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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Macerated Strawberries

As we are heading towards Spring and Summer, I wanted to include a quick recipe, if you could call it that, for Macerated Strawberries. If you are wondering what Macerated means, Cookthink has a good description.
"To macerate something is to soften it by soaking it in liquid. You usually hear the word used in recipes that include fresh or dried fruit. Macerating fresh fruit releases some of its juices, creating a sweet syrup." - Cookthink

It only takes a few minutes to prepare and makes a perfect side dish for any meal of the day. If your strawberries aren't very sweet it is a quick way to add a touch of sweetness. A tasty addition to this would be a handful of washed blueberries, which we often add.

Note: If your strawberries are very ripe and sweet, you may want to add a bit less sugar, around 1 Tbsp. instead of 2.

Macerated Strawberries
Makes several servings

  • 1 lb. ripe strawberries, washed, tops removed and cut however you prefer (I cut into thin slices)
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. sugar

1. If you have not done so, prepare the strawberries.

2. Combine the sugar and strawberries in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Cover and transfer to the fridge to chill.

Recipe from Martha Stewart.


  1. My family LOVES macerated strawberries and I'm so jealous of everyone who is enjoying these wonderful berries already! We still have about 6 weeks to go!


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