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Labor Day Dessert – Strawberries and Whipped Cream


    • 3 pounds strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced
    • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
    • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
    • 5 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • Strawberries

    1. Combine the strawberries, the remaining 2 cups sugar, Grand Marnier, and orange zest in a large bowl and toss to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to assemble the dessert.
  • Whipped cream

    1. Combine the heavy cream with the confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until slightly thickened. Add the vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture nearly forms stiff peaks.

    Add to a slice of  Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake



    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup (2 Sticks butter)
    • 1 2/3 sugar
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1/2 cup sour cream (4 oz.)


    1. Heat oven to 325. Grease 9×5 inch loaf pan
    2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beat well. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream, stirring after each addition until smooth. Pour into prepared pan
    3. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.