Berries for Dad for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by utilizing the fresh fruit that are currently in season? Special breakfasts and desserts with dusky boysenberries, ruby red strawberries, or the powdery blue of blueberries–yum!

I have to admit, here in the Central Valley of California we’re spoiled. Fresh fruit and vegetables grow almost year-round. Currently, peaches, and nectarines, cherries, and loads of berries perch on the painted wooden shelves of local fruit stands waiting to be purchased. Stalls at our bi-weekly farmers’ market offer delicious produce as well and, during the summer months, there will be an explosion of even more fruits and vegetables being sold. Of course, as you well know, these fruits can be found in any grocery store too.

Berries for Dad for Father’s Day

This Sunday I’ll be making something using my husband’s favorite fruits–berries. Yum! I love them too. He loves anything that includes these fruits, so June is the perfect month for Father’s Day, in my opinion. At the moment, boysenberries, blueberries, and strawberries entice innocent shoppers with their intoxicating scent conjuring visions of delicious pies, cobblers, coffee cakes, crisps, and more. My husband would rather have a homemade mixed berry pie, or white chocolate-dipped strawberries, than a Hallmark card with a sentimental greeting inside. This hollers, “I Love You, Babe!” far more than printed card stock to him (cleaning out the storage shed is a close second, though).

As you are building your menu this week, you will find quite a few berry-inspired recipes on our website to help you create the perfect meal for your husband or dad this weekend. And don’t forget to have your children help make this special Father’s Day treat for him. If you’re not a member yet, take advantage of our free two-week trial membership–no strings attached. We think you’re going to love how much time and money it will save you.

Have a great weekend!

Marla and the Build a Menu Gals 

Basket of fresh berries

Basket of fresh berries

Here are some of the berry-inspired recipes you can find on our website:

Breakfast
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
Good Morning Blueberry Pancakes–S Friendly
Blueberry Oat Muffins

Cooking with Kids
Mini Berry Cheesecakes
Strawberry Lemon Desert Pizza

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Cake
Slow Cooker Blueberry Crumble
No-Bake Strawberry Ice Box Cake
Sensational Strawberry Shortcake

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