Wild Strawberry Shortcake.

Each year during the early Spring we try to make it down to Florida to enjoy the already-warm weather that I oh-so-miss in Atlanta that time of year. We hit up the beach for a day, catch a few Spring Training games and Disney for a day (because, #momlife) but my classic favorites include the Strawberry Festival in Plant City and taking the kids to pick fresh strawberries from the field.

strawberry shortcake family recipe

This season I decided to incorporate sprawling springs of fresh mint from my garden (since there is SO much) and the outcome was so beautiful I just had to share. I really hope you’ll give this one a try – trust me, you’ll never go back!

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WILD STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

 

Strawberry Topping :

  • 4 cups Strawberries, washed + quartered

  • 1-2 TBSP granulated sugar

Wash and quarter 4 cups of strawberries. Toss with 1 to 2 TBSP of granulated sugar and set aside.

 

Homemade Whipped Cream :  

click here for the easy recipe

 

Shortcake :

  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 3 TBSP granulated sugar

  • 3 TBSP melted butter

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, sugar + melted butter until soft dough forms. Grease cookie sheet and drop six equal sized balls of dough. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve while warm.

 

To serve, place a single shortcake onto plate or bowl, top with two spoonfuls of strawberry topping and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Garnish with mint, enjoy!

strawberry shortcake recipe

I’d love to know if you gave this recipe a try! For more from our Southern Kitchen Bucket List, click here to see the full list of recipes I’m trying my hand at as part of this challenge. #HEIRLOOMED


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Snap Pea Spring Pasta with Asparagus and Parmesan.

One of my very favorite things about this time of year is simply shopping what's in season.

Driving by and grabbing a farm-fresh watermelon off the back of a truck or walking up to the farmers market in our neighborhood on Saturday morning to see what looks good and throw together a meal. When the ingredients are at their peak it's kind of hard to go wrong. 

Pasta is always an easy way to incorporate seasonal vegetables and with kids it's always a win. This recipe is quick and easy with just a few ingredients and is easily scaleable for a crowd.

ingredients for spring asparagus pasta / heirloomed

SNAP PEA SPRING PASTA WITH ASPARAGUS + PARMESAN

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, chopped
  • 1 package angel hair pasta
  • 3 handfuls sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup grated or shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt + pepper to taste

Boil large pot of salted water and cook pasta until al dente, drain and set aside. In medium pot, chop and blanch asparagus until tender. Remove from pot and set aside, then blanch trimmed peas until tender.  Toss noodles in olive oil and toss in peas and asparagus. With tongs spin birds nest pile onto each plate. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a hearty sprinkling of parmesan on top. Enjoy!

tossing fresh pasta for asparagus parmesan / heirloomed
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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com