Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicles

What better way to celebrate a long weekend than waking up to a refreshing yummy treat?! I made these popsicles yesterday with the hopes that they would turn out like the Pinterest picture. They look difficult to create, but let me tell you, they were so simple!!

If you aren’t familiar with chia seeds listed in the recipe, you can now get the at Wal-Mart, but definitely at any natural food store. They are loaded with health benefits, two of the best being fiber and protein. They are one of my favorite super foods.

I found popsicles molds at Wal-Mart and just opted to take out the plastic sticks that came with them. If I continue my popsicle making, I’ll definitely be ordering the mold linked in the recipe from Amazon.

The recipe is listed below. I will add that if you want a little extra sweetness add 1 extra Tbsp of the agave syrup. The original recipe wasn’t quiet sweet enough for me! You can also find agave syrup in the baking section at Wal-Mart. Enjoy!

KIWI COCONUT CHIA POPSICLES

yield: MAKES 10

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 cups canned coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup soy milk (or any milk alternative)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp agave syrup, or more to your liking
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Stir together coconut milk, soy milk, chia seeds, and agave syrup. If desired, add additional sweetened to taste.

  2. Place sliced kiwis in popsicle molds. Use chopsticks or the back of a spoon to press kiwi to the sides of the mold.

  3. Gently pour liquid mixture into popsicle molds. Insert wooden popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 4 hours until popsicles are solid.

Recipe from The Little Epicurea

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P.S. They are toddler approved and a very quick yet healthy breakfast! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Kara

 

Ham & Cheese Sliders

These ham and cheese sliders have been a huge hit at two big events recently, Adler’s Birthday and the Super Bowl. They are seriously sooooo good! Since I have had a few people inquiring about the recipe, I thought I would just go ahead and share it!
These are pretty easy to make and do not require a lot of ingredients! I do want to note that I leave the minced onions out of the recipe when I make them! Hope you guys enjoy 🙂
Ingredients
  • 24 white dinner rolls
  • 24 pieces honey ham
  • 24 small slices Swiss cheese
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup miracle whip
Poppy seed sauce:
    • 1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
    • 1½ Tablespoons yellow mustard
    • ½ cup butter, melted
    • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
    • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and miracle whip. Spread onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. You do not have to use all of the sauce! Just use enough to cover the tops. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes or until tops are slightly brown and crispy. Serve warm. Note: Sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time. I don’t like to do it more than a day ahead because they can get soggy from the mayo mixture.

This recipe is from Pinterest 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

You guyssss! I’m soooo excited to try this cheesecake. I’m not going to lie I was a little intimidated at first because I’ve never made cheesecake before. I’ll be even more honest with you, I wasn’t sure what a springform pan was until yesterday!

I wanted to share the recipe with you in case any of you are last minute bakers like me. If you get started now, you could have it in time for Thanksgiving dinner. It took about 2 1/2 hours to prep and bake and is supposed to chill 5 hours.


Get the full recipe here

Honey Bun Cake

Today Joshua and I attended our Friendsgiving with some great people we’ve gotten acquainted with while living in Johnson City. It has taken some time for me to get used to living away from home! One thing that has helped me transition is getting to know some great people that we get to socialize with from time to time. With this being the time of year to express thanks, I’m thankful friends!

For this brunch we had breakfast casserole and deserts, so I whipped up a Honey Bun Cake. My mom is the queen at making this, so I stole her recipe. It’s easy and so so yummy. 

Recipe:

1 box of yellow cake mix

1 c sour cream

4 eggs

3/4 c oil

Mix all these indlgredients together in a medium size bowl. Pour half the batter into your baking dish and set the other half to the side.

Topping:

1 c brown sugar

2 TBSP cinnamon 

Sprinkle half of this topping onto the batter in the dish. Add the rest of the cake batter on top of this, then sprinkle the remaining topping on the very top. Take a spoon and swirl the topping into the batter vertically and horizontally. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes

Glaze:

1 1/2 c powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla 

3 TBSP milk

Mix together and drizzle over cake while it is still warm.