Easy Mason Jar Gifts

Sooo, it’s been a long while since my last post. Sorry you guys! Offline life has consumed me so much! But I want to help you out.

We are right in the middle of graduation/wedding/baby shower/other celebrations season and you know what that means – GIFTS. I personally know at least eight people who are graduating within the next month and about two couples getting married but I haven’t heard about any babies yet (I’m sure that news will come soon too). All I can think about is making DIY gifts for everyone! Sometimes a simple gift card can be impersonal. Cash gifts are cool but where’s the creativity? Thus, my latest Pinterest session inspired me to think about mason jar gifts! Continue reading

Coffee Crafts: A Real Thing

As I was perusing online, I stumbled upon a DIY site with various cool crafts. One of the crafts I saw was this via iCreative Ideas:

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A coffee bean magnet! Who would’ve thunk it? Apparently, some coffee lover did.

In any case, I began searching for more coffee crafts because I’ve heard of coffee doing amazing things. Besides brewing and drinking a good cup, coffee grounds can be effective in Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Graham Cracker Toffee Bars

Last night just about an hour before the NBA Finals, I craved for a sweet snack. Something quick and easy. And with available ingredients. I only had graham crackers, chocolate chips and pecans, among other staple ingredients (sugar, brown sugar, flour, etc). S’mores would have been perfect if I had marshmallows! To my desperation, I went to Pinterest and found this awesome dessert Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Vegan Black Bean Burgers

As you can see, I’m still on a burger theme this Foodie Friday. Maybe it’s because grilling season is here and I’ve been to a few barbecues already? Maybe because I’m anxious for a new burger to try?

In any case, I rediscovered a yummy vegan black bean burger recipe from my friend Brown Veggie Mom (also known as Cherri). Remember Cherri from this post about her blog? Yup, same one. 🙂 Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Fish Tacos

A few years ago, I would visit the rooftop taco truck at Whole Foods for a set of good fish tacos. The taco truck was the closest to get them and I never really visited Chipotle or Qdoba often. Wait: Are you with me or are you still stuck on the fact there was a truck on a roof? Yes indeed, a real food truck on the roof (with no working auto parts though – no worries). I assume it got there by crane? As far as I know, it is still on the roof at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods.  Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Cranberry Cherry Popsicles

With the weather changing for the better (warmth and sun) we are getting closer to having cool summer treats! I am looking forward to making Popsicles made with real fruit instead buying ones from a package. I found this lovely recipe by Ginny from Vegan In The Freezer:

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These Cranberry Cherry Popsicles are made with only three ingredients! Grab an ice mold and a bag of popsicle sticks from your local craft store or dollar store and make these for the weekend. 😉 Here’s the recipe via Vegan In The Freezer!

Need more recipe ideas? Come back every Foodie Friday for a new one to try!

Foodie Friday: Dessert Shot Glasses

I promise you, I’m really not much of a drinker.

I enjoy a few drinks here and there but not crazy with it. More of a “light social drinker” if you want to call it that. But these two recipes I found have little to do with alcohol except that they are shaped like shot glasses. Now answer this: how many shot glasses have you had that are edible?

These dessert “shot glasses” are bound to be a conversation starter at your next party. Cheri from The Watering Mouth makes these from marshmallows and chocolate liqueur (or you can use chocolate milk for non-drinkers/kiddos):

Yum, I love how easy it is to make. Just two ingredients!

The next is a Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookie “Shot” – a DIY version by Brandi, inspired by Chef Dominique Ansel:

Such a great idea for milk and cookie lovers! I would love to see variations of this cookie shot: maybe Chocolate-Chocolate Chip or Sugar cookie? Surely it would be fun to make!

Need more recipe ideas? Come back every Foodie Friday for a new one to try!