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DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

I recently made a big batch of this brown sugar body scrub for gifts. Let me start out with saying I love sugar anything. Of course consuming sugar and using it in beauty products are two different things but I love both. This sugar scrub smells amazing and it’s made with natural ingredients that you could literally eat (though I would not recommend eating this scrub).

You can use this scrub on everything from your feet to your lips. If you have dry spots especially in the winter, this scrub is perfect for you. You can also do as I did and purchase small mason jars and give them out as gifts to girlfriends and family members.

I used these 4 ounce Mason Jars (Set of 12) and they worked perfectly.

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe Gift

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Mix all of these together until well blended. Now, if you like it a little more moist you can add more oil and if you like less, you can just add it in portions until you get the consistency you desire.

Have you made a sugar scrub?

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Love Trader Jo’s Candy Cane Jo-Jos? Check out this easy recipe for Peppermint Truffles!

Peppermint truffles with candy cane Jo Jos

One of my favorite treats during the holiday time is Trade Jo’s Candy Cane Jo Jos. This year I selflessly gave up my box of Jo Jos to make these peppermint truffles. Truffles are an easy treat to make during the holidays and you could really use any flavor of sandwich cookies. It may be too late for you to grab some peppermint Jo Jos but you could make this recipe with any sandwich cookie!

Easy Peppermint Truffles

This recipe is easy to make and can be made with Peppermint Oreos, Jo Jos or any sandwich cookie. Ready in an hour!

Serves 24
Ingredients:
8 ounces of white chocolate candy bark
1 box of Trader Jo Candy Cane Jo Jos (approx. 36 cookies)
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
Parchment paper 4

Instructions:

  • Crush the candy cane jo-jos (or Oreos) in a food processor or blender. I actually made these in a Kitchen Aid with a paddle attachment.
  • Add the cream cheese to the crushed cookies until well blended.
  • Once the mixture is blended, form the dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Freeze the balls for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 60 seconds, stir well until fully melted. To make your candies extra peppermint like, you can add a few drops of peppermint extract into the melted candy.
  • Dip the dough balls into the chocolate and place them on the parchment paper.
  • Top with crushed up candy canes or peppermints.
  • Peppermint truffles with candy cane Jo Jos

    These should dry within an hour!

     

    Blogger Business Cards w/ Treats!

    Today I am headed to Bash Conference! If you are here because I met you there, a big hello to you! If you aren’t at Bash this weekend, stay tuned into my Instagram feed to see what I am learning about!

    Blogger Business Cards w/ Treats!

    When I realized I was too late to order business cards and way too late to do anything really creative with my cards, I got out my Cricut and bought some pink suckers and made these. What do you think? The skull and cross bones are a Cricut cut and the round cards are from the print and cut feature on the Cricut. For my actual business cards, I just punched two holes and ran the sucker and skull punch through. If you are in need of last minute fancy cards, you may want to take our your cutting machine!

    Nutella and Cookie Butter Crescents

    I’m sharing this recipe for Apple & Pear Cookie Butter & Nutella Croissants that I made last month. These treats are perfect to enjoy warm right out of the oven, or as a snack throughout the week. I have been all about the healthy eats lately but everyone deserves a treat once in a while.

    They are very easy because the prep time is just about 5 minutes and the result is incredible. You could use apples or pears (or both like I did) and you can use any spread. I used Nutella on some and Cookie Butter on the others. I even combined a few just to see how good it would taste (and it did taste heavenly).

    Nutella and Cookie Butter Crescents

    Apple & Pear Cookie Butter & Nutella Croissants


    Ingredients:

    • 1 package of Pillsbury refrigerated crescents (any brand would work)
    • Nutella
    • Cookie Butter
    • Apples (thinly sliced)
    • Pears (thinly sliced)

    Directions:

    • Open the refrigerated crescents and lie them down flat on a cookie sheet.
    • Spread a layer of cookie butter or Nutella on the top of the crescents.
    • Add a few sliced apples and/or pears to each crecent.
    • Wrap the crescents to enclose the apples.
    • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar
    • Bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes.

    Nutella and Cookie Butter Crescents

    The tricky part of this was getting the crescents to cook since the apples and spreads carried moisture. If needed, these may need to cook for 5 more minutes.

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    Nutella and Cookie Butter Crescents

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    20+ recipes to make with juice pulp

    Last week I shared my newest obsession with juicing. I’ve been juicing pretty much everyday so I had a lot of pulp in my fridge. One thing you can do before bagging the fruit is resubmitting it into the juicer to see if there is any juice left in that pulp. After that, you can store the fruit pulp for a few days. When you line the pulp container you can line it with a gallon Ziploc bag so you can easily remove it and store it. I have some ideas on what I want to do with it but I also rounded up some delicious recipes (and even a dog biscuit recipe).  Some of the recipes are all fruit recipes, some veggie and some with both! My favorite recipes to make with the pulp are meatloaf, lasagna and muffins.

    Juice Pulp Recipe Roundup

    Carrot Cake with Fresh Carrot Pulp

    Make Stock with Leftover Pulp

    Turkey Meatloaf with Hidden Veggies

    Juice Pulp Dog Treats

    Carrot Cake Donut Holes

    Rasin & Beet Bread

    Carrot Brownies

    Veggie Pulp Quiche

    Burgers with Beets and Carrot Pulp

    Juicer Pulp Whipped Cream Cheese

    Carrot and Flax Crackers

    Carrot Fritters

    Carrot Cake with a Coconut Glaze

    Carrot Pulp Muffins

    Cantaloupe Mint & Mango Popsicles 

    Apple Pulp Cookies

    1 Bowl Juice Pulp Muffins

    Fruity Beet Balls

    Whole Wheat Fruit & Veggie Pulp Bread

    Pulp Pancakes

    Check out my new to juicing tips here: http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2015/01/07/new-juicing-tips-power-smoothie-recipe/

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