short cut! Charcuterie Boards
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Charcuterie boards are so much fun! They are kind of like snowflakes, they are each unique in their own way. And what a way to display your creativity! I love it! This blog is specifically
meat and cheese but I see myself sharing a sweets charcuterie board blog too in the future. So many possibilities!
I went to a wine tasting last weekend to celebrate a friends 35th birthday. There was a total of 5 of us and we all met because of our daughters. Our girls all met last year in kindergarten and now our little beauties are in first grade. It’s been so much fun developing these types of friendships and I’m so grateful.
Back to the wine tasting, one of the girls brought a prepared charcuterie board that we all got to enjoy and indulge in. A friends of hers actually creates them as a business!
Just sitting with the girls drinking some wine in the vineyards while snacking was pure bliss. If you’re a mom you know how badly you have to take some time for yourself to recharge your batteries.
The board we snacked on. My favorite is the spicy meat paired with a flavored goat cheese and crispy cracker. So yummy!
We all get excited about having a
charcuterie board party. Maybe the wine was kicking in or we were just really hungry which resulted in this charcuterie board being the best thing ever. But this charcuterie board inspired this blog.
I share some layouts to help you with your charcuterie board party that you may be planning and some common pairings. You don’t have to follow it exactly but use this more as a guide and have some fun with it!
Thank you for reading and have fun
charcutering! (I just made that up) Charcuterie Board Visuals
Charcuterie Board Pairings And Tips
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For additional pairings with wine specifically check out this blog!
Fall Wines And The Perfect Pairings That Go With Them
Cute breakfast food art doesn’t have to just be for children! As I was searching for ideas for my girls I thought,
you know what, my husband would loved these too.
Which is why the title is for ‘
A Loved One’ .
I’m so excited to try some of these out.
Which numbers will you make?
Note: Most of these photos don’t have watermarks so I don’t know who should receive credit! If any readers know please let me know!
This would be perfect for Valentine’s Day or maybe an anniversary.
Cute little Owls.
So simple! Bear cubs.
A healthier kind of ice cream.
Imagine making this as a hint and surprising your kids with a trip to Disneyland!
A bear that’s cute and you can eat!
Love the little strawberry sunflower.
Perfect for our malt o meal breakfast days.
Perfect if you love coconut flakes.
This owl has beautiful eyelashes.
Imagine being served this as a surprise breakfast :).
Another piggy inspiration.
Bagel and cream cheese and berries. yum.
For the one that loves butterflies.
Perfect for The Holidays.
Piggy with strawberries.
Which on is your favorite?
What You Need:
6 cups of fresh mixed melon fruit such as cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew.
1 1/2 tablespoons of raw honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of lime juice
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of fresh chopped mint, and extra for garnish
1. In a small bowl mix together the lemon, lime, honey and salt. Pour juice mixture over the chopped fruit.
2. Right before serving add the chopped mint and mix well.
*can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 12 hours*S
Talk about creamy, light, and refreshing! Especially when you add fresh fruit!
I love this flavor because it’s not overly sweet but it’s satisfying enough when you want to indulge in something sweet.
Especially if you’re trying to limit your intake on the super sugary stuff.
The coconut milk is what provides that creamy texture while the almond extract supplies the flavor.
Hope you enjoy it!
Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding
What you need:
(Side note: a can of coconut milk is only 1 and 1/3 cup so if don’t feel like opening a new can of coconut milk just add regular milk. As long as it equals 2 cups)
Mix all ingredients into a bowl
Store chia mix into an airtight container and allow the pudding to sit overnight
Serve with fresh fruit
I received the grocery store ad the other day and as I’m looking it over making my grocery store list it said it was national peach month! Say what! Who knew. So of course they had peaches for sale.
(Tips for grocery store shopping in link below)
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Without knowing it was national peach month the grocery store ad reminded me that I already had peaches!
I wouldn’t mind getting more peaches on my next trip but I needed to do something with these ones that were now sitting on my counter. So I decided to make baked peaches!
If you have peaches on hand and want a quick easy dessert let this be your go to!
It’s very simple to make and very delicious. Especially when served with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Brown Sugar And Butter Baked Peaches
What you need:
4 ripe peaches
8 Tablespoons of salted butter (NOT room temperature butter)
8 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 tsp on cinnamon
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
Cut peaches in half and removes pits
Place a tablespoon of butter onto each peach half
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar onto each peach half
Combine nutmeg and cinnamon and sprinkle onto peaches
Bake in the oven at 350 for 15 to 20 mins or until peaches are soft (oven times may vary)
Serve with vanilla ice cream
Enjoy with loved ones!
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Truth be told I had never thought of adding fruit or veggies to my water, other then lemon.
And the only reason I know of lemon in water is probably because when you’re at a restaurant they ask if you would like lemon in your water (
the answer is always yes btw).
Little did I know that adding fruit or veggies to your water adds vitamins and minerals to it.
As if ice cold water couldn’t be more refreshing when you’re super thirsty, right! The fruit in the water definitely takes it up a notch.
I was first introduced to fruit infused water or, what some would call ‘spa water’ was actually when I worked in a spa as a front desk receptionist.
You would walk into this gorgeous spa and a giant, beautiful glass, self serve pitcher caught your eye. Ice water with the
fruit of the day.
It was super appealing. I actually wanted to drink water! There was just a hint of flavor but enough to tell the difference.
Ever since then I’ve been hooked! This is a terrific way to stay refreshed and hydrated!
‘Spa Water’ is perfect for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, a brunch, etc.
A gorgeous way to serve water to your guests and keep them hydrated.
Try these tasty fruit combinations in your water today and let me know what is your favorite!
You can get super creative with fruit combinations, but here a few to inspire to get you creative with your own flavors! Enjoy!
Cucumber and strawberries
Cucumber BY ITSELF
Cucumber and raspberries
Cucumber and lemon
Strawberries and blueberries
Strawberries BY ITSELF
Strawberries and Lemon
Strawberries and lime
Strawberries and kiwi
Strawberries and apples
Strawberries and mango
Strawberries and peaches
Oranges and raspberries
Oranges and limes
Oranges and strawberries
Oranges and blueberries
Oranges and pineapple
Lemon BY ITSELF
Lemon and grapefruit
Lemon and raspberries
Lemon, strawberry, and orange
Mint, strawberries, and cucumber
Mint and strawberries
Mint, cucumber, and lemon
Mint, lime, and strawberries
Mint, lemon, and blueberries
Mint, watermelon, and cucumber
Blueberry and lemon
Blueberry and raspberries
Blueberries and black berries
Watermelon and limes
Watermelon and cucumber
Watermelon and strawberries
Raspberry and limes
Raspberry and peaches
Raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry
Have fun with this! Thanks for stopping by!