Celebrate spring with these delicious strawberry recipes

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North Carolina strawberries are ripe and ready for picking and eating. And this Friday is Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.

Here are a few favorite recipes Whitaker Farms in Randolph County.

Morning Smoothie


  • 1 small vanilla yogurt
  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of chipped ice


  1. Mix first five ingredients in a blender
  2. Add chipped ice and blend
  3. Makes two servings

Quick Strawberry Pie

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of strawberries
  • 1 cup of sugar

Directions Filling:

  1. Slice strawberries and sprinkle sugar over them — stir

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of milk

Directions Crust:

  1. Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer
  2. Pour into greased 13×9 glass baking pan
  3. Pour strawberries over mixture and stir enough to even it out in the pan
  4. Bake in the oven at 359-degrees for one hour

Faylene’s Strawberry Delight


  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 box of Vanilla Wafers
  • 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese
  • 1/2 box of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 large container of cool whip
  • 1/2 cup of pecans


  • Slice strawberries and cover with sugar and let it stand for 20 minutes; stir occasionally
  • Layer 1: Crumble Vanilla Wafers for the crust and spread in a 9×13 baking dish
  • Layer 2: Mix cream cheese, cool whip, confectioner’s sugar with an electric mixer
    1. Spread mixture over crust.
  • Layer 3: Spread prepared strawberries over mixture
  • Layer 4: Spread cool whip over strawberries
  • Sprinkle pecans on top
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving
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