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Raspberry Brownie Triffles

Raspberry Brownie Triffles--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comRaspberry Brownie Triffles--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comTomorrow is lovey day. I think there should always be a reason to celebrate loved ones all around you. Also, if there’s an excuse to make some fun food, count me in! A triffle is simple, yet elegant. It’s a classic dessert and can be easily personalized. Want more chocolate? Add it! Want more fruit? Pile it on! Want more whipped topping, like me? Fluff it up to your hearts desire! Make it for you and your friends, hubby, parents, or even kids for tomorrow or any time of the year! xoxo

Have the happiest Monday!Raspberry Brownie Triffles--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comRaspberry Brownie Triffles--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com



Ingredients:

  • About one brownie per triffle
  • About one container raspberries, washed and dried
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sugar to taste


What to do:

Homemade Whipped Cream:

In a mixer, whip heavy whipping cream and sprinkle in sugar to taste. Whip on the highest setting for a few minutes.

You can use any type of glass or mug for the triffle. I used champagne flutes to add a fun touch. Cut the brownies into one inch squares and place about three squares into the bottom of each champagne flute. Add about one to two dollaps of homemade whipped cream to the champagne flute. Add three to four raspberries. Add about three brownie squares again. Add one to two dollaps of whipped topping. Top with one raspberry on top for garnish.

 

*All the ingredients are approximate, depending on your liking.* 


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Friday Favorites + Hot Cocoa Stirers

We have a Valentines Party at school today, some other activities, and then I’m coming home and crashing. I just could not get it together this week. I’m glad it’s Friday. 🙂

One.Him. Not just this week, but I’m feeling extra thankful this week for what we have. You can read more about that, here.

Two.Because who doesn’t love a good pasta dish!?

Three.

Eric and I took a short getaway and it was perfect-o!

Four.They were calling for snow but who knew if it would actually happen. Well, what do you know? We woke up to this. 🙂 It made our time away even more fun and beautiful!

Five. All this snow had me craving these Hot Cocoa Stirers. 🙂


Ingredients:

  • One Dark Chocolate Bar per stirer
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream or other toppings


What to do:

You will need one chocolate bar per stirer. (I used Dove Dark Chocolate Bars). In a small sauce pan, break the chocolate bars into smaller pieces and melt on medium low to low heat. Stir occasionally to avoid burning and until fully melted. Pour or spoon the melted chocolate into a one inch tray. Place in the refrigerator for about 40 minutes or until firm. Stick a popsicle stick into the center of the cube. Return to the refrigerator for an additional 20 minutes or so.

Place stirer into a mug of heated milk and stir until melted. Top with your favorite toppings! xo


Psstt… I used this one inch Silicone cube tray and it worked great! This and this also look like they would work well!

Easy Tomato Basil Pasta

Easy Tomato Basil Pasta-- Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Easy Tomato Basil Pasta-- Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comEasy Tomato Basil Pasta-- Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comWhen I asked what recipes you wanted to see on here, so many people requested pasta. It’s a favorite meal from so many readers and can be made in just a few minutes, I completely get it! After seeing Lakita‘s recipe, and talking to her, she was so willing to let me share her mouth-watering Easy Tomato Basil Pasta with you.

I have loved following Lakita‘s blog when I need a fast and easy recipe during the week! Also, we are both Stonyfield Clean Plate Club Bloggers, so that’s a bonus and added friendship. 😉 I love that community!


Everyone should without-a-doubt make her Easy Tomato Basil Pasta this week. You and your family will not be disappointed! Add some wine and dessert and you also have the perfect Valentines date, right in your home. 😉 Easy Tomato Basil Pasta-- Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com

Very Berry Smoothie Bowl

Very Berry Smoothie Bowl--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Very Berry Smoothie Bowl--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Very Berry Smoothie Bowl--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Very Berry Smoothie Bowl--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comVery Berry Smoothie Bowl--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comI have been on a serious smoothie bowl kick lately. My body has been craving clean foods but I also don’t want to walk away from the table feeling hungry. You know I’m a big fan of smoothies but I wanted a little extra somethin’ somethin’ to help energize me for the day. A smoothie bowl is the faultless balance between light and filling. Here’s a little tip: Don’t skimp on the Homemade Granola! In all honesty, it completes the smoothie bowl, providing a crunchy topping and makes it all it’s cracked up to be!
Very Berry Smoothie Bowl--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com


 Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 to 1 cup plain greek yogurt



What to do:

Combine all ingredients together in a blender and top with my Homemade Granola.

I highly recommend using frozen strawberries to keep its thick texture. If you use all fresh fruit, you will need to decrease the yogurt in half.

 

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