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Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

by Laura

Strawberries are easily found right now in the grocery store. They have also been available for a great price. I have been able to get them for 99 cents a pound! How can you resist getting a pound or two? With some of my strawberries, I decided to make this recipe from the Betty Crocker website. The original recipe called for the bagged Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, but I didn’t have one in my pantry. So I decided to make my own sugar cookie base. This turned out wonderfully! It’s really like a strawberry dessert pizza. The cream part of this dessert square was great with the addition of the vanilla chips. If you’ve got some of those beautiful strawberries sitting in you fridge, consider making this delicious dessert.

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares

Crust
1/2 cup butter; room temp.
1 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp soda

Filling
1 cup white vanilla baking chips (6 oz)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

Topping
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
10 to 12 drops red food color, if desired

Heat oven to 375°F. Grease a 15x10x1- or 13×9-inch pan (I used the 15×10).
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla & mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt & soda & stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until light golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chips are melted and can be stirred smooth. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted chips until blended. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate while making topping.

In small bowl, crush 1 cup of the strawberries. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in crushed strawberries and 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in food color. Cool 10 minutes. Gently stir in remaining 3 cups strawberries. Spoon topping over filling. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set; serve within 4 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

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The Atonement | FHE lesson ideas April 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

[…] The Atonement From Family Home Evening Adventures by Rebecca Irvine PDF Download: Lesson, Puzzle Pages, Recipe Opening Song: “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook #34) Opening Prayer: By Invitation Objective: To help family members more fully understand the role of Jesus Christ in fulfilling the Atonement. Quote: “Those who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the source of their salvation will always lie down in green pastures, no matter how barren and bleak the winter has been. And the waters of their refreshment will always be still waters, no matter how turbulent the storms of life. In walking His path of righteousness, our souls will be forever restored; and though that path may for us, as it did for Him, lead through the very valley of the shadow of death, yet we will fear no evil. The rod of His priesthood and the staff of His Spirit will always comfort us,” (Jeffrey R. Holland, “ ‘He Hath Filled theHungry with Good Things,’ ” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 64).; Lesson: Read this story from The Friend, Meghan Decker, “Parable of the Ketchup,” Friend, Apr. 1999, 32 You will need one picture of the resurrected Savior measuring 9″ x 11″ on cardstock paper. Copy the puzzle pages (download the pages below) and then cut off the margins. When fit together as one, the puzzle should measure 9″ x 11″. Glue the puzzle pages to the back of the picture of the Savior. Laminate the picture puzzle for durability, then cut apart the individual pieces. Place all of the puzzle pieces on a table or display surface, picture side up (or in plastic eggs for an Easter lesson). Begin the lesson by giving a brief explanation of the Atonement—Christ’s suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His death on the cross, and His eventual resurrection. The Atonement enables us to return to live again with Heavenly Father. Tell family members that the prophet Nephi in the Book of Mormon taught that “all the holy prophets” have testified of Christ’s Atonement (see Helaman8:16).  Begin reading some of these testimonies by having a family member select one puzzle piece. Read the scripture and discuss its importance in relation to the atonement of the Savior. Gradually read all of the scriptures and put the pieces together one at a time to complete the picture. Display the puzzle picture in your home throughout the month as a visual reminder. Activity: Have family members create personal picture books to look at during the sacrament. Collect pictures of the Savior, His atoning sacrifice, and His life on earth from old copies of the Ensign or Friend. Have family members choose their favorite pictures to place in their books. Copies of the sacrament prayers, pictures of latter-day prophets, temples, or other meaningful pictures may also be included if desired. To get you started, here are some pictures of Christ from the Dec. 2002 Ensign: httpss://www.lds.org/new-era/2002/12/images-of-christ?lang=eng Closing Song: “Come Follow Me” (Hymn, #116) Closing Prayer:  By Invitation Refreshments:  Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares […]

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The Atonement | FHE lesson ideas April 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

[…] The Atonement From Family Home Evening Adventures by Rebecca Irvine PDF Download: Lesson, Puzzle Pages, Recipe Opening Song: “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook #34) Opening Prayer: By Invitation Objective: To help family members more fully understand the role of Jesus Christ in fulfilling the Atonement. Quote: “Those who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the source of their salvation will always lie down in green pastures, no matter how barren and bleak the winter has been. And the waters of their refreshment will always be still waters, no matter how turbulent the storms of life. In walking His path of righteousness, our souls will be forever restored; and though that path may for us, as it did for Him, lead through the very valley of the shadow of death, yet we will fear no evil. The rod of His priesthood and the staff of His Spirit will always comfort us,” (Jeffrey R. Holland, “ ‘He Hath Filled theHungry with Good Things,’ ” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 64).; Lesson: Read this story from The Friend, Meghan Decker, “Parable of the Ketchup,” Friend, Apr. 1999, 32 You will need one picture of the resurrected Savior measuring 9″ x 11″ on cardstock paper. Copy the puzzle pages (download the pages below) and then cut off the margins. When fit together as one, the puzzle should measure 9″ x 11″. Glue the puzzle pages to the back of the picture of the Savior. Laminate the picture puzzle for durability, then cut apart the individual pieces. Place all of the puzzle pieces on a table or display surface, picture side up (or in plastic eggs for an Easter lesson). Begin the lesson by giving a brief explanation of the Atonement—Christ’s suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His death on the cross, and His eventual resurrection. The Atonement enables us to return to live again with Heavenly Father. Tell family members that the prophet Nephi in the Book of Mormon taught that “all the holy prophets” have testified of Christ’s Atonement (see Helaman8:16).  Begin reading some of these testimonies by having a family member select one puzzle piece. Read the scripture and discuss its importance in relation to the atonement of the Savior. Gradually read all of the scriptures and put the pieces together one at a time to complete the picture. Display the puzzle picture in your home throughout the month as a visual reminder. Activity: Have family members create personal picture books to look at during the sacrament. Collect pictures of the Savior, His atoning sacrifice, and His life on earth from old copies of the Ensign or Friend. Have family members choose their favorite pictures to place in their books. Copies of the sacrament prayers, pictures of latter-day prophets, temples, or other meaningful pictures may also be included if desired. To get you started, here are some pictures of Christ from the Dec. 2002 Ensign: httpss://www.lds.org/new-era/2002/12/images-of-christ?lang=eng Closing Song: “Come Follow Me” (Hymn, #116) Closing Prayer:  By Invitation Refreshments:  Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares […]

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Ashley July 26, 2011 - 7:53 pm

I know this is a little late, but this is one of my grandma’s recipes. We call it Fruit Pizza, and we add banana and kiwi slices as well 🙂

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Ashley July 26, 2011 - 7:53 pm

I know this is a little late, but this is one of my grandma’s recipes. We call it Fruit Pizza, and we add banana and kiwi slices as well 🙂

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Jeremy May 28, 2009 - 5:52 am

This was a great dessert, easy to make and easier to eat. I served it with a little vanilla ice cream and
everyone raved about it.

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Jeremy May 28, 2009 - 5:52 am

This was a great dessert, easy to make and easier to eat. I served it with a little vanilla ice cream and
everyone raved about it.

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mommyoffour April 27, 2009 - 9:10 am

I just found your blog and want to say thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes!

I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was amazing! We had a few people over for dinner and there wasn’t a piece left! Very, very good! Thank you!

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mommyoffour April 27, 2009 - 9:10 am

I just found your blog and want to say thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes!

I tried this recipe over the weekend and it was amazing! We had a few people over for dinner and there wasn’t a piece left! Very, very good! Thank you!

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Lynda April 23, 2009 - 3:41 pm

I love these; they are so addictive! When I make fruit pizza, I make my own cookie for the base. Now I want to make them after seeing yours!

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Lynda April 23, 2009 - 3:41 pm

I love these; they are so addictive! When I make fruit pizza, I make my own cookie for the base. Now I want to make them after seeing yours!

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the happy couple April 23, 2009 - 3:28 pm

if only i had the vanilla chips i could make this tonight! might have to run to the store…

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the happy couple April 23, 2009 - 3:28 pm

if only i had the vanilla chips i could make this tonight! might have to run to the store…

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Kathy April 23, 2009 - 2:54 pm

YUMMM!!! Perfect for this gorgeous weather we’re having!!!

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Kathy April 23, 2009 - 2:54 pm

YUMMM!!! Perfect for this gorgeous weather we’re having!!!

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Laura P. April 23, 2009 - 1:33 pm

This is one of my favorite desserts, yum! Thanks for posting! : )

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Laura P. April 23, 2009 - 1:33 pm

This is one of my favorite desserts, yum! Thanks for posting! : )

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Melanie April 23, 2009 - 12:33 pm

That looks so good, Laura. I love the concept!

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Melanie April 23, 2009 - 12:33 pm

That looks so good, Laura. I love the concept!

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teresa April 23, 2009 - 11:28 am

I can practically taste this now, oh it looks so good!

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teresa April 23, 2009 - 11:28 am

I can practically taste this now, oh it looks so good!

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