Desserts

Strawberry & Lime Shortcake

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Recipe contributed to our wedding by: Alison Wathen Herfkens (Friend of Jessie & Scott)

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Shortbread:
2 cups butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour

Filling:
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon confectioners sugar
1/2 cup puréed strawberry
3 cups chopped strawberries
4 limes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in vanilla, add flour and mix well. 3. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch, just thin enough that you could make a thin cookie out of it. 4. Cut into 12, 3-inch circles. 5. Spray cooking spray into each well of a cupcake pan, coating well. Press one circle into each well of the cupcake pan. 6. Smooth out edges. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool in pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to cool on a rack. 7. While shortcakes are cooling, chop 3 cups strawberries into small pieces. Put in bowl with the juice of 2 limes and refrigerate. 8. Juice 1 lime and add juice to the 1/2 cup of strawberry purée. 9. In a large cold bowl, with a cold metal whisk, beat cream until stiff peaks are about to form. 10. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. 11. Fold in purée mixture, then put in refrigerator. 12. Once shortcakes are fully cooled, fill with chopped strawberries and top with strawberry and lime whipped cream. Serve immediately.
Nutritions

Calories
613

Sodium
17mg
0% DV

Fat
36g
56% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
63g
21% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV