This Grand Adventure: Chelsa-Bea: Kitchen Staple: Strawberries and Sour Cream

May 13, 2014

Kitchen Staple: Strawberries and Sour Cream

Kitchen Staple - Strawberries and Sour Cream with Brown Sugar  | Recipe by

It’s funny to think how much has changed in a year. A year ago I was quitting jobs, attending graduations, saying a few of our first goodbyes, beginning to pack boxes, getting ready for family to come to town, prepping to celebrate a special 30th birthday, in the midst of my second quarter life crisis and dragging myself through the emotional trenches of preparing myself to leave my beloved Des Moines. And now, here I am in my dear Milwaukee, finally enjoying the springtime weather with open windows, sunny days and mid-west thunderstorms. No matter how many days, weeks or months go by, I am still amazed by how quickly time passes. The next 6 weeks are big ones for us. We’re marking one year on so many things. Even this little place will be celebrating her first birthday.

This month has been much more consistent, and I feel more at ease then I have in awhile. While we’re through overnights and finally onto normal sleep schedules and spending time together, just when I think things are beginning to calm, we get a few nice surprises. I wouldn’t and shouldn’t expect our life to stay too simple or calm, because otherwise it certainly wouldn’t be this grand adventure.

A favorite summer dessert. Simple and delicious. Perfect for kids and crowds! Strawberries and Sour Cream with Brown Sugar | Recipe by

So, what’s our big news? We’re moving! Don’t worry, it's not to a new city, and not even right away but to an adorable new house just down the street from our current residence. It all kind of happened in a few days but I couldn’t be happier about it. It’s funny how just when you need it to, the universe throws things into place.

Anyway, this strawberries and sour cream recipe (yes, I know, another non-recipe, recipe for you) is one of my favorite warm weather desserts. It’s sweet, sour and creamy flavor is a refreshing and a delicious treat. While it might not be entirely healthy, I can’t resist just a few juicy strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar. I know it sounds kind of crazy but promise me you'll just give it a try.

The perfect balance of sweet and sour. Strawberries and sour cream with brown sugar | Recipe by

Strawberries and Sour Cream


Pint or two of strawberries
One to two heaping dollops of sour cream
1/4 cup (or more) of brown sugar

Place all ingredients in separate bowls. Take strawberry and dip in sour cream, covering generously. Next, dunk the strawberry in brown sugar, coating with desired amount. Devour and enjoy!


  1. Congrats on the new spot!! Excited to learn more about it and see what you do to decorate :)

  2. You totally sold me on this treat-I may or may not have had it a few times since you introduced me to it! It's brilliant!! Congrats on the new house, and upcoming blogiversary!

    1. Thanks, Phi! So glad you are loving the strawberries!