Cara’s Kitchen: Strawberries and Creme Puff Pastry

This is and will always be one of my absolute favorite dessert recipes of all time, plus it’s super easy and I will admit that I could easily eat a whole pan of this desert in one sitting with zero shame. Here, I’ll spill the secret on how you can do the same.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 4 oz of softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups of sliced strawberries (depending on your preference)

Instructions:

  1. First off preheat oven to 400.
  2. On parchment lined baking sheet cut your puff pastry into any desired shape.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together your cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top of your puff pastry.
  5. Beat an egg, add 1 tsp of water and brush onto sides of the puff pastry where you can see the dough, to give it a golden color while baking.
  6. Place your slices of strawberry on top of your cream cheese in rows of about 3 (again, as many strawberries as your heart desires)
  7. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.

With love,

Cara

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Natural Body Scrub Recipe

As the weather gets colder and winter approaches, we have to remember to take extra good care of our skin during the dryer months. I have used this scrub multiple times and it never lets me down. Trust me when I say this, this scrub will have your back every and any time you need a last minute gift. Or when you completely forget that your work Christmas party is tomorrow and you need something other than a card from your local Dollar Store that you got at 10pm the night before. Enjoy!

What you need: 

  • 1 Cup of Fine ground Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Cup coconut oil
  • Essential Oil of your choice

Steps to take: 

1. Pour all of the ingredients into a medium bowl and combine together.

2. Put in about 10 or so drops of an essential oil that fits your liking.

3. Put the mixture into a small 8 oz half pint mason jar (fits perfectly!)

Here are some essential oil blends to give you some ideas:

  • Good night sleep: Chamomile + lavender
  • Sore Muscle Blend: Peppermint + Eucalyptus
  • Stress blend: Sage + Lavender + Lemon
  • Get Concentrated: Rosemary + Lemon + Peppermint
  • Cramp Relief: Peppermint + Cypress + Lavender
  • Cure your Winter Blues: Ylang Ylang + Orange

 

Essential oils are a great addition to your home, try out some of these recipes and let us know how they work below!

All the love, 

Cara

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