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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, quick and easy recipe #ButterCream #Frosting #Strawberry

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
Summer is the time for strawberries. We like strawberries on everything, and that includes our cupcakes and honey biscuits. To be honest, I have even been known to mix a small dollop of this strawberry frosting into my vanilla bean ice cream. Gone are the days of using store bought strawberry icing. Once you taste this strawberry frosting recipe, you will be hooked!
Here’s what you need:
3 cups 10x powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
3-4 strawberries (use a food chopper or puree them)
1/8 teaspoon of salt

How you make it:
1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
4. Add your chopped strawberries (or puree) and continue mixing until the entire mixture is a pretty light pink.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe ~ Quick and Easy #FruitDip
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups 10x powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
  • 3-4 strawberries (use a food chopper or puree them)
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
  2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
  4. Add your chopped strawberries (or puree) and continue mixing until the entire mixture is a pretty light pink.

This frosting is perfect for cupcakes, honey biscuits, sugar cookies, and fresh fruit!

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French Crepes and filling recipes

Home made French Crepes and Filling Recipe

Ok it’s Matt and yes I can cook, and it was my “Random Act of Love” for the day.

I made Crepes, with tons of fillings and creams. It wasn’t my first time making the crepes, I have made them since high school, but the cream cheese fillings was new. First I started with a new Basic Crepe recipe.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbs sugar for sweet desert crepes, and 1 tsp vanilla extract (add in the blender)
  • or for savory crepes 1/4 tsb salt, and 1/4 cup chopped herbs, spinach or sun dry tomatoes  (add after blender)

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 10 seconds and place in a bowl and then let set in the fridge for at least on hour to let the bubbles work out. Less bubbles means the crepes stay together and tear less.

Depending on the pan size you want to pour enough batter into the non-stick pan, with a bit of butter coating, so that when you swirl the batter around in the pan it barely coats the pan.

You want to let it sit there on medium heat for about 30 seconds. You can flick the edges up and peek  under it. You want a little browning.

You should be able to pick at it with your fingers and flip it over. Or if you have a bendable spatula you can get up under it and flip it.

For the creme filling I made the following amounts and split it 3 ways:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • one tsp vanilla extract

Combine all above in a mixing bowl. With a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till smooth. Then I split them into thirds.

On one third which was about a cup, I added about 1/4 cup of puree strawberries (or what ever fruit you want) I mixed the two and poured them into a bowl.

On another third I squeezed one lemon juice into a bowl, and scraped the zest into it. We actually do not have a zester so I used a serrated knife. Just be careful. I blended the creme filling with this lemon juice and zest and placed in a bowl.

On the last third I left as is, and used it as a filling along with what ever you would like. It was good along side the Apple and Pear Cinnamon filling as an idea.

There a few ways to fold crepes. I have always folded them into thirds. But you can fold them in half then half again. So it looks like a triangle.

To make them simply add the filling inside and fold. Or you can fold them and add the topping on top.

Some ideas are Chocolate syrup, Maple Syrup, whip cream, fruit of all sorts, cream fillings, caramel syrup, And for the savory crepes you can add meat, veggie’s, you name it. Crepes are like the French form of Burritos..  anything works… Have Fun!

French Crepes and filling recipes
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2½ tbs sugar for sweet desert crepes, and 1 tsp vanilla extract (add in the blender)
  • or for savory crepes ¼ tsb salt, and ¼ cup chopped herbs, spinach or sun dry tomatoes (add after blender)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 10 seconds and place in a bowl and then let set in the fridge for at least on hour to let the bubbles work out. Less bubbles means the crepes stay together and tear less.
  2. Depending on the pan size you want to pour enough batter into the non-stick pan, with a bit of butter coating, so that when you swirl the batter around in the pan it barely coats the pan.
  3. You want to let it sit there on medium heat for about 30 seconds. You can flick the edges up and peek under it. You want a little browning.
  4. You should be able to pick at it with your fingers and flip it over. Or if you have a bendable spatula you can get up under it and flip it.
  5. For the creme filling I made the following amounts and split it 3 ways:
  6. ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  7. /2 cup sour cream
  8. /4 cup sugar
  9. /4 cup powdered sugar
  10. one tsp vanilla extract
  11. Combine all above in a mixing bowl. With a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till smooth. Then I split them into thirds.
  12. On one third which was about a cup, I added about ¼ cup of puree strawberries (or what ever fruit you want) I mixed the two and poured them into a bowl.
  13. On another third I squeezed one lemon juice into a bowl, and scraped the zest into it. We actually do not have a zester so I used a serrated knife. Just be careful. I blended the creme filling with this lemon juice and zest and placed in a bowl.
  14. On the last third I left as is, and used it as a filling along with what ever you would like. It was good along side the Apple and Pear Cinnamon filling as an idea.
  15. There a few ways to fold crepes. I have always folded them into thirds. But you can fold them in half then half again. So it looks like a triangle.
  16. To make them simply add the filling inside and fold. Or you can fold them and add the topping on top.
  17. Crepes go great with maple syrup, yogurt, fresh fruit, or even try savory crepes with meat, veggies or just about anything you feel like.

Bellow are links to more crepe ideas…

Strawberry-Buttercream-Frosting-quick-and-easy-recipe-ButterCream-Frosting-StrawberryChocolate Crepes with Fresh Strawberry Creme Filling 

Lemon Crepes with Lemon Cream filling

You can also go big time with this awesome Crepe Maker

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Easy Watermelon Raspberry Slushie Recipe

 

Raspberry Watermelon Slushie recipe
Recently we took a vacation to Aruba. While waiting for a catamaran sailing trip we stopped to get a watermelon slushie. I had never seen one before and I have never seen one as good since, till now! Our family can sit down on a hot summer evening and eat watermelon for dinner! Sometimes all you want is something that is cold and refreshing!

Now with this easy recipe for delicious Raspberry Watermelon Slushie we can enjoy a cold drink at dinner too!

 

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups diced watermelon (seedless) (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
2 cups raspberries (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
Juice of 1 lime, or to taste
Sweetener, optional and to taste

 

Watermelon Slushie recipeDIRECTIONS:
Freeze Watermelon and Raspberries in freezer for at least one hour so it makes a nice icy blend.
Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally garnish with fruit. Serve immediately.

Raspberry Watermelon Recipe cold drink

You can add a Lemon Lime Soda to the slushie for a fun non alcoholic virgin pop!

Alcohol option:
2 shots raspberry pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored or unflavored vodka)
2 shots raspberry or watermelon schnapps

Raspberry Watermelon Slushie recipe

Watermelon Raspberry Slushie
 
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Watermelon Raspberry Slushie
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups diced watermelon (seedless) (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
  • 2 cups raspberries (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
  • Juice of 1 lime, or to taste
  • Sweetener, optional and to taste
  • Optional
  • Raspberry Pomegranate Vodka or your favorite vodka
  • Raspberry or watermelon schnapps
Instructions
  1. Freeze Watermelon and Raspberries in freezer for at least one hour so it makes a nice icy blend.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally garnish with fruit. Serve immediately.
  4. Alcohol option:
  5. shots raspberry pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored or unflavored vodka)
  6. shots raspberry or watermelon schnapps

 

 

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Other fun summer recipes: 

ORANGE DREAMSICLE JELLO SQUARES

ORANGE VANILLA YOGURT POPS 

 

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Tangy Grape Icing Recipe, Quick and Easy #Frosting, #FruitDip, #Icing

Tangy Grape Icing Recipe:
I have been known to really mix things up in the kitchen. My family knows I love to experiment, and for the most part they are usually happy to do some taste testing. Sometimes my creations are a total flop, and sometimes I hit the taste-bud jackpot. This is one of my children’s favorite icing recipes, and it is oh, so easy to create at home (and while you’re at it, before adding the grape flavor, set aside some icing and try to come up with your own creation).

Here’s what you need:
3 cups 10x powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
1/8 teaspoon of salt
How you make it:
1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
4. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

Tangy Grape Icing is perfect for peanut butter cupcakes, sugar cookies, and fresh fruit!

Tangy Grape Icing Recipe ~ QUICK AND EASY #FRUITDIP
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups 10x powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. How you make it:
  2. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
  3. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
  4. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
  5. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

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