3 simple strawberry recipes for mother’s day

3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com

One of life’s greatest pleasures is picking a perfectly ripe strawberry straight off the vine.

Each year we eagerly await the season, pack up the car and head out to Long Island’s east end to pick (and eat) to our heart’s content.

Just thinking about biting into a juicy, sun-kissed strawberry makes me happy.

Put it on your bucket list.

To celebrate this family tradition (where does the time go?!) here are 3 simple strawberry recipes for you to enjoy….

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roasted christmas cauliflower salad

roasted christmas cauliflower salad | theclevercarrot.com

When people ask, “What’s you favorite ingredient to cook with?”

I squirm.

One minute, I’ll be into fresh bay leaves or mangoes, and then suddenly our relationship is completely over (it’s not you, it’s me!). Then, I’ll dabble around in the next thing. Like a child who outgrows a toy, I tend to play favorites and only revisit when the mood strikes.

As of late, there’s been a constant in my cooking repertoire that I’m excited to tell you about: sumac….

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make-ahead gifts: brûléed pecans

make-ahead gifts: brûléed pecans | theclevercarrot.com

Crème brûlée is all about that crispy, sugary crust right?

Sure, the silken custard underneath is good too. But thin shards of golden, caramelized sugar that shatters upon the very first whack of a spoon is what draws you in for the win!

(We’d probably brûlée a lasagne if we could).

So, how about this instead?

Take that sugary, brittly-goodness and encase it around warm, cinnamon-spiced pecans.

It smells like Christmas.

And it’s one of the easiest holiday gifts you can make-ahead….

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