Very Berry Pudding

Your kids are sure to love this Homemade Berry Pudding that includes the flavors of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Simply whisk and heat a few ingredients on your stove top, chill, and garnish. It’s not quite as easy as the kind from a box, but it’s so much better!

And if your family loves pudding, give this luscious Homemade Chocolate Pudding a try, too.

Your kids are sure to love this homemade berry pudding that includes the flavors of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Just whisk and heat a few ingredients, chill, and add toppings.

Very Berry Pudding
Serves: 4 - 6
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups milk
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup chocolate Chantilly cream
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the milk, all-purpose flour, egg yolks, strawberry jam, and vanilla extract. Whisk repeatedly.
  2. Once the mixture thickens, turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  3. Pour the pudding into a bowl and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  4. Serve the pudding in glasses and top with a layer of jam.
  5. Garnish with the blueberries and chocolate Chantilly cream.

Your kids are sure to love this homemade berry pudding that includes the flavors of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Just whisk and heat a few ingredients, chill, and add toppings.

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Apple Raisin Spice Cake

 

This moist and delicious Apple Raisin Spice Cake is a great fall favorite that will delight your senses even before you taste it. Savor the aromas as the spicy smells fill your home as it bakes.

This moist and delicious Apple Raisin Spice Cake is a great fall favorite that will delight your senses even before you taste it.

This recipe is an adaptation of a family favorite. My husband’s grandmother has made this every holiday for over 60 years, and everyone loves it. Through the years, I’ve adapted it for our family’s taste buds and preferences.

It started out with a full cup of vegetable oil. While this does make the cake extremely moist, it just seemed like a little much for me. We reduced the oil content by about 25% and changed it to coconut oil.

Then I also added the spices and the raisins. Before it was just basically an apple cake with lots of sugar. I felt like the raisins and spices made it more festive for fall and holiday parties.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It’s fruity without being chunky. I just love how all the flavors are comfortable together. It’s a real gem of a recipe to pull out for potlucks and even just dinner with friends.

Apple Raisin Spice Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup coconut oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup golden raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Coat a bundt pan with butter or shortening. Sprinkle flour around the entire surface of the pan until it is well coated. Do not leave any spots uncoated or it will stick and your cake will break apart when you try to remove it.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and oil. Blend on medium for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix, scrape the bowl, and then add another egg until they're all incorporated.
  5. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.
  6. Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder. Mix on low until combined. Scrape the bowl and make sure that there are no lumps before proceeding.
  7. Fold in the apples and raisins.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  9. Place the bundt pan onto a small jelly roll pan to make it easier to remove from the oven later.
  10. Bake at 350° for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack.
  11. Run a butter knife along the outside edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Turn onto cooling rack and cool at least 15 minutes before serving warm. This cake can also be chilled and served cold.
  12. Wrap any leftovers tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

This moist and delicious Apple Raisin Spice Cake is a great fall favorite that will delight your senses even before you taste it.

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6 Ways Penny Pinchers Make Toiletries Last

Penny Pinchers don’t waste a single drop of their toiletries, and they implement simple tips and tricks to make them last. You don’t need to go to extreme measures to make the most out of your toiletries, you just need to try these few tweaks. Take a look below at 6 ways penny pinchers make toiletries last so you too can get every last drop out!

 You don’t need to go to extreme measures to make the most out of your toiletries. Learn these six ways penny pinchers make toiletries last so you too can get every last drop out!

1. Follow the usage instructions

How often do you pour yourself a handful of shampoo, not even looking at the instructions on the bottle? Chances are you only need a nickel sized amount, but we typically use much more. Before using any toiletries, read the usage directions to make sure you aren’t over using. Using more than recommended is wasteful and may not give you the intended results.

2. Use the rinse out method

Before tossing any shampoo or conditioner bottles (or soap or detergent bottles for that matter), try the rinse out method. Pour some warm water into the bottle and give it a good shake. Let the bottle sit upside down for a few minutes and then you should be able to get a few more uses out of it. Using warm water is important, as it can help loosen the product and get it moving easily.

3. Store bottles upside down

Penny pinchers store toiletry bottles upside down. This keeps the product from getting caught in the corners of the bottle where it gets stuck and wasted. It also makes pouring product out much easier on you. Store your products upside down, if possible, to keep the product flowing and out of those tricky corners.

4. Keep scissors in the bathroom

Penny pinchers keep a pair of scissors in the bathroom to cut open stubborn tubes. If you think your tube of toothpaste is out, just cut it open down the center and see how much more you can squeeze out. Chances are, there is a ton hiding in there. You can also use this trick when dealing with tubes of hair product, lotions, skin products, and other tube toiletries.

5. Model moderation to your children

Many times children aren’t shown how to use toiletries, and so they waste them during use. Show children how much product they should use so that when they wash their hair or face or brush their teeth, they are using the appropriate amount and not over doing it.

6. Don’t open a new product until the old one is empty

Many times we reach for a new product when the old one is only 80% empty. Be sure you aren’t opening a new product until the previous one is 100% gone using the methods mentioned above. This way you are getting every single bit out before moving on.

Penny pinchers use these tricks for making the most of their toiletries. Give them a try and see if they help you stretch your products and your budget.

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6 Ways Penny Pinchers Make Toiletries Last

Penny Pinchers don’t waste a single drop of their toiletries, and they implement simple tips and tricks to make them last. You don’t need to go to extreme measures to make the most out of your toiletries, you just need to try these few tweaks. Take a look below at 6 ways penny pinchers make toiletries last so you too can get every last drop out!

 You don’t need to go to extreme measures to make the most out of your toiletries. Learn these six ways penny pinchers make toiletries last so you too can get every last drop out!

1. Follow the usage instructions

How often do you pour yourself a handful of shampoo, not even looking at the instructions on the bottle? Chances are you only need a nickel sized amount, but we typically use much more. Before using any toiletries, read the usage directions to make sure you aren’t over using. Using more than recommended is wasteful and may not give you the intended results.

2. Use the rinse out method

Before tossing any shampoo or conditioner bottles (or soap or detergent bottles for that matter), try the rinse out method. Pour some warm water into the bottle and give it a good shake. Let the bottle sit upside down for a few minutes and then you should be able to get a few more uses out of it. Using warm water is important, as it can help loosen the product and get it moving easily.

3. Store bottles upside down

Penny pinchers store toiletry bottles upside down. This keeps the product from getting caught in the corners of the bottle where it gets stuck and wasted. It also makes pouring product out much easier on you. Store your products upside down, if possible, to keep the product flowing and out of those tricky corners.

4. Keep scissors in the bathroom

Penny pinchers keep a pair of scissors in the bathroom to cut open stubborn tubes. If you think your tube of toothpaste is out, just cut it open down the center and see how much more you can squeeze out. Chances are, there is a ton hiding in there. You can also use this trick when dealing with tubes of hair product, lotions, skin products, and other tube toiletries.

5. Model moderation to your children

Many times children aren’t shown how to use toiletries, and so they waste them during use. Show children how much product they should use so that when they wash their hair or face or brush their teeth, they are using the appropriate amount and not over doing it.

6. Don’t open a new product until the old one is empty

Many times we reach for a new product when the old one is only 80% empty. Be sure you aren’t opening a new product until the previous one is 100% gone using the methods mentioned above. This way you are getting every single bit out before moving on.

Penny pinchers use these tricks for making the most of their toiletries. Give them a try and see if they help you stretch your products and your budget.

You might also like…

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