When I was assigned Dorothy's blog Shockingly Delicious for this month's Secret Recipe Club, I thought, as most of us do when assigned a blog, that it belonged to a stranger. But I already "knew" Dorothy! (She just didn't know it.)
My local newspaper is the San Bernardino Sun. Back in December of 2007, Dorothy was an editor for one of the papers in the Sun's group of papers, the San Gabriel Valley Group. She had a recipe for Baked P'Sketti Squares printed in the paper, and I made it and blogged about it back in January of 2008. You can see that post here. I also submitted it to Ruth's Presto Pasta Night roundup. Dorothy's recipe was a delicious and healthy take on baked pasta that incorporated shredded zucchini.
In The Secret Recipe Club, we are assigned another member's blog. We peruse the blog for something we'd like to make, and make it. We then blog about it, and we all post on the same day. We don't know who has our blog until after the "reveal." As I was going through Dorothy's blog, I kept in mind the ingredients I knew I already had on hand. When I saw her recipe for Quick Fresh Berry Streusel, I knew that was the one. I had to make a couple of changes, though. I like to keep lots of frozen berries on hand, and in my freezer was a giant bag from Costco. So frozen berries it was. Dorothy also used ground flax in hers - I omitted that, and added some oats to give the streusel a little heft. It came out a little like a berry crisp.
My daughter was visiting for the day, and since she has decided she needs to cook for herself more, offered to help make this dish. Here she's adding the streusel to the pan full of berries. When we were mixing up the streusel and got to the step where you add the almond extract, she nearly swooned over the the scent. (Yes, it smells like Jergen's lotion). We decided that it really made a wonderful addition to a streusel topping.
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Dropping by from SRC. Yum! I have a large bag of frozen strawberries in my freezer that are just waiting to be made into this recipe.
I'm from Group C but I'm an honorary Group D member this week. Frozen berries are so handy, nice choice.
looks good! :-)
That berry strusel looks tempting.
Wow this looks absolutely delicious, what a great choice for SRC! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo
Sounds "berry" delicious :)
Of course I remember you! The world is such a tiny place, isn't it? How lovely that you were assigned my blog, out of all the options.
So glad you and your family liked that Berry Streusel. I highly approve of using what you have so if life hands you frozen berries, use them instead of fresh!
I'm still writing my food column for the newspaper, so catch me there, at www.ShockinglyDelicious, or at Malibu.Patch.com, where I write a food column every Saturday.
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