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Mixed Berry Crisp

Mixed Berry Crisp

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Happy Monday, my friends! Today I have another favorite berry recipe to share with you. This mixed berry crisp is perfectly sweet and tart with four different berries and an oatmeal-walnut crumble on top. Mixed Berry Crisp

Summer has such great flavors, especially the seasonal berries. We always have strawberries and blueberries in our home, but it’s nice enjoying them during their peek season. While shopping for some last minute Fourth of July items last week I found all of these pretty berries on sale at my local SaveMart. I can’t pass up a good deal on berries so I picked up strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. We already had blueberries at home so I thought the best way to use them together is in a berry crisp.

Mixed Berry Crisp Recipe

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Mixed Berry Crisp

Ingredients

  1. 2 1/2 cups strawberries; sliced
  2. 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  3. 1/2 cup raspberries
  4. 1/2 cup blackberries
  5. 3 tablespoons sugar
  6. 1/2 cup old fashion oats
  7. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  8. 1/4 cup flour
  9. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  11. 1/4 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts, but almonds work great too)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine fruit and sugar and place in a square baking dish or individual serving, oven safe, dishes.
  3. Cut cold butter into small cubes and set aside.
  4. For the topping combine oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add butter cubes and mix ingredients together to form small crumbs. Mix in nuts and sprinkle over fruit.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until fruit is tender.
http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2013/07/mixed-berry-crisp-recipe.html

For this recipe I use 5 cups of berries, you can mix the amounts to your preference. I like to use strawberries as the main berry then add in blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

My favorite way to eat berry crisp is with a generous spoon of vanilla ice cream on top. The warm crisp slowly melts the ice cream and balances out the tart flavor of the berries. Don’t you just love berry season? So many dessert possibilities!

Berry Crisp

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Mini Berry Pies {Summer Progressive Dinner Giveaway}

Mini Strawberry Blueberry Pies

Happy Monday my friends! Today a few friends and I are sharing a favorite summertime recipe as part of a progressive dinner party. These mini berry pies are great for backyard barbeques and the Fourth of July.

Mini Strawberry Blueberry Pies

Like I mentioned we have a big meal and giveaway to share with you today. We have everything from appetizers to dessert to inspire you with our favorite Summer recipes. A big thanks to our sponsors KitchenAid, Woot Fruit, and World Market for providing an awesome giveaway prize to one our readers.

Favorite Summer Recipes

Here is the menu that we have created, I hope you’ll hop over to their blogs and say hi!

Appetizers:
1. Best Guacamole Ever from White House Black Shutters
2. Melty Caprese Appetizer from Cook the Story
3. Skinny Southwest Chicken Dip from Yellow Bliss Road
Salads:
4. Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Clean and Scentsible
5. Quinoa and Grape Salad from A Place for Us
6. Spicy Marinated Tomatoes from Kokocooks
Main Course:
7. Grilled Greek Pork Tenderloin from Katie’s Cucina
8. Mama’s Sweet Marinated Chicken from Craft Quickies
9. Mexican Grilled Corn from Nest of Posies
Desserts:
10. Triple Berry Cheesecake from The Lilypad Cottage
11. Mini Berry Pies from A Pumpkin and a Princess
12. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake from Crazy Little Projects
Beverages:
12. Perfect Italian Cream Soda from Ella Claire
13. Mango & Mint Lemonade Chiller from Sweet C’s Designs

Giveaway:

-$200 World Market gift card. Imagine all the cute home decor you can get with that!

- 5 Speed Hand Blender from KitchenAid. Did you know KitchenAid has a new blog called The Kitchenthusiast where you can find recipes and ideas using their products? Awesome!

- A Margaritaville Margarita Maker from Woot Froot. Woot Froot is excited to bring you the ease and convenience of fresh cut peaches and nectarines just in time for summer. Perfect for summer snacking, dishes and drinks – like peach margaritas and smoothies. Fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win this Margaritaville Margarita Maker and get the party started. A $200 value.

Mini Strawberry Blueberry Pies

I love using berries in everything I possibly can during the Summer. Every Wednesday we head to the farmer’s market and buy big baskets of freshly picked blueberries and strawberries for the week. We usually go through the baskets by the weekend and anxiously await for our next farmer’s market trip. I knew I wanted to make a few berry desserts last week so I picked up an extra basket of the two and made new recipes to share with you. Later this week I’ll have a recipe for kids using this mixed berry filling…it’s one of our favorites!

Mini Berry Pies

Yield: 5

Ingredients

  1. 2 cup strawberries
  2. 1/2 cup blueberries
  3. dash of salt
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  6. 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  7. Pie dough (I used Pillsbury)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Roll out your pie dough and fill mini pie dishes. Use a small star cookie cutter to cut stars for the top of the pies. You can layer on as many stars as you'd like, but you may need to slightly increase the baking time if you cover the entire pie dish.
  3. Toss berries with lemon juice, salt, cornstarch, and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Fill about 1/4-1/2 cup of berry pie filling depending on the size of your pie dish.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
http://apumpkinandaprincess.com/2013/06/mini-berry-pies-recipe.html

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Easy Salted Caramel Turtles

Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

Wow, is it Friday already? I’ve been a little MIA this week but don’t worry I have big plans and many, many ideas to share with you over the next few months. I’ll be back this weekend with a recap of our Halloween/birthday festivities, a giveaway, and hopefully a Christmas post. Before I get to all of that I want to show you how to make the easiest salted caramel turtles ever!

Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

This is such a quick recipe with only 4 ingredients involved. I adapted the recipe from Candiquick.

-I started by placing two pecans next to each other on a parchment covered baking sheet, then added a flatten caramel piece on top.

-Once my oven was preheated to 325 degrees I baked them for 5 minutes (keep an eye on them so that the caramel doesn’t burn).

-Allow to cool.

Salted Caramel Candy

Dip the bottom into melted chocolate or spoon a small amount back onto the parchment paper and place the turtle on top. Pipe melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with sea salt.

Salted Caramel Turtle Candy

I’m giving these away as a gift later tonight so I popped them in refrigerator to quickly harden. Now I need to think of a creative way to package them before we leave. This really was an easy treat to make as a last minute gift that I just had to share.

 

If you like this recipe check out my Salted Caramel Cupcakes

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

The weather finally cooled down from 108 to mid 90s this week. The slight change put me in the mood to bake and daydream about the upcoming Fall/baking season. Lately I’ve been trying out new recipes, some from Pinterest others from cookbooks in preparation for baking season. My favorite time of the year!

Today I’m sharing with you a triple chocolate chip cookie recipe made from a cake box. I found this recipe on the side of a Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake box and slightly changed it.

  • 1 cake mix box
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts until evenly mixed. Drop by tablespoon on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. If you prefer a crispier cookie bake for 14 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes then move cookies to a cooling rack.

These triple chocolate chip cookies are SO good! I had to store them away before I ate them all. :)

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Brownie & Twix Trifles

Twix Trifles

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Hi friends! How’s your week starting off? I took a few days off from blogging to enjoy some much needed family time. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and we can’t seem to get enough outdoor play. It’s Spring break here so we’re cherishing all this time with my oldest and having plenty of fun along the way. Yesterday we went on a family bike ride to a park nearby. We love our park time, but I think the only reason the kids want to go is to swing. I remember pushing my daughter on the exact swing that my now 8 month absolutely loves. If you follow me on instagram you may have seen my curly haired dude gigglin’ away as I pushed him on the swing. It’s also fun to watch my two older kids play together as they grow. Of course I have to get in there and chase them around the playground as well. :) Since it was my son’s official first day of Spring break I thought we’d celebrate and serve a fun dessert. This is where our Brownie & Twix Trifles come in…
 Brownies, caramel, Twix and COOL WHIP whipped topping layered in a pretty trifle dish..mmm don’t they look yummy? Yes the drizzle of caramel and Twix piece on top are totally necessary. ;)
 Like most of our desserts these are fairly easy to make. I simply cut up pieces of brownies and drizzled caramel sauce on top. I then chopped up mini Twix bars (yay for Easter candy being on sale!) and piped a layer of COOL WHIP. Tip: I like using Ziploc bags to pipe COOL WHIP, it’s light so I don’t have to worry about the bag breaking. Repeat with another layer of each ingredient then top with caramel sauce and a small piece of Twix for extra cuteness.
I love using COOL WHIP because it makes it easy to make everyday desserts. Like our Berry Trifle recipe I shared last year. These Twix Trifles are a little more rich than the Berry Trifles but oh so delicious. The kids shared one and loved it! My son asked if I could make him one for his birthday instead of a cake. I’d say this recipe is a definitely a keeper.
What are some of your family’s favorite desserts?
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