Thursday, March 29, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake has two great new DVDs out just in time for spring! Plus two great recipes

Everyone’s Berry Best Friend Returns in Two Fun-Filled Adventures Arriving on DVD March 6

Strawberry Shortcake is back just in time for Spring and is so sweet you will need two helpings!  Touching the hearts of children for decades, this wildly successful franchise is back with two more magical tales, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road and Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden! First, Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road follows Strawberry and her friends as they retell the classic “Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”  We love Wizard of Oz and Strawberry Shortcake so you bet my girls adore this movie. It is fun and a great classic spin-off of the original movie. Definitely worth owning!

Next, Strawberry Shortcake: Bloomin’ Berry Garden shows that it’s time for garden growing fun with Strawberry and her friends as they prepare for the Spring Flower Festival! This one was great time for us since we just started the spring cleaning and gardening at our own house. It got my kids motivated to do our own garden. They loved the movie!

Here are some awesome recipes that you and your kids can do together and enjoy because they are delicious! The traditional strawberry shortcake recipe is a traditional family favorite, but there are plenty of other new, delicious berry-inspired desserts to try too! This feature will give families some tips and tricks for making fun, yummy Strawberry Shortcake-inspired desserts!

Berry S’Mores
This take on a classic summer treat is sure to please the kids without giving them an insane sugar high! 

graham crackers 
softened cream cheese 
sliced berries 
(adding in chocolate is optional as these are delicious without it). 

Just break the graham cracker in half, spread about a table spoon of cream cheese on one side, add some berries on top, and put the other half of the graham cracker on top. Now you have an easy, delicious, healthy s’more to enjoy!

Strawberry Trifle
A yummy strawberry trifle is the perfect treat to eat while enjoying the new Strawberry Shortcake DVDs! 

 four tablespoons of sugar
two pints of fresh strawberries (chopped)
four ounces of softened cream cheese
two cups of whipping cream
one pre-made pound cake
one half cup of melted, seedless raspberry jelly

First, stir two tablespoons of sugar into the sliced strawberries. Next, beat the remaining two tablespoons of sugar into the cream cheese. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form, and then gently fold the cream into the cream cheese/sugar mixture. Then, cut the pound cake into slices that are about 1/3 inch thick. Arrange a layer of those slices at the bottom of a glass bowl (or a festive clear glass container of your choosing), then drizzle with the melted jelly. Next, add a layer of strawberries and a layer of the cream cheese mixture. Continue layering, making sure that the last layer is the cream cheese mixture. Garnish with strawberries. 

No comments: