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

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cake

Post by Corri McFadden of Glitter & Bubbles

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There isn’t a dessert I love more than a delightful Rainbow Cake with fluffy, homemade Butter Cream Frosting! Don’t shy away from creating charismatic cake, it’s not as hard to make as you may think it is. If I can make it, you definitely can!

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow CakeTo Create Your St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cake, You Need:

  • Six 9-inch cake pans
  • Vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/3 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites (no yolks)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel food coloring

To Make the Buttercream Frosting, You Need:

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 bag (2lb) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons milk

How to Make A Rainbow Cake:

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Coat each cake pan with shortening and then line the bottom of each with parchment paper. Brush again with shortening and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl then set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, slowly mix the sugar and butter together using a handheld electric mixer. A great tip on slow mixing would be to add small increments of each at a time, then combine and repeat.
  4. Next, slowly incorporate the egg whites until well combined and then mix in the vanilla.
  5. Now combine your flour mixture in small increments with the milk by beginning with the flour and ending with the milk until everything is well mixed.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into six bowls. Add yellow, orange, red, violet, blue, and green food coloring to each their prospective bowls and mix until combined. Pour each color into a separate cake pan and bake for 15-15 minutes.St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cake 1
  7. To make the Buttercream Frosting, mix the shortening and butter with an electric mixer. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Then, add in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until frosting is light and fluffy.
  8. Once the cakes are done, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes.
  9. After they’ve cooled, remove them from the pans.
  10. Place the first layer (violet) on your desired serving dish and frost the top and sides with a spatula.
  11. Repeat the stacking and frosting of each layer until you’ve reached the top. St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cake 2
  12. Smooth the top and outer layers of frosting with a spatula one final time.

Cut a piece of cake and serve!

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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.