French Toast with Raspberry Whipped Cream

Berry French Toast

During the week my breakfast consists of a bowl of cereal. Not that impressive, but I try to make up for my lack of variety over the weekend when I have more time to spare.

Berry French Toast

Last weekend I was craving french toast so I whipped up a batch. Normally I would just drizzle a bit of maple syrup on top and call it a day, but I felt a bit more adventurous this morning. I had leftover whipped cream in the fridge and I thought it would be a shame for it to go to waste. Right?!

Berry French Toast

A handful of raspberries later, I had a bowl of raspberry whipped cream. Pure heaven! Topped with fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, I dug into my breakfast. French toast craving = satisfied!

Raspberry Whipped Cream French Toast

Ingredients:

  • Thick cut bread
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C raspberries

Recipe:

  • Whisk the egg and milk in a shallow bowl until well combined
  • Dip the bread into the milk/egg mixture, making sure each side is evenly coated
  • Place on a hot skillet and cook until each side is golden
  • Whip the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form
  • Gently crush the raspberries and fold them into the whipped cream
  • Plate the french toast and top with whipped cream
  • Sprinkle on a handful of fresh berries and powdered sugar if desired

 

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Bourbon Peach Sundae

Bourbon Peach Sundae

One evening Ian and I were sitting out on our patio, relaxing after cleaning up dinner, and I thought there was only one thing that would make this night better – an ice cream sundae! Seeing as I’m not a huge ice cream fan, I decided I should follow my craving and see where it took me.

Bourbon Peach Sundae

After rummaging around in the fridge my plan for an ice cream sundae was looking bleak, but then I noticed the peaches sitting on the counter. Bingo! Now I had something to work with! Three hours later our kitchen was filled with the most delicious smell of simmering cinnamon sugar bourbon peaches in the crock pot. Yum!

Bourbon Peach Sundae

I let the peaches cool for a bit before scooping them onto my ice cream and sprinkling crushed candied pecans on top. I wasn’t sure what to expect of this concoction, but Ian and I both emptied our bowls in five minutes. I think that counts as a success!

Bourbon Peach Sundae

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. Peaches, sliced
  • 1/4 C. Coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Bourbon
  • 1 Tbs. Cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Candied pecans, crushed

Recipe:

  • Place the peaches, sugar, bourbon, and cinnamon in a crock pot on low
  • Cook for 3 hours
  • Let cool slightly before adding it on top of vanilla ice cream
  • Sprinkle the sundae with crushed candied pecans if desired
  • Store leftover bourbon peaches in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Strawberry S’mores

Strawberry S'mores

Best way to end a summer night? Roasting marshmallows by a fire and making s’mores! This was by far one of my favorite things to do growing up. My whole family loves s’mores and if we were having a fire before my Dad was done milking cows, one of us would run a s’more down to the barn for him to enjoy.

Strawberry S'mores

Now that Ian and I live in an apartment, our s’more days are limited to when we visit my family. To make these evenings even more special, I tried my hand at making my own marshmallows. I experimented with a few flavor infusions and settled on these strawberry swirl marshmallows!

Strawberry S'mores

Once they are lightly toasted and sandwiched between a piece of chocolate and two graham crackers you can dive into a delicious s’more that tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry. Pure perfection! Just be warned, they can be a bit messy!

To make your own strawberry swirl marshmallows at home, follow this recipe. Once you have the marshmallow batter poured out into your container, dollop a few spoonfuls of strawberry jelly on top and drag a wooden kabob skewer through the batter to create a swirl effect.