Classic Strawberry Shortcake

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Valentines day is tomorrow! And what better way to celebrate valentines day than with a classic strawberry shortcake? This cute and easy dessert is the perfect way to show someone that you care. Hope that you all have a wonderful day and that you are with people you love.

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Strawberry shortcake is by far one of my favorite desserts. The soft biscuit paired with fresh cream and sweet strawberries is just such a perfect combination. Strawberry shortcake isn’t really considered a winter dessert but it’s just so delicious, why limit it to only one season? These biscuits are great as a strawberry shortcake but are also great as morning biscuits with some butter and jam.

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Strawberry Shortcake (serves 3)

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 and ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  •  tsp salt
  • ½ stick cold butter cut into pieces
  •  cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 pint of strawberries, sliced

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Sift flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add butter and rub together with your fingers until the mixture resembles a course crumb. If the butter starts to melt or feel sticky, run your hands under cold water to cool them down.

Make a dent in the center of the mixture and add ⅓ of a cup of the cream and ½ of a teaspoon of the vanilla extract. Mix until dough begins to come together and resembles a ball. Do not over mix. If mixture is not coming together, add about another tablespoon of cream. Let rest in fridge for a ½ hour.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to ½ inch thickness. Cut circles out of dough using a cup and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 min.

While biscuits bake, put remaining heavy cream into a bowl. Beat cream until soft peaks form then add in powdered sugar and the remaining ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat to combine.

To assemble just sandwich the strawberries and cream between the biscuits.

enjoy

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Inspirational Blogger Award

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Wow, thank you so much Into the Forgotten for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. What a great award! I’m truly honored that you chose to nominate me. My main goal when I began blogging was to gain inspiration and to inspire others so to be nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award is just amazing. Sorry it took me so long to post this. Thank you!

 Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

 Facts about me

  1. When I was younger, I was scared of my reflection. At one point this fear got so bad that I had to cover all the mirrors in my room.
  2. I only eat the red colored jelly beans.
  3. My biggest fear is going insane.
  4. I hate having texting conversations because not being able to see the face of the person I’m talking to makes me anxious.
  5. In secondary school my friend pushed me and I broke both of my wrists. I’ve never broken any other bones but ever since I’ve had a fear of breaking my wrists again.
  6. I’ve been white water kayaking twice, in Glacier National park in Montana, and in Maine.
  7. On vacation in Alaska I came within a few feet of a bear. I was too shocked at the time to be scared.

Nominations
In no particular order, here are some blogs that I’ve been really enjoying recently and that I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration from.

Mister NorCal
The Simple Beginner
A Place called Infinity
Reaching Joy
Sherinaspeaks
Stumbling For Balance
Random Writing

Writer’s Block

Black ink meets white paper but the words won’t flow. I stare at the page in front of me. My hands, frozen. I can’t write, I can’t think, I can’t see. My mind becomes the white of the page. A white noise, a white world, and a white taste that lingers on the tip of my tongue threatening to sweep me away in a wave of white. The words stumble and trip out of my mind, broken and messy, spilling out onto the page in fractured sentences and incoherent thoughts. The once neat lines of script turn into a sloppy storm of black characters, marching their way to madness across the page and through my head. The white walls of the page crush down on me and the words fall lifeless at my fingertips as the sentences fail to form properly and my mind runs thick like syrup.

I sink further and further into the sickly, sweetness of nostalgia and I stop fighting the oncoming waves, instead facing them with open arms and letting them whisk me further out to sea, and as I give up desperately fishing for the next verse, the letters swim into words and sentences and paragraphs and when I look up from my daze the once blank paper in front of me is now filled with ink dancing and winding its way around the whiteness. A weight lifts and the white walls retreat, leaving only the thoughts that now flow in a steady stream from my fingertips. Black ink once again meets white paper but this time I do not stutter, instead I write.

Goodbye January

 

January

January is already over! Wow, it went by fast. I’ve officially been blogging for a month now! So here’s a little recap of my January. The month started off with family in the Berkshires. Then it was back to school for me. We had quite a few big snowstorms and I got a minor concussion which I’m still recovering from. I did a lot of painting, a lot of reading, and a lot of writing. I already failed to follow through with my New Year’s resolution to go on a diet (no surprise there) but I have been actively eating healthier. Overall it wasn’t the most exciting month, but it was nice to be able to catch up and get back into a routine. Hope everyone else had a good month as well! I’d love to hear about your January and any favorite things you did or read or heard this month! Here are a few of my January favorites.

January Sketches
At the start of the month I got a new sketchbook! I got the watercolor Moleskine sketchbook and I absolutely love it! I bring it with me everywhere I go. The pages are sturdy enough that I can paint on them with watercolor and acrylic but they’re not too textured so I can still use a pen to sketch. Here are a few of my favorite sketches in my new sketchbook.

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 Books
I’ve been doing a lot of reading this month. Here are my favorite books that I’ve read this month. I actually just finished Wild and I plan to go see the movie sometime soon. I hear it’s very good, I hope it’s as good as the book was.

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Music
I love finding new music to listen to. This month I’ve added a bunch of new songs to my playlist. I’ve been listening to a lot from Angus and Julia Stone, Vance Joy, and Milky Chance. Out of all the music I’ve been listening to this month, one of my favorite songs is Stolen Dance by Milky Chance.