The Oscars are over and some of us are left thinking that our lives are boringly normal when compared with the celebrities and stars on television that live the high life. For today’s post I decided to take a step back and look at my life as an outsider might. As a result, I’m going to share nine unique and exciting star-worthy facts about myself. I might not have as many fans as Jennifer Lawrence or Anne Hatheway, but this post should give you a glimpse into the girl behind the baking blog.
- I’ve loved to dance my entire life. I took dance classes from kindergarten through 12th grade and in college and grad school. Today I still love to take jazz and ballet classes for adults.
- The only sport that I enjoy is football… specifically Minnesota Vikings football. A few years ago I started a women's-only fantasy football league called the First Ladies of Football.
- I can wiggle my ears.
- I always heave teary goodbyes to those that I love. Whether it’s for a week or a month, I always have a hard time saying goodbye.
- I smile… a lot. When I’m feeling down, a smile from a stranger always makes me feel a little better, so I try to keep the karma going around by doing the same for others.
- I love taking naps, and it's not unusual for me to schedule my Sunday afternoon to sneak in a 1 hour siesta.
- I have terrible hand eye coordination and team sports that require this make me nervous. There's something about playing volleyball or softball that simply makes me want to run for the hills.
- If I could have a celebrity date with anyone it would probably be Boris Kodjoe, or maybe Channing Tatum.
- Finally (and this should come as no surprise), I have an absolutely terrible sweet tooth. I want something sweet after every meal I eat. That’s why you should trust me that these strawberry shortcakes below are to die for. It’s a quick and easy recipe to whip up if you have company coming over.
1 quart (4 cups) strawberries, sliced
¼ cup sugar
2 ⅓ cups Original Bisquick mix
½ cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
½ cup whipping cream
Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix strawberries and ¼ cup sugar; set aside. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with strawberries and whipped cream.
Heather's Helpful Hints
If strawberries aren't in season, it's perfectly acceptable to substitute in frozen strawberries for this recipe.