Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Nutella Fudge Pops

Yes. You read right. NUTELLA. FUDGE. POPS.

I was walking around Target one day and saw these popsicle molds, and put them in my basket without even thinking about what I was doing, so these were a really last minute thing, but they were TOTES worth it!

(Not so precise) Ingredients:
2-3 spoonfuls of Nutella (the more, the chocolatier! ;) )
1 cup of milk
A splash of vanilla extract

Warm the milk in a saucepan, then add the vanilla and Nutella. Whisk it all together until the Nutella is completely melted and everything is blended together. Take it off the heat, let it cool, and pour into your popsicle mold! Let those puppies freeze and enjoy!

I love Love LOVE Nutella, so I was pretty darn excited about these. They turned out really nice and they were so yummy! Perfect for a hot summer day! I can't wait to experiment with some other flavors for more frozen treats!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer!!!!

Happy first day of summer, everyone! 

Can you believe it's the end of June already? I know I say this every month, every year, but I really can't believe it! Time really does fly when you're having fun!

I hope y'all are enjoying your summer so far and have some fun things planned with your friends and family!

❤ Sara

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade

When I hear "summer," I think baseball, the beach, hot dogs, and lemonade. Yesss.

I don't know what came over me, but I suddenly had a craving for strawberry lemonade. And when I get a craving, I pretty much have to take care of it right away, so I made my way to the grocery store to get some ingredients.

- 1 cup lemon juice (about 5-6 lemons)
- 1 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 3-5 cups water
- 1 cup strawberry puree (about a pint and a half of fresh strawberries and 2-3 tablespoons of sugar)

I started by mashing up my strawberries with a few tablespoons of sugar. You can use a food processor or blender, but I actually just used a potato masher and fork. I let the mixture sit in the fridge for about an hour before mashing it up a little more and running it through a strainer.

Next I made the simple syrup. One and a half cups of water. One and a half cups of sugar. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely. Done. Simple!

Now for the main attraction - LEMONS! Juice your lemons and strain (no one wants seeds in their lemonade), then add the syrup, water, lemon juice, and strawberry puree to a pitcher, stir, and voila! Strawberry lemonade! Totes delish! My only suggestion is to add the syrup, water, and strawberries slowly, according to your taste. Obviously, if you like your lemonade stronger, or more tart, you won't need all the water or syrup. I happen to like mine sweeter. :)

This can also be made with raspberries. That would be just as good!

If you guys have any good summer recipes, let me know!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Blue Typewriter is on Instagram!

Let's talk about something serious, shall we? Instagram. Okay... this isn't really serious, but it's pretty fun, right? Instagram is an easy way to share photos. You take a picture. You add a filter. You share it with anyone willing to look. Boom. You're now on Instagram.

Whether it's a picture of you and your friends, your dinner, your dog, or that creepy looking tree in your neighbor's backyard, it's a great way to share what's going on in that moment of your life. And while there might be one or two people who don't want to see that creepy tree, we do!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@BlueTypewriter) to see our photos and please leave a comment with your Instagram username! We'd LOVE to check out your photos too!

♥ Courtney & Sara