30 Delicious Ways to Eat a Watermelon

30 Delicious Ways To Eat a Watermelon - Tipsaholic


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Watermelon is a summer staple!  If you grow your own, pick some up from the local produce stand or farmer’s market, or just can’t resist a weekly purchase, then these watermelon ideas will pique your interest!  When you want the mouth-watering flavor of watermelon, but need a little change from eating it right off the rind, there are no shortage of watermelon recipes out there.  Some are quite savory, some are sweet treats and some are frozen treats perfect for summertime!  Here are 30 delicious ways to eat a watermelon.

 

 

IMG_2636-1024x7681. Avocado, Watermelon, Cucumber Salad – You may not think to add this fruit to a vegetable-based salad, but the flavors mix for a delicious side or main dish.

 

3318202. Summer Watermelon Salad – Dijon mustard and vinegar add some tang to this sweet fruity salad.

 

 

untitled-93773. Watermelon Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad – Here’s a fruit-filled salad with a twist!  Adding quinoa makes it more filling and hardy while the basil gives it a little kick.

 

7e5dfcb7dd93d04671fa483927a9585a4. Watermelon, Avocado and Mint Salad – Add some mint to your summer salad of watermelon and avocado and you’ll get a zesty zip that’s refreshing and light!

 


watermelon-feta-salad-5-682x10245. Balsamic Watermelon Feta Salad – Feta and balsamic may seem like they belong on a mediterranean salad, but when mixed with this summer fruit they make a flavorful combination.

 

grilledwatermelonsaladwithreducedbalsamicvinagrettecraftberrybush26. Grilled Watermelon Salad – Use your watermelon rind as the bowl, toss your melon with some arugula and feta, add some balsamic for tang and some walnuts for crunch and you’ve got an amazing new salad to try.

 

7200442532_c93f54fd567. Watermelon Cucumber Salad – Cucs and watermelon together create a delicious and hydrating salad that’s great for your body!

 

landscape-1433447862-mojito-watermelon8. Mojito Watermelon Side Dish – Torn mint and lime zest spice up otherwise normal watermelon.  It’s an easy way to make watermelon more jazzy for a cookout.

 

Watermelon-Salsa-For-Spicy-Shrimp-Tacos-57729. Watermelon Salsa – Love fresh salsa in the summertime?  Try this fruit-ified version that combines sweet and spicy with tortilla or pita chips!  Or you can make your own cinnamon tortilla chips for a sweet, more dessert-like side.

 

Watermelon-Feta-Mint-Skewers-2-Bites-of-Bri-682x102410. Watermelon Feta Skewers – Here’s an easy way to combine the sweetness of a juicy melon with the robust flavor of feta.

 

3721868545_840608d22511. Watermelon Steak – Looks like a seafood main dish, doesn’t?  It’s a vegan alternative – grilled watermelon steaks!

 

8-2-13-13412. Watermelon Bruschetta – You can’t go wrong when adding watermelon instead of tomatoes to mozzarella and basil!  This will give you a sweet alternative to your normal bruschetta.

 

4Y0A5724-513. Watermelon Gazpacho – A cold soup in the summertime can be just the refreshment you need.  It’s easy to turn watermelon into a delicious soup side dish.

 

Grilled-Pineapple-Watermelon-Fruit-Kabobs-613. Grilled Watermelon Pineapple Skewers – Watermelon on a skewer certainly isn’t a new idea, but I couldn’t resist adding these watermelon and pineapple skewers which are grilled to perfection to enhance the juice and flavors.

 

Watermelon-Grill-with-Fruit-Kabobs-14. Watermelon Grill Fruit Centerpiece – While it isn’t necessarily a recipe, this cute centerpiece will steal the show at your next barbecue!

 

2705229960_cf7a8960db15. Pickled Watermelon Rinds – I know it sounds rather sketchy, but this is a southern tradition that’s been around for ages.  And since you usually just throw them away, why not try turning them into a fun, tangy treat?

 

turkmenistan.food_.recipe.img_057316. Watermelon Jam – Here’s a delicious way to enjoy your watermelon for breakfast!

 

watermelon-jelly17. Watermelon Jelly – And yet another alternative for breakfast; or for your kids’ favorite PB sandwiches!

 

IMG_8876-682x102418. Watermelon Jerky – Jerky tends to lean in the meat direction, but if you’ve got a dehydrator, you might want to try this melon version.

 

watermelonfruitleather1_bakedbyrachel19. Watermelon Fruit Leather – Another dehydrated alternative, this leather is more like a tasty, gummy snack than dried fruit.

 

New-Watermelon-Gummies-220. Sour Watermelon Gummies – Speaking of a gummy snack, you can whip up some sour watermelon gummy candies with your left over melon, instead of letting it go bad!

 

candy321. Watermelon Flavored Hard Candy – Here’s another version of watermelon candy, for those of you who don’t like the gummy texture.

 

4-Ingredient-Watermelon-Sorbet-Recipe22. Watermelon Sorbet – This cold, refreshing treat is easy to make and will cool you off this summer!

 

watermelon-granita-723. Watermelon Granita – Or try this frozen watermelon dessert that’s almost like gelato.

 

 

Watermelon-Yogurt-Pops-311924. Watermelon Yogurt Pops – Mixing watermelon with yogurt can give you some delicious popsicles the kids will love.  And they’re healthy to boot!

 

Watermelon-and-Kiwi-Popsicles-from-Real-Food-by-Dad25. Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles – Summertime fruit rolled into a frozen treat on a stick.  It’s perfect for a hot day!

 

26. Watermelon Bars – These watermelon bars look light and airy, yet delectable.

 

 

 

Watermelon Cake 4 logo27. Watermelon Jello Cake – With watermelon puree and jello you can create a cake that looks AND tastes just like a watermelon!

 

Watermelon Cupcake Final copy28. Watermelon Cupcakes – An alternative to the super sugary cupcakes normally served at birthday parties, these cupcakes are just as cute!

 

watermellon-cakke-520x43129. Watermelon “Cake” – So, technically it’s not a cake.  It’s a watermelon cut into a circle cake shape, then frosted with coconut whipped cream and garnished with toasted almonds and topped with fruit.  So it looks like a cake.  And will taste like heaven.

 

IMG_6303b30. Watermelon Pizza –  Again, not really a pizza.  But it is a decidedly healthier version of a fruit pizza.

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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16 Ways to Eat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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Even when you know you shouldn’t, it’s hard to resist a sweet bite of chocolate chip cookie dough! Now you can leave all your cares behind because this collection of recipes for chocolate chip treats is full of eggless, ready-to-eat, and tasty cookie dough. Grab that bag of chocolate chips and start mixing!

 

Cookie Dough Stuffed Oreos

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Pairing two beloved cookies together just seems like the right thing to do. This recipe will take you there and add a whole lot of chocolate-dipped love to your day!

 

Cookie Dough Brownies

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This recipe is another lending of two classic dessert flavors. You’ll be 100% pleased with the 50/50 ratio of cookie dough and brownie in every bite.

 

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich Bites

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You’ve heard of cookie dough ice cream, but if you’re tired of the tiny bits of dough getting lost in the ice cream, you’ve got to try this. This recipe places the cookie dough front-and-center and is the perfect dessert for a hot day.

 

 

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars

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No need to turn on the oven, these bars are no-bake! Besides that, they’re topped with a layer of more chocolate, and you won’t meet many people who will complain about that.

 

 

Cookie Dough Truffles

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These truffles are so simple and can be topped with whatever you love most – milk, dark, or white chocolate, nuts, sprinkles, even more chocolate chips! All you need is a simple dough and some sweetened condensed milk.

 

 

Cookie Dough Dip

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You may have heard of this cookie dough delight before. It has made many appearances at superbowl parties and birthdays and seems to have a lot of staying power with its creamy take on chocolate chip cookie dough.

 

 

Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bar

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Cheesecake, cookie dough. Cookie dough, cheesecake. You may say “Why?” We say, “Why not?” Mix up a batch of these bars and you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

Cookie Dough Ice Cream

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Sometimes ice cream is just the right partner for cookie dough, and this no-churn ice cream makes this a cool, easy treat.

 

 

Cookie Dough Pretzel Bites

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What do you get when you combine sweet cookie dough with salty pretzels and dip it in chocolate? Heaven.

 

 

Cookie Dough Cannolis

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All you need is a few cannoli shells and this simple recipe to make a quick dessert that looks fancy. Drizzle your creations with hot fudge and top them with whipped cream!

 

 

Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

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The best thing about these chocolate chip cookie dough Rice Krispie bars is that the flavor is mixed in and on top. The soft cookie dough layer is a perfect compliment to its crunchy, crispy base.

 

 

Cookie Dough Popsicles

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A hot day calls for a special treat, and these delicious, creamy popsicles will not disappoint. A little cream, a little sugar, and a little while in the freezer and you’ll be chillin’ in no time.

 

 

Cookie Dough Milkshake

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We’ve talked about cookie dough and ice cream, but this is the ultimate way to blend the two flavors! Toss your dough into a blender with some vanilla ice cream and a little milk and blend it into frothy, creamy treat.

 

 

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

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A fluffy cookie dough filling is sandwiched between two chocolate cookies in this recipe, but if you really want to double-down on the chocolate chip flavor, try sandwiching the filling between two chocolate chip cookies!

 

 

Cookie Dough Cake

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Having a hard time deciding whether you want cake or cookies for dessert? This cookie dough cake solves the problem. The recipe is for both the cake and the cookie dough frosting, but we won’t tell if you decide to simplify and use a vanilla cake mix!

 

 

Cookie Dough Eggrolls

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This is another recipe that really takes cookie dough to the next level. Roll chunks of the dough up in eggroll wrappers and give them a quick fry in hot oil, then plate them with ice cream and your favorite toppings for a decadent dough delight.

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes

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10 Flavorful Potato Wedge Recipes

Whether you eat them as a side dish or load them up and make them a meal, potato wedges are a great way to do potatoes. Try one of these ten incredible potato wedge recipes for your next barbecue, superbowl party, or midnight snack!

 

 

1. Basic Oven-Roasted Wedges

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Use this recipe for a delicious, basic wedge you can pair with just about any barbeque entrée or salad. Roasting them in the oven makes it easy to make a large batch and feed a crowd.

 

 

2. Buffalo Wedges

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The buffalo taste you love on your wings can be just as great on a side of wedges. A little buffalo sauce is all you need. Serve these up with ranch or blue cheese dressing and you’re in for a treat!

 

 

3. Rosemary Garlic Roasted Wedges

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The savory flavors of garlic and rosemary are the perfect combination for a potato and these wedges are no exception. Pop them in the oven for around 30 minutes and chow down.

 

 

4. Salt and Vinegar Grilled Wedges

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Not only are these wedges flavored with salt and vinegar the way the British like to eat fries, they also get a taste boost by being grilled! A quick boil in a vinegar solution and a short time on the grill will have this mouthwatering side ready to serve.

 

 

5. Tex-Mex Wedges

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If you like your fries loaded, this Tex-Mex potato wedge recipe will be right up your alley. Top your dish with all your favorite Mexican flavors, melted cheese, and dip them in sour cream. Yum!

 

 

6. Spicy Ranch Wedges

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It’s hard to get enough of that classic ranch taste and this simple recipe capitalizes on just that. Toss your four ingredients into a bag, shake it up, and you’re ready to roast.

 

 

7. Copycat KFC Wedges

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The Colonel must be doing something right, because battered, fried potato wedges have been a long-running success for KFC. If you haven’t tried them yet, there’s no better time than now!

 

 

8. Garlic Parmesan Wedges

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Who doesn’t love a little cheese? These wedges take a basic recipe with Italian flavors to the next level with a sprinkling of Parmesan. Take note—this one is also great dipped in blue cheese dressing.

 

 

9. Chicken Fried Wedges

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These wedges are similar to the KFC copycat wedges in that they are battered and fried, but they’ve got a flavor all their own. For added punch, try the spicy dipping sauce Mandy’s Recipe Box shares.

 

 

10. Cheesy Bacon Wedges

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You just can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon. Load your fries with both and you know you’ve got it right, and don’t forget to try a few dips into the ranch sauce mentioned at Oh So Delicioso.

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added three kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

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25 Frozen Treats for Eating Outdoors on a Hot Day

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25 Frozen Treats for Eating Outdoors on a Hot Day

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When the temperature rises, most people head outside for fun in the sun. And if a special treat is desired after playing outdoors, a frozen one is often the best thing to eat on a hot day. There are so many choices here that are perfect for when you need to cool down. From yogurt treats to frozen fruit to ice cream, a slushie, or popsicle, click on one of the 25 frozen treats links, to get these easy recipes to make for your next day in the outdoors.

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Low Sugar Kool-Aid Slushies

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Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops

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Homemade Shaved Ice

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Applesauce Popsicle Toddler Treat

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Frozen Hot Chocolate

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Peach Creamsicles

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Frosty S’more Cups

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana

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Frozen Blueberry Yoghurt Kebabs

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 Lemon Ice

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 Capri Sun Summer Slush

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 Frozen Fruity Yoghurt Bites

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 Banana Freezer Pops

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Frozen Pineapple Ice Pops

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Frozen Yogurt Dots

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Ice Cream Made in a Bag

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Skinny Oreo Milkshake

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Frozen Chocolate Bananas

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Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars

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Pudding Pops

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Ice Candy

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Choco-Taco

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Raspberry Sorbet

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Hot Dog Hacks for Parties

Make hot dogs for your next gathering with less hassle and more flavor using these fantastic hot dog hacks! Hot Dog Hacks for Parties ~ Tipsaholic.com #hotdog #recipe #summerfamilyactivities

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A hot dog roasted over a fire or on the grill is a summer staple. But sometimes feeding a crowd needs to be quicker, easier, and tastier! Use these hot dog hacks and simple recipes to make hot dogs that will be the highlight of the table at your next backyard barbecue or neighborhood party.

 

Cook them in the oven

Put your oven to good use and cook many hot dogs at once. 400 degrees and 15 minutes ought to do the trick, and you can slice them and add cheese at the end for more flavor.

 

Slice and fill

Add flavor to plain hot dogs by slicing them lengthwise (not all the way through!) and filling the center with cheese and other goodies (like onions and peppers) before cooking. You can also wrap them in bacon!

 

Forego the bun

Get rid of some of the hassle of a hot dog meal by leaving out the bun! Grill your hot dogs, brushing them with barbecue sauce as you go. When they’re finished, pop them on sticks so guests can dip them in something delicious like this queso sauce.

 

Add flavor before grilling

If you do decide to go the traditional route and grill your dogs, you can take even the simplest variety and turn it into a gourmet bite with a few easy tricks. Start by slicing your hot dogs and marinate them before grilling. You can slice them in a crosshatch pattern or just make small cuts into the skin – either way, you’ll have the best grilled dogs in the neighborhood!

 

Cook them in a crockpot

A yard or house full of hungry guests is no match for a hot dog hack like this! Use your crockpot to cook all of your hot dogs at once, plus keep them warm while the party gets started. All you need is a slow cooker and enough dogs to feed an army.

 

Put a tasty twist on party hot dogs

If you’re looking for a tasty twist on the party dog, try these oven-baked chili dogs. You can make several at once and cook them up in the oven together, and guests are bound to love them!

 

Dip’em and fry’em

Try something new with hotdogs at home by turning them into party-friendly corndogs. Simply cut a regular sized hot dog in half, place it on a skewer, then dip it in batter and fry it. You may want to provide guests with convenient grab-and-go cups of ketchup and mustard.

 

A different take on the hot dog bun

Much of the holdup in a hotdog line can be caused by prepping the bun, so why not put the dog and bun together before the line gets backed up? Use refrigerated crescent roll dough to wrap your hot dogs and cook them in the oven, adding cheese and other hot dog toppings inside them if you like! Provide guests with a variety of condiments and watch the “crescent dogs” disappear from your party table.

 

 

Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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Frozen Treats to Make With Kids

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Hot days call for cool treats! Let the kids take over the kitchen and use these simple popsicle recipes to banish boredom and cool the masses. There’s a frozen treat recipe here for every taste from chocolate to fruit, and many of them are low-sugar and low calorie. Get the kids involved and mix up a few of these fantastic frozen goodies today!

 

1. Nutella pops

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This chocolate delight is almost too easy to put together! A little Nutella, some whipped topping, and milk combine to make a light and chocolatey treat that will beat the heat. Use paper cups and popsicle sticks or get a popsicle mold.

 

 

2. White Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Pops

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A little milk, chopped strawberries, and a pack of white chocolate pudding (sugar free if you like!) are all you need to whip up a batch of these pudding pops. Help kids top the popsicle molds off with some slices of strawberry to make it pretty!

 

3. Root Beer Float Pops

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Help kids alternate pouring root beer and scooping ice cream into a popsicle mold to make tasty layers. Inevitably, some of the soda will mix with the ice cream and give the whole treat that beloved root beer float flavor!

 

4. Mint Ice Cream Cookie Cups

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These cookie cups need a little more parent involvement in order to melt the chocolate, but the result is worth it! This snack is all about the layers – a mint cookie base, mint ice cream, and a chocolatey topper. If the kids aren’t interested in mint, try using Oreo cookies for the crust and another favorite ice cream for the center.

 

5. Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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You don’t have to call it healthy if your kids are wary of the word, but it really is! Frozen strawberries, yogurt, agave, and lemon juice are the only ingredients. Blend it together and serve it in a cone or bowl.

 

6. Miniature Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Everything is better in miniature, right? Kids will love making and eating these tiny treats. Simply sandwich a dollop of ice cream between to vanilla wafer cookies, roll the edge in sprinkles, refreeze, and eat.

 

7. Crazy-Easy Snow Cone Treat

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Search your local grocery store for new flavors of sparkling soda. You might be surprised at all the tasty options there are! Grab a few flavors and let the kids make their own combinations in a Popsicle mold, ice cube trays, or even a plastic bag. Be sure to leave some room for the soda to expand as it freezes. Once everything has frozen, kids can have fun mashing and smashing their creations to turn it into a “snow cone.” To make it quick, just throw the frozen soda into a blender with a little more soda from the bottle and serve.

 

8. Banana “Ice Cream”

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Peel and freeze a bunch of bananas and then show the kids how to blend them up with a little bit of milk or cream. Set out small dishes of ice cream toppings – chocolate chips, fruit, coconut flakes, sprinkles, fudge sauce, peanut butter, and whatever else your family loves. Kids will have a blast creating their own banana ice cream sundaes!

 

 

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Kayla Lilly is a photographer, writer, wife, and mama making a house a home in eastern Idaho. She met her mister while working at an amusement park and married him a year later after deciding there was no way to live without him. The amusement has continued as they’ve added four kids and a passel of pets to their lives while finishing college and starting a photography business. Drawing inspiration from the whirlwinds of marriage, parenthood, and the media, Kayla blogs at Utterly Inexperienced, and spends the rest of her time chasing chickens, organizing junk drawers, diapering toddlers, and photographing everyone willing to step in front of her lens.

 

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25+ Fresh Strawberry Recipes

Strawberries are delicious when eaten whole, but there's so much more that you can do with strawberries! Read on to find fresh strawberry recipes! 25+ Fresh Strawberry Recipes via @tipsaholic #strawberry #strawberries #baking #cooking #recipes


25 Fresh Strawberry Recipes
The majestic strawberry, red and plump, shines during the spring and summer. Sure, they’re delicious when eaten straight from the carton or fresh from the farm, but there’s so much more that you can do with strawberries in the kitchen. From a crostini appetizer to a flavorful salsa on top of pork chops, read on to find 25+ creative and delicious fresh strawberry recipes!

1. Strawberry Jam

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Try your hand at making strawberry jam with this very clear and helpful tutorial! These jars of strawberry jam would make very good gifts.

2. Strawberry Chia Refrigerator Jam

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And here’s a much simpler way to make jam from fresh strawberries! Puree your strawberries in a food processor, add a bit of lemon and maple syrup and mix in chia seeds, and then refrigerate until the jam is set! So easy.

3. Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

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This delicious strawberry cobbler is served in individual ramekins, making this strawberry recipe a great choice for dinner parties. Add cold ice cream on top for the perfect finish to this warm dessert.

4. Skinny Crunchy Stuffed French Toast

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This stuffed french toast recipe with fresh strawberries and cream cheese includes a fun, crunchy twist: the bread is dipped in a bread crumb mixture with sugar and cinnamon after being dunked in the usual egg bath.

5. Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollups

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With this simple strawberry fruit roll-up recipe on hand, there’s no need to buy strawberry roll-ups at the store that’s full of stuff that you can’t pronounce. You don’t even need a dehydrator; your oven can do the job.

6. Blackened Chicken and Strawberry Salad

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If you haven’t tried the heaven on a plate that is strawberry salad, you need to try this recipe immediately. Spinach leaves, feta cheese, cranberries, and sliced fresh strawberries all come together with blackened chicken and a strawberry vinaigrette to make a truly wonderful salad.

7. Strawberry Pretzel Parfait

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This strawberry pretzel parfait recipe is a healthy, fresh twist on the traditional strawberry pretzel salad you see all the time at church potlucks. You can actually eat this for breakfast!

8. Slow Cooker Strawberry Applesauce

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If your kids love applesauce, they’ll definitely appreciate this easy strawberry applesauce recipe! Chop the fruit, throw them into a slow cooker, and be rewarded with an unique applesauce after a couple of hours. Yum.

9. Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chicken and Applewood Bacon

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This unique pizza recipe uses a mixture of strawberry jam, balsamic vinegar, and chili sauce as its base instead of marina sauce.

10. Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares

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These strawberry oat squares are made with oats, sliced almonds, apple butter, almond butter, and fresh strawberries. Eat a bar for breakfast or dessert with no guilt!

11. Whipped Strawberry Butter

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Make this strawberry butter to put on your breakfast toast, waffle, or pancake! It takes only a few minutes to make!

12. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps

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At first glance, you’ll think this is just salsa and chips, but no! Make this fruit salsa for an unique appetizer that everyone will love.

13. Pork Chops with Balsamic-Strawberry Sauce

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Instead of the usual pork and applesauce dinner, why not try something different and serve your pork chops with a balsamic strawberry sauce?

14. Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread

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This strawberry bread is made creamy with the addition of cream cheese. Great for brunch!

15. Strawberry Hand Pies

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Spend some time in the kitchen making these special strawberry hand pies! These little pies are fun to make and to eat.

16. Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

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Make this strawberry poppyseed dressing and keep it in the fridge to jazz up your salad lunches.

17. Frozen Yogurt Bark

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Your kids will love this frozen yogurt bark that’s full of fresh strawberries and a little bit of chocolate!

18. Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry-Jalapeno Sauce

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The star of this chicken dish is the strawberry-jalapeno salsa! You could always forgo the chicken and just scoop up the salsa with tortilla chips.

19. Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

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Surprise your family with strawberry cinnamon rolls! The best part of this recipe is that the dough requires no rising time.

20. Strawberry, Brie Cheese, Honey & Basil Crostini

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Serve this great little strawberry and brie crostini for an elegant appetizer or a light dessert at your next party.

21. Strawberry Lemon Cookie Bars

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This strawberry and lemon cookie bar is very similar to a sugar cookie, but packed with fruit. Finish it off with a lemon glaze and sliced fresh strawberries.

22. Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad

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This couscous salad combines strawberries, avocado, corn, pine nuts, and israeli couscous for a bright, fresh salad that’s just perfect for a warm day!

23. Mahi with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

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Cook filets of mahi-mahi and pile on a delicious avocado and strawberry salsa on top. This is another strawberry salsa that you’ll also love on chicken, on any fish, and on a tortilla chip!

24. Strawberries and Cream Pinwheels

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These strawberries and cream pinwheels are so easy to make and would make a great snack for kids (and you!). They are also very portable, so you can take them on a picnic or the pool.

25. Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps

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Full of color and flavor, these poppy seed chicken wraps will be a summer favorite once you’ve tried them. Strawberries, diced mango, cucumbers, avocado, onion, and chicken all come together with a poppy seed dressing and a garnish of macadamia nuts and toasted coconut.

26. Paleo Strawberry Crumble

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This paleo strawberry crumble is SO easy to make, you’ll forget how healthy it is! The crumble is made from almond flour, coconut oil, and maple syrup.

27. Strawberry and Nutella Crepes

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Serve this strawberry and nutella crepe for a lazy Sunday morning and your family will gobble it all up. It’ll look like you spent ages in the kitchen, but it’s so easy to assemble. You could use cookie butter instead of nutella for a different take on the recipe!

28. Strawberry-Chocolate Dumplings

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Create little bites of strawberry and chocolate goodness in these cute dumplings! You don’t need a lot of equipment or ingredients to cook these strawberry-chocolate dumplings, making them a great choice for brunch at your home!

29. Strawberry Oasis Pie

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A chocolate filling, sliced fresh strawberries, and a dark chocolate crust all come together to make a decadent slice of strawberry and chocolate pie.

30. Strawberry Brownie Kabobs

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These strawberry and brownie kabobs will delight both adults and kids alike. Cook little brownie bites and stick them on bamboo sticks along with strawberries and marshmallows and drizzle with chocolate. Fun for birthday parties!

The next time you see a strawberry sale at your grocery store or visit a strawberry farm, make sure to stock up on these juicy berries to make one, two, or all of the 30 strawberry recipes listed here! For more great recipes to try, check out 10 Better-For-You Muffin Recipes and Top Ten Zucchini Recipes.

 

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25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try

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The cold, dry weather in winter can leave your skin looking and feeling dull, scratchy and even old.  Sugar scrubs are the perfect way to rejuvenate tired skin, but can cost a small fortune.  The best news for summer?  You can DIY your own sugar scrubs to personalize the scents and benefits for a fraction of the cost.  If you’re looking for a luxury skin care product without the luxury price tag, here are 25 refreshing DIY sugar scrubs you can make right at home!  An added bonus?  They make perfect gifts!


If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyOrange Creamsicle
 – Only four ingredients go into this deliciously fresh and citrusy sugar scrub.  Grab sugar, coconut oil, orange essential oil and vanilla extract and mix it up.  Perfect for summertime!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyGreen Tea – This relaxing green tea sugar scrub can leave you feeling energized and fresh.  Add in your favorite essential oils for even more skin benefits!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLavender Mint – Here’s a scrub that’s both calming and energizing!  Lavender and peppermint are clarifying and promote skin health.  The light, fresh scent is just an added bonus!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyJoyful Morning –  The base of this sugar scrub is grapeseed oil (common for beauty products and known for helping skin) and Citrus Fresh essential oil.  Add in some Joy essential oil, and you’ve got a sugar scrub guaranteed to start your morning on the right foot.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyRosemary and Lavender –  Both rosemary and lavender are well known purifying essential oils, which make them great for your skin.  This scrub is easy to make and will have a calming, relaxing effect.  If you’re making it for a gift, there are free printable labels at the link as well.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCoconut Lime – If you’re looking for a new scrub for summer, this one should top your list!  The scent is fresh and subtle, and there’s an added element of shredded coconut mixed in to add texture.  Lime is a known skin brightener as well.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCandy Cane – A festive DIY sugar scrub is the perfect holiday gift!  Made with peppermint essential oil, this scrub is refreshing, energizing and can actually help with mental balance.  The striped look can be achieved by adding in a few drops of natural fruit juice – like raspberry – for even more fresh scent!  You might want to keep it for yourself when you’re finished.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyPumpkin Spice –  Made with almond oil, both brown and white sugar, along with several common spices and cinnamon essential oil, this scrub smells good enough to eat!  It’s got a warm, rich scent that will have you craving pumpkin pie.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyBaby Rose – Add some of your favorite essential oils to real rose petals for a scrub that’s beautiful and feminine.  Adding Geranium essential oil would help with healthy, glowing skin and highlight the floral notes that make this a great springtime addition to your beauty routine.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyUltimate Skin Scrub – Make this sugar scrub and you’ll likely never need any other kind!  It combines essential oils like frankincense (known to support skin health, purify and clarify) and lavender to soothe and uplift with an amazing amount of natural oils and ingredients that are commonly found in beauty products.  Raw honey and vitamin E, along with jojoba, almond, grapeseed and avocado oils team up for a powerhouse of skin care you’ll love!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyTangerine – You’ll love the fresh, inviting scent of this citrus based scrub.  It’s got only a few ingredients, so it’s easy to make but packs a big punch with it’s citrusy flavor!  You’ll be thinking of sunshine and flip flops when you use this.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyEucalyptus – With just three simple ingredients, this scrub is a snap to whip up.  Eucalyptus has a rich, earthy scent that has calming properties.  It’s also an antibiotic, deodorizing, cooling and energizing essential oil that can aid in circulation – all great qualities for a sugar scrub!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyVanilla Lime – You only need one essential oil to create the delicious harmony of vanilla and lime together!  Use Stress Away for a combination of scents that will calm your mind and uplift your mood.  Combined with the skin nourishing qualities of raw honey, you’ll feel pampered, de-stressed and summery!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyRise and Shine Scrub – A delicious lemony scented sugar scrub is the perfect thing to get you energized in the morning.  Rise and shine with this easy DIY, and you’ll be ready to face whatever the day hands you!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautySleep Tight Scrub – With the soothing scent of lavender, this scrub will ease all the tension of the day away.  Add in some Stress Away or Joy essential oils for a trifecta of calm!  Use this scrub to clarify skin and tuck you into bed at night.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLavender Lemon – This scrub gives you the best of both worlds – lavender to calm and soothe and lemon to energize and refresh!  Lemon and lavender essential oils calm, soothe and moisturize dry skin, while lemon brightens dull winter skin and leaves you feeling soft and fresh.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyTea Tree Coconut Oil Scrub – While tea tree oil is an essential ingredient to this scrub, you can also add (or substitute) Melaleuca or even a bit of Thieves oil – both have antibiotic properties, purify and heal skin.  So this scrub is perfect for bouts of acne or skin irritation.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLemon Mint – Both lemon and mint essential oils have the same energizing, refreshing, pick-me-up properties – along with being great for the skin.  With a double dose, this scrub will brighten your mood AND your skin!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyLemon Lime – Use lemon and lime essential oils together for a refreshing, delicious smelling scrub that’ll brighten and smooth your dull skin.  Grate in some lemon and lime peel for texture and scent!  It’s a summery scrub that’ll give your energy a zesty boost!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyPink Lemonade – This scrub is all kinds of summery, girly fun!  Can you guess the secret ingredient?  It’s pink lemonade powder – like the lo-cal drink mix!  That gives it the fun pink color and added exfoliants.  Add in some lemon essential oil and you’ll have a much more zesty, citrusy scent that is sure to help even your skin, leave you feeling soft and make you refreshed and energized.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCinnamon Vanilla Spice – You’ll love the way your skin smells and feels after this nourishing and delicious body scrub!  Use almond and jojoba oils plus vitamin E for some extra skin care and moisture.  Cinnamon essential oil and vanilla extract give it a rich, warm, spicy scent.  Treat your skin to this scrub and you’ll feel delectable!

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyApple Cinnamon – Ready for another scrub that’s good enough to eat?  Here’s one that’ll make your shower smell like fresh baked apple pie!  Use chamomile essential oil for a subtle apple scent and the soothing, calming properties it’s known for.  Add cinnamon essential oil for a warm, spicy scent that perfectly combines with the chamomile.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyGrapefruit Mint – Adding grapefruit zest and juice to this scrub gives it texture, natural aroma, and some extra skin brightening action!  The grapefruit and mint essential oils combined energize, lift your mood and give you the perfect perk up in the morning.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyCucumber Mint – Cucumbers are great for your skin as they offer natural hydration that leaves you extra moisturized.  They’re the star in this scrub, though you also use fresh mint leaves and can add peppermint essential oil for even more clarifying, purifying power.  If you’re a fan of light, subtle scents, this is the scrub for you.  It’ll definitely leave you feeling fresh and clean and brightened.

 

If you love the luxury of sugar scrubs but hate the luxury price tag, try making your own! Use essential oils for any of these DIY sugar scrub recipes. 25 Refreshing DIY Sugar Scrubs To Try - Tipsaholic.com, #sugarscrub, #DIY, #essentialoils, #EO, #beautyMini Sugar Scrubs – Admittedly this recipe doesn’t differ much from other brown sugar based sugar scrubs – just add brown sugar, coconut oil and your favorite essential oils.  What makes this idea different is the packaging, which makes it ideal for making up lots of party favors – perhaps for a spa-style party or sleepover, a bridal shower, or birthday.  Another great idea?  Mix the sugar and oil and divide it up first, then add different oils into the small containers for lots of different sugar scrubs right at hand – a different one for each day of the week depending on your needs!

 

Check out these links for more information about how to get started with essential oils or to purchase your own essential oils.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving

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If you’ve started using essential oils, chances are you want to share your love with everyone around you!  Sometimes it can be hard to get your guy on board – it may seem like a lot of work at first, or he may be skeptical of the benefits.  If he’s convinced essential oils are just for ladies, here are 25 essential oil recipes just for him!  Whip up a few of these and he’ll be just as excited about the mental and physical health benefits of essential oils as you are.  Plus, you’ll save some cash by making these yourself!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving1. Beard and Skin Care Oil – With a few tweaks, you can customize this oil to your skin and beard’s temperament for an easy and inexpensive way to look your best!  For oily skin, use peppermint.  For dry skin and beard use lavender.  Combine with rosemary or cedarwood to promote thicker hair growth! Adding witch hazel can calm skin irritation.  Condition your skin and beard without the greasy feel of lotion.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving2. Beard Oil – If prickly whiskers are an issue you hate dealing with, stir up some beard oil.  Massaging it into facial hair will keep it feeling soft and luxurious, plus it smells like a walk in the woods!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving3. Beard Balm – Tame a wild or unruly beard with some conditioning balm.  It’ll make facial hair softer and more manageable.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving4. Burly Beard Conditioner – Using a combination of oils that promote healthy skin and hair will help with seasonal beard issues, like breakage and dryness.  Mix the oils together with sandalwood, fir, cedarwood or patchouli for scent and a carrier oil and massage it all over the beard daily and your beard will grow faster and break less!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving5. Pre-Shave Oil for Sensitive Skin – If shaving is an ordeal that leaves his face dry or painfully irritated, this pre-shave oil is a great idea!  Sandalwood has both a manly scent and calming for irritated skin.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving6. Aftershave Oil – This aftershave oil is a fabulous blend of spicy, exotic scent, moisturizing properties, and skin protectants that can calm and soothe after the daily shave.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving7. Aftershave Lotion –  Sandalwood, rosehip and chamomile essential oils combine to create the perfect fusion of spicy scent and skin-calming, anti-inflammatory action.  Mix it together with soothing and moisturizing avocado and almond oils and non-greasy, softening shea and cocoa butters.  Perfect for your guy’s skin to keep it soft and supple!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving8. Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream – This cream combines rosemary and peppermint for a super refreshing, minty, smell that will tingle as it energizes and soothes the skin.  It’s shaving cream with a twist!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving9. Vintage-Style Shaving Kit – Create your own pre-shave and after-shave spray with relaxing oils like lavender and empowering oil blends like Valor.  Combine these with a shaving brush, vintage razor and a stand and you’ve got an awesome shaving kit guys will love using!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving10. Bald Balm – With a wonderfully warm, woodsy scent, this balm contains myrrh (among other essential oils) which can heal and protect skin.  Mix up some balm for the hairless man in your life!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving11. Hair Pomade – Here’s basic recipe for all natural hair pomade.  It’s completely customizable according to scent preferences and hair needs.  You can add essential oils that promote hair growth and scalp and hair health.  You can add oils that help with oily skin and hair or that add moisture for dry scalp.  Play with different scents – spicy and unique, citrusy and fresh, woodsy and earthy… it’s all up to you!  This is way more cost effective than buying brand name pomade, that’s not nearly as healthy for your hair.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving12. Grimy Hand Scrub – It’s soap, but amped up.  This awesome hand scrub combines the healing powers of skin protectant essential oils and the exfoliating properties of sugar.  Use Thieves or Melaleuca for extra antibacterial power and citrus for cleansing and purifying properties or mints for boosting energy.  Mix it all up and your guy has a heavy duty scrub for even the toughest jobs!

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving13. Men’s Body Wash – Here’s an all natural homemade body wash guys will like using!  The lemongrass has a distinct, yet subtle aroma and the apricot seed powder will scrub grime away while the wheat germ keeps skin moisturized without smelling “girly.”

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving14. Bath Salts for Men – These awesome bath salts can be made in a variety of scents and flavors, so even guys will love using them!  Lemon has great cleansing and purifying properties, Pan Away is wonderful for soothing aches and pains, Stress Away and Peace and Calming can greatly reduce tension and anxious feelings.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving15. Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak – Soaking in the tub is traditionally associated with women, but guys won’t be able to say no to this invigorating soak!  Green Tea adds some powerful antibacterial and antioxidant qualities to the bath with a nice, earthy smell while the peppermint gives a nice tingling boost of energy.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving16. Shower Bombs – These peppermint shower bombs are great when you need an extra pick-me-up in the morning.  The peppermint is invigorating and can leave you feeling energized and refreshed.  Plus, you don’t have to take the extra time soaking in the tub.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving17. Deodorant – Spicy-scented and warm, earthy toned oils combine in this deodorant for men.  Using oils like Patchouli, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Cedarwood, and Coriander make this deodorant particularly inviting for men – and can also help with skin health and enhanced mood.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving18. Men’s Blend – Whip up this spray with exotic, woodsy tones and just a touch of citrus.  It contains vetiver and eucalyptus with grapefruit – so can be energizing and calming at the same time.  Use it as a spray cologne or linen spay.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving19. Invigorating Cologne – With the aroma of balsam fir and cedar wood essential oils, the slightly spicy, woodsy smell to this roll-on cologne is just one bonus guys will love. It can also promote energy and mental focus.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving20. Men’s Cologne 6 Ways – Here are some recipes for roller-ball cologne that lots of guys will love!  There’s spicy, woodsy, earthy, musky and outdoorsy – so something for nearly everyone.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving21. Men’s Fragrance – This guide to creating fragrances shows you how to combine scents as base, top and middle notes for a complete scent that will last all day.  There are recipe suggestions for distinctive fragrances that range from spicy to woodsy to tangy and exotic.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving22. Moisturizing Balm – With vetiver and melaleuca oils, this balm has a manly scent that will moisturize and protect the skin either before OR after shaving.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving23. MANhand Salve –  If you know a guy with cracked, dry, uncomfortable hands who doesn’t like lotion, this salve will be right up his alley.  It’s a light salve that combines the healing properties of chamomile or peppermint with moisture rich oil like avocado and almond.  His hands will thank you.

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving24. Shoe Powder – With cornstarch, baking soda and your choice of essential oils you can make a shoe powder to eliminate smelly shoes.  Shake the shoes out before wearing them.  Or sprinkle the powder right on your feet for a soothing and calming effect. (Bonus: it works great for stinky carpet!)

 

Think handmade products using essential oils are just for girls? Think again! Get your guy onboard with these essential oil recipes he'll love! 25 Essential Oil Recipes For Him - Tipsaholic.com, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #diy #handmade #greenliving25. Foot-odor Spray – Of course it’s not just men that suffer from stinky feet, so this foot-odor spray can be used by the whole family!  With rosemary, thyme, eucalyptus and melaleuca essential oils, you can knock that stinky smell out the door.  Add Thieves and Melaleuca for purification and antibacterial qualities.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

More essential oil ideas:

5 essential oil recipes you can personalize         Skin Soothing Balm via tipsaholic.com        Natural cosmetics assorment

Essential Oil Recipes              Skin Soothing Balm             DIY Essential Oil Gifts

5 Essential Oil Recipes You Can Personalize

You can create your own products - from lip balm to shampoo. Learn how to personalize 5 essential oil recipes to suit your own preferences! 5 Essential Oil Recipes You Can Personalize - Tipsaholic, #essentialoils, #youngliving, #health, #diybeauty

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Young Living Essential Oils offer a myriad of benefits, including immune-boosting power, increased longevity and energy, and better mental health.  They’re a natural alternative to common medications and other first aid items and are safe for the whole family.  You can use therapeutic grade essential oils in everything from shampoo to sanitizing spray!  Wondering how?  Take a look at these 5 essential oil recipes, each with alternative oil ideas that can be used for different effects.  It’s easy to personalize your DIY essential oil products for you and your family!

 

1. Lip Balm

Basic recipe: 1 Tablespoon Beeswax, 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil, 5-8 drops of essential oils.  Method: Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a double broiler and stir it well. Remove from heat and add the Vitamin E and essential oils.  Stir well.  Pour into a tube or container and seal.

EO’s (essential Oils) to Add:

Lemon Oil – for a light, citrus flavor and scent that is revitalizing and energizing and purifying and antioxidant qualities.

Peppermint – for a strong, fresh scent and a minty taste that can support liver and respiratory function and increase concentration and mental sharpness.

Lavender – for a sweet, soothing aroma that refreshes and can restore balance and aid in relaxation.  It can also help to soothe and heal chapped, irritated lips.

 

2. Sanitizing Spray

Basic recipe: about 4 oz Witch Hazel with aloe, 1 oz Water, 35-40 drops of essential oils.  Method: Use a glass spray bottle.  Place the essential oil drops in first, then the water, then fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel to the top.  Place the lid on and shake vigorously to combine.  You may want to shake a bit before each use. (This sanitizing spray is ideal for hands, shopping carts, steering wheels, etc.)

EO’s to Add:

Purification – for a light, neutralizing aroma that can help to cleanse from impurities and soothe skin.

Thieves – for a spicy, musky smell that is well-known for anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and cleansing properties that helps to boost immune system health.

Melaleuca – for an earthy aroma that has all the cleansing properties of Tea Tree Oil and can help to purify and support skin health.

 

3. Deodorant

Basic recipe: 1 Cup Coconut Oil, 1/4 Cup Shea Butter, 1 Cup Aluminum-Free Baking Soda (or Arrowroot Powder), 30-40 Drops of essential oils, deodorant tubes.  Method: Melt the coconut oil and shea butter, stirring until combined.  Remove from heat and add the baking soda (or arrowroot powder).  Mix well.  Add the essential oils.  Use a glass bowl with a spout or a small funnel to pour the mixture into the deodorant tubes and allow it to solidify before using.

Note: you may want to use a combination of essential oils to equal 30-40 drops in order to create the scent and get the desired benefits.  For instance, Thieves, Purification and Melaleuca oils all have purifying and antibacterial properties that would be perfect for deodorant, and you can combine with a number of your favorite oils for aroma.

EO’s to Add:

Lemongrass – for a light, citrusy aroma with earthy undertones that is refreshing and rejuvenating.  It also promotes balance and can improve mental clarity.

Blue Cypress – for a spicy, natural scent that can aid in regulated breathing.  It is known to support the bodies natural response to skin irritation and injury and can promote healing.

Geranium –  for a springlike, flowery scent that is both uplifting and calming.  It boosts skin health and supports the circulatory system, and can revitalize body tissues.

 

4. Foot Scrub

Basic recipe: 1 Cup Epsom Salt, 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, 1 Teaspoon Liquid Castile Soap, 15-20 Drops of essential oils.  Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a glass bowl.  Store in an airtight container.  Use for exfoliating feet, rinse thoroughly.

As with the deodorant above, you may want to combine other oils with either Thieves, Purification or Melaleuca oils due to their cleansing and antibacterial properties.

EO’s to Add:

Eucalyptus – for a gentle and refreshing aroma that can energize as it revitalizes.  It has cooling properties and is very nonirritating.  

Joy – for a luxurious and exotic aroma that energizes and uplifts.  It can inspire romance, togetherness and an overall feeling of well-being.

Angelica –  for a light and soothing scent that can restore happy memories and calm anxiety.  It also relaxes nerves and muscles and releases tension.

 

5. DIY Shampoo

Basic recipe: 1/2 Cup Liquid Castile Soap, 1/4 Cup Canned Coconut Milk, 1/4 Cup Honey, 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, 2 Tablespoons Vitamin E Oil, 40-50 Drops of essential oils.  Method: Mix all ingredients together in a bottle with a lid.  Shake well before each use – lather, rinse.

Again, use any combination of oils to achieve the scent and cleansing properties you desire.  Melaleuca, Purification, Rosemary and Lavender all promote skin and hair health and are known for cleansing and soothing properties.  Thieves is also a strong cleanser and boosts immune system health.  Use these in combination with other oils to get the results you want.

EO’s to Add:

Spearmint – for a soft minty, slightly fruity scent that is a rich antioxidant.  It supports nervous system health and has restorative properties that can lead to a sense of balance and well-being.

Clary Sage – for a mellow, warm, herbaceous scent that is uplifting and relaxing.  It supports healthy mental and emotional states.

Grapefruit – for a fresh, citrusy aroma that is energizing and has mood-enhancing properties.  It is a powerful antioxidant and is very nourishing to skin and hair.

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

More uses for Essential Oils:

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25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

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Thieves Essential Oil Blend is really handy to have around the house.  Combining cinnamon bark, cloves, rosemary and other botanicals, Thieves is a great disinfectant, purifier, and immunity booster.  There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to put Thieves to good use.  Young Living Oils are therapeutic grade, and can be used as diffusers, topically, or ingested in moderation.  If you’d like some ideas for DIY recipes using Thieves oil, we’ve got you covered!

1. Thieves Tea – Thieves is the main ingredient in this all-natural sore-throat fighting, nasty cold-repelling tea!  Combined with lemon essential oil, honey and hot water, it soothes a sore throat and fights off your impending cold.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

2. Homemade Cough Drops – Create natural cough drops by combining boiling honey with Thieves and lemon.  Use a candy mold to create uniform lozenge-shapes.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

3. Sinus Infection Buster Bombs – Get rid of your sinus infection in a snap!  Using a combination of essential oils in a capsule and then diffused into the air can knock your sinus infection out.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

4. Vapor Rub – Vapor Rub, like Vick’s or Mentholatum, have been a common remedy for head and chest congestion for years.  Make your own rub with soothing shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax, along with Thieves and other oils.  It’s safe for kids and adults and will have you breathing better in no time.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

5. DIY Toothpaste – You can make your own toothpaste with a few different oils and baking soda!  It’s all natural and non-toxic, which makes it a great idea for kids who might accidentally swallow it!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

6. Mouthwash – You won’t believe it, but this mouthwash takes only 3 ingredients!  And one of those comes right out of your tap.  For all the benefits of strong mouthwash without any of the unpronounceable ingredients!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

7. Breath Mints – Cook up some of your own breath mints!  They’ll contain only natural ingredients and attack root causes of bad breath, like tummy problems, dry mouth, stuck on food particles and bacteria.  Plus, it won’t have any sugar like store bought mints.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

8. DIY Clinical Strength Deodorant – Mix together several pantry staples along with coconut oil and essential oil blends (including Thieves oil) and apply as you would store-bought deodorant.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

9. Sugar Scrub – Get rid of flaky winter skin!  Mixing Thieves oil into this recipe for a facial scrub is a great way to add some immunity boosting powers to your skin care routine, along with adding anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

10. Foot Soak – Sprinkle a little in your water when soaking your feet pre-pedicure.  It will take care of any bacteria in the foot tub, soak into your pores and boost general health, and smell great!  There are different recipes for a foot bath that can relax, rejuvenate or moisturize according to your needs.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

11. Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion Bars – Hand soap can be rough on your skin.  If you’d like a gentle alternative, you can use essential oils to make your own antibacterial bars sans soap of any kind.  Adding coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax really help to soften your skin, protect and add even more antibacterial properties.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

12. Lip Balm – Make your own super-moisturizing lip balm to replace the pricy chapsticks and ointments from the store.  You can flavor it with essential oil.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

13. Foaming Hand Soap – Did you know you can make your own fancy-pants foaming soap?  It’s true!  There’s only three ingredients, but you can add any essential oils you like along with Thieves to create a small you love.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

14. Squeeze Bottle Germ-buster – Make your own hand sanitizer that’s all natural and super safe for kids to use.  All you need is aloe vera gel, Thieves, a carrier oil and some water!  Keep those germs at bay without chemicals or alcohol.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

15. Thieves Oil Salve – Whip up this easy concoction and use it to moisturize your hands, spread thinly over cuts or scraps, and banish bacteria!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

16. Anti-Itch Gel – Thieves can be used with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, or massage oil to help with itchy rashes.  This is particularly true for poison ivy or oak problems.

 

17. Bug Spray – Ditch those store-bought bug repellents with all those nasty chemicals!  Most of them clearly state on the canister that they aren’t child-safe.  Make your own with this super easy recipe and a combination of Thieves, Purification and Peppermint oils.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

18. DIY Mold Killer – If your bathroom or damp basement is prone to nasty mold buildup, you can banish it quickly by combining Thieves with other essential oils and distilled white vinegar.  Just put it in a glass spray bottle, shake it up and spray!  It also prevents mold from coming back.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

19. Cleaning Wipes – If you’re a fan of the convenience and ease of cleaning wipes such as clorox or lysol, you can make your own!  Thieves is a key ingredient, along with castile soap and water.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

20. Kitchen Cleaner – This kitchen cleaner is a cinch to make with some common household ingredients – including vinegar.  Add in some Thieves oil for it’s antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

21. WetJet Cleaning Solution – Mix some solution up for your swiffer WetJet!  No need to buy the WetJet solution anymore when you have water, vinegar, castile soap and Thieves oil.  Though this idea is for a WetJet mop, you could easily just add this to a bucket and clean your floors with a regular mop as well!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

22. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – With just some baking soda and Thieves oil, you can easily and effectively clean your toilet bowls.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

23. Laundry Soap – Personalize your laundry soap by adding your favorite essential oils, along with Thieves oil for antibacterials and purification.  Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

24. Playdough –  Add a few drops to your favorite homemade playdough recipe!  Not only will it smell great, but it will absorb through your child’s skin and boost their immune system.  It’s a great way to ward off sickness in kids who are adverse to gargling, oil-pulling, and taking capsules!Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

25. Oil Diffusing Pendants – These homemade necklaces can diffuse any oil in a small, personal amount, any time you like!  The DIY recipe includes information for Thieves oil use, which can boost individual immune systems.Thieves Essential Oil Blend is handy. There are a myriad of ways you can use Thieves oil, and many different products you can make to use. 25 DIY Recipes Using Thieves Essential Oil via @tipsaholic #oils #EO #essentialoils #thieves #oilrecipes #youngliving #younglivingessentialoils

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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8 Healthy Baking Substitutions

8 Healthy Baking Substitutions - Tipsaholic

 

 

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Let’s face it, when you’re trying to be healthy baked goods are a serious pitfall.  Who can deny a delicious, gooey brownie every now and then?!  If you love to bake, or more important, if you love to eat baked treats, you don’t have to suffer through denied cravings.  With a few easy tweaks here and there, your baking will be much healthier and better for you and your family.  Best of all, these healthy baking substitutions are delicious and will leave your sweet tooth satisfied!

 

1. Ingredient: Flour

Substitution: Black Beans

Why: It may seem odd, but black beans are a great swap for regular white flour.  They make your baked goods gluten-free and add some extra protein to your diet.

How to do it: Rinse and drain your black beans as per normal, then use a food processor or blender to make a black bean puree.  Use a one to one ratio – one cup of black bean puree for one cup of flour.  This is best in brownies.

 

2. Ingredient: Flour

Substitution: Wheat Flour

Why: This may seem like a no-brainer, but wheat flour contains grains which add fiber and helps to prevent heart disease and diabetes.

How to do it: For every cup of white flour, substitute 7/8 cup of whole wheat flour.  It’s a great substitute in nearly any baked good you can think of.

 

3. Ingredient: Flour

Substitution: Nut Flours (almond flour, etc.)

Why: It’s gluten-free, adds protein and minerals, and adds a slight nutty flavor.

How to do it: Almond flour is a lot heavier than regular flour.  A blend of almond flour and wheat flour is a good way to go, and it’s good to add it in 1/4 cup increments.  If you use only almond flour, increase your rising agent (like baking soda or powder) by 1/2 tsp for every cup of almond flour.  This works well in nearly everything, especially cookies, sweet breads and cakes.

 

4. Ingredient: Vegetable Oil or Butter

Substitution: Unsweetened Applesauce

Why: It’s just a touch sweet without any of the fat.  There’s a bunch of added vitamins and minerals, too.

How to do it: When making a recipe, swap out 1/2 the fats (oil and butter).  If you can’t tell the difference, you can increase the amount of fats you swap the next time.  This works really well in muffins and sweet breads, and can also be good in boxed cake mixes.

 

5. Ingredient: Butter

Substitute: Avocado

Why: Avocados are chock full of vitamins and minerals – with more potassium than bananas!  The subtle flavor blends in well without much added difference and they’ve got lots of healthy fats – unlike butter.  Plus, the consistency of both is relatively similar which makes them a good substitute.

How to do it: Peel and cut your avocado, then use a food processor or blender to puree it.  Use about 1 cup avocado puree for each cup of butter, though it may take a bit of trial and error to perfect.

 

6. Ingredient: Heavy Cream

Substitute: Evaporated Milk

Why: Evaporated milk has the same consistency as cream, but contains less than half the fat!  That’s reason enough to swap, but also consider the benefits of being able to keep it on-hand in your pantry instead of having to run to the store every time you need it.

How to do it: This is a simple one to one swap – so one cup evaporated milk for every one cup of cream.  This works well in creamed sauces, custards, etc, but doesn’t have the same consistency when whipped.  Not that it can’t be done, but it’s definitely not the same whipped!

 

7. Ingredient: Cookies, Oreos, Nilla Wafers, etc.

Substitution: Graham Crackers

Why: Graham crackers have the same consistency and texture as cookies, which makes them the perfect substitute.  Use reduced fat graham crackers and you’ll cut the fat in half!

How to do it: Use this substitute for pie, tart and bar crusts.  You can also use it instead of cookies crushed up as a garnish.

 

8. Ingredient: Milk chocolate, Chocolate candies (like M&M’s)

Substitutions: Cacao Nibs or Dark chocolate flakes

Why: Cacao nibs contain a healthy dose of antioxidants and are less processed than milk chocolate morsels.  They have less sugar and less calories.  They can be a bit difficult to find in some stores, though, so opting instead for dark chocolate morsels or flakes has the same effect (just not quite as un-processed).

How to do it: Just swap exact amounts.  They can be used in anything you use chocolate candies or milk chocolate in – melted for ganache or frosting, added to cookies, cakes and muffins, sprinkled on top of different baked goods, spread into bars, the possibilities are endless.

 

This infographic is a great quick reference while you’re elbow-deep in a recipe!

 

Take a look at these 10 healthy snacks that are sure to satisfy your cravings!  And you won’t want to miss these healthy food blogs for lots of great recipes and ideas!

 

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

 

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CocoPeppermint Foot Butter

Need a last minute gift idea? Or maybe just a little pampering for your feet after the holiday stress wraps up? Try this refreshing CocoPeppermint Foot Butter via @tipsaholic #peppermint #footbutter #diy #beauty #diybeauty CocoPeppermint Foot Butter

Need a last minute gift idea? Or maybe just a little pampering for your feet after the holiday stress wraps up? Try this refreshing CocoPeppermint Foot Butter, which will revitalize tired feet after a day spent trudging through the snow. Simply combine coconut oil with shea butter and peppermint essential oil for a soothing, yet invigorating treat or substitute Lavender Essential Oil for a calming effect.

CocoPeppermint Foot Butter

An amazing blend of coconut oil, shea butter and peppermint essential oil to revitalize tired feet. Shea Butter is available at most natural foods stores. We like Everyday Shea by Alaffia.

Ingredients
2 Tbsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
5 Tbsp Shea Butter
40 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions

  1. 1. In a double boiler over low heat, gently warm the coconut oil and shea butter. Be careful not to melt the oil and butter – heat just enough to blend easily. Once incorporated, transfer the oil and butter mixture to a bowl. 
  1. Using an electric mixer, blend the coconut oil and butter on low to medium speed until well incorporated, 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and avoid having any clumps in the final product.

  1. Increase the speed to medium for several minutes until the mixture is thick and buttery. Continue to incorporate the ingredients by scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

  1. Add the essential oil and blend to incorporate. The whole mixing process should take 5 to 6 minutes.

Yields 4oz. Transfer to a container like a wide-mouth canning jar for easy scooping. The peppermint oil gives a wonderful, tingling sensation for tired feet. You can also substitute lavender essential oil for a calming effect.

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20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe

 

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On Christmas morning, the last thing you want to think about is what you’ll make your hungry brood for breakfast!  With a little advanced planning, breakfast can be a special Christmas crowd-pleaser without any added stress.  Making the same breakfast every year can be a fun tradition the whole family looks forward to.  So take a look at these holiday breakfast ideas and plan your menu now!

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe

 


Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe1. Pecan Pancake with Caramel Apple Topping, My Recipes – This version of the classic pancake is actually made as a pan-baked jelly roll, instead of individual cakes.  It cooks up much faster with less effort, making it ideal for serving 6 or more people.  All the flavors combine to make a sweet winter treat.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe2. Mock Egg Souffle, The Dating Divas – This dish has all the look and taste of a fancy soufflé, but goes together more like a casserole.  You make it the night before, but can prep it even before that!  Makes the morning simple, since all you have to do is bake it.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe3. Eggnog French Toast Casserole, Babble – Combine flavors of the holidays with classic french toast in casserole form and you’ve got one exciting breakfast!  French toast is a favorite, and it’s much more crowd-friendly when made as a casserole.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe4. Christmas Breakfast Strata, Back To The Book – This is an eye-catching dish that tastes amazing to boot.  Gruyere cheese, sundries tomatoes, and spinach take this yummy strata from your average egg breakfast to a holiday feast!

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe5. Christmas Breakfast Skillet, Creamy Crunchy Sweet – This mouth-watering skillet is a hearty, savory breakfast option.  Prep takes only 10 minutes, then you just sit back and let it bake while you open presents!

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe6. Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread, The Lady Behind the Curtain – A yummy alternative to pastries or cinnamon rolls, this recipe is sure to be a hit!  Tastes of the season combine in a sweet bread that takes less time to make than cinnamon rolls or sticky buns.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe7. Three Bears’ Porridge, bugaboo, mini, mr & me – Think porridge is plain old ordinary breakfast slop?  Think again.  The rich and creamy vanilla porridge is topped with fruit filling (or fresh fruit) for a delectable morning meal your family will beg for.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe8. Cream Cheese Filled Wreath, My Recipes – This is a delicious nod to the classic pine bough wreath.  It’s a make ahead recipe you can start over 24 hours before you eat it, which is nice when you expect a hectic morning.  The vanilla icing with light sugar sprinkle look and taste amazing.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe9. Hashbrown Casserole, Ezra Pound Cake – On a cold morning, there’s nothing like wonderful, warm comfort food, and this casserole is just that.  Cheese, butter, potatoes all in a creamy sauce.  Your family will swoon.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe10.  Blueberry Maple Breakfast Bake, Simply Recipes – This is yet another make ahead breakfast.  It’s lighter fare than some other french toast bakes, and the berries add a nice pop of fresh flavor.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe11. Italian Brunch Torte, Taste of Home – This torte is an amazing blend of savory flavors from Italy, including ham, salami, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese and red peppers.  Mix in some Italian seasoning, put it between crescent rolls, bake it up and you’re family will be amazed with this delicious concoction.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe12. Creme Brûlée French Toast, Better Homes and Gardens – Yes, it’s another french toast recipe.  This one is reminiscent of indulgent creme brûlée dessert, and better yet, you make it in the crockpot!

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe13. Aebilskivers, Rad Megan – Here’s a traditional Danish treat seems a bit like donut holes – only ten times better.  A rich, buttery flavor and powdered sugar topping ensure that these won’t sit on the table for long.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe14. Baked Berry Oatmeal, David Vale Fitness – If you’re looking for a breakfast with all the flavor and warmth of heavier comfort foods without the added calories, try this delicious version of traditional oatmeal.  It’s oatmeal, but fancy enough that your family will request is on holidays!

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe15. Pull-Apart Sticky Buns, The Yummy Life – What do you get when you combine the delicious flavor of sticky buns with make ahead convenience?  A Christmas breakfast miracle, that’s what!

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe16. Wonton Breakfast Cups, Cooking With Mel – Cute and bite-sized, these little creations are a happy combination of savory flavors and crisp wonton wrappers.  Bake them up for a healthy take on wontons.  They’re perfect for customization as well, since you can add just about anything you like to eat with eggs into the recipe.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe17. Cranberry Scones, Two Peas and Their Pod – Scones are classic holiday fare, especially when they’re stuffed with cranberries.  These are a lighter option than glazed breads and gooey buns.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe18. Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce, Ezra Pound Cake – This is no ordinary bread pudding.  This is delectable, warm, creamy goodness.  You can make the sauce ahead and whip the pudding up day of.  Combine to wow the crowd.

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe19. Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches, Delish – Topped with eggs, cheese, country ham and jam, these are some biscuit sandwiches that put restaurant variations to shame!  Make the flaky, buttery biscuits well ahead, then put the sandwiches together in the morning.  Easy and delicious!

 

Christmas is a fun and magical day to be with family. Make it even more speical by making something delicious for breakfast. Here are 20 Tantalizing Christmas Breakfast Ideas - Tipsaholic, #Christmas, #breakfast, #recipe, #cook, #Christmasrecipe20. Monkey Bread Muffins, My Baking Addiction – Your plain Jane monkey bread gets an overhaul in this recipe!  You’ve got all your favorite tastes, gooeyness and fun of the bread in individual portions.   You can have them from bowl to table in less than 30 minutes, so you can savor them while focusing on other Christmas matters!

Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on FacebookPinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com

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