National Strawberry Shortcake Day

Yum! If a super strawberry dessert deserves its own day, a strawberry shortcake wins my vote. Always a crowd-pleaser on a summery day, slice up those fresh berries (and mash more than half of them to up the juiciness). I add no sugar but sprinkling the slices with sugar will most definitely bring out the juice. Pile your mashed berries along with some slices between the layers of cake and top with more slices. Freshly whipped cream can (and should) be in between layers as well as on top. I mean, why not!?! Oh, you like vanilla ice cream? Sure, add that also, if you like. Make a true shortcake (like a large, cakepan-sized biscuit) or split regular-sized biscuits or angel cake or pound cake or whatever you prefer. Strawberries are a scrumptious superfood, so indulge away!  And this is Flag Day, so add some blueberries, if you’d like, and give your shortcake the ol’ red, white, and blue treatment!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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