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Posted on February 7, 2014

♥ Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day Berry Crescent Rolls ♥

Foodie Friday/ recipes
Morning beauties! I have a little something different for today’s post. We already know playing around with makeup and nail polish is a hobby of mine but one of the others things I really enjoying is cooking. So periodically between my nutrisystem updates I may put up a Foodie Friday post and share some recipes. Valentine’s Day is next week so I thought we could kick things off with a really simple treat to satisfy that sweet tooth. Below is my version of a fruit and cream cheese crescent roll. This recipe is super simple under 30 minutes to make and can be a sweet breakfast treat or a light dessert. 
This recipe can be altered based on your preference. To make it a very easy and simple recipe I use Pillsbury crescent rolls for the pastry. You can make the crescent rolls from scratch if you like but since I am not big on baking I don’t bother.
I am a big fan of berries so I opted for strawberries and raspberries for the filling. You can use whatever fruit you like or even try chocolate chips perhaps. Whenever possible I like to use fresh fruit but you can try this with a pie filling or even experiment with marmalade’s and other flavoring additions like orange or almond. 
  • Chop fruit into small pieces;
  • Combine fruit Greek yogurt, regular sugar, and vanilla;
  • Spray baking sheet and lay out the crescent rolls;
  • Apply approx. 1 tsp of fruit mixture to top of the crescent and roll up;
  • Continue until all are filled. Bake for  at 350º for 10-12 min.;
  • Remove from oven, plate and sift a bit of powdered sugar on top.

    
ENJOY! 

Will you be indulging in any sweets this coming Valentine’s Day? I would love to hear what’s on your menu. 

Check out what the other Foodie Friday Bloggers are cooking up this week. 

Posted on February 26, 2013

Copy Cat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

drinks/ recipes

Today’s post is not beauty related but I had posted this picture on Instagram and a lot of you asked for the recipe so I figured I would post it here. It’s no secret I am addicted to a few drinks at Starbucks and the Sweetened Passion Tea Lemonade is one of  them.  Sometimes I like to have it by the pitcher to serve to guests so I headed to my kitchen to figure out a copy cat recipe for those times or when I just don’t feel like driving over to Starbucks for one. So here is my version. Enjoy.

copy cat starbucks passion tea lemonade


 Recipe for one glass:

1 cup water 
1 cup granulated sugar (I use sugar in the raw, but any sugar is fine) 
1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

8 oz brewed Tazo (or other brand) passion tea, chilled 
2 oz lemonade (homemade or store-bought) 
Instructions:

In a small saucepan, bring the water and the sugar to a low boil over medium-high, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar dissolves, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let the simple syrup cool. Transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container and store in the refrigerator. 
To make the tea lemonade, combine tea, lemonade, and 1 1/2 tbsp simple syrup in a mason jar with a lid or another sealable container. Shake the mixture to combine (or stir vigorously in a glass) and pour over ice. Serve cold.

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