Blueberry & Lemon Froyo Popsicles

Fourth of July is just around the corner and we are getting excited to celebrate with friends and family!  We would love to hear your plans for the holiday.  This time of year is always so exciting.  It truly feels like the official summer kickoff.

We thought it was the perfect time to share a delicious (and simple) summer treat with you all!  We jumped on the frozen yogurt popsicle train and are so happy that we decided to do so.  These blueberry and lemon pops are so refreshing and were a breeze to make…our favorite kind of recipe.  We tried a couple of different popular recipes that we found but, ultimately, made the recipe our own after some experimenting.

Ingredients 

2 cups fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (you can cut this in half if you don’t love lemon)

1 cup agave syrup

2 cups vanilla yogurt

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Directions

1. Add 1 cup of blueberries, lemon zest and 1/2 cup agave syrup to a saucepan.  Simmer for just a few minutes until blueberries are coated with syrup and a little softened.  (It is important to keep heat as low as possible so blueberries do not start to peel.)

2. Set aside until cool.

3. Once cooled, in a mixing bowl, combine the blueberry and lemon mixture to yogurt and gently mix.

4. In a separate bowl, crush remaining blueberries.  In a small saucepan, simmer remaining blueberries and remaining agave syrup for approximately five minutes or until the blueberries turn into a syrup.  Strain the mixture so that you have the syrup in a separate bowl and discard the solids.

5. Add syrup to yogurt mixture and lightly swirl to give mixture a marble look.

6. Pour mixture into popsicle molds.

7. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

8. Eat up and enjoy!

Our Take

These popsicles made us want to try experiencing with all types of fruits.  Hopefully, we will find a coupe more great popsicle recipes and share them throughout them summer!

As I mentioned perviously, you can tweak the amount of lemon depending on how much you want to taste the citrus flavor.  You can easily do the same with the agave sugar if you want a more tart taste instead of a sweet one.  Also, when initially heating the first batch of blueberries, if you heat too long and they start to peel, you can use that batch for your syrup and start over with the rest of the berries for your whole ones.

This treat is such a hit with kids and a great healthy dessert option!

As always, we would love to hear your feedback once you try this recipe!

Ive linked the popsicle molds that I use as well as a coupe of other fun options…

xoxo

Tiffany & Lindsey

Melt in Your Mouth Funfetti Easter Cookies

With Easter just a couple of days away, we wanted to share a delicious Easter cookie recipe with you.  Like we said, Easter is in just two days so this recipe is incredibly easy and the cookies are equally delicious.  There are only 5 ingredients and 8 steps (including devouring the finished product)!

Alright, raise your hand if you still can’t resist the idea of Funfetti, even as an adult?  I don’t know what it is about the name but it brings back such nostalgia that we knew we absolutely had to give these cookies a try.  Funfetti cookies?  Sold!  Not to mention the fact that the recipe also calls for sprinkles and M&M’s…this was a total no-brainer.  Honestly, do yourself a favor and give these a try.  They really do melt in your mouth!

Recipe Source: My Organized Chaos

 

Ingredients

1 Box Funfetti Cake Mix

1/3 Cup of Oil

2 Eggs

3-4 Tbsp Easter Sprinkles

1-1/3 cups Easter M&M’s

Instructions

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  In large mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, oil and eggs with large spoon.  Mix thoroughly by hand.

3.  Add sprinkles to the dough and mix them in gently.

4. Add M&M’s and mix them in gently.

5. Shape dough into 1″ balls and place 2″ apart on the baking tray lined with parchment paper

6. If you have leftover M&M’s, you can gently press a few into the top of each cookie to add more color.  (We opted to do this and it looked so cute!)

7. Bake cookies for 7 minutes and allow to cool

8.   Try not to eat them all before sharing with family and friends!

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Happy Easter weekend to all those who celebrate!!!

xoxo

Tiffany & Lindsey

Easter Table Decor

Happy Friday friends!

I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of April, which means Easter is right around the corner.  I don’t typically decorate for Easter but as I was organizing my Christmas decorations, I found a few Easter items that I received from my grandmother years ago.  She loved decorating for every holiday and when she passed, I brought home a lot of her trinkets and things.

So, I decided to put few things out this year, and it ultimately inspired me to decorate my table.  I love a set table; don’t get me wrong, we never use it, but it looks so pretty.

Since I didn’t have any Easter table decor, I raided the Dollar Spot at Target and found so many cute things, including the eggs and blue napkins.  Here’s a little secret:  the napkins are actually place mats.  I also picked up the pink mercury candle holders, which were $3 each and the jute charges, which were only $6 each. My china and the crystal candle holders were wedding gifts, but are still available and linked below.  I couldn’t find any of the Target Dollar Spot items online but check out your local store. I was just there and they still had all of this available.

Although I threw it together rather quickly, I think it turned out really cute.  Plus, I can put the eggs away and keep the rest out for spring!

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xoxo,

Tiffany