No Fuss Strawberry Shortcake On The Beach



Sunday Evening, we wrapped up another great weekend with family and friends at Niles Beach for dinner, drinks and dessert! Dinners on the beach has been a Ciaramitaro family tradition for years. My great grandparents, grandparents, and parents have passed on this summer time tradition of “PINICI” on the beach down for generations. As a little girl, I remember going to Half Moon Beach, Stage Fort Park, and Good Harbor for a “Pinici Dinner” on the beach countless times! Dinner at the Beach is a family affair from start to finish. Everyone is involved in the prep work, packing, unpacking, setup, eating, and cleanup. After years of doing it,  I think we officially have it down to a science! Last night St. Barry perfectly grilled a tasty Chipotle Flank Steak Fajita’s dinner while the kids and I tucked the cooler, beach bags, tables, and chairs into the truck just before headed over to the beach. Within minutes of our arrival at Niles, the table was set, the food was served and the feasting began under a partly cloudy sky.  At the tail end of our dinner, the sun periodically peeked through passing clouds, as it set over Ten Pound Island. The sunset may not have been as colorful as Friday evenings sunset but it was equally as beautiful in its own way.  We ended our weekend on a sweet note with a refreshing no fuss Strawberry Shortcake dessert! 


No Fuss Strawberry Shortcake


1 store bought pound cake; sliced

10-12 cups Fresh Strawberries; sliced thin

1 bottle Strawberry Liquor

3 tablespoon super fine sugar

1 Can Fresh Whipped Cream


1 place sliced strawberries in mixing bowl or large plate; sprinkle with sugar; drizzle with 3/4 cup Strawberry Liquor; mix; let rest 5-10 minutes

2  lay 1 slice pound cake on serving plates; drizzle 1 teaspoon strawberry liquor over each cake slice; top each with 1/2-1 cup of marinate strawberries; top with whipped cream; serve immediately

*Note~ Optional Substitution for Strawberry Liquor: Use Orange Juice or Simple Sugar Syrup

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Friday Nights Niles Beach Sunset …Photo by Daughter Amanda Mohan
For my Tequila Chipotle Flank Steak recipe click link below

4 thoughts on “No Fuss Strawberry Shortcake On The Beach

  1. I can’t tell you how much that I love that you all have dinner, drinks, and dessert (triple D) at the beach so often. We are within walking distance to our own little beach, but don’t take advantage of evenings down there nearly enough! You’re my inspiration for maximizing summer evening fun as much as I try to maximize the day time fun! First order of business is ordering that table!!


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