Red Fruit Salad Recipe

Red Fruit Salad Recipe

My boys are funny. They make me laugh out loud at least a dozen times every day. I write every bit of their funnies down so that I never forget a single word of it. My three-year-old Sammy said something yesterday that will likely be in the top 3 of funniest things my boys ever said. If you follow me on Facebook, you know what's coming.

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Apricot-raspberry jam and a giveaway!

Giveaway time! It has been far too long since I have thanked you all for reading, so here we go. THANK YOU! I appreciate every eye that peruses my little blog, and one set of eyes will be randomly chosen to receive these cute silicone measuring bowls!

Full and half measurements are included in each bowl and the set includes 5 total bowls: 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cups and 2 cups. They are dishwasher and microwave safe, and they make prep-work super easy. Aren't they fun?!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post saying anything at all! Tell me what color socks you are wearing or what song you have in your head today or what your favorite kind of jam is.

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Giveaway closes February 14th at midnight.

I have a recipe to share today, as well! Thanks to the cooking challenge I just completed, I learned that making jam really isn't so scary. In fact, it's as easy as pie! Except, pie isn't easy. 

Since becoming a jam-making fanatic, we have jam all over our fridge. I'm not the only person in this house who loves having jars of jam bumping into the milk container and the butter and the celery and the blueberries. Every one of my family members eats my jam, and that is saying a lot. It is just about the only food that we all love. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!

In a large saucepan, combine:

8 to 9 apricots, seeded and cut into small pieces

2 cups raspberries

2 cups sugar

Stir, smashing the raspberries with the back of your spoon. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.

Divide the jam between 3 pint-size jars. Close the jars and allow the jam to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

Thanks again for reading, everyone!

Godiva raspberry ice cream coffee

When a recipe turns out better than you could have ever imagined you add it to every summer party menu!

This post is a part of a Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Godiva Coffee. I was honored to be asked to sample this amazing product! When I opened up the box I received in the mail, I instantly began salivating upon reading "Chocolate Truffle" on the packaging. Chocolate Truffle-flavored coffee? Are you kidding?! My mind started swimming as I pondered what I should create. I decided upon a summer-themed drink, as I cherish the summer-time so very much. It turned out to be tastier than I could have imagined. I plan to make this very recipe again soon and serve it as dessert to guests. 

Start by purchasing a 12-ounce bag of ground Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee.

The following makes enough for one serving, so adjust according to number of servings.

Brew 4 ounces of coffee and allow it to cool to room temperature. Pour the coffee into a large mug or coffee glass.

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat 2 teaspoons of raspberry preserves, to soften. Mix the softened preserves in with the cooled coffee.

Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream to the mug/glass and top with fresh raspberries.

Enjoy!

I have in my hands two $2 off (any 12-oz. bag of Godiva Coffee) coupons to send to the first two interested parties to contact me (use contact button at top of page). Send me your mailing address and I will put them in the mail!

To keep in theme and we all know how much I love coffee. Coffee Cubes are easy to make and they add an extra zing to cold coffee! These go great with Cold Brew!

Godiva Raspberry Ice Cream Coffee

When a recipe turns out better than you could have ever imagined you add it to every summer party menu!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Aug 19, 2011

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Serves: 1

Total time: 5 mins

GodivaRaspberryCoffee"

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz bag of ground Godiva Chocolate Truffle Coffee
  • 4 oz of brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of raspberry preserves
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • fresh raspberries
Instructions:
  1. Brew 4 ounces of coffee and allow it to cool to room tempature. Pour the coffee into a large mug or coffee glass.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat 2 teaspoons of raspberry preserves, to soften. Mix the softened preserves in with the cooled coffee.
  3. Add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream to the mug/glass and top with fresh raspberries.

Fruit and Granola Parfaits Recipe

Do you ever take a series of photos of a particular food and forget that you took them? Only to find them, weeks later, screaming out to you from Lightroom? That's exactly what I did to these parfaits. And I feel terrible because they were delicious. I hope they can find it in their crunchy, creamy, fruity hearts to forgive me.

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I had made this delicious granola as one of my challenge recipes, and knew that I wanted to throw it together with some other ingredients to create some sort of parfait. I pondered these parfaits in my sleep. I do that every so often. Ponder food in my sleep. 

Here's what I did.

I purchased two of those convenient little 6-oz. containers of Greek yogurt and mixed about a tablespoon of honey in each container.

I put the yogurt-honey mixtures into the bottoms of two separate tall glasses. 

I put a few spoonfuls of granola on top of the yogurt.

For the top layer of one parfait, I mixed together:

1 kiwi fruit, chopped

1/2 of a mango, chopped 

1 pineapple slice, chopped

For the top layer of the other parfait, I mixed together:

4 strawberries, sliced

1/4 cup of blueberries

1/4 cup of raspberries 

Easy, delicious breakfast served! Just like that.