Florida Strawberry Parfaits

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It’s been rather cold around here the last few weeks and in much of the country, but luckily we can still get produce Fresh From Florida.

In Florida, February is actually strawberry season.  They even have their Florida Strawberry Festival in February and early March!  The great thing about strawberries, is they not only taste great but they are great for you!  They are a very wholesome food, rich in vitamins, which you can add to your diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Strawberries are also a very versatile food.  They are a perfect addition to your breakfast, whether eaten alone, on top of cereal, mixed with granola or yogurt, or as an ingredent for muffins.  They are also a great topping for a number of salads, and of course, the possibilties for strawberry desserts are endless!

Today I’ve got a wonderful recipe for you!  It’s a Florida Strawberry Parfait and it comes to us from our friends at Fresh From Florida.

Recipe for Florida Strawberry Parfaits


2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced

8 ounces low fat cream cheese, whipped

2 tablespoons natural Florida sugar

1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt

4 graham crackers, crushed

1 lemon, juiced

4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish

Directions: In a medium sized bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice. Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture.  In four wide mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries and crushed graham crackers. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve chilled.

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Friday Favorites – Week 203 – Valentine Ideas

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Welcome to Friday Favorites! This week I have more Valentine recipes for you. Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 202 – Featuring 5 Strawberry Valentine Recipes

Happy Friday! If you’re gearing up for Valentine’s Day and looking for some new treats to make this year, you will love the theme of this week’s  Friday Favorites Features. We had so many great recipes linked up last week, but when I saw all these strawberry recipes, I just had to feature them!

Hope you enjoy!

5 Strawberry Recipes


Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from CincyShopper

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat Smoothie from The Scent of Oranges

Strawberry Fudge

2-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge from Raining Hot Coupons

Strawberry Float

Cupid’s Strawberry Float from Frugal Coupon Living

Strawberry Cheese Granola Parfait

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Parfait from Mostly Homemade Mom

I can’t wait to see  your posts. Link up below!


Guest Post: Strawberry Yoghurt Ice-Cream (No Machine) from Linda at With a Blast

Are you guys hungry for something cool and sweet? If so, you have come to the right place!  This week we have another great guest post.  This one come to us from Linda over at WITH A BLAST.  And she is sharing her Strawberry Yoghurt Ice-Cream (No Machine).  Sounds great to me! Check it out!

Guest Post: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade from Melissa of Melissa’s Cuisine

I’m very excited to present some guest recipe posts this months from some of our Friday Favorites bloggers!  If you wish to share one of your recipes as a guest blogger, I’d love to give you the opportunity. Just shoot me an email.  This month, our guests are sharing some favorite summertime recipes.  We are starting with Melissa from Melissa’s Cuisine.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow

A few weeks ago I shared my Cheesecake Puppy Chow (or muddies, if you prefer that name), and today I’ve got the same recipe with a little something extra added.  This Strawberry Cheesecake Puppy Chow is a festive treat that will go absolutely perfect for your Valentine’s Day party, and it’s great for everyday snacking too! Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]

Guest Post: Strawberry Summer Salad from Lyuba at Will Cook for Smiles

Today we’ve got another guest post. This time it’s from Lyuba of Will Cook For Smiles. I’m a huge fan of her blog, and I encourage you to go over and check her fantastic recipes!  Today she’s got a Strawberry Summer Salad for us!  Take it away, Lyuba!


Strawberry Summer Salad 

 Hey everyone! I’m Lyuba from Will Cook For Smiles. I love to share cooking adventures and great recipes on my blog, as well as, an occasional craft.  I was very excited when Jerri asked me to guest post for her.

What does summer mean to you? For me, it means loads of fruit and berries. Strawberries are some of my favorite berries. I made this salad as a quick snack for my son and we liked it so much that now, I make it as a dessert (with a little whipped cream), as a side or as just a quick healthy snack.


10 strawberries

5 mint leaves

1 tbs of chopped pecans

Juice from 1/2 of lime

1/2 tbs Splenda


1. Chop the strawberries, mint leaves and pecans. Combine in a bowl and mix well.

2. Squeeze the lime into a cup and add the Splenda. Mix well and add to the strawberries.

Yes it’s that simple and so delicious!


Thanks again to Lyuba for posting today!  Be sure to check out her blog Will Cook For Smiles!


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