Aug 29

Mint Berry Fruit Roll Ups

Minty Berry Fruit Roll Ups

I can’t believe #mysterydish has been going on for a full year! 

This has been one of the most fun projects that I’ve done since working on this blog and absolutely love all the wonderful blogging ladies that are apart of it too! To celebrate #MysteryDish’s one year anniversary we have a fun giveaway for a cookbook…so don’t forget to enter below! 

This month Andi from The Weary Chef gave us another great list of secret ingredients to create a dish of our own. Head on over to her cute blog to see the full list of ingredients along with some super easy dinner recipes and lots of yummy inspiration. 

Mint Berry Fruit Roll Ups

For these delicious fruit rolls I used 3 ingredients from the list that Andi gave us: blueberries, agave nectar, and mint

I never knew how easy it was to make your own fruit rolls. 

Most basic fruit rolls only need 2 ingredients; fruit and sweetener

If you want to add most flavor and dimension you just add what you like. These are packed with both strawberries and blueberries and an natural sweetener in agave nectar plus the addition of fresh lemon juice and mint make these TO DIE FOR! 

Both my hubby and kiddo devoured these snacks! I plan to make a few more varieties in the future because they are so yummy but secretly healthy and good for you :)

Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing dishes that were created this month by visiting some of the other blogger’s! 

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  1. Tuna Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa by The Weary Chef
  2. Blueberry Scones by Yummy Healthy Easy
  3. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia by Culinary Couture
  4. Mint Berry Fruit Roll Ups by I Want Crazy
  5. Baked Blueberry Donuts by Chez CateyLou
  6. Hearty Minestrone Soup by Joyful Healthy Eats
  7. Blueberry Lemon Pannacotta with Pistachio Tuiles by Flavor the Moments
  8. Minty Turkey Meatballs with Quinoa by The Pajama Chef
  9. Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake by I Dig Pinterest
  10. Pistachio Drop Scones with Blueberry Compote by The Well Floured Kitchen
  11. Grilled Corn & Blueberry Flatbread with Whipped Goat Cheese, Pistachios, and Basil Vinaigrette by Baking a Moment
  12. Pistachio Crusted Tilapia and Peach Salad by Blahnik Baker

 

 

Mint Berry Fruit Roll Ups

Mint Berry Fruit Roll Ups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees (or your lowest oven setting)
  2. Blend all ingredients together until smooth
  3. Line baking sheet with a silicone pad or parchment paper
  4. Pour blended mixture into middle of baking sheet and spread into an even layer, leaving a one inch border along the edges
  5. Bake for 6-7 hours until no longer sticky to the touch
  6. Remove from the oven and slice anyway you'd like, into strips or squares or fun shapes

Notes

You can substitute honey for the agave or use sugar if you'd prefer

http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/minty-berry-fruit-roll-ups/

Aug 28

Eat. Create. Party! #38

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Aug 21

Eat. Create. Party! #37

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Aug 08

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies



Orange Choco-Chip Cookies

So here in Indiana this was the first week of school!?!

What’s up with that!? Yuck I say, yuck!

I am holding onto summer with a firm grip until the first day of fall pries it from my fingers, dramatic? That’s how I roll

I feel like we never started school till at least the last day week of August, August was never part of the school year growing up.  

I needed at least 3 full months too have any ounce of excitement for school in me. When did do your kiddos start school this year? I’m glad I have at least 2 or 3 more years with no school for my little

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange Glaze

Our fair just finished last week and these are the cookies that I made for the bake-it competition.

The main ingredient was orange and I was so happy because the couple hours before and after I made these it filled my house with the wonderful fragrant of oranges, such an under-rated fruit

These cookies are filled with orange zest and orange juice and topped with a sweet orange glazed that is also speckled with orange zest

These are the type of cookies that I want to send in the mail to my friends and family, they are so good and a little more special than just plain chocolate chip. The orange and chocolate combo sends them over the edge!

Orange ChocoChip Cookies

 

 I love flavor combos that are perfect together like orange and chocolate. . . what’s your favorite flavor combo?

Does your county put on a fair? Or do you just stick to going to the state fair?

CONFESSION TIME: When I lived in Illinois, we went to the Illinois State Fair because Christina Aguilera was performing! It was an epic concert and I was totally obsessed 

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Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugars until well combined
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla
  4. Add the orange juice and zest
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to wet ingredients.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Drop balls of dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are just brown
  8. Remove from baking sheets let cool
  9. For the glaze, use a small bowl and mix all ingredients for the glaze until smooth
  10. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies and let set
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Aug 07

Eat. Create. Party! #35

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Jul 31

Eat. Create. Party! #34

 

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 So excited to have you guys here again! If you are new here, WELCOME! Take a look around and say hi and let me know this is your first time linking up and I’ll be sure to say hi! Can’t wait to see what you guys have for us this week. Let’s Eat. Create. Party!

 
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