Strawberry season brings juicy treats.

Strawberry season is upon us. There's nothing better than biting into a sweet, juicy strawberry. One of my favorite springtime salads consists of fresh baby spinach topped with diced celery, sliced strawberries and sugared almonds and a homemade raspberry vinaigrette.

Looking for a sweeter treat? Simply dip a whole strawberry into sour cream then brown sugar. I learned this trick when working for a caterer in Illinois. It's a great addition to a dessert buffet table.

No matter how you consume mother nature's berry treat, be sure to take time to pick your own. There's nothing better than searching for strawberries in a patch of green vines. And when you find the first berry, it's okay to pop it into your mouth and savor the sweet juices!