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.

Carrot Fries with Lemon Mint Dip

Post by Corri McFadden of Glitter & Bubbles

Carrot Fries with Lemon Mint Dip

Vegetables and kids? Now, that’s a struggle! Zelda instantly glares at me with her “Not The Veggies” look anytime she thinks some are coming her way. The only way I know how to get some veggies into her diet is to transform them into something else! Knowing how irresistible french fries are, we created these yummy Carrot Fries along with Lemon Mint dip. This light, refreshing dip is one of the best I’ve ever had and makes the perfect dunking addition to these “fries!”

To make the carrot fries you will need:

  • Eggs
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Long carrot sticks
  • Salt and pepper

For the dip, you will need:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped mint
  • 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions for Carrot Fries with Lemon Mint Dip:

  1. Start by mixing all of the dip ingredients together in a bowl until well blended, then cover and let the drip chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Peel your carrots and then cut them down to your desired “fry” size.
  4. Then, separate your egg yolks from the egg whites, keeping the whites in a medium bowl.
  5. In another bowl, pour in your panko.
  6. Start your coating process by dipping the carrots in the egg whites, coating them in panko, and finally, placing them on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake your fries in the over for 20-30 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.

Carrot Fries with Lemon Mint Dip

Serve them with the chilled Lemon Mint Dip and you little ones won’t suspect a thing!

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 “Style Recipes”, videos and Fashion “Must Haves” on her self-titled lifestyle website Corri McFadden.  Most recently, she launched Glitter and Bubbles, a modern day moms guide for those looking for inspiration through fashion, food and décor.

Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw + Avocado Cream

Post by Rebecca of A Feteful Life
Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw + Avocado CreamLooking for a simple recipe to spice up your dinner menu? These Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw + Avocado Cream are a must try. Fabulous, authentic flavors in a super simple package. Enjoy!

Rebecca and Suzanne are bloggers, graphic designers, and event stylists living in Washington, DC.  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. Suzanne is a big fan of good design, good wine, and her two rambunctious little boys. They share DIY lifestyle and event styling projects at A Feteful Life. Rebecca also blogs kid-friendly projects at Not-So-SAHM

Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

Post by Rebecca of Not-So-SAHM

Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

I am loving our lack of schedule this summer, but I’m finding that it’s creating difficulty at breakfast. Without the need to get dressed and head to school (and with the luxury of having snacks available at home), the kids have been skimping on breakfast and then asking for snacks 20 minutes after I’ve cleared the table. It’s driving me a bit nuts, but this almond butter banana smoothie has been a great way to get some filling protein in them fast. It’s so creamy, it’s almost like a milkshake. Click over to Not-So-SAHM for the full recipe!

Rebecca and Suzanne are bloggers, graphic designers, and event stylists living in Washington, DC.  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. Suzanne is a big fan of good design, good wine, and her two rambunctious little boys. They share DIY lifestyle and event styling projects at A Feteful Life. Rebecca also blogs kid-friendly projects at Not-So-SAHM