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I have strawberries and need to make some kind of dessert or side dish (to go with a breakfast casserole). I want to give them something other than a bowl of strawberries. Some kind of shortcake, tart, etc?

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Make biscuits, serve with the strawberries (I'd use some sugar with them) and some whipped cream - shortcake.

As a side dish you could serve them with a dip of brown sugar and sour cream.

Or put them on pancakes.
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I made some from-scratch strawberry muffins a couple weeks ago that were to die for. You probably have all the ingredients in your house already. Here's the recipe:

Strawberry Smash Muffins

2 cups fresh strawberries
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 425. Grease muffin cups. Slightly smash strawberries in large bowl, using fork. Stir in sugar, oil & eggs until well mixed. Stir in other ingredients, just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
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My favorite thing to do with strawberries is to cut them up and mix them with sour cream and brown sugar. Yum!

Or cut them and sprinkle sugar over them. Let them sit like that for a bit while the juices come out. Then pour the straberries and juice over ice cream.

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Cheap and YUMMY dip for strawberries and LOTS of other fruit.

*1-8oz container cool whip, thawed
*1-8oz package cream cheese (NOT light or whipped kind, just regular cream cheese), softened
*3 tablespoons brown sugar
*kahlua to taste...I use about a shot, my mom uses about 3 shots! You can also use irish cream, or if you're looking for non-alcoholic, use high quality vanilla--but the kahlua ROCKS.

combine in a large mixing bowl, and then mix on medium-high with a hand mixer (or stand mixer, but it doesn't need that kind of power or no-hands convenience, really...) until smooth.

Best if refrigerated overnight, but still yummy if you forget and have to make it at the last minute.

I promise, you'll never think of it as "just a bowl of strawberries" again!

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crumble crisp topping on it and bake in the oven

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