Thursday, May 7, 2015

Awesomesauce Fruit Dip

Hi followers!

I'm back with an actual recipe!  It's one of my oldest, favorite things that I learned from my mom. It's the easiest and most delicious fruit dip. We even have a German-sounding made up name for it. We call it Frutenglasa. To say it, the last "s" has to sound a bit like a "j" or "zh" sound. 

marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip

It's great with strawberries or fruit salad. It's great with watermelon when it's hot during summertime. You can even smear it on crepes or a puff pancake, add some fruit and have a very elegant dish.

Mom has a top secret, special change she does to this recipe that I will share, too.  For special occasions, she will substitute orange liqueur (like Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec) for the orange juice.  My last batch, I only subbed 1 tablespoon of Triple Sec and kept the other 2 as OJ. This stuff is almost addictive.

And I have even stuffed it inside birthday cake as a filling layer. Super awesome stuff it is.

Try it out and give me a shout about how much you love it.

1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme 
1 8-ounce block cream cheese, at about room temperature
3 Tablespoons orange juice (or orange liqueur if you like)

1.  Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese to soften it. An electric hand mixer works fine, probably better than a big stand mixer.

2. Add the marshmallow cream and juice. Beat until smooth and creamy.

3. Serve with sliced fruit or use with crepes as a topping or as a cake filling.

4. This makes about 2 cups of dip. Keep refrigerated. It will keep about 4-5 days.

Serving Suggestions
Crepe Filling - use about 2 Tablespoons of dip, spread inside a crepe, add fruit and roll up or fold as desired. This is perfect for macerated berries or peaches. Be sure to dribble the syrupy fruit juices on top with the fruit.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Your Bijoux Box May 2015

Hi dear readers! I received another box of goodies yesterday from Your Bijoux Box. I had cancelled my subscription for April, but renewed for May when they revealed the sneak peek pieces. Their Mother's Day Edition was a real treat!

So here's what came this month.

They actually revealed two of the products in the sneak peak. The Meridian Silver Pendant was first. It's a great combination of light blue, crystal, opal and white stone. It's very long and looks especially cute with my white peasant blouse.


Second, they revealed the Watercolor Scarf. It's a fantastic scarf, huge and lightweight with the softest fringe at the ends. I really love the ombre blue.

ombre scarf

Third and fourth are golden pave pieces. They sent the Pave Pyramid Studs and coordinating Pave Convertible Necklace. The necklace has three strands that can disconnect and be worn in different combinations. Versatility is great!  I was honestly happily surprised to see these in the box. I was just looking at similar pieces online that cost way more than the monthly subscription fee for each!

chevron pave necklace

I was pleased once again with the products and I'm looking forward to the next box.

See you again very soon!

 P.S. For the sake of transparency, I paid for this subscription myself. It was in no way "free" or provided to me for some exchange of services. I just really liked the products and wanted to share my opinion.