Chef Lily’s Strawberry Wine Shortcake

Yes, Chef Lily is 7. Technically, she’s 7 3/4 if you’re being precise. Yes, she enjoys Strawberry Wine Sauce. No, there’s no alcohol left in the sauce after cooking. Don’t worry. I promise I’m not serving Lily or any other kids liquor. Now that your concern has been assuaged, let’s get to the food!

Chef Lily’s Strawberry Wine Shortcake is so easy and simple…not to mention delicious. Strawberry Wine Sauce is full of Hood Strawberries cut in half and flavored with a light summer rose wine. For you non-wine drinkers out there, rose wine is made from grapes, not roses. It’s a slightly bubbly, slightly sweet, pink wine that you chill before drinking. So you can breathe easy.

chef lily

Gather It

strawberry wine

  • Angel food cake or shortcake
  • Aunt Becky’s Strawberry Wine Sauce
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipping cream

Make It

chef lily concentrating

  • Ask a grown-up to help slice the angel food cake or shortcake
  • Put the pieces into a bowl
  • Spoon Strawberry Wine Sauce over the top
  • Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Top with whipping cream
  • Optional: If you use the whipping cream in the can, squirt a little in your mouth after you’re done dishing up

Gobble It


  • Well, gobble it
  • Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

P.S. Notice her teeth. The big new tooth (top right) was named “Sven the Terrible” by her dad Matt. The little baby tooth that’s sticking straight out (top left) was named “Hiccup” after the character Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in How to Train Your Dragon. Hiccup has since fallen out and been gifted to the tooth fairy in exchange for cold hard cash.

P.S. 2 “Sven the Terrible” is actually named “Stoic the Vast”. The new tooth is replacing Hiccup is named “Gobber”. Matt loves naming things. Lily’s stuffed elephant “Elefante” was relentlessly named “Toby” by Matt until Lily finally broke down and agreed to “Toby”.


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