Apr 13

Easy Strawberry Mousse

Oh hey there!

Remember that one time that I said I was back in action and then more than 2 months went by and I went missing!

Welp, I’m here to tell you I didn’t go missing! I just had a second child…which is pretty much the same thing but what do you know, there are real adults in the world having conversations about more than “what snack do you want” or “which show would you like watch for the bazillionth time?” And people don’t constantly have spit up on their clothes and don’t bounce and sway even though they don’t have a baby in their arms. Oh the real world smells and feels so good :)

I am back and I come bearing a scrumptious recipe 

Hopefully this will not be the only one in the next two months but I am not making any promises! 

Strawberry Ricotta Mousse

This is a super easy, 5 ingredient mousse that is delicious and great for a midnight snack or a party

This delicious recipe has lots of fun ingredients you wouldn’t expect and that’s what makes it SUPER simple and easy

One of the ingredients that makes this mousse outrageously easy is this Strawberry Jam from Dillman Farm

That is also what makes this mousse so customizable. You can use your favorite jam to make this your own. You can use blueberry, raspberry or even strawberry rhubarb jam to make something unique and delicious 

Strawberry Preserve Mousse

Who would have thought that having a blog based around the premise of realizing life is crazy and trying to embrace would have such a hard time getting back into the swing of things?

And who would have thought adding another kiddo doesn’t just double the workload but triple it?

Who would have thought that making dinner and then trying to take pictures of it before it’s cold and inedible was so hard?

I hope most of you with kids are just laughing and saying, “I knew, I knew!” 

However, I wouldn’t trade this for anything, even for a recipe that went viral! Seriously, you guys are wonderful and I love the relationships that I’ve made with bloggers and followers but I would give it all up to take care of my kids better :)

This post is brought to you by both kids napping and all the laundry being done! First time in 3 months – please, hold your applause

Now it’s time to dig my face into the rest of this mousse 

Easy Strawberry Mousse

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Easy Strawberry Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (15oz) container whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Whip ricotta in large mixing bowl or in food processor for 2 min until fluffy
  2. Add strawberry jam and stir to combine
  3. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until it starts to thicken and then add powdered sugar and whip until you get stiff peaks
  4. Carefully fold batches of your whipped cream into ricotta and strawberry mixture until evenly incorporated
  5. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least an hour or fill your individual serving bowls and cover and chill. Before serving top with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips

Notes

Adapted from Food Network

http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/easy-strawberry-mousse/

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Jan 30

Back in Action (with a new addition)!

Hi, hello there, haven’t seen you in a while. I wasn’t planning on just up and leaving you, but I kind of had this thing that snuck up on me 2 and a half weeks early called . . . a baby! Baby number two to be exact and to be more exact, he decided to make his appearance on Christmas Day of all days :) 

Welp, sorry for the lack of notice, but I had planned this super cute post to tell you guys about our new addition that should be coming soon and have a super fun Mommy-rita drink for all those preggos for the new year but the baby didn’t want anything to do with that and surprised us all with the gift of himself for Christmas! I love how “plans” never end up actually happening when kids are involved :)

Here’s my cute little #2 

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I hope you forgive me for up and leaving you without notice but I’m back and ready to win your hearts and stomachs over with some new delicious and yummy recipes coming soon. . . however my plans of coming back with yummy recipes might not actually happen because, ya know, the kids thing :) So hang in there and I promise it will be worth the wait

So I’m in full swing with the whole two kid thing and I feel like there is no way anyone could have prepared me for it

All I’m going to say is that I’ve never valued silence more in my life than I have in the past month

Seriously, on the two or three occasions that both my kiddos were sleeping at the same time during the day felt like I had taken a vacation to the nearest deserted island and I never wanted to leave, I’ve even valued time by myself in the bathroom or even the short amount of time that I get to walk outside when the hubby gets home to get the mail. Silence is wonderful

I never understood the advice from other parents of, “Sleep while you can” or “Get all the sleep you can now cause that’s gonna change” It’s not like you can store up sleep!?! And what preggo with a two year old running around has any chance to rest or even able to sleep at all? I really started to hate all the “expert advide” that said all you need to do is rest. Really!! You are not an expert, if you can tell me how to successfully sleep while massively pregnant while caring for a two year old, then maybe you deserve the “expert” title but just telling me to rest isn’t enough. I would tell every preggo to just take in and cherish every silent moment you have, even if that is when your baby finally gives in and rests his head on your chest and sleep. Cherish silence. 

I am definitely loving the crazy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 

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Dec 18

Eat. Create. Party! Farewell

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Happy last party! We are saying “farewell” to this amazing party that you amazing bloggers have been apart of for a little over a year! With the holidays in full swing and the busy lives of your co-hosts we have decided to say goodbye. We will definitely miss this part of our week and would still love if you all came by and said hi but for now we are no longer going to host a weekly party! Still bring your latest and greatest this week and we will be sure to highlight our favorites this week! Thank you for all your awesome posts every week! 

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Dec 15

Polish Teacakes



Polish Teacake CookiesI seriously LOVE anything and everything to do with cookies! 

So participating in the 4th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is easily in my top 5 favorite blogging events of the year! This is my second year participating and I’ve fallen in love with it

I have always loved doing cookie exchange parties with all my friends but sending cookies via mail feels much more special, I mean who doesn’t love getting mail that isn’t a bill or junk? And not just any mail…COOKIES!

This year I really wanted to make a special cookie and so I settled on a cookie that has lots of memories; Polish Teacakes

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This beautiful cookie was introduced to me my freshman year in college by my dear friend, Monica

We both were in college athletics and she drove me and my roommate to weight lifting/conditioning every morning at an hour of the day that just shouldn’t exist, I barely spoke full sentences to her for a full semester

After our sport seasons were ending I ended up showing up one morning to her church and she ran across the building to greet me, from then on we became great friends and are always speaking full sentences with each other ;) She was my first small group leader and taught me a lot of what it looks like to follow Jesus and have true God-loving friends

We hung out quite a bit that first year and during Christmas one year she was kind enough to share one of her families’ cookie recipes with me, these Polish Teacakes are by far one of my favorite Christmas cookies every year and I can’t make them without thinking of the first time we made them together at her big blue house :)

Thanks Mojo for letting me share this special recipe!

Polish Teacake Cookies by I Want Crazy

 Now tell me that doesn’t look to die for!!

These Polish Teacakes have a shortbread/sugar cookie base that is rolled in tons of chopped pecans and then filled with raspberry jam and topped with a buttercream frosting

I mean COME ON!! I love them and hope you find just as much joy making and eating these little gems as I do

Do you have a cookie recipe that evokes lots of memories when you bake them? 

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Polish Teacakes

Polish Teacakes

Ingredients

  • COOKIE:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten (SAVE THE EGG WHITES)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • FILLING & FROSTING:
  • 1/2 jar red raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Cream together butter, sugar and egg yolks
  3. Mix in flour, salt and vanilla until fully incorporated
  4. Roll together tablespoon sized balls of dough and dip them first into the reserved egg whites and then into the chopped pecans
  5. Place on greased baking sheet and slightly press and flatten and make an indent with your thumb or back of a wooden spoon to make a well in the middle
  6. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden, they will still look soft. Reform the well in the middle of the cookie and let cool
  7. While cookies are cooling, make the buttercream frosting by combining butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk until smooth
  8. Once cookies are cooled put about a teaspoon of red raspberry jam in the center of each cookie
  9. Finish by topping with the frosting, it's easiest with a piping bag or sandwich baggie but you can also just dollop the frosting on top of the jam to seal in the jam - it will still taste AMAZING!
http://www.iwantcrazyblog.com/polish-teacakes/
 

 

Dec 12

Eat. Create. Party! #52

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Dec 04

Eat. Create. Party! #51

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Eat. Create. Party! is LIVE! Welcome and hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving last week, I know I had so much fun! Let’s get back to the wonderful party and all your latest creations! Can’t wait to see what you guys have been up to! Did anyone do anything exciting over Thanksgiving?

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