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12 In food/ Recipes

Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet Latte

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This one is for all of my red velvet fans! With Valentine’s Day just a day away, this is a great festive afternoon pick me up. I’m showing you how you can make your own Red Velvet Latte at home!

Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet cake is well known for it’s rich cocoa flavor paired with a tangy cream cheese frosting and it’s deep red color. This is my take on a red velvet latte, combining my two loves, coffee and red velvet!!! Now this recipe is not overly sweet. Instead, it’s got a rich cocoa flavor that goes nicely with espresso. But you can definitely add more sweetener to customize as you wish!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of espresso or coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sugar (or more to taste)
  • red food coloring
  • heavy cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Directions:

1.) In a small saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar. Whisk until the cocoa powder is all dissolved. Prepare a cup of espresso or coffee while the milk heats on the saucepan.

Red velvet latte

2.) Remove from heat and add red food coloring.

Red Velvet Latte

3.) Pour the red steamed milk into your cup of espresso or coffee.

4.) In a separate bowl or cup, prepare the whipped topping. Pour some heavy whipping cream and add a splash of almond extract.

5.) Using a frother, froth the whipping cream until peaks form.

6.) Using a spoon, add the whipped topping to your latte.

Red Velvet Latte

Enjoy!!!!!

 

I love to see what you create, so if you make this be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!

 

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And for more red velvet recipes, check out my red velvet hot chocolate!

Or my red velvet waffles

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For more of my favorite coffee drinks check out

Irish Cream Cold Brew

My Pumpkin Cold Foam Cold Brew

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Red Velvet Waffles–Click here for the recipe

 

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Red Velvet Latte

 

8 In food/ Recipes

Roasted potato salad with arugula

Roasted potato salad with arugula and lemon dijon vinegarette

This salad is perfect for brunch or a light dinner. Crispy roasted potatoes and caramelized asparagus over a bed of arugula with a bright, fresh lemon dijon dressing. I made this roasted potato salad with arugula for our Book Club Brunch that I helped co-host this month. It serves perfectly with quiche or an egg bake and the potatoes make it a little more hearty. I’m sharing my recipe below.

And for the whole book club brunch menu, scroll towards the end of this post.

Roasted potato salad with arugula

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of arugula
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • about 1 dozen baby potatoes, halved
  • olive oil
  • salt/pepper (to taste)
  • 1 log goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • lemon zest (optional)

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

2.) Start by lining a roasting pan or baking sheet with foil. Add the asparagus and baby potatoes to the baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper until evenly coated.

3.) Bake in oven until roasted.

4.) While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the greens. In a large salad bowl, add the arugula, drizzle with some olive oil, salt and pepper then toss.

5.) Once the potatoes and asparagus are roasted, add on top of the greens.

6.) Sprinkle with goat cheese.

7.) In a small bowl, combine the dijon, honey, lemon juice and olive oil. Whisk together.

8.) Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

9.) Optional – top with some freshly grated lemon zest.

Roasted potato salad with arugula book club brunch

This salad pairs really well with my spring vegetable quiche! Click here for the recipe!

Here is the whole Book Club Brunch menu:

Drink – Hot White Russian Coffee

From The Pond’s Farmhouse

Hot white Russian coffee - book club brunch menu

Appetizer – Mozzarelle and Tomato Caprese Appetizer Bites

From Bricks ‘n Blooms

easy caprese appetizer bites book club brunch menu

Main Course – Easy Brunch Egg Casserole Southwestern Style

From Vintage Home Designs

egg bake casserole book club brunch menu

Side Dish – Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

From Midwest Life and Style

Blueberry sour cream coffee cake book club brunch

Side Dish – Roasted potato salad with arugula

From Our Tiny Nest

Roasted potato salad with arugula book club brunch

Dessert – Easy Boozy Banana Pudding Parfaits

From Simply2Moms

Easy boozy banana pudding parfaits book club brunch menu

 

If you love to read and love brunch, I encourage you to put together a book exchange brunch! It’s a fun way to gather with friends and get some new reads!

Click here to see all the details

How to host a book exchange brunch

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Roasted potato salad over arugula

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7 In food/ Recipes/ valentines day

Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Valentine's peanut butter cookie bars

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These Valentine’s Day peanut butter cookie bars are one of our favorite Valentine’s Day treats in our house. Peanut butter cookies with all of the best Valentine’s candies cut into perfect squares. Scroll down for my recipe.

Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • Valentine’s M&Ms
  • Valentine’s sprinkles
  • Reese’s hearts (about 6)
  • White chocolate hearts (about 6)

Directions:

1.) Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

Valentine's Peanut Butter cookie bars

2.) In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and egg until smooth.

3.) Beat in the flour until a soft dough forms

4.) Fold in the M&Ms.

5.) Spread dough into a greased baking dish or one lined with parchment paper. Firmly press the dough down. (I used a 9×9 baking dish).

Valentine Peanut butter cookie bars

6.) Top with sprinkles and add some more M&M’s on top.

7.) Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes. You want to remove it when the edges are golden and you can stick a butter knife or toothpick in and it comes out clean.

8.) Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool but not completely.

9.) Unwrap the Reese’s and chocolate hearts and press into the top of the cookie bars.

Valentine peanut butter cookie bars

10.) Slice and serve!

Valentine's peanut butter cookie bars

Linking some of the candies and sprinkles below

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Pink heart plate for valentine's day heart mug heart shaped bowls

I love to see what you create! So if you make this recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

<3 For more Valentine’s recipes & ideas check out <3

My cherry chocolate chip muffins

My Valentine’s Popcorn

These red velvet waffles

These Valentine’s outfit ideas

 

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11 In food/ Recipes

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

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When you’re feeling a little under the weather or just looking for a comforting meal, there’s nothing better than this medicine ball chicken noodle soup. It’s filled with immune boosting ingredients to heal your body and soul. This is a great meal to bring to loved ones, family or friends who may be suffering from illness or hardship. Scroll down for my recipe.

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground tumeric
  • 8 cups chicken broth or bone broth ** see below (I like to do 4 cups chicken broth, 4 cups of bone broth)
  • 1 rotissterie chicken, meat removed and shredded.
  • fresh thyme (to taste)
  • salt/pepper (to taste)
  • 1 bag egg noodles

**This soup is filled with garlic, lemon and tumeric to cleanse the immune system. But if you really want to make this a wellness packed medicine ball chicken noodle soup, use bone broth. Bone broth is packed with vitamins and minerals, is great for the digestive system, and fights inflammation. Nowadays you can buy already made bone broth in the grocery store.

Directions:

1.) In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, drizzle some olive oil and heat on medium heat.

2.) Add the chopped onions and garlic and allow to saute until the onions are translucent.

3.) Add in the carrots, celery, salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, allowing to soften.

4.) Pour in the chicken or bone broth, lemon juice, tumeric and thyme. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

5.) When ready to serve, add the chicken and cooked egg noodles.

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

Serve with some crusty bread or crackers.

This soup stores great in an airtight container and keeps in the fridge for about 4-5 days. I like to have extra cooked egg noodles on hand and store in a ziploc bag then add to my soup before eating so they don’t get mushy.

If you make this, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest. I love to see when you re-create my recipes!

Medicine Ball Chicken Noodle Soup

 

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