Berry Sweet


Even though it is March, and a little early for strawberry season to begin, I could not wait to share this darling little strawberry keychain with you. Continue reading “Berry Sweet”


Recipe Cards

Where do you go for your favorite recipes?

Once we would go to our trusty recipe box, now we spend hours hunting for them on the internet and pinterest, hoping that when we want them we can find them again. Many of us, including myself still have a recipe box that we use. I spent some time this past weekend trying to update mine with those recipes that my family likes. I am fortunate that my husband and kids like to cook and often do, but they only use the recipe box and without recipes it makes it harder for them/me.

Well this got me thinking… would you like the recipes I shared already typed up onto recipe cards so all you have to do is print them? I spent some time typing them all up for you. All you have to do is print them onto card stock and cut them out. Each page has two recipes the top one is 4×6 and the bottom one is 3×5 so they will fit most boxes that are out there. I hope this helps you. So take a few minutes and go back and look over the recipes that I have posted and print your favorite recipes and add them to your recipe box.

Strawberry Fruit Snacks

Are you ready for the final installment of strawberries? I think my family is about tired of them. They have consumed 1 and a half jars of jam already. I think I better start rationing it out or it will not last the year.

With my strawberries I also decided to made some fruit snacks. I was surfing the web looking for ideas to use the strawberries and stumbled upon this recipe.

I had lots of strawberries and gelatin (not the kind from grass feed cows like they recommended but the Knox brand in packets). However, I did not have all the ingredients so I modified the recipe to match what I had in my pantry.

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Snacks

2/3 cups smashed strawberries
1/4 cup orange juice
3 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoon honey
1/4 cup water
4 packets of unflavored gelatin

Combine strawberries and liquids in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once the strawberries begin to break down add the honey and stir until dissolved. Using an immersion blender break the strawberries up until it is all liquid.  Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.  Gradually stir in gelatin, being careful to dissolve each packet as you go.  Use the immersion blender again to ensure all lumps have been removed.  Pour into an 8×8 glass casserole and let set in fridge for one hour.  Use a knife to loosen the edge and gently remove from dish. Cut into small squares.

NOTES:  My family did not like these. While the flavor was okay, the consistency was off. They are a bit too firm. Also, the use of the immersion blender added air to the mixture so all of the pieces have a film on top (this is the lighter part on each piece in the picture). My kids are eating them but asked me not to make them again (and I don’t buy the other fruit snacks except on rare occasions).

Updated on 7/15/2013: here is a printable recipe card Strawberry Fruit Snacks