Strawberries galore!

We spent some time this weekend in Southern Alberta visiting friends.  Many times in the past we have gone to pick berries while visiting, and this time was no different from before.  We took the kids early one morning to Broxburn Vegetable and Cafe, and we were not disappointed.  The berries were plentiful, large and so sweet.  We were able to pick two pails full of berries, and a few may have also ended up in our bellies!  I wanted to bring some berries home for snacking, but I was also very keen to bake with them.  I still had some pie dough left in the freezer so I went looking for a recipe.  I wanted a recipe that was for more than just strawberries and I also wanted a streusel top.  After looking through many recipes I found one that looked great.  The recipe called for 6 cups of strawberries, but I ended up using 4 cups of strawberries and one cup each of raspberries and blueberries.  In the end the pie turned out even better than I had envisioned.  It was sweet from the berries and covered in a crumble top that was crunchy from the oven.  Served with vanilla ice cream, it was pure deliciousness.  Find the Streusel-topped strawberry pie here, remembering that I used my grandma’s pie dough for the crust.

Happy baking,
Sara

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Brownies vs. Blondies

What is your go to dessert?  Is it cake, pie, cookies or maybe a tray of brownies?  I have been thinking about if I enjoy a brownie or a blondie better, and I think I like the versatility of the blondie.  It is easier to add something extra to the blondie to change the flavour like candy or spice.  I have found some of my favourite recipes to share with you, but please let me know which do you like better?

Brownie:
Crazy brownies from @pioneerwoman these are insanely delicious.  I have made them several times, but make sure you serve these with a big glass of milk!
Best cocoa brownies from @smittenkitchen I have never made a recipe from Deb that I did not like!
Secretly healthy zucchini brownies from @yammiesnoshery you will not believe the calorie count of these!
New and improved healthy brownies from @ambitiouskitchen you will need to check this recipe out to see how she makes these good for you brownies!  They are gluten and dairy free.

Blondies:
Cake batter blondies from @sallysbakeblog these would be a very fun addition to any birthday party.
Peanut butter cup blondies from @alidaskitchen who does not love peanut butter cups?  These look amazing.
Salted caramel blondies from @addapinch I am in love with everything salted caramel and I am sure that these would not disappoint.
Snickerdoodle blondie bars from @bakedbyrachel there is something so delicious about the mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

Happy baking,
Sara