White Chocolate Cream Cheese Topping


The other night I found myself craving cream cheese frosting so I took to Pinterest to look for frosting recipes I’d saved (hurray for actually using saved pins!).  After searching for a while I came across this recipe.  It used heavy whipping cream and not very much sugar so it intrigued me.  I’ve made an almond buttercream before and it used so much confectioner’s sugar.  I wanted to avoid that if I could.  Also, me being me, I had to figure out how to add white chocolate to it.  Well I decided to substitute the granulated sugar for confectioner’s sugar.  Somehow I thought that would make the whipped frosting thicker (I don’t like the texture of whipped frosting) but nope.  I have since found out that confectioner’s sugar thins, not thickens.  So it doesn’t act like flour?  Who knew?  Either way, the taste was a hit and most people liked or didn’t mind the consistency.  I, however, was not pleased.  After giving it some thought I decided it would make a great fruit dip.  It’s creamy like yogurt a not at all too sweet.  I made it again and it turned out even better.

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More Than This


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So I post a lot of DIYs and recipes on this here blog every Monday with the occasional random in between posts, but I would also like to open it up to possibly more topics.  Maybe something to which you all could relate.  I don’t really have a scope in mind for this post other than to roll around ideas.  For this coming Monday I’ve got a recipe in mind, but I’m not totally sold on it.  For a while now I’ve been wanting to do a motivation blog, or possibly even a video.  I kinda feel like I’m no authority on the subject considering I haven’t been consistent with any of the techniques I would showcase.  Perhaps I should hold off on that.

Anywho, I guess what I really want to know is what would you all want to see from me?  Keep going with the DIYs and recipes? What DIYs and recipes? Or do you want more?  All these questions!  lol  I hope you have some answers for me.

Juicing Tips


So apparently I decided to bring in the new year by juicing.  These are some things that I learned:

  • A pumello tastes like a less bitter grapefruit.
  • Juicing a mango was a bad idea.  It turned more into a purée that wound up clogging my juicer.
  • Pineapple also clogged my juicer.  I’ll have to clean the filter every so often while juicing them.  I don’t know what happened this time around because I didn’t run into this problem before.  I did use precut pineapple the first time.  Maybe that mattered.

I thought I’d share that tidbit with you.  Enjoy the first day of your new year!

Later that morning: Will not use these combinations again. lol