Sunday, February 20, 2011

Homemade Butter and Sweet n' Sneaky Pudding

I had lofty craft goals for this long weekend but alas a cold has taken me down. I haven't been sick in so long that I honest to goodness thought I was having an allergic reaction to a cookie last night. Silly me. It came on so sudden and I had some difficulty breathing.  Thank goodness I didn't call 911. Whew!

In any case, I did have some dear friends over last night for dinner. At the last minute I decided to run to the store for salad fixings and decided to buy some heavy whipping cream for butter. Mind you, I have never made butter in my life but I have always been intrigued since seeing this. WOW. Homemade butter is MIND BLOWINGLY good.


Homemade Garlic & Herb Butter

2 cups heavy whipping cream 
1 1/2 tsp salt 
1tsp dried herbs ( I used Herbs to Provence) 
1 garlic clove ( I used two but I suggest one) 

Pour cream into food processor or food chopper and blend for 8 minutes. Add garlic clove and herbs and pulse again. Pour out excess liquid and blend again. Store in airtight container. 


My little Giraffe has a thing for chocolate pudding. While on a non-eating binge he refused to eat anything but pudding so, I had to become inventive. Cabot sells a wonderful vanilla greek yogurt that is so creamy you'd swear it was vanilla pudding and it has 18grams of protein! I often add chia seeds for added nutrients as they are a magical food. Super high in omegas, protein and fiber. We purchase ours from Navitas at Wholefoods. They are also great in muffins and other baked goods. 


Sweet & Sneaky Pudding 

1 cup Cabot Vanilla Greek Yogurt 
1 heaping tablespoon All Natural Kozy Shack Pudding 
Optional: 1/2 tsp chia seeds 

Combine together and serve! 


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4 comments:

  1. Hello from a new follower. Found you on 'Just something i whipped up'. I love the butter idea!!! And the pudding as I am always looking for ways to pack for nutrients into my kids diets!! I Hope to see more of you!!

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  2. Looks easy! The video is so sweet!!!! Adorable!
    Homemade butter sounds amazing and who doesn't want to try sweet and sneaky pudding?! Thanks for sharing!

    I hope you're feeling better!

    Roeshel

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  3. What a fun post- love the "sweet 'n sneaky" pudding! I always sneak super healthy foods into my toddler's treats. I feel much better about him getting a sweet snack when it's loaded with nutrients! I'll have to try the chia seeds with the Cabot Greek Yogurt! Thanks for the Cabot mention- we appreciate your support!
    ~Jacquelyn

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