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Cinnamon Palmiers

A super simple recipe for such a fancy treat.

Cinnamon Palmiers

Just because something looks elegant and sounds fancy doesn't mean it has to be difficult to make. These flaky and sweet Cinnamon Palmiers are everything you want in a French pastry: sugar, butter, and more sugar. If you can find a good frozen all-butter puff pastry, then you just need two more ingredients to make them. Cinnamon Palmiers Ingredients • All-butter puff pastry • Sugar • Cinnamon Directions 1. Thaw frozen puff pastry in the fridge … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut-Hazelnut Butter

A simple and delicious homemade gift idea.

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I've been on a huge nut butter kick lately. Whenever there's a package of nuts in my house, it doesn't take long for me to roast and blend them up into a delicious creamy paste so I can eat it with apples for lunch. It's simple, delicious, and has just the right amount of protein and fat to make me feel full until dinnertime. That's why I had to try Izy's recipe for Toasted Coconut-Hazelnut Butter on her blog Top with Cinnamon. Not only does it have the rich flavor of regular hazelnut … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Rolls

A sweet Easter recipe idea.

Easter Bunny Rolls

You got me. The only event necessary for this Easter-themed baked good is to show off my beautiful niece Lucy! I saw the idea on Pinterest, but none of the links associated with the picture had a recipe that coupled like the one from Taste of Home that I tried. Easter Bunny Rolls Ingredients: Adapted from Taste of Home 4 ½ Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast ½ Cup Warm Water 1 Cup Warm Milk 1 Cup Sour Cream 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 2 Large Eggs 1/8 Cup White Granulated … [Read more...]

Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

The perfect Easter sweet!

Easter Recipe: Carrot Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Easter is right around the corner and I am getting excited! Things I love most about this holiday are the spring colors, candy, cute animals, and secret gifts. This year, in addition to leaving behind the traditional dyed eggs, our Easter Bunny is planning to leave individually packaged carrot cupcakes for my family and neighbors! Carrot cake is a flavor I often overlook, but love. This was my first time baking carrot cake from scratch and I chose this recipe from Averie Cooks as my … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Tails

A cute DIY Easter gift or favor idea.

Easter Bunny Tails

Looking for a cute Easter treat that's a bit different than chocolate eggs? These favour bags make for a fun gift to give after the hunt, or perhaps they can be used for the hunt! Send marshmallow-loving families home from Easter brunch with a bag of bunny tails "collected from your garden." Use a white tin-tie bag with a window to show off the collection. Add an Easter themed tag with a poem or message to your guests: The Easter Bunny has been working hard, Delivering Eggs in … [Read more...]

Homemade Marionberry Jam

Switch out any berry you like for this delicious jam recipe.

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Meet Chelsia, our newest blog contributor! Chels is a native Oregonian who dreams of living with all four seasons in Central Oregon. She's a wife and stay at home mom to her three vivacious kiddos whom she home schools. When she's not schooling or chasing after her munchkins, she enjoys reading, bubble baths, and finding clothing/kitchen treasure at thrift stores. But more than all of that, she finds refuge in her kitchen where she and her husband can be found cooking and baking up a storm for … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Easter Favor: Peep Skewers

A simple Easter gift idea using Peeps!

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Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner! I love coming up with simple, fun ways to celebrate the season and this year I decided to make these colorful Peep Skewers to give to my friends and family. I absolutely LOVE bright colors and making these candy favors was just what I needed to get me excited for spring. Peep Skewers Supplies: • Peeps® marshmallow candies (1 package of each color) • Bamboo skewers • Cellophane Bags • Ribbon • Custom favor tags from … [Read more...]

Wedding Favor Idea: Tea Blends

With three of our favorite tea flavor combinations.

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If you and your spouse-to-be are aficionados of the tea leaf, you may want to consider gifting a hand-blend featuring both your favorite tea flavors as favors for your wedding guests. When it comes to tea, there are endless possibilities for combining tea leaves with flowers, herbs and spices (for a comprehensive list, see Jeanne's post on tea favor bags), and we've listed three of our favorites: 1. Loose Green Tea Leaves with a Pinch of Dried Ginger This combination is surprisingly … [Read more...]

The Liberty Beer + Drink Collection

Evermine's newest style for beer and drink packaging.

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Introducing Liberty, Evermine’s new design created exclusively for beer and drinks! This style comes in three vibrant colors - red, deep blue, and sunburst - and is available in eight coordinating shapes you can customize for any party or event. And like all our beer and drink labels, this line features: Waterproof Labels that won't sog when they get wet. They're also super easy to remove in case you want to reuse or recycle the bottles later. Beer Bottle Collars and Text Labels … [Read more...]

Easter Gift: Carrot Snack Bags

A simple tutorial for an Easter gift your kids will love.

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As Easter approaches, I find myself once again trying to come up with healthy alternatives to candy to fill the kids’ baskets. I try to limit the amount of sugar I give them, and holidays are no exception. I have seen many alternatives to this idea while browsing Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. What makes this treat bag unique is the type of bag that I used. You can purchase treat bags already shaped and colored to look like carrots and fill them with anything you'd … [Read more...]