Is It Just Me, Or…

I love reading recipes! I get a lot of ideas, I love trying new things, and I especially love new techniques.

But…. and this is a big pet peeve of mine…. why, why, when someone tries something amazing somewhere and they make it at home, do they put the recipe out there for all to see and everything is already prepared??

Get a frozen pound cake, frozen strawberries in sugar, and (ick!) Cool Whip, and say you “made” dessert?? I mean, do what ya gotta do, but why post it as a recipe?

Whew. I feel better.

The concept was good: making the strawberry shortcake in a 13 x 9 pan for easy assembly, carrying somewhere, and serving. But this can be done using a real recipe. Cut and sugar fresh strawberries, make my vanilla cake from the earlier posted Strawberry Shortcake recipe, and take 3 minutes to whip your own sweet cream. Cube the cooled cake, layer cubes, berries, and cream twice in the 13 x 9 pan, wrap it, chill it, ready to go! BOOM!

The homemade goodness of doing it this way doesn’t take that much longer and it totally eclipses anything made with prepackaged ingredients. Don’t knock it til you try it! With a little guidance from Grammy, you too can make all kinds of totally homemade fare without too much trouble. It is worth it, believe me.

Hopefully, I will inspire you to be more adventurous in your kitchen. The occasional shortcut is okay, but as a rule, homemade is best!

Love, Grammy ❤

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