For many of us, Labor Day signifies the end of summer, back to school and a great excuse to enjoy a well deserved long weekend with family and friends.  Maybe even our last venture out before we settle in for the fall and winter months.  Our flags come out, we hit the streets for our local parades and festivals, our grills heat up and our white shorts and shoes are reluctantly put away until next spring—although I have been guilty of breaking that rule!

I look forward to hitting my local Goodwill Store for their 50% off sale, as well as a few other Labor Day sales with my friends and then plans to grill steak and fresh veggies with my family.  Oh, and there will be a pound cake with fresh berries, syrup, and fresh whipped cream. It is so easy and delicious!

I have never attempted to cook a pound cake, so I buy mine.  I layer slices on a cake pedestal with a bowl in the center filled with fresh berries (this year it will be strawberries and raspberries).  I puree a few of the berries with a little water and sugar (to taste) to make a syrup that can be drizzled over the top of the cake and berries. Then top it off with homemade whip cream.  Now, in my opinion, there is nothing better than homemade whip cream—just me and my spoon!!  I buy the heavy whipping cream and whip it in my Kitchen-aid mixer. You can add as much or as little sugar as you like.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Or, try this recipe.

Carol and I hope you have a fun and safe Labor Day!