strawberries with brown sugar and sour cream

I’m back, if only for a moment. I’ve missed you all so much these past few weeks. As I’ve been going about my new daily routine (feed the baby, burp the baby, change the baby, repeat, then repeat again), I think of posts that I would like to write and recipes that I would like to make. I itemize grocery lists, plan the photos I’m going to shoot and then…it never happens. Any spare moment I have turns into a quick nap, another load of laundry or an all-too-brief television show (during which I usually fall asleep). My list of blog to-do’s just grows longer and longer.

I know that life will return to normal soon. Things will calm down and eventually I will be able to sleep (and blog) again. But for right now, I don’t have time to bake a batch of double chocolate brownies or magic bars just to satisfy a sweet tooth. Instead I’ve been relying on the quickest, easiest, tastiest dessert I can think of: strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar.

No recipe required. Just choose sweet strawberries, dip in cool sour cream and finish with a bit of brown sugar. It’s easy enough for everyday but pretty enough for company.

Best of all, you can eat it one-handed. Which is essential when you have a little ball of sweet baby in your arms.

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.






  1. Aww.. Charlie’s so adorable!
    And I’m totally making this for a snack ASAP.

  2. She is so beautiful!! I am so happy to see you eat strawberries like this… I thought I was the only one in the world that loved them that way 🙂

    • rainyd01 says:

      You’re totally not alone! I was chatting about this with folks on twitter the other day—seems to be popular!

  3. She is beautiful! There is a lot of sweet in this post!

  4. Yay! We missed you too! I’ve had sour cream and brown sugar before but not separately like this, it’s always been mixed up to make a dip….which is absolutely awesome with a slug of Baileys (or whatever else you fancy) mixed through – just for future reference 😉

    Beautiful baby….congratulations again!

  5. Welcome back!! She is so beautiful! Don’t worry, your blog will always be waiting for you but tiny little newborns don’t stay tiny for very long. Enjoy every minute of it!

  6. Yay! I’ve been checking back regularly, not just because I like reading your posts but to see that you got time for yourself to make some yums. Both of your girls are gorgeous! Love the pic at the end 🙂

  7. Oh My Goodness I’ve been waiting for a cute picture! the snack looks wonderful also. Welcome back!

  8. Courtney says:

    We make a dip out of a package of sour cream, 2/3 of a cup of brown sugar, and a splash of vanilla. Mix it, let it sit for a few minutes and voila! An easy, delicious dip for all types of fresh fruit. Super good with pineapple and grapes, too!

  9. Ah! This is how we used to eat strawberries when I was growing up! I always thought it was the proper way to eat ’em, but no one outside of my immediate family related, so I forgot about it once I was out in the real world. Thank you for bringing back some very sweet memories, and I will be sure to keep some sour cream in my fridge for strawberry season.

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