DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him with Printable Valentines (for Men Who Love to Cook)

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Coming up with DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him can be hard. This easy food inspired gift, however, is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other. Or give these spice mixes as homemade gifts for friends who love to cook. Simply fill food safe test tubes with organic spice blends, then attach the free printable valentines for a quick and easy gift! It’s a fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up!

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for Him with Printable Valentines (for Men Who Love to Cook) Coming up with DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him can be hard. This easy food inspired gift, however, is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other. Or give these spice mixes as homemade gifts for friends who love to cook. A fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up!

Crafting the Perfect DIY Valentine’s Day Gift for Him

This DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for him was created with cooking in mind. I used three organic spice blends from Mountain Rose Herbs for this project, each chosen for foods that men love to cook like grilled steaks, tacos and even dill pickles for sandwiches and burgers. These deliciously handcrafted organic spice blends are always made with the freshest and most flavorful organic spices from around the world. They are certified organic as well as kosher certified.

Organic spice blends for your favorite recipes. These organic spice blends from Mountain Rose Herbs for this project, each chosen for foods that men love to cook like grilled steaks, tacos and even dill pickles for sandwiches and burgers. These deliciously handcrafted organic spice blends are always made with the freshest and most flavorful organic spices from around the world. They are certified organic as well as kosher certified. Use them to prepare your favorite homemade dishes for dinner.

Organic Spice Blends (with Men in Mind)

For my foodie inspired, DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him, I used the following organic spice blends:

Mountain Rose Herbs Grilling Herbs

The grilling herbs spice blend packs a punch with its bold flavor and penetrating aroma which holds itself well against high heat and direct flame. It’s a popular all purpose flavor enhancer for any food dish you typically grill or barbeque where most seasoning will burn off or dissipate.

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Mountain Rose Herbs Mexican Seasoning

The Mexican seasoning blend from Mountain Rose Herbs is a fiesta for your taste buds! This organic blend of spices is truly an invigorating addition to Mexican dishes including tacos, grilled meats and sauces.

Mountain Rose Herbs Pickling Spice

Perfect for quick refrigerator pickles, this sweet and savory pickling spice blend is a must have for homemade picklers! It’s made with over ten cut spices, whole berries and seeds that are perfectly combined to complement any refrigerator or canned pickled fruit or vegetable recipe.

Organic spice blends for your favorite recipes. These organic spice blends from Mountain Rose Herbs for this project, each chosen for foods that men love to cook like grilled steaks, tacos and even dill pickles for sandwiches and burgers. These deliciously handcrafted organic spice blends are always made with the freshest and most flavorful organic spices from around the world. They are certified organic as well as kosher certified. Use them to prepare your favorite homemade dishes for dinner.

All of these organic spice and seasoning blends are available in spice bottles as well as in bulk. Both 8 oz. and 1 lb. refills are available. So it’s easy to create up to three sets of spice mixes for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him using one of each of the spice jars. You can also make multiple gifts to sell or to gift as party or wedding favors by purchasing these spice blends in bulk.

Don’t forget to buy extras, however. You’ll definitely want to have these spices on hand for your own delicious recipes as well!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him with Free Printable Valentines. The perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift for men who love to cook. This easy food inspired gift is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day - and spice things up. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other with three organic spice mixes curated with men in mind. A fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up! #valentinesgifts #valentines

Spice Mix DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts with Printable Valentines

Now that you’ve got the skinny on the amazing spices I used for these DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him, it’s time to pull your gift together. Any man — or woman — that loves to cook will get a kick out of this homemade Valentine’s Day gift.

Materials for making spice mix valentines day gifts

Tools & Materials:

Here’s what you’ll need to create your own homemade gifts with free printable Valentines gift tags.

  • Mountain Rose Herbs organic spice blends
  • Food safe plastic spice tubes
  • Cardstock
  • Bakers twine or ribbon
  • Free printable “You Spice Up My Life” Valentines
  • Gift bags, optional
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Printer

I got my spice tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging. However, you can find similar food safe spice tubes on Amazon here. Be sure to only use spice tubes/test tubes that are approved for food use. Not all craft test tubes are food safe.

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him. A Valentine's DIY with Printable Valentines. Coming up with DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him can be hard. This easy food inspired gift, however, is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other. Or give these spice mixes as homemade gifts for friends who love to cook. A fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up! #valentines

Instructions:

Fill the plastic spices tubes with the organic spice blends of your choice. You can use a small funnel to make this process easier. Once filled, screw on the caps.

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Now print about the “You Spice Up My Life!” free printable valentines onto cardstock. (You can download these printable gift tags here.)

Valentine's Day Gifts for Him. DIY Valentines with Free Printable Valentines for Boyfriend. The perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift for men who love to cook. This easy food inspired gift is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day - and spice things up. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other with three organic spice mixes curated with men in mind. A fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up!

Use scissors to cut out the printable valentines you’d like to use. Then, use a hole punch to punch a hole in the end of each gift tag.

Free printable Valentines Day cards for him. You spice up my life printable Valentines and DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas for him. The perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift for men who love to cook. This easy food inspired gift is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day - and spice things up. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other with three organic spice mixes curated with men in mind. #printablevalentines #valentinesdaygifts #diy

Finally use baker’s twine to add your gift tags to a gift bag with three sets of organic spice blends.

DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for Him with Printable Valentines (for Men Who Love to Cook) Coming up with DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him can be hard. This easy food inspired gift, however, is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other. Or give these spice mixes as homemade gifts for friends who love to cook. A fun way to let that special guy in your life know that he really spices things up!

Or tie a different gift tag individually onto each vial to gift as single, smaller Valentine’s Day gifts for him.

Free printable Valentines Day cards for him. You spice up my life printable Valentines and DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas for him. The perfect DIY Valentine's Day gift for men who love to cook. This easy food inspired gift is a fun and simple way to get creative for Valentine’s Day - and spice things up. Make unique DIY Valentine’s day gifts for your boyfriend, husband or significant other with three organic spice mixes curated with men in mind. #printablevalentines #valentinesdaygifts #diy

I hope you love my idea for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for men who love to cook. It’s such a fun way to spice things up by encouraging you both to cook together! If you choose not to use the three organic spice mixes curated with men in mind, you can also substitute them with your own favorite organic spice blends. The free printable valentines work great with just about any seasoning combination. So be sure to pin this project and the free printable valentines to Pinterest for later.

More DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Need more ideas for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts? Check out these other fun DIY ideas!

I also have free printable Valentine’s Day gift wrap!

You can discover more DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for him on my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest board. And don’t forget to follow Soap Deli News on social media for more great DIY ideas. You can find me on facebooktwitter and instagram. Or sign up to receive an email whenever I share a new post!

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema for Weeknight Dinners

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How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday. (It’s also a great way to use that overabundant supply of zucchini July through August when your garden is overflowing!)

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe. How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday.

Let’s Taco About Cooking

I’ll admit I’m not the best cook. I learned the basics (my mom taught me to bake, not cook) during my first marriage. I was going through an unfortunate bought of agoraphobia at the time. So I cooked meals from scratch, both from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food Magazine and recipes from the internet. My biggest success was surprisingly making pierogies from scratch. It took an hour and half to make, and I needed help flattening out the pasta, but damn. It was totally worth it. (At least once anyway.)

I made all my mashed potatoes like pierogi guts after that. Flavored with sauteed onions, garlic, sour cream and cheddar cheese. However, that was the one and only time, I ever tried making pasta. I vowed, that until I owned a pasta machine, it was entirely too much manual labor. (Not to mention the total time suck.)

Since then I’ve experimented with cooking primarily through meal delivery kits, such as Hello Fresh. While it’s not a realistic service for my budget every week, it does make a nice treat from time to time. I get to cook a dinner I know I can’t screw up. And I’ve actually learned some things along the way. Cooking tips and tricks that I’ve since incorporated into meals I actually made without a recipe.

Of course, meat is expensive, especially steak. So I recently tried a meatless Monday for dinner. It did not going over so well with Greg. After a ten hour day of manual labor, it just didn’t fill him up despite the high iron and protein content in farro and quinoa.

While in Kroger one day, I happened upon some flank steak. For the price it was ridiculously cheap compared to a ribeye or a filet. So I picked up close to 2 lb. (two meals for two people) for around $17.

Up to that point, I hadn’t cooked flank steak in over a decade. It’s often not available or I’m not the one cooking. So any meat selection, aside of an organic grass fed sirloin, I leave to the chef (ie. someone other than myself.) I was readily impressed, however, both with the flavor and tenderness of the cuts of flank steak. So I’ve purchased it a few times since then.

This latest go round I decided to make tacos with something other than ground beef. I combined a number of taco recipes I’ve tried over the years, including ones with shrimp, for this flank steak tacos recipe. In the end, I was pretty impressed with how my “winging it” turned out. Therefore I thought I’d share my flank steak tacos recipe with you, my readers, so you can enjoy it on your next taco Tuesday dinner night.

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe. How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday.

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients:

About 3/4 – 1 lb. flank steak
corn or flour tortillas
1 zucchini, chopped
1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 8 oz. package sliced baby bella mushrooms
salt and pepper, to taste
olive oil, as needed

Avocado Crema for Taco Topping

1 large avocado
1/3 Cup sour cream
1/3 Cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 Tablespoons lime juice
salt, to taste

Chili Lime Seasoning for Flank Steak Tacos

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons lime juice

Directions for Making Flank Steak Tacos:

Begin by making the chili lime seasoning for this flank steak tacos recipe. To do this, measure out the spices and combine in a bowl with the the chopped garlic and lime juice.

Make delicious homemade steak tacos for family weeknight dinners with this tasty and delicious flank steak tacos recipe that you'll want to make every taco Tuesday! This chili lime taco seasoning is a blend of chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, garlic and lime.

Then rub the seasoning on both sides of the flank steak. Set aside.

Next prepare your vegetables. Heat a Tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute, mixing occasionally.

Taco night is a great way to use up extra zucchini from the garden. Learn how with this easy homemade flank steak tacos recipe and make something delicious for dinner!

Once the mushrooms are halfway cooked, add the zucchini and onion. (You can also add additional olive oil at this time if needed.) Once tender, add salt and pepper to taste, then transfer the vegetables to a bowl and cover.

This easy avocado crema recipe is the perfect topping for your taco Tuesday weeknight dinners. All you need is an avocado, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and a dash of salt.

While the vegetables are cooking prepare the avocado crema. To do this, mash the avocado in with the sour cream, lime juice and chopped cilantro until creamy. Season with salt to taste, then set aside.

Make weeknight dinners that are easy and delicious with this homemade flank steak tacos recipe with chili lime seasoned steak, avocado crema and lots of delicious mushrooms and veggies from the garden.

Once the veggies are done cooking, add the flank steak to a pan with olive oil over medium high heat. Cook for 3 minutes on each side for a rare steak. Longer for medium-rare to medium.

Make weeknight dinners that are easy and delicious with this homemade flank steak tacos recipe with chili lime seasoned steak, avocado crema and lots of delicious mushrooms and veggies from the garden.

Greg actually prefers his steak more medium than rare. So after slicing the cooked flank steak against the grain, I threw the steak back into the pan for 2-3 more minutes to suit his taste.

Make weeknight dinners that are easy and delicious with this homemade flank steak tacos recipe with chili lime seasoned steak, avocado crema and lots of delicious mushrooms and veggies from the garden.

While the steak rest prepare the taco shells. I used yellow corn taco shells for my flank steak tacos recipe.

How to make flank steak tacos for weeknight dinners with corn tortilla shells.

To warm, heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat then add shells to the hot pan. Turn the shells frequently until warm and soft, and slightly charred in places.

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe. How to make a delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday.

Now simply assemble your flank steak tacos with the cooked steak, veggies and avocado crema. Add a squeeze of lime juice if desired. Then dig in!

Yield: Serves 4-6

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema

Flank Steak Tacos Recipe with Avocado Crema

Make this delicious flank steak tacos recipe with avocado crema, cilantro and a chili lime rub for quick and easy weeknight dinners for taco Tuesday. (It’s also a great way to use that overabundant supply of zucchini July through August when your garden is overflowing!)

Ingredients

  • About 3/4 – 1 lb. flank steak
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. package sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, as needed
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/3 Cup sour cream
  • 1/3 Cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  1. Make the chili lime seasoning for this flank steak tacos recipe. Measure out the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Combine in a bowl with the chopped garlic and lime juice.
  2. Rub the seasoning on both sides of the flank steak. Set aside.
  3. Prep the vegetables. Heat a Tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute, mixing occasionally.
  4. Once the mushrooms are halfway cooked, add the zucchini and onion. Once tender, add salt and pepper to taste. Set vegetables aside.
  5. Prepare the avocado crema. Mash the avocado in with sour cream, lime juice and chopped cilantro until creamy. Season with salt to taste. Set aside.
  6. Add the flank steak to a pan with olive oil over medium high heat. Cook for 3 minutes on each side for a rare steak. Longer for medium-rare to medium. Let rest then cut steak against the grain.
  7. Prepare the taco shells. To warm, heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat then add shells to the hot pan. Turn the shells frequently until warm and soft, and slightly charred in places.
  8. Assemble the flank steak tacos with the cooked steak, veggies and avocado crema. Add a squeeze of lime juice if desired.

I’d love to hear what you think of my flank steak tacos recipe! So if you make it, please share your reviews in the comments! In the meantime, you can add more weeknight dinner recipes to your recipe files, with my collection of delicious taco recipes below.

 

More Tacos Recipe Ideas for Taco Tuesdays

Want more taco recipes for your Taco Tuesdays? Try one of these other fantastic taco recipes.

For even more taco recipes as well as other weeknight dinner recipes and ideas, follow my Food Recipes Pinterest Board.

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White Chicken Chili Recipe

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This white chicken chili recipe is pretty darn amazing. Made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, this chicken chili is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere between mild and medium.

White Chicken Chili Recipe! This white chicken chili recipe is pretty darn amazing. Made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, this chicken chili is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere in between mild and medium. #chicken #dinner #recipe #chili

My friend, Bambi, is brilliant at taking seemingly non-compatible ingredients and throwing them together to create some of the most amazing dinner dishes I’ve ever had. Since I’ve been staying with her I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing dishes I’d never before imagined. So I decided to start taking photos of her food dishes and writing down the recipe as she goes.

This is the first of these recipes. As it’s for chili, it’s rather simple in comparison to some of her other dishes. However, it’s pretty amazing nonetheless. I hope you enjoy Bambi’s white chicken chili recipe as much as I do!

White Chicken Chili Recipe! This white chicken chili recipe is pretty darn amazing. Made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, this chicken chili is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere in between mild and medium. #chicken #dinner #recipe #chili

White Chicken Chili Recipe

Ingredients:

1 – 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast tenders
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 jalapenos, seeds removed/coarsely chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 ripe tomato, cubed
2 cups chicken broth
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
3 cans of beans (black, kidney, pinto, garbanzo, etc.)
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
black pepper to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1/3 Cup quinoa

Directions:

Begin by sauteing the chicken breast tenders in olive oil on the stove top until cooked through. Once cooked, remove the chicken from your pan and shred the chicken using a knife and fork.

How to Make White Chicken Chili

Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the garlic, onions and jalapeno. Saute the ingredients together, then add the entire contents of the pan to a large pot.

Add fresh and canned tomatoes, chicken broth, cilantro and beans to the pot with the chicken. We used a combination of beans so be sure to choose your favorites. (Bambi likes to add a can of garbanzo beans to her chili for extra texture.)

Now add the cumin powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, seasoning salt and oregano. Stir the ingredients into the pot of chili and allow to simmer for ten minutes.

White Chicken Chili Recipe! This white chicken chili recipe is pretty darn amazing. Made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, this chicken chili is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere in between mild and medium. #chicken #dinner #recipe #chili

Finally, add the quinoa to the pot of chili both for added texture and to soak up the excess liquid. Allow to simmer an additional 30-40 minutes and your white chicken chili is ready to eat!

You can download and print this white chicken chili recipe here in PDF format (as pictured below.)

White Chicken Chili Recipe! This white chicken chili recipe is pretty darn amazing. Made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, this chicken chili is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere in between mild and medium. #chicken #dinner #recipe #chili

You can discover more drink and food recipes at Soap Deli News here. Or follow my Recipes Pinterest board for more great recipe ideas.

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Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios

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This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing!

This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It's supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of recipes gifted to my son from his girlfriend last Christmas. This green salad recipe was created by two members of his girlfriend's family, Kate and Adam Reinhard.

Supercharged with good for you ingredients, this healthy green salad recipe is part of a collection of food recipes gifted to my son, Cody, from his girlfriend this past Christmas.

This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It's supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of recipes gifted to my son, Cody, from his girlfriend last Christmas. This green salad recipe was created by two members of Cody's girlfriend's family, Kate and Adam Reinhard, and part of a compilation of original recipes they added to his own unique recipe book.

This green salad recipe was created by two members of Cody’s girlfriend’s family, Kate and Adam Reinhard, and part of a compilation of original recipes they added to his own unique recipe book.

Mother's Day flowers picked from the garden.

Cody made this green salad recipe for me and my mother for Mother’s Day on Sunday along with the most amazing Szechuan Beef with Zoodles, or zucchini noodles.

Szechuan Beef Zoodles Recipe from Kathy's Kitchen

Cody used this Szechuan Beef Zoodles Recipe from Kathy’s Kitchen. It was absolutely to die for and I highly recommend this recipe as well.

Cody cooking a Szechuan Beef Zoodles Recipe from Kathy's Kitchen

Keep reading for the Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios. This green salad recipe is meant to be served as a full meal so it’s a great treat for vegetarians. Alternately, it can also serve 4-6 people as a side dish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

This Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios is simply amazing! It's supercharged with good for you ingredients and is part of a collection of food recipes gifted to my son, Cody, from his girlfriend this past Christmas.

Green Salad Recipe with Avocado + Pistachios

by Kate + Adam Reinard

Ingredients:

3 scallions
1 small cucumber
1 green pear
2 stalks celery
1 avocado
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 cup shelled edamame beans
juice of 1-2 limes
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Chop the scallions, cucumber, pear, celery, avocado, pistachios and basil and combine in a large bowl.

Mix in the edamame bean then dress the salad with the juice from the lime(s), olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy! Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator until the next day.

A side note on this one. This green salad recipe is absolutely divine as is. However, I would use 1/2 cup of pistachios the next time around to ensure I get a pistachio in every bite as the nuts add a fantastic flavor zing to this dish.

You must try this delicious Black Bean Dip Recipe for your next party! It's so simple to make. Just mix it all together the night before, refrigerate overnight and serve the next day!

If you like this green salad recipe, then you may also like my Black Bean Dip Recipe as well as my summer inspired Rooibos Peach Tea Rum Punch Recipe. Also be sure to follow my Recipes Pinterest board for more great dinner and salad recipe ideas.

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Easy Homemade Doughnut Recipe & Other Tasty Treats

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I love food. I also love doughnuts. Unfortunately, our local Krispy Kreme – who made the best donuts ever! – has shut down due a fire. They claim that they are planning to re-open in a new location – hopefully closer to downtown – fingers crossed – but have not yet found a new location.

In the meantime, folks in Roanoke are writing parody news articles as well as freaking out a little. Rather than succumb to the chaos of a doughnut-less society, however, you can make your own even if – like me – you aren’t the best cook. While they probably won’t compare to the glory that Krispy Kreme holds in most Roanokers’ hearts, they do make for a tasty and fun afternoon with the kids.

Easy Homemade Doughnut Recipe via Cake Spy - Make Donuts From Canned Biscuit Dough - Great Family Project

Cakespy.com, a deliciously tempting blog that covers everything cakes, cupcakes and pies galore as well as explains why cupcakes are nutritious – I mean the sugar gives you energy, right? – offers up an easy recipe and tutorial for how to make doughnuts using refrigerated biscuits in a can (pictured above.)

These fried delights are ready in 15 minutes or less and can be topped with any combination of icing, sugar or sprinkles you can imagine. Plus it’s the perfect project to do with stir crazy kids on an afternoon while they’re waiting for the rain to clear out. (Although the sugar could possible mean more chaos if the rain decides to hang on.)

Homemade Coconut Panna Cotta Recipe via Camille Styles

If you’re looking for a taste that’s still sweet but with a lot less sugar, then definitely try out Jess Simpson’s recipe for making Homemade Healthy Coconut Panna Cotta on Camille Styles Blog (pictured above.) It’s made with coconut milk, yogurt, honey and some delicious spices like nutmeg and ginger.

I’m also crushing over the Summer Crush Drink Recipe made with gin, peaches, fresh basil, lime, Lillet, club soda and agave syrup.