Strawberry Pie Popsicle Recipe

Post by Michelle Sterling of Avery and Augustine

Strawberry Pie Popsicles

Here’s an easy popsicle recipe to make during the last days of summer.  You might already have all of the ingredients at home.

Here’s what you need to make Strawberry Pie Popsicles:

  • Plain yogurt
  • 1 jar of jam (smooth seems to work better than chunky)
  • 12 graham cracker sheets
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Popsicle molds and sticks

Strawberry Pie Popsicle Ingredients

I used this recipe from Food52 to make a graham cracker crust.  It was simple — I used a blender to grind up 12 graham cracker sheets into fine crumbs.  In addition, I browned the butter on the stove before combining it with the graham cracker crumbs.  I then added 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the crust mixture.

Strawberry Pie Popsicle Recipe

Browning butter takes a little more time but is well worth it—browning intensifies the butter’s beautiful flavor and adds some nuttiness.  After your crust is baked, cool it and crumble it up into a bowl.  Spoon in a thin layer of jam, a thicker layer of yogurt and a thin layer of graham cracker crust crumble into each popsicle mold.  Repeat until you fill up each popsicle mold then insert a flat popsicle stick, freeze until firm, then enjoy!

Strawberry Pie Popsicle Recipe

May these last days of summer be slow and enjoyable for you and your family before the fall rush begins!

Thank you to The Land of Nod for sending the Farmer’s Market duvet cover for this post.

Strawberry Pie Popsicle Recipe

You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.

DIY Sprinkle Cones

Post by Rebecca of Not So SAHM

DIY Sprinkle Cones

Oh, August. You get us every year. We are tired of summer’s heat, but not yet ready to go back to school (well, I’m kind of ready. The kids are not). We all needed a little pick-me-up and I could think of nothing better to help sprinkle a little happiness around then, well, sprinkles. Inspired by The Land of Nod’s super fabulous Ice Cream Party Collection, we came up with a little sprinkle DIY. Because the only thing better than ice cream is ice cream with sprinkles!

Here’s how to make our fun end-of-the-summer (!) treat. You’ll need:

  • 1 package of sugar cones (this makes 8 cones)
  • 1, 1.45 oz chocolate bar (we prefer dark chocolate!)
  • Candy sprinkles

DIY Sprinkle Cones

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DIY Sprinkle Cones

  1. Break the chocolate bar into pieces and melt it over a double boiler — you don’t need a fancy one, a glass bowl atop a small pot of water does the trick. Just make sure to heat the chocolate slowly and stir constantly to avoid burning it.
  2. Once it’s melted, dip the top of a sugar cone into the chocolate and twirl a bit to coat the top.
  3. Let the chocolate-dipped cone cool for about 30 seconds — you want the chocolate sticky, but not too runny.
  4. Carefully roll the chocolate-dipped cone in candy sprinkles.
  5. Set upright to dry for about 20 minutes.

Scoop your ice cream in and see the end of summer coming your way!

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Rebecca is a mom to two young kiddos and, in her spare time (ha!), likes to pretend she’s a back-up dancer, craft cocktails, and run long distances. A relatively recent SAHM, she blogs family-friendly activities, DIYs and celebration fun at Not-So-SAHM.

 

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

Post by Rebecca of Not So SAHM

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

Have you ever heard of bubble tea!? It’s a Taiwanese tea-based drink that is a frothy mix of milk, tea, fruit and tapioca pearls (boba). It’s also FULL of caffeine and sugar, which is probably why it is one of my favorite sweet treats. But it’s a fun experience that I always wanted to share with the kids — albeit in a much healthier way. So we came up with this fun colorful take on the drink that is much more kid-friend my kiddos LOVED it!

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

To make our kid-friendly healthy bubble tea, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup rainbow boba
  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (we used strawberries we picked and froze ourselves)
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • bubble tea straws (not necessary, but it’s much more fun to eat this way because you can scoop up the pearls and regular straws are too narrow to fit the boba!)

How to make:

  1. Make rainbow boba according to package directions.
  2. Blend almond milk, frozen fruit, and honey in a blender.
  3. Divide boba equally between two glasses and fill with fruit milk blend.
  4. Top with a bubble tea straw and go to town!

P.S. thanks to The Land of Nod for the fabulous + bubbly garlands!! I continue to be totally obsessed with all the Nod garlands and use them for everything from party styling to wrapping presents to permanent room decor.

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

Kid-Friendly Healthy Bubble Tea

Rebecca is a mom to two young kiddos and, in her spare time (ha!), likes to pretend she’s a back-up dancer, craft cocktails, and run long distances. A relatively recent SAHM, she blogs family-friendly activities, DIYs and celebration fun at Not-So-SAHM

Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tender Recipe

Post by Corri McFadden of Glitter & Bubbles

Transforming junk food into healthy eats is way easier than you think! You might just like these Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tenders more than your littles! These tenders are a crowd-please for all ages—and a great option when you want to put a new spin on how you prepare chicken.

Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tender Recipe

Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tender Recipe Ingredients:

  • Annie’s Cheddar Bunny Crackers (or similar cheddar crackers)
  • 1 chicken breast
  • Fat-Free Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper

How to:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, start by placing the Cheddar Bunny crackers in a Ziploc bag and then use a rolling pin to crush them. Make sure the pieces aren’t too fine, you’ll want the pieces to be similar in size to panko breadcrumbs! Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tender Recipe
  2. Pour the cracker crumbs and the yogurt into separate shallow bowls and set aside. Slice the chicken breast lengthwise into tenders – one breast creates 4-5 tenders.
  3. Dip each tender in the yogurt then the crackers crumb and shake off any excess. Place each piece on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat until all of the tenders have been coated.Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tender Recipe
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the tenders are crispy and the chicken is fully cooked. Let them cool and serve to your littles with their favorite dipping sauces!

Cheddar Bunny Chicken Tender Recipe

Corri McFadden is the owner and founder of eDrop-Off Luxury Consignment.  As a style expert and successful blogger, she hosts a weekly fashion segment on Chicago’s “You and Me This Morning” and features more tips and tricks on her website, Corri McFadden. She also recently launched Glitter and Bubbles, a savvy site for modern-day moms looking for inspiration through fashion, décor and food.