This ultimate summer dessert is light, delicious, and bursting with fruit.
2 cups of sliced strawberries or other fruit of choice
1 pint or 2 cups heavy whipping cream
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar (more or less to taste)
½ cup blueberries, raspberries or fruit of choice for topping
To make whipped cream:
Pour the heavy cream into the cooled bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip the cream over medium/high speed until it begins to thickened.
Increase the speed to high and continue to whip until medium peaks form.
Turn off the mixer and add the confectioners’ sugar.
Whip again on low speed until the confectioners’ sugar is mostly combined. Increase the speed to high and whip until completely thickened and the mixture forms stiff peaks. Refrigerator until ready to use.
To assemble parfaits:
Place a small spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom of each ice cream cone then add a small spoonful of chopped strawberries, pushing the berries down into the whipped cream. Continue to layer strawberries and cream until you reach the top of the cone with a cream layer – (two or three layers).
Garnish with a raspberry and blueberries or fruit of choice.
S’mores are traditionally a part of the Jewish holiday Lag B’Omer. When you have a holiday that includes having a bonfire, you know s’mores have to be a part of it! But, personally, I could eat these all year long. Chocolate. Marshmallows. Graham crackers. Why not?
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Well, Mama, I want you to take a break from packing lunches and tucking pencils into binders. Continue reading →
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With summer fast approaching this is a great time to start preparing for fun in the sun!
SUN SAFETY 1. The sun’s UV rays are strongest from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm during the day. Make sure if you are out in the sun during this time period you take frequent breaks to relax in the shade and allow your skin a break from direct sunlight. If you don’t have access to shade, don’t be caught without a shirt! Even blocking the rays with a shirt will give you a much needed Continue reading →
The habits we form as children are sure to either haunt us or help us into adulthood. So, it is very important to provide kids with the decision making tools they need to lead a healthy and active life.
Below are just a few of the reasons to help our children eat wisely and stay active.
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