9 scrumptious strawberry recipes you have to make this berry season

Buddy Valastro's Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

by Lisa Lozano

Strawberries are coming into season across the U.S. right now, and if you're wondering how to work this delicious little gem into your repertoire, may we offer nine delicious suggestions?

No. 1: Curtis Stone's Crêpes with Homemade Ricotta and Maple-Strawberry Syrup

Curtis Stone's crepes with strawberries are a perfectly light summer breakfast or brunch and would make an excellent, elegant option for guests.

No. 2: Strawberry Napoleons

This strawberry shortcake-esque recipe uses pre-made puff pastry, so it's a quick dessert option that's perfect for a busy summer day when you need to put something together quickly.

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles

Another great brunch option are these strawberry shortcake waffles. Using cake mix makes these a little sweeter than typical waffles, so they'd also be a delicious offbeat dessert option.

Buddy Valastro's Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

For yet another spin on strawberry shortcake (I mean could we ever get enough?) try the Cake Boss' strawberry shortcake cupcakes!

Buddy Valastro's Strawberry Milkshake Cake

This recipe from the Cake Boss is a real treat! It features two layers of strawberry-swirl cake with a hidden layer of strawberry ice cream in the middle! How perfect for a summer celebration!

Rick Bayless' Guacamole with Strawberries and Habanero

Proving that strawberries aren't just for sweet dishes, Rick Bayless puts his own spin on guacamole by adding strawberries.

Strawberry-Arugula Salad

For another savory option, toss strawberries and basil with arugula and a basic vinaigrette for a simple but flavorful salad.

John's 'Heart-Shaped Box' Cocktail

This delicious blended drink features all the beautiful berry flavors of summer. First, blend up your favorite berries and strain. Then pour Crème de Cassis (black currant) liqueur into a glass, add your blended berries, then top with Prosecco. Garnish with a slice of strawberry floating on top.

Jessica Alba's Pops

This extremely healthy recipe will cool down the kids on a hot day with no guilt on your end, since it's made from fruit juice and honey!

What's your favorite way to eat fresh strawberries? Tell us in the comments!

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