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.


  • 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)


  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,



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, 


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