These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are elegant but surprisingly easy to prepare! It’s like a little bite of strawberry cheesecake without all the work!
Valentine’s Day is a family affair around these parts.
Long gone are the days of Brian and I gazing into each other’s eyes over a romantic dinner in a secluded booth at a five-star restaurant. Wait a second, did that ever happen? I’m pretty sure that hasn’t happened in the history of ever.
Maybe in 20 years, but for now Valentine’s Day is a family holiday and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Along with our annual Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt (not food related), we do a candlelight dinner.
My four boys go crazy over this tradition. Just last night, I overheard my 8-year old say to his younger brother in a voice that could barely contain his excitement, “Only a few more days before we get to eat dinner in the dark!”
Clearly I need to get candles that produce a bit more flame. Here I thought I was teaching my boys the niceties of fine dining and all along, they’ve just been ecstatic to eat dinner in a situation that approximates cavelike dwelling.
Over the years, I’ve served a fancy meal, everything-heart-shaped meal, and an all pink or red meal (that one was a bit scary).
This year, I have a few new ideas up my sleeve. First up are these delightful cheesecake stuffed strawberries.
After tasting them, the only coherent thought I could muster was “where have these been all my life?” Not only are they a cinch to prepare, they taste absolutely amazing.
It’s like a heavenly bite of strawberry cheesecake with the emphasis on the strawberry, which is just fine with me. They are an absolute cinch to prepare and look much more elegant than the preparation requires.
I don’t know if I’ll serve these cheesecakes stuffed strawberries as a sweet side dish or as a dessert option, but either way, come February 14th, they’ll be on our table and I kinda sorta think they should be on yours, too.