Summer is the Sweet Season

What does summer mean to you? Warm weather brings pool parties, block parties and ice cream parties. Whether it’s a party or a family picnic, we have an award winning recipe from Venae’s Kitchen that’ll be the hit of your next gathering!

Maple Croutons


  • Strawberry Salad
  • •1 lb. strawberries, sliced
  • •1/2 lb. fresh blackberries
  • •1/3 lb. fresh raspberries
  • •1/4 cup lemon juice
  • •1 cup fresh mint
  • •1/2 lb. feta crumbles



Melt butter in a saucepan and add sugar. Stir to combine and melt sugar. Let cool slightly. Take the slices of bread and cut into cubes and place in a large plastic freezer bag. Add the butter mixture and shake to coat all the bread.

Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake at 400°F until golden brown. Cool on a rack. Use these sweet croutons to add to a fresh strawberry summer salad.