Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles

I love creating new exciting popsicles that make my children want to be involved in the process. Kailee's little hands were all over making these it was so much fun to watch her excitement. Kailee had an amazing time making these so be sure you get your children involved! I  must say I am not fan of blueberries at all however the cheesecake portion of these makes me enjoy the blueberries. While we all know blueberries are very good for you in so many ways however I just do not like them at all. But put blueberries in this, and I am GAME! They are amazing! Literally taste like you are eating cheesecake not a popsicles... mmm!!! (might need to pull one out of the freezer...haha) Be sure to share your photos on our FaceBook page as we LOVE seeing your creations!

You Will Need:

1 Pint Organic Blueberries
2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Organic Cream Cheese
4 tbsp Organic Graham Crackers
1/4 Cup Water
2 tbsp Organic Sugar
1/2 Cup Organic Milk
1/2 Cup Water
4 tbsp Organic Raw Honey, divided
1 tsp Organic Butter, melted

Crush your graham crackers, add sugar, butter and stir until mixed throughout 

Place blueberries, water in your blender

Add honey to the blender

Blend until smooth, place in cup and set aside

Clean out blender, and place cream cheese

Add honey

Add vanilla 

Add milk

Blender until smooth and be sure all the ingredients are blended well

Pour your cream cheese mixture into bottom of your popsicle mold, we ended up using two different molds because we made so much of this

Add some granola in between layers

Add blueberry mixture, continue to fill mold switching between cheesecake mixture and blueberry mixture

Top granola, are they not beautiful in the mold!!?

Add top of popsicle mold, add popsicle sticks to them and freeze overnight

Be sure to wrap these in parchment or wax paper before placing them into the ziplock. 

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Crockpot Apple Cider

With fall fastly approaching, trust me since we move in the fall this countdown is on my calendar!! And I truly cannot wait! So I figured why not make something fall-ish to remind me of what is coming out way (not that I need reminding lol). When it comes to the sugar and how much you add you really want to measure it for yourself what you like. I tend to enjoy the apples providing most if not all the sugar in my apple cider but I do add a little. Some of the ingredients here are not pictured, I left the photos up to my daughter Kailee and she neglected to let me know that she did not photo the spices lol. Well, be sure you share your photos once you make this! Keep in mind you can use organic raw honey, organic coconut sugar, organic maple syrup, organic brown sugar or organic regular sugar like I did.

You Will Need:

10 Organic Apples, I used Honeycrisp and Granny Smith
3 Organic Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Organic Ground Clove
1/2 tsp Organic All-Spice
1/2 tsp Organic Nutmeg
1/3 Cup Organic Sugar
10-12 Cups Water
Sliced Organic Oranges (Optional)

Wash, cut and corn apples, place in crockpot then add spices and sugar

Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours 

An hour before the cider completes, remove the apples and oranges if you add them be sure to push all the juice out of them before discarding. Place pot back on for the last hour, afterwards be sure to strain the apple cider through a fine steeve (I covered my strainer in cheesecloth) 

Serve warm, I like to leave the crockpot on warm while hosting a party and enjoying family company with a cup of warm cider! 

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Closed on OUR HOME!!

We have been busy bees since October 30, 2017, when my 17 day vacation started at work. I have been looking forward to this vacation but at the same time dreading it because I knew it meant a LONG journey of unpacking and decorating our house. November 2, 2017 we woke up at 6:30 AM checked out of the hotel we were staying at for a month, packed up our U-Haul and took our belongings to our house (we spoke with the building manager and he allowed us to unload our U-Haul in the garage since we have to turn it in that day before closing). Kris, Kai, Dan and myself worked VERY hard to get the U-Haul unpacked within 2 hours (a 26 foot U-Haul full!! I am very impressed by us! we rocked it out!) After we unpacked the U-Haul, we headed to turn the U-Haul in, then headed to Dublin to close on our house. Once we closed, we decided we needed a second car (with Dan working late nights and far away now, if anything happened at the kids school, I would not be able to get to them, so a second car was needed). We walked in, signed for the 2016 Dodge Durango and headed home to unpack. At this time, it's 4:00PM and we are all exhausted but knew we had a long night ahead of us. Here is a slideshow/video of our journey to our forever home. As you all know, we've been looking and working hard for over a year to get here, and it still does NOT feel real life!! This week we have ADT being installed, and our storm doors. We still have our guest room to decorate and furnish, our front sitting room to decorated and furnish and I still need a desk! We also are saving to put our fence in, hopefully that happens ASAP but we shall see! Hope you enjoy!

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