Berries + dessert = always a good idea. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a cake studded with ripe strawberries. In summer, cool off with a berry-filled icebox dessert. Or channel fresh berry flavor in winter by slathering bar cookies with jam. Mm, mm!
For my mother's birthday, I made two of these strawberry pies instead of a cake. Since it was mid-May in Oklahoma, the berries were absolutely perfect. It was a memorable occasion for the whole family. —Josh Carter, Birmingham, Alabama