Gail was our wedding designer (almost 12 years ago) and had an incredibly successful event production company for many years in Dallas. Gail is one of those women who walks into the room and immediately brings the whole room to life. Along with being able to create just the right design and atmosphere for a party, she is also an amazing cook. Her strawberry soup recipe has been in my family recipe book for years and the other day I decided to give it a try (and I’m so glad I did!). When I tasted it I liked it so much I couldn’t decide if it would be best for breakfast, brunch or dessert. The soup is cold, creamy, smooth, incredibly refreshing and something a little different than what I normally serve. The splash of club soda at the end gives the soup a fun fizz that kids (and adults alike) will love, and if you are are feeling especially extravagant a splash of champagne will work perfectly.