Mom Endeavors

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake by Crystal & Co.

Strawberry Pound Cake by The Life of Jennifer Dawn

Frozen Strawberry Pops by Craftulate

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake by Simple Fun for Kids

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars by Bento Lunch

Grow Your Own Strawberries

Because every year, after we go picking, the girls have so much fun, I am inspired to attempt to grow my own the next year… Last year, we did have one strawberry plant – Big M loved watching the green buds grow and ripen into juicy red berries.  And we actually got a couple harvests from it too.

Grow Your Own Strawberries

How to Make a Better Strawberry Pallet Planter by Lovely Greens

DIY Gutter Garden by 10 Acres and 6 Chicks

Growing Strawberries Vertically by My Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Strawberries are just one of many of my favorite things about summer.  And no store bought berry tastes as good as picking your own, fresh from the field, locally grown.  What’s your favorite method for cooking strawberries?  Big M has now requested daily since our strawberry outing to go peach picking… stay tuned for that adventure next month!  Catch all our summer fun here, including kids activities, recipes and more.

Cooking Strawberries

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Nina Lewis July 14, 2015 - 2:16 pm

All of these strawberries are making me hungry to eat them!! I told my husband just the other day that I needed to make some strawberry jam. I’d better get on the stick! Thanks so much for sharing at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. I really appreciate your participation!

Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor July 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

I love strawberries and this is a great list of delicious recipes. Thanks for including my recipe!

PGPBMeghan July 2, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Thanks – happy to… thanks for sharing such yummy food!


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