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Mason Jar Caramel Latte

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Mason Jar Caramel Latte

Caramel Latte easily made in a mason jar with freshly brewed coffee, delicious caramel sauce and almond milk.

It’s no secret that I love coffee. Although, I do have an espresso machine that makes lattes and various coffee drinks, I still frequently make my lattes in a mason jar. It’s just easy and always tastes delicious!

To make this Caramel Latte, begin by brewing some of your favorite coffee. Make sure the brew is strong or you can use a shot of espresso if you have that option. As the coffee is brewing, place milk, caramel and sugar into a mason jar and place into microwave for 2 minutes. Extra sugar is optional! The caramel is enough sugar for me but sometimes I am just in the mood for something extra sweet so a teaspoon or so of granulated sugar can be added in.

The mason jar gets HOT in the microwave so be careful handling it. I just grab a dish towel to use as a barrier so my hands don’t get harmed. Pour your freshly brewed coffee into the mason jar and tightly screw lid on. Now, shake, shake, shake. Shake the mason jar for about 20 seconds to mix ingredients and build up a froth.

Pour your Caramel Latte into a coffee mug and top with whipped cream and extra caramel drizzle. The whipped cream and extra caramel is optional, just as the added sugar is. There is just something about a dollop of whipped cream on top of a latte that is so delicious!

Follow the recipe instructions below mamas and enjoy a warm, comforting Caramel Latte at home.


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Caramel Latte made in a mason jar with freshly brewed coffee, delicious caramel sauce and almond milk.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1 latte
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • 2 cups almond milk (regular milk can be used but almond is my favorite)
  • .5 cup coffee, brewed extra strong (shot of espresso will work)
  • teaspoon granulated sugar (optional if you like your coffee extra sweet)
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce to drizzle on top
  1. Brew your coffee extra strong.
  2. As the coffee brews, place your milk, ¼ cup caramel sauce and sugar into a mason jar and put in microwave for 2 minutes. If you want it warmer, add 30 seconds - 1 minute.
  3. Remove from microwave carefully. This is HOT. Use a towel as a barrier to the hot mason jar.
  4. Pour .5 cup coffee in and put the mason jar lid on tight.
  5. Shake for about 20 seconds. Remember the mason jar is very hot so be careful.
  6. Pour into a coffee mug.
  7. Top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.
  8. Enjoy.

Love these mason jar coffee recipes? Try the Pumpkin Chai Latte also made from a mason jar.

75 Pumpkin Recipes

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75 Pumpkin Recipes

We have the largest recipe round up that we have EVER created with 75 Pumpkin Recipes! There is literally everything from breakfast ideas to snacks to dinner and of course, desserts galore! There is even a spot for our beloved family fur babies for some pumpkin dog treats.

There is literally no reason to search any further to find your new favorite pumpkin recipes perfect for this autumn. The recipes that I am looking forward to the most are starred **. Let me know which pumpkin recipes you are starting with! That is – if you can decide!


Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

**Roasted Pumpkin on Toast from The Worktop. 

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole from Serena Bakes.

**Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Chocolate and Caramel from Ciao Florentina. 

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe from Honey & Lime.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Dancing Through the Rain.

Baked Pumpkin French Toast from I don’t Have Time for That.

Easy Pumpkin Muffins from Melanie Cooks.

Best Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake from The Baking ChocolaTess.

Pumpkin Cake Donuts from I don’t Have Time for That.

Cake for Breakfast! Pumpkin Sweet Potato Mini Cake from Exploring Domesticity.

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls from The Starving Chef.

Pumpkin Waffles from Delicious by Design.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Glaze from Veggie Desserts.

**Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Cincy Shopper.

Pumpkin Crumb Muffins from Simply Made Recipes.

**Pumpkin Roll Pancakes from Joy Filled Eats.

**Pumpkin Churro French Toast Sticks from Dinner at the Zoo. 

Healthy Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Savory Breakfast Quesadillas from Hungry Hobby.

Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait from See Vanessa Craft.

Pumpkin Scones from Food N Service.

Pumpkin Lunch/Dinner Recipes

**Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Chestnut Pasta from Rhian’s Recipes.

Creamy Autumn Pumpkin Pasta from Strength and Sunshine.

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili from Serena Bakes.

Quick and Easy Creamy Pumpkin Soup from Fearless Dining.

Vegan Pumpkin Curry from Mama Likes to Cook.

Chickpea Pumpkin Biryani from Rhian’s Recipes.

Pumpkin Soup Kids Love from Oh Beehave.

Pumpkin Risotto with Mushroom and Chorizo from The Cooking Bride.

Pumpkin Polenta with Roasted Vegetables from Natalie’s Food and Health.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili in the Slow Cooker from Low Carb Yum.

Thai Spiced Pumpkin and Bacon Soup from The Culinary Jumble.

**One Pot Bacon Pumpkin Pasta from 30 Minutes Meals.

**Rigatoni with Spicy Pumpkin and Sausage Sauce Recipe from Smart Savvy Living.


Pumpkin Snack/Side Dish Recipes

Savory Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe from Healing Tomato.

Easy Vegan Pumpkin and Chili Infused Oil Pretzels from Imagelicious.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Balls from Healthy Helper.

Pumpkin Spice Hummus from Mama Likes to Cook.

**Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins from Julia’s Simply Southern.

**Toasted Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds from This Old Gal. 


Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Vegan Pumpkin Cake from Imagelicious.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in Mason Jars from The Typical Mom.

Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Layer Cake from What the Fork.

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Pecans and Chiffon from Honey & Lime.

Pumpkin Spice Natilla Recipe from Munchkins and the Military.

Pumpkin Spice Walnut Cake from Healthy Helper. 

Pumpkin Rolls from My Heavenly Recipes.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Cheesecake Filling from The Starving Chef.

**Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Recipe from Cents Able Momma.

Mini Pumpkin Gingerbread Cakes from Made with Happy.

**Pumpkin Cake Pops from Preppy Kitchen.

Pumpkin and Spice Dark Chocolate Bark from Veggie Desserts. 

**Pumpkin Chocolate Babka from House of Nash Eats.

Homemade Pumpkin Pudding from Cincy Shopper.

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Crumble Topping from Wholesome Yum.

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Cake from The Monday Box.

Pumpkin Chocolate Ganache Cake from Taste and See.

Pumpkin Fluff Recipe from Wanna Bite.

Pumpkin Spice Turtles from Beauty Through Imperfection.

Low Carb Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies from Yummy Inspirations.

Pumpkin Cobbler from Small Town Woman.

Pumpkin Fudge from Peas and Peonies.

Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe from The Country Chic Cottage. 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Truffles  From Play Dates to Parties. 


Pumpkin Drink Recipes

Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate from Cincy Shopper. 

**Pumpkin Oatmeal Smoothie from Natalie’s Food and Health.

Pumpkin Shrubs from A Cook Named Desire.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie from AKA Design.

Pumpkin Spice Java Delight from Mommy Moment.

Pumpkin Chai Latte from here at Leggings ‘N’ Lattes.

**Pumpkin Spice Daiquiri from Nomageddon.

Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots from Ann’s Entitled Life.

Pumpkin Pie Mocktail from 3 Boys and a Dog.


Don’t Forget the Fur Babies!

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipes

Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats from Munchkins and the Military.

Gluten Free Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Dog Treats from Bark Time.


Pumpkin Chai Latte

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Pumpkin Chai Latte

Pumpkin Chai Latte made with coffee, pumpkin puree and chai tea. Sprinkle with cinnamon for a delicious fall favorite.

Pumpkin Chai Latte , pumpkin latte, chai recipe, #chaitea , #pumpkin, #fallrecipeI love pumpkin spice everything! I also love my chai tea and coffee so why not combine all together in this Pumpkin Chai Latte.

Pumpkin Chai Latte , pumpkin latte, chai recipe, #chaitea , #pumpkin, #fallrecipeWe are going to be using a large mason jar to create this latte. Pour your milk into mason jar with pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup. If you like your lattes extra sweet, sprinkle in some sugar. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. This will be hot so use a kitchen towel as a barrier as you remove the latte from microwave.

As the milk and spices cook in the microwave, brew your favorite coffee extra strong. When the mason jar comes out of the microwave, pour 1/2 cup of coffee into the jar and place the lid on making sure it is tight.

Shake the mason jar! The latte will begin to froth.

Pour into a coffee mug and place a chai tea bag inside to let steep. You can sprinkle with cinnamon like I did today. After a few minutes, remove tea bag and stir well. Whipped cream can be added on top if you like.

Pumpkin Chai Latte , pumpkin latte, chai recipe, #chaitea , #pumpkin, #fallrecipeYum

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Pumpkin Chai Latte made with coffee, pumpkin puree and chai tea. Sprinkle with cinnamon for a delicious fall favorite.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
  • 1 cup milk ( I used almond milk today)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • .5 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • .5 cup freshly brewed coffee, extra strong
  • 1 bag chai tea
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
  • sprinkle of sugar (optional)
  • Top with whipped cream (optional)
  1. In a large mason jar, add milk, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree and sugar. Place in microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Brew your favorite coffee, extra strong.
  3. Use a kitchen towel for a barrier to remove the mason jar from microwave. This will be very hot!
  4. Add your coffee and tighten mason lid jar.
  5. Continue to use your kitchen towel as a heat barrier and shake the mason jar well.
  6. Pour latte into a mug and add a chai tea bag to steep for a few minutes.
  7. Remove tea bag, sprinkle with cinnamon and stir well.
  8. Add whipped cream on top and drink up!

Pumpkin Chai Latte , pumpkin latte, chai recipe, #chaitea , #pumpkin, #fallrecipePumpkin Chai Latte tastes like all the goodness of Fall. Pair with a Pumpkin Crumb Muffin from Simply Made Recipes and enjoy your morning to the fullest!

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches with Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Smucker’s® Strawberry Preserves sandwiched in delicious peanut butter cookie bites. The perfect lunchbox treat for your kids packaged just right in Ziploc® Sandwich Bags.

ShopRite is having a great deal received at check-out from 8/27 to 9/2 for Buy 4, Save $4 on the following products:

  • Smucker’s Fruit Spreads (17.5 – 18oz)
  • Jif Peanut Butter (16 oz)
  • Pepperidge Farm Harvest Classics Bread and Slider Rolls
  • Ziploc® Sandwich Bags (40 ct)

As a mom, one of the most exciting times of the year is back to school.  Just the mention of ‘back to school’ is nostalgic, don’t you think?  Add in your own kiddos and the excitement of the opportunities the year ahead holds for them and it’s almost too much to handle.  No matter what grade your kids are heading into or how many little ones you may still have at home it is a super fun time of year.  OK, I guess I shouldn’t pretend I’m not a little excited to have some order restored to our routines as well!  As much as we love lazy mornings in our pajamas and afternoons at the pool there comes a time of summer where we all just need something new and exciting!

We don’t do a ton of back to school shopping; however there is at least one day I haul the kiddos off to stock up on the items on the list their teacher sent them as well as the traditional back to school shoes.  But that’s all for the kids.  What I get excited about is starting to think of new creative and clever ways to make their days away from me special.

That’s where stocking up our pantry comes into play.  This is the fun part for me as a mom, knowing I have everything in my supply to keep everyone fed and happy.   I love knowing they will be excited when they open their lunch box in the middle of the day because it contains their favorite things. There is nothing worse than having them come home from school with half their lunch still in their box – so frustrating!  That’s why we headed off to our local ShopRite to load up on all of our favorites!

We love shopping at this new ShopRite store not too far from home.  They had everything we needed to stock up for a successful week of back to school meals.  I love how easy it is to maneuver through this store with the wide well marked aisles.  It’s always so easy to find what I’m looking for; they even have signage partway through the aisle to highlight items you could easily miss.  Wandering the aisles of this ShopRite made me so excited to create some new fun goodies for the kids’ lunches this year while grabbing some of our staples like Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter and Smucker’s Strawberry Preserves, along with Ziploc® Sandwich Bags.

Check out the so many ways to PB&J this Back To School on !


The classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich is a sure win in our house.  I may even sneak one on occasion when the kids are at school! As a mom, nothing is better than knowing your kids are getting a good dose of protein with the sweetness they love – coupled with using the same trusted brands you and your mom have used for years and years.  I can still remember Smucker’s Strawberry Preserves in my mom’s kitchen!  I’m not sure who first thought to put those two ingredients together, but they sure were genius.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches

Over the past few years our kids have really been into having a lunch of ‘snacks’ some days.  They love the bento box concept and I must admit it is fun to put together a bunch of things they enjoy that aren’t necessarily a sandwich.  But who can leave the PB&J out, really?  So I started brainstorming on other ways to still incorporate these time honored ingredients into their lunch boxes.

That’s when I came up with these Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Sandwich Cookies.  They are the perfect sweet treat to pop into their lunch in a Ziploc® Sandwich Bag! Using the Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter with Smucker’s Strawberry Preserves made these cookies PB&J perfection!  I love packing their lunches with Ziploc® Sandwich bags because I know their food will stay fresh and it won’t leak!  These adorable cookies even double as a great afterschool snack or possibly packaged in Ziploc® sandwich bags for a school bake sale!  They are as delicious as they are adorable.Let’s get cooking these Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches! Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Grab a mixing bowl and hand or stand mixer. Mix your room temperature butter, egg and peanut butter thoroughly. Add your sugars, baking powder and vanilla extract. Lastly, add in the flour for your peanut butter cookie dough.

Place parchment paper over a cookie sheet and dust with a sprinkle of flour. Place the cookie dough on top and prepare your rolling pin by spreading some flour onto it. Now, roll out the cookie dough about 1/4 inch thick. Add a sprinkle of flour as needed. Use a 1 inch cookie cutter to make as many cutouts as possible. Now, instead of picking up each cutout and moving it, you want to remove the excess cookie dough which can be rerolled for another batch of mini peanut butter cookies. Bake cookies for 12 minutes.

Once the cookies have cooled, you can create your Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches. I placed the peanut butter in a pastry and the strawberry preserve in another pastry bag to help me out today but spreading with a knife will work just fine. Flip the cookies over and put a dollop of peanut butter on half the cookies and strawberry preserve on the other half. Smush the peanut butter and strawberry preserve cookies together and sprinkle with a touch of confectioners sugar to complete.


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Peanut Butter & Jelly Mini Cookie Sandwiches with Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Smucker’s® Strawberry Preserves sandwiched in delicious peanut butter cookie bites.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 egg
  • .5 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • .5 cup Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, plus more fore filling
  • .5 cup brown sugar
  • .5 cup granulated sugar
  • 1.5 cups flour, all-purpose
  • .5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Smucker's® Strawberry Preserve to fill
  • Sprinkle of confectioner's sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add room temperature butter, egg and .5 cup peanut butter. Mix thoroughly with hand or stand mixer.
  3. Add sugars, baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Add in the flour and mix.
  5. Place parchment onto a cookie sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with flour and place the peanut butter cookie dough on top.
  7. Use a rolling pin to spread out the cookie dough evenly and as thin as possible.
  8. Grab a 1 inch cookie cutter. Yes, it is tiny! Press the cookie dough with the cookie cutter making your cutouts.
  9. Leave your cutouts and remove the extra cookie dough.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes.
  11. Let cool and turn over each cookie.
  12. Place peanut butter on half the cookies and strawberry preserve on the other half.
  13. Make your mini sandwich cookies with one peanut butter and one strawberry cookie smushed together.
  14. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Like me I’m sure you’re ready to see what the year ahead holds for your child.  So many amazing opportunities are available to our kids these days.  But like me, I’m sure you’re also holding on to some of the classics of the past to help keep them little for just a little longer.

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Avocado Hummus

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Avocado Hummus

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Avocado Hummus with fresh avocados, chickpeas, olive oil and lime. What makes this dip extra special is the roasted ingredients of garlic and jalapeno paired with GOOD THiNS – The Wheat One- Ancient Grains. Sprinkle some cayenne over top to make this snack complete.

My brother introduced me to spicy Avocado Hummus a few months back while vacationing in Orlando with the family. Avocado Hummus is creamy, flavorful and a smart snacking option.  I wanted to recreate this amazing dip with a little less spice to make it kid-friendly. Let me tell you, homemade trumps store bought any day.

I stopped by my local Kroger to grab all the ingredients needed for todays recipe. I started in the produce to snag up garlic, a jalapeno, lime and avocados. To pick good avocados, look for dark green color without mushy parts and remove the stem. If that part of avocado where you just removed the stem is dark brown, choose another. You want it to be a light yellowish tint.

Now, time to grab the garbanzo beans. What is the difference between a chickpea and garbanzo bean? They are the same thing. I think it depends where you live for what you call these beans. I call them chickpeas but on canned goods, you will probably see garbanzo.

Lastly, something to dip with is needed so take a stroll down the cracker aisle to find GOOD THiNS for a wholesome, crispy baked snack.

Why pick GOOD THiNS? GOOD THiNS start with real ingredients combined with enticing flavors (like garlic, spinach and sweet potato) and baked thin and crispy without any artificial flavors, colors, cholesterol, partially hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. My favorite GOOD THiNS include:

  • The Wheat One- Ancient Grains
    • New! Rediscover wheat with ancient grains like quinoa, amaranth & millet. Baked deliciously thin & crispy. Made with 100% whole grain wheat.
  • The Beet One- Balsamic Vinegar & Sea Salt
    • New! A baked snack with a delicious tangy twist. Root for the Beet! Flavored with balsamic vinegar and sea salt.
  • The Potato One- Sweet Potato
    • Sweet Potato GOOD THiNS are made with real sweet potatoes.
    • 60% less fat than the leading regular fried potato chip.

Find out more about GOOD THiNS by clicking HERE.

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Avocado Hummus

You know how some foods just make you do a little happy dance. I know I’m not the only one. This Avocado Hummus does just that. It is creamy and satisfying and just hits the spot that makes you dance.

Begin this recipe by preheating your oven to a broil. Slice your jalapeno in half and remove the outer skin from the garlic cloves. I removed the seeds of the jalapeno today to reduce the heat and make this a kid-friendly snack. If your whole family loves spicy food, you can certainly leave the seeds intact. Place ingredients on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes to get them roasted.

Do you have to roast these ingredients? No, but it does add a really nice dimension of flavor to this hummus and adds some ‘M’s to the yum. Yummmm!

Place your avocados, lime juice, olive oil, salt, drained garbanzo beans and roasted ingredients into the food processor and blend until creamy. This should take only a minute. If you need to thin out the hummus, add just a pinch of water and blend more.

Place the hummus into the fridge until chill and sprinkle some cayenne over top to serve. Grab your GOOD THiNS and start dipping. We used GOOD THiNS Ancient Grains today but your favorite flavor will work beautifully.


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Avocado Hummus
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Avocado Hummus made with fresh avocado, lime, olive oil, chickpeas with roasted garlic and jalapeno paired with GOOD THiNS.
Recipe type: snack
  • 2 avocados
  • .5 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • 13 ounce can garbanzo beans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno
  • .5 teaspoon salt
  • sprinkle of cayenne (optional)
  • GOOD THiNS- The Wheat One- Ancient Grains
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Slice your jalapeno in half and remove seeds. If you like it spicy, leave seeds in.
  3. Remove skin from 2 garlic cloves.
  4. Place sliced jalapeno and garlic on baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. Drain the can of garbanzo beans and place in the food processor with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, juice from half a lime, and 2 avocados with shell and seeds removed. Add in roasted garlic and jalapeno.
  7. Blend for 1 minute or until creamy. If you need the hummus thinner, add a pinch of water and blend.
  8. Place in fridge to cool.
  9. Serve with THiNS- The Wheat One- Ancient Grains


Find a location near you that sells GOOD THiNS to perfectly pair with your homemade Avocado Hummus.

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30 Outrageous Blackberry Recipes

30 Outrageous Blackberry Recipes

30 Outrageous Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry Recipes galore! I have a real love for blackberries. In smoothies, desserts, drinks or to eat plain or garnish a beautiful dish. Some people are getting into the Fall season already but not me! I am rounding up the best Blackberry Recipes to share with you all and they are quite perfect for the summer and going into the holiday season.


Blackberries and Cream Slider Doughnuts from Certified Pastry Aficionado. These look gorgeous and delicious!

[Click HERE for recipe]


No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream from Cincy Shopper.

[Click HERE for recipe]


Blackberry Honey Butter from Our Family of Seven. I want to take a big bite of that bagel right now! Don’t you?

[Click HERE for recipe]


Fresh Blackberry Mini Pies from An Italian In My Kitchen. These are just so darn cuuute.

[Click HERE for recipe]


Blackberry Lemon Mint Julep from Striped Spatula. Refreshing and perfect summer drink.

[Click HERE for recipe]


Blackberry Lime Cupcakes with Lime Frosting from A Cookie Named Desire. Get in my belly!

[Click HERE for recipe]


Frozen Blackberry Lemonade from The Kolb Corner. Someone bring this to me now!

[Click HERE for recipe]


Honeydew Melon and Blackberry Salad from Shiny Happy Bright.

[Click HERE for recipe]


Blackberry Cake from Preppy Kitchen. I used this cake recipe last Mother’s Day and it is gorgeous!

[Click HERE for recipe]


More Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry Crumb Bars from Serena Bakes.

Tangerine Blackberry Ice Pops from Mama Likes to Cook.

Blackberry Bourbon Crush from Syrup and Biscuits.

Blackberry Muffins from Syrup and Biscuits.

Blackberry Refrigerator Jam recipe from Ann’s Entitled Life.

Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade from Ashley Brooke Nicholas.

Fried Blackberry Hand Pies from the Tip Toe Fairy.

Blackberry Cheesecake from Moore or Less Cooking.

Fresh Blackberry Mango Mojito from Diary of a Debutante.

No Bake Light Cream Cheese Berry Cheesecake from An Italian In My Kitchen.

Blackberry Prosecco Mojitos from A Cookie Named Desire.

Blackberry Almond Milk Smoothie from Midwest Modern Momma.

Gluten Free Berry Crisp from My Wife Can Cook.

Blackberry Cobbler from The Kolb Corner.

Blackberry Cream Cheese Danish from The Country Chic Cottage.

Blackberry Sorbet from Small Town Woman.

Blackberry Coconut Fat Bombs from Low Carb Yum.

Blackberry and Pistachio Cake Squares from All She Cooks.

Fresh Blackberry Lemonade from Wanna Bite.

Blackberry Martini with Coconut Rum from Healing Tomato.

Blackberry Coffee Cake from Joy Filled Eats.



Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough

Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough

Edible OREO Cookie Dough

Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough is the best of all worlds as far as dessert goes. Delicious cookie dough, crispy bits of Birthday Cake OREO Cookies, and fun sprinkles mixed into a very quick and simple treat. Oh my!


OREO is having an amazing My OREO Creation Sweepstakes that inspired me to make this Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough. One of my favorite vault flavors is the Birthday Cake OREO Cookies and I got to thinking, why don’t they just mix the Cookie Dough flavor and Birthday Cake for one insanely amazing OREO creation? The Birthday Cake Cookie Dough OREO Cookie. Well, my idea hasn’t been developed yet so I made my own delicious bowl of OREO yum and am sharing the recipe with you all today.

What if Birthday Cake OREO Cookies aren’t in stock because it is a vault flavor? That’s okay! Use regular OREO Cookies or try out another fun flavor in the recipe!

Check out the My OREO Creation post to get more information on the sweepstakes!

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This Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough recipe that I created literally takes 5 minutes to put together. Whip up this recipe as an after school snack, movie night treat, or because you just have a major craving for cookie dough. No eggs are in the recipe so it is completely safe to eat! I have to admit something though. I am that person who eats cookie dough with raw eggs while baking. I just can’t help myself. Besides this recipe having no raw egg, there is no need to bake, cook, or even turn on an stove which is golden during these hot summer months. All you need :

  1. Mixing bowl.
  2. Hand or stand mixer.
  3. Measuring cups.
  4. A few basic ingredients:
    1. brown sugar
    2. butter, softened
    3. vanilla extract
    4. salt
    5. flour
    6. milk
    7. Birthday Cake OREO Cookies
    8. sprinkles

Add brown sugar and the softened butter to your mixing bowl. Use the hand mixer to thoroughly mix. Add vanilla extract, salt, flour and milk. Mix well. Hand stir in the Birthday Cake OREO Cookies and sprinkles. Place in fridge to chill and then enjoy! If you want to use this as a dip, no fridge time is necessary. That is it! This is a recipe that your kids can help in the kitchen with. I used almond milk but any type of milk will do fine. Get the complete instructions and ingredient amounts in the recipe card below.


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Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk ( I used almond milk)
  • ¾ cup chopped Birthday Cake OREO Cookies (6-7 cookies)
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  1. Add brown sugar and softened butter to a medium sized mixing bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer to thoroughly mix.
  2. Add in vanilla extract, salt, flour and milk. Use the mixer to blend well.
  3. Chop your OREOS.
  4. Add sprinkles and OREOS to mixing bowl and mix in using a spatula.
  5. Place in fridge for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve.


So, what do you all think about my Edible OREO Birthday Cake Cookie Dough? Can you see yourself enjoying a delicious bowl?

How to Survive Your Kids Summer Vacation {+ Coconut Cold Brew Coffee Recipe}

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How to Survive Your Kids Summer Vacation

{+ Coconut Cold Brew Coffee Recipe}

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My kids are officially on summer vacation and after 2 weeks spent in Orlando, we are back in the real world. Two kids against one stressed out and tired mommy. Moms, I don’t want you curled up on your closet floor in the dark to escape the chaos. The countdown to the first day of school has begun but I have tips for you today on how to survive your kids summer vacation!

Needless to say, my #1 tip is coffee! I found a fantastic new product available at Walmart from Starbucks® called Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew pitcher packs and I have a great recipe for a Coconut Cold Brew Coffee that you can easily make at home.

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How to Survive Your Kids Summer Vacation

  1. Create a sippable moment daily. What does this mean? Take a moment for to pour yourself a Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew and sip your coffee in peace. Even if you can only make 5 minutes a day for yourself. Get up a few minutes early if you have to so you can just sit on porch and drink your coffee before the hectic day offically begins. Maybe your kids still take naps and you can get your sippable moment during naptime. P.S. I am sincerely jealous if your children take naps!
  2. Keep your kids busy with activities. Activities don’t have to be expensive or grand. Here are a few ideas to fill in those Summer days:
    • Parks, lakes, creeks, nature trails or anything outdoors. Find an outdoor space where the kids can run around and explore the outdoors. We like to go to the creek to catch frogs and get messy.
    • Zoo or Aquarium. Get a membership to at least one and make sure to get a schedule of events. Many Zoos host member events like outdoor concerts.
    • The movies. Cool off in air conditioning and let the kids pick a movie at the theater. My local theater has a free movie played every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Check your local theaters to see what events are taking place.
    • Amusement Parks. I understand not everyone lives near an Amusement Park but if you do, it is worth the annual fees to spend a few hours during the week riding roller coasters and running around.
    • Museums. History, Aviation, Art, Science… the possibilities are endless. Museums are great because most are air conditioned and it is educational. If you are on a tight budget, many museums offer free days so check your local museums to see what they offer.
    • Let the kids create a piece of artwork on your driveway with chalk.
    • The pool. What kid does not love the pool? Sunscreen everyone up and head out to the neighborhood pool. Bonus is that swimming is tiring! Pool day equals daytime naptime. Fingers crossed.
    • Arts and craft projects. Go to your local hobby store. Let the kids pick out some crafts to do over the summer.
    • Let the kids build a fort inside the house with blankets.
    • Walk or ride bikes around the neighborhood.
  3. Take time for yourself weekly. Get a babysitter so you can relax at the spa with a pedicure, grab dinner with a friend, browse the mall, or whatever you enjoy doing to take at least an hour every week without the kids to recharge. Sometimes even just having the husband take care of the kids while I go grocery shopping with a coffee in hand seems like a mini vacation. You deserve at least an hour every single week to clear your head with a little bit of quiet time.
  4. Schedule your life. During the school year, we are on a tight schedule. Kids actually respond very well to a set schedule. Continue to wake everyone up by a certain time, eat breakfast together, have bath time at a set time, read every night before bed and so on. Create a schedule that works for your family and stick to it. I have found it helps to also schedule  the daily activities so Monday is craft day, Tuesday is spent at the pool, Wednesday is movies, Thursday is outdoor fun and Friday the kids spend half a day at the babysitter so I can unwind. You can only hear, “what are we doing today?” so many times before you want to rip your hair out. Just being honest. Write the schedule down weekly on a big board where everyone can see it. You will still hear “what are we doing today?” at least 5 times a day still but it is better than 40 times.

Coconut Cold Brew

Let’s get back to what’s really important : COFFEE.

I am making a delicious Coconut Cold Brew with Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew. Keep an eye out for these pitcher packs at your local Walmart so you can make some fantastic cold brew at home.

You will find Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew on the coffee aisle in a simple brown box. Inside will be a foil packet with 2 pitcher packets. Drop both the packets into 4 cups of water, let steep for 24 hours, add in another 3 cups of water and pour over ice with our homemade coconut creamer. Don’t forget to remove the pitcher packs. Easy peasy. Now, time to find your sippable moment and seize the summer!

The coconut creamer is really simple to make. Make a batch when you make your cold brew pitcher and you will have Coconut Cold Brew ready for the week. In a sealable container, add one can of coconut milk, 4 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Give a good mix and set into fridge to use as needed. Shake well before each use. You may also add a pinch of sugar if you like your coffee extra sweet.

Coconut Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Recipe Type: Drinks

Author: Amber

Serves: 6


  • Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew pitcher pack
  • toasted coconut to garnish
  • 13 ounce can coconut milk, unsweetened (sweetened would work as well)
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • sugar (optional)


  1. Brew your Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew pitcher packs : In a pitcher, add 4 cups water, open one foil pouch, drop in both pitcher packs, cover, set in fridge for 24 hours. Remove pitcher packs. Add 3 cups cold water after 24 hour steep time.
  2. Mix the coconut creamer. In a container, add one can coconut milk, 4 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. Garnish a glass with toasted coconut. I used a little bit of honey of the rim and dipped it in the coconut.
  4. Add ice, Fill 3/4 full of Starbucks® Nariño 70 Cold Brew, top with desired amount of coconut creamer. You can add a pinch of sugar if you like it sweet.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Find your sippable moment!


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18 Avocado Recipes

18 Avocado Recipes

18 Avocado Recipes

We have an awesome round up of recipes from around the web today with these 18 Avocado Recipes! I have to admit. I have somewhat of an obsession with avocados. Avocado everything! Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Smoothies, tacos, desserts, sauces, dressings, pasta, sandwiches. If it has avocado, I will eat it!

Avocados are a super healthy food loaded with potassium, healthy fats, fiber and no cholesterol or sodium. Some people are wary of avocado because of the high fat content. However, monounsaturated fatty acids is heart healthy, reduces inflammation and maybe reduce your risk of cancer.  Here are some great recipes to help you incorporate avocado into your diet.


BLT Stuffed Avocado from Wholesome Yum. A remix of your favorite BLTA dish.

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BLT Stuffed Avocado

Chocolate Avocado Brownies from The Shirley Journey. These brownies look so fudgy and delicious with only a few basic ingredients needed.

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Chocolate Avocado Brownie recipe


Garlic Avocado Pasta from Bless Her Heart Ya’ll.  Pasta, garlic and avocado…. my favorites rolled into one dish.

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Garlic Avocado Pasta


Creamy Avocado Bomb Sauce from Simply Made Recipes. The avocado sauce for everything!

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creamy avocado sauce


Avocado Egg Rolls from Savory Tooth. Fried, crispy and delicious appetizer.

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avocado egg rolls


Zucchini and Avocado Grilled Cheese from Stacey Homemaker. I’m drooling over this one!

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Zucchini and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Get more great Avocado Recipes


Avocado Pasta Salad from Spend with Pennies.

Mexican Corn Avocado Tomato Salad from Fancy Shanty.

Avocado Pesto without a blender from Rhian’s Recipes.

Avocado Tacos with Boom Boom Sauce from Simply Made Recipes.

Strawberry Avocado Smoothie from Mama Likes to Cook.

Sundried Tomato and Avocado Roll Ups from The Starving Chef.

Greek Grilled Avocados from Tammilee Tips.

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting from Leave No Leftovers.

Spicy Avocado Quinoa Stack from Stacey Homemaker.

Easy Avocado Salsa from My Montana Kitchen.

Avocado Margarita Recipe from Tammilee Tips.

Avocado Deviled Eggs from Courtney’s Sweets.


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Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting time! I love peanut butter. Love, love, love it. There is no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter in a dessert.

Peanut Butter Frosting

This frosting is so simple to make. The only trick to making this frosting, or really any frosting, is to make sure you use room temperature butter. This helps get that smooth and creamy texture perfect for frosting cupcakes or cakes.

Peanut Butter Frosting

For frosting cupcakes or cakes, I always use a large tip. Any of the Wiltons large tip set will work.  To frost a cupcake, make a small dollop in the middle and then make a swirl starting at the edges and going towards the center. Sprinkle some fun chocolate chips or sprinkles and done. Easy as that.

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut butter and chocolate is basically perfect together. For these chocolate cupcakes, I used a cake box mix and added an extra egg, swapped vegetable oil with butter and used milk. Plus, I like to add a packet of instant chocolate pudding for an extra chocolate taste. Add the peanut butter frosting and you have one heck of a dessert. You can also try a cake like this one from Simply Made Recipes, Triple Chocolate Cake with peanut Butter Frosting. You are seeing that correctly, triple chocolate. Yummy.

Peanut Butter Frosting

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Peanut Butter Frosting
Simple peanut butter frosting for cupcakes and cakes.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • ½cup heaving cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1.5 cups creamy peanut butter, creamy
  1. Gather ingredients, hand or stand mixer, frosting bag and tip, measuring cups and a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add room temperature butter to your mixing bowl with peanut butter. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add in a cup of confectioners sugar and .5 cup heavy cream and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix again until you have a creamy, smooth frosting.
  5. Place into your frosting bag with tip and frost away!

Peanut Butter Frosting

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