Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sweet Cinnamon Butter

I'm not a huge fan of butter. I typically don't spread it on rolls or toast - I just don't ever think to use it. But with this butter in my fridge, I find myself planning my meals strategically to include butter spread on something... anything.

You'll Need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey

I like to make this in a mason jar for easy storage. Put a stick of butter in a jar and nuke it just a bit to soften it up - about 15-20 seconds. You don't want it completely melted, just soft enough to stir. Add honey and cinnamon and mash together with a fork.

Done! Super easy.

Tastes great on sweet potato rolls...


Monday, May 6, 2013

Whipped Cream Swirls

I LOVE coffee. I'm not a five-cups-a-day coffee drinker, but I absolutely need a cup in the morning to start my day. A friend shared with me this little trick to give a cup of coffee a quick (and pretty) dollop of cream! Takes a little prep work, but it's quick in the morning!

You'll need:
1 pint heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsp. powderd sugar (more or less to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla

Just blend all the ingredients together in a large bowl until soft peaks begin to form. I like to place the bowl in the sink while I blend so the cream doesn't splash everywhere.

Spoon the whipped cream into a pastry bag and pipe into little swirls onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheets in the freezer for at least an hour.

Once the swirls are frozen, you can layer them in a container to take up less space in the freezer.

Just place one in your cup of coffee in the morning!

 Or two...

And I like to sprinkle on some cinnamon-sugar, too.