In Our Little Corner Of The World…

…this happened!

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We honored our newest military officers…


…and we honored those who served before them.


We celebrated our nation’s freedom…


…as Blue Angels thundered right over our house!


We gave thanks for all of God’s bounty and blessings…

 

…and then this happened! It can happen in your house as well…

The Best Ever Shortcake

Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening ( I have used butter as well but shortening seems to give the cake a bit more bounce)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.Grease and set aside a shortcake pan (or large muffin pan)

3.Measure  flour, salt, and baking powder into a small bowl and set aside.

4.Cream sugar, shortening, egg and vanilla. I use my kitchen aide
5. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and mix slowly.

6. Add milk slowly to batter. Combine until just smooth.

7. Spoon into greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes

8. Cool and remove from pan.

9.Smother cake with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream…you made the effort with the cake, you might as well do the cream right!

10.Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

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56 thoughts on “In Our Little Corner Of The World…

  1. I so enjoyed your post, Amy! We do have much to be thankful for, don’t we? Your little one looks so cute standing among the berries. Your strawberry shortcake looks wonderful too. I too made a cake and served it with berries and yes, real whipped cream. Thanks for sharing and linking and Happy Memorial day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. It really is the little things that matter. As I grow older this is so much more apparent. It was an exciting wonderful holiday weekend. A wonderful way to start the summer season!

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  2. Your little one is a cutie. We need to plant in our yard and have been at a standstill due to not being able to decide on what to make raised beds with. So your raised mounds look so simple and functional it appears we could just skip the raised beds and just copy your concept. thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Strawberry shortcake is always a summer favorite at my house- though can be seen in the winter too. Thank-you for the shortcake recipe. I like to try different ones. Your daughter is adorable and growing so fast. Love her romper, my daughters wore them too (about 30+ yrs. ago). Your photos are beautiful, enjoy your posts so much. Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. I love bubbles and rompers on little ones. Oh those chubby little knees! She is sweet and feisty and the light of our home.
      Shortcake with frozen strawberries and hot fudge is a winter favorite here!

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  4. Amy what a lovely post. I’ve had a complete technological meltdown in the last couple of weeks, but am back on deck now. I hope you’ll share this post with me at Five Star Frou-Frou at A Tray of Bliss this Friday. Looking forward to hosting you. Love, Mimi xxx

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  5. How lovely to visit your little corner of this wonderful world. Your photos made me smile, and the shortcake reminds me of my mother’s.

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  6. Sounds like you had a great Memorial Day. Love all the pictures. Your sweet girl is adorable. So glad I stopped by today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. That first picture is great! So patriotic and encouraging for our country. All the other pictures are wonderful. Your daughter is so cute with the strawberries. Can’t wait for strawberry season here to make strawberry shortcake. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. I love your photos. We saw the Blue angels for the first time this year, next year we will have to look into the parade and other things going on over Memorial Day Weekend.

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  9. These are beautiful photos! And the recipe sounds great, I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Hope you have a great week.

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  10. I don’t bake much anymore – neither of us can afford the sugar or calories in our diet. But, last Saturday I made strawberry shortcake with berries fresh from the fields. It was a delicious treat.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  11. You have captured the essence of what is so important.
    And your photography is stunning.
    I haven’t had strawberry shortcake in so long.
    As always, your sweet model makes everything beautiful.
    Happy TOHOT.

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  12. What a lovely tribute. The little strawberry girl is precious and the cake looks yummy! I want some. Today I am visiting from my book review blog. Tryin’ to get a little traffic over there. Come over and visit. I’ve reviewed some great books this year. http://myreadingjourneys.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing. Have a Fabulous Friday. I linked my Thrifty Thursday post at Share Your Cup too!

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  13. Loved it!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! Please join us again…and we would love to see you at our Wonderful Wednesday Link Party too, every Tuesday at 4PM! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

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  14. Lovely post.Shortcake looks yummy. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again next week on Friday, @ 12.00AM EST

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  15. Now that’s a special Memorial Day Amy. Beautiful shots and beautiful food. Love it. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

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  16. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know this post has been *featured* as a part of our special strawberry edition this week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays (at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth). Thank you for sharing with us each week and we hope to see you again this week at the link up!

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  17. Happy Belated \Memorial Day Amy. I have a daughter who is obsessed with making shortcake I’m going to have to give her this recipe. Pinning and sharing your great post. Thank you for providing us with literally sweet inspiration.

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