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Cold Brew Iced Coffee

A glass of iced coffee with heavy cream swirling throughout.

Cold brewing coffee is one of my favorite ways to make coffee. Because cold brewing doesn’t expose the coffee grounds to heat, the coffee produced from it is smoother, less bitter, and somewhat sweeter than traditionally brewed coffee. Cold brew coffee is also more concentrated, making it the perfect method for creating iced coffee. Continue Reading →

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Cranberry, Walnut & Chocolate Snack Mix

A jar lays on a table with a cranberry, walnut, and chocolate snack mix spilling out.

I shared this snack mix on Instagram a couple months ago, but decided it needed a permanent spot here. The kids devoured a whole batch in one sitting and have requested it many times since!

 

Dried cranberries bring a tartness, but are balanced with sweet dark chocolate. Walnuts provide just the right buttery richness to round the whole thing out, making this snack mix a perfect combo. I’ve added some cinnamon to give a little background noise of flavor; something you can’t quite put your finger on, but definitely notice it’s there.

 

A jar sits on a table and is filled with a cranberry, walnut, and chocolate snack mix.

 

The whole thing comes together in a handful of minutes. The longest part will be deciding to put it in an airtight container or eat it all right away. Or make a double batch and have some now, some later. These jars are perfect to store in.

 

Cranberry, Walnut, and Chocolate Snack Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped or "pieces" work great
  • ground cinnamon to taste

Instructions

  1. Add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and walnuts to a bowl.

  2. Sprinkle with a few dashes of ground cinnamon.

  3. Toss to combine ingredients.

  4. Store in an airtight container.

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Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pie

A skillet of fresh zucchini and corn pie.

During the hot summer months, I tend to have an abundance of zucchini and corn around my kitchen. It goes on sale at the grocery store, or I bring some home from my dad’s farm. Before long, there’s more than I know what to do with it. Zucchini bread is good, but I can only eat so much of it. Fresh corn on the cob is great slathered in butter and sprinkled with salt, too. After a while, my family wants something different, though. Zucchini and Sweet Corn Pie is the perfect answer for that. Continue Reading →