Category: Sweets

Mint And Chip Paletas Made With TADIN Tea

Mint And Chip Paletas Made With TADIN Tea

This post is sponsored by TADIN Teas. All opinions and recipe are 100% my own.
Mint and chip paletas made with TADIN Spearmint Tea.

I call these my mint confessionals, mint and chip paletas. I feel like I eat them so much I almost need to ask for forgiveness. It just seems wrong how much I crave them. I know that sounds a bit much but they have stolen my heart. It all started a while back while I was making my own flavored syrup. I decided to make a batch of mint syrup using TADIN Spearmint Tea as my mint flavoring. Once the mint syrup was made I dreamt of all the ways I could use it. I thought it might taste nice added into my Fruity Iced Tea Punch Bowl , or maybe drizzled over a fruit salad, then I thought “I know, I can make mint and chip paletas with it. Cool icy mint and hints of chocolate all made into a yummy marriage! YES PLEASE! That’s how this love affair sparked into a FIRE. (more…)

R.W. Knudsen® Cherry Juice is Perfect For Me, My Family, And For Paleta Making Too!

R.W. Knudsen® Cherry Juice is Perfect For Me, My Family, And For Paleta Making Too!

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen & Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own. R.W. Knudsen® Cherry Juice is Perfect For Me, My Family, And For Paleta Making Too!

‘Producing fruit juices with integrity, craftsmanship, and innovation since 1961’ this is what scrolls across the label of a R.W. Knudsen Juice bottle. As a woman trying to do the right thing by her body and for her family, these words struck a chord with me. This is exactly the type of juice I can wholeheartedly stand behind.

With hot days upon us, the sun shining a little longer, and fruit being at the peak of season – it’s a sure sign of summer. I like to unwind on my patio after a hard day of work and enjoy the taste of Summer with a glass of ice cold fruit juice. My juice of choice is always R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry.  Just one 8oz. glass is a serving of fruit, talk about goodness. 100% all natural juice, made with the finest ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavors, it really is a better for you option and one I will reach for again and again. R.W. Knudsen works with amazing growers up and down the west coast from Peters Cranberries in Sixes, OR to Carpenter Pears in Lake County, CA to Stemilt Apples in Wenatchee, WA!  R.W. Knudsen literally brings the farm into the home. And it is available at Walmart. #WhatsYourJuiceMadeOf

 R.W. Knudsen® Cherry Juice is 100% all natural juice, made with the finest ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavors, it really is a better for you option and one I will reach for again and again.

I also use this incredible naturally sweet cherry juice for my paleta making. Since I usually have a bottle on hand I like to make my son a better for you paleta with it. I’ve been making paletas for a long time and as I get older I think it’s important to reach for the good stuff when mixing my ingredients. My favorite paleta combo is cherry coconut. A base of cherry juice and a splash of coconut milk and toasted coconut. YUM. It’s so darn good, he eats them down with a smile on his face. I grin from ear to ear knowing I’m doing the best I can for my family.

Cherry Coconut Paletas made with R.W. Knudsen® Cherry Juice! Delicious.

Ingredients for Cherry Coconut Paletas:

  • 2 – cups R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice
  • 1 – small can coconut milk (full fat)
  • ½ – tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 – tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 – cup sweetened coconut shreds (toasted)
  • paleta or popsicle mold (with 8 slots)
  • 8 popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Fill each popsicle mold ¾ with cherry juice.
  2. Place mold in freezer for 1 hour.
  3. In a bowl mix coconut milk, vanilla extract, honey, and toasted coconut.
  4. Remove popsicle mold from freezer and fill the molds to the top with coconut mixture.
  5. Top mold with cover and insert popsicle sticks.
  6. Freeze mold over night.
  7. Fill basin with warm water and dip bottom of mold into the water for 15 seconds to loosen paletas from mold.
  8. Remove top cover from mold and pull the stick straight up toward the sky.
  9. Enjoy your cherry coconut paleta!
Lime Coconut Mango Paletas #PaletaWeek

Lime Coconut Mango Paletas #PaletaWeek

Lime coconut mango paletas to celebrate #PaletaWeek and the first day of summer

I love these little communities of influencers that join together to make a splash with their hashtags of choice. This week, as some of you know is #PaletaWeek , and I am going to join an awesome group of paleta loving peeps to highlight our favorite cool-me-down snack. I guess it makes sense being the first day of Summer and all. (more…)

Cherry Tres Leches Cake

Cherry Tres Leches Cake

My Cherry Tres Leches Cake is the best I've ever tasted.

I’m a big fan of cherries. They are probably my favorite stone fruit. I only say that with a little hesitation because I’m thinking that statement through, but yeah, cherries are my favorite. I’ve been making cherry desserts since I was thirteen. I’ve made a few here even, my cherry almond mini cakes, chocolate cherry bread pudding, and pecan cherry pancakes. You get my point, I’m a cherry cheerleader. (more…)

Mexican Candy Map: Fruta Cristalizada And Other Favorites!

Mexican Candy Map: Fruta Cristalizada And Other Favorites!

This Mexican Candy Map is a guide to candied fruit. Mexican Candy 101

There are few things that make me giddy, Mexican Candy being one of them. I believe what sends me into the giggles is the sugar rush anticipation and the explosion of flavors I’m about to experience. (more…)

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast could be the perfect gift for Mom this Mother's Day!

It’s been a little while since the last time I was in Paris, France. I am remembering the fantastic brioche french toast I forked into my mouth in the city of lights. I think of how perfect the hotel paired my fluffy french toast with a tart raspberry jam and powdered sugar on top. As I ate I wished I could add a smear of peanut butter and fresh fruit to the equation. (more…)

California Strawberry Churros #GetSnacking

California Strawberry Churros #GetSnacking

Disclosure: This post is #sponsored by Society Culinaria on behalf of CA Strawberries. All opinions and recipes are 100% my own. California Strawberry ChurrCalifornia Strawberry Churros wrapped in a newspaper cone

I’m a mom. A mom that tries to satisfy everyone in my family. If you follow me on social media or here on my blog you know my son is a strawberry fanatic. He is extremely picky with the quality of strawberries and will not allow them to pass his lips if they are not red to the stem or even slightly bruised. With this type of inspection going on we have bought strawberries grown around the planet in search of what is ideal to his tastes. He has finally nailed down that he prefers strawberries grown here in his homestate of California. (more…)