Yes for Yogurt

With taxes due in just a few days here in the US for many people I’m thinking about the topic of stress.  There are many foods you can eat when you’re stressed that will help to lower your stress including avocados, bananas, tea, Swiss chard, salmon, carrots, turkey, oatmeal, blueberries and pistachios.  Another food that’s helpful in stress is yogurt, so today I’m sharing some yummy yogurt recipes.

Yogurt and Toppings:

Yogurt cones with kiwi

Yogurt with caramelized pineapple and hazelnuts

Yogurt with kiwi and macadamia nuts

Yogurt with apple and almonds

Yogurt parfaits with blueberries and lemon

Yogurt panna cotta with strawberries and granola

Apricot compote yogurt parfaits

Papaya and berry yogurt parfaits

Breads and Sweet Treats:

Yogurt and cranberry coffeecake

High fiber yogurt and fruit muffins

Yogurt waffles

Yogurt and fruit muffins with bran crumb toppings

Greek yogurt pancakes

Desserts:

Yogurt jam fools

Yogurt panna cotta

Fresh orange and yogurt tart

Greek yogurt cake

Yogurt plum pie

Orange yogurt cake

Lemon yogurt cupcakes

Tortilla cups with yogurt and fresh fruit

Pistachio and rhubarb yogurt cake

Apple chips with sweet yogurt dip

Lemon yogurt cake

Greek yogurt cheesecake

Frozen Yogurt:

Frozen vanilla yogurt

Blackberry frozen yogurt

Frozen yogurt with pink peppercorns

Chocolate peanut butter frozen yogurt

Frozen yogurt with cinnamon spiked blueberry sauce

Chocolate frozen yogurt with chunky rocky road sauce

Ice cream sandwiches with raspberry frozen yogurt

Macaroon and frozen yogurt sandwiches

What are your favorite ways to enjoy yogurt?

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Fun with Favors

Last week on the blog I shared some fun and creative DIY gifts you can create to give to the bride and groom in your life.  Today we’re taking a look at some favors that you can create to give to your guests if you’re the bride or groom this year!

Tulle champagne bottle

Olive oil jar

Cake for one

Stamp your wedding favors

Beeswax taper candles

Accordion photos

Etched flowerpot

Rosemary sea salt

Grits to go

Meringues

Succulent favors

Coffee beans

Paint stick keychains

Flavored salts

Herb rub

Vanilla sugar

Infused simple syrups

Pinecone fire starters

Mini snow globe

Vanilla extract

Salted caramel hot chocolate on a stick

What fun and creative wedding favors have you seen or gotten?

Wedding Wishes

Today we’re going to take a look at some wedding-ready gifts you can make and give this wedding season, and next week we’ll take a look at some wedding favors you can give if you’re getting married.

Monogram stemless wine glasses

Mr and Mrs pillows

His and hers pillows

Gray monogram wood plaque

Gifts to go monogram basket

Etched flowerpot

Wedding handkerchief

Tile coaster

Painted dishes

Etched bakeware

Etched mirror with key holders

Monogram ring dish

Rustic serving tray with gold arrow

Etched monogram glass pitcher

A year of dates

Monogrammed wool throw

Photo coasters

Monogrammed votives

What fun and creative DIY gifts have you given or gotten?

A Little Easter Creativity

With Easter tomorrow today we’ve got some last minute fun ways to decorate, create and play for Easter!

Bunny tail clay pot

Yarn bunny

Felt bunny tag

Bunny booties

Amigurumi bunny egg cozy

Egg cup bunnies

Fabric bunnies

Easter bunny pom poms

Bunny gift bags

“Peeps” bunny place card holders

Giant knit bunny

Origami bunnies

Bunny Easter egg

Ice cream cone egg

Chick easter egg

Easter egg placemats

Easter egg drying pin board

Ink dyed Easter eggs

Natural Easter egg dyes

Felt flowers Easter basket

Woven Easter basket

Doily basket

Feather Easter jars

Tissue paper pom pom sheep

Quilt a carrot table runner

Easter egg wreath

Easter egg and ribbon wreath

How are you crafting, creating and decorating for Easter?

Easter Treats and Eats

With Easter less than one week away, today we’re looking at Easter recipes.

Breads and Rolls:

Spring sweet bread

Columba Pasquale Easter dove bread

Easter bread wreath

Hot cross buns

Currant scones

Easter bread bunny brioche

Gluten free hot cross biscuits

Appetizers and Main Dishes:

Bacon cheese quiche

Oven browns

Hash brown quiche

Twice baked potatoes with Greek yogurt

Artichoke and feta dip

Cream of asparagus soup

Potato, snap pea and pea tendril salad

Asparagus, leek and gruyere quiche

Spring salad with fava beans

Rack of lamb with mint and capers

Honey rosemary roast lamb with potatoes and green beans

Short ribs with black barley and mushrooms

Pancetta wrapped pork roast

Coffee crusted beef tenderloin

Gluten free wine braised brisket with onions

Salmon with brown sugar and mustard glaze

Crisp grilled salmon with fennel and olive relish

Glazed ham with apricot mustard sauce

Glazed ham with horseradish cream

Ham and cheese bake

Ham with 5 spice cherry sauce

Spice rubbed ham with apple maple sauce

Orange baked ham

Easter dinner on two sheet pans

Sweets:

Mango carrot cake

Carrot and zucchini bars

Sourdough carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Carrot cheesecake with marzipan carrots

Carrot cake parfaits

Coconut almond candies

Italian easter cookies

Honey ricotta turnovers

Easter chick cookies

Coconut nest cupcakes

Bunny shape Easter treats

Almond custard tarts with strawberries

Meringue frosted cake with raspberry filling

Lime infused coconut pound cake

Simple lemon cake

Deluxe lemon bars

What are you planning to cook this Easter?

A For Asparagus

Something that I enjoy but struggle with cooking is Asparagus.  So as I was looking around for some different recipes I could try (and learning I probably overcook it all the time), I though I’d share them here today.

Asparagus and cheese frittata

Spring tonic quiche

Asparagus strata with sourdough

Creamy risotto with asparagus and peas

Polenta wedges with asparagus and mushrooms

Shaved asparagus salad

Asparagus panzanella

Steamed asparagus

Asparagus mimosas

Asparagus with creamy mustard sauce

Roasted asparagus, lemon and dill

Roasted asparagus with capers and lemons

Asparagus with lemon butter

Roasted sesame asparagus

Steamed asparagus with brown butter and hazelnuts

Asparagus and crab salad

Asparagus and Gruyere tart

Chicken and asparagus rolls

Roasted asparagus with Parmesan

Asparagus greens with farro

Gemelli with asparagus and sausage

Roasted asparagus orange salad

Gingered vegetable tofu stir fry

Chickpea and asparagus salad

Braised vegetable medley

Roasted asparagus, fish and bay leaves

Chicken and asparagus skillet supper

Penne with asparagus and cherry tomatoes

Asparagus soup

Wild mushroom and asparagus risotto

Primavera with prosciutto, asparagus and carrots

What are your favorite ways to cook and eat asparagus?

St. Patrick’s Day Crafting and Creating

Last week we took a look at some recipes to make for St. Patrick’s Day this coming weekend, today we’re looking at some crafting and decorating fun.

Luck and prosperity aventurine stretch bracelet

Good luck tokens

Sun catcher

Resin clover coaster

Shamrock boutonnieres

Clover hair pin

Four leaf clover cards

St. Patrick’s Day cards

Shamrock wall hanging

Printable banner

Felt shamrock pillow

Rainbow paper wreath

St. Patrick’s Day shirts

Simple felt shamrocks

Rainbow pot of gold

Shamrock mason jar

Lucky jute sign

Leprechaun hat favours

St. Patrick’s Day simple wreath

St Patrick’s Day map and clover banner

Fabric lucky clover art

Tiny gifts for leprechauns

Simple wreath

Crochet shamrock

Game:

Follow the leprechaun trail

What crafts and decorations are you planning for this St. Patrick’s Day?