Blackberry Syrup Recipe and Multiple Uses For It!

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Adding sugar to the blackberries and water

This post seems perfectly fitting for a Friday. I love making my own syrups to have around the house, especially fruity ones! This blackberry syrup I created before kids and I would make delicious Blackberry gin drinks with it. Now that I have kids, I still make my gin drinks (you could change it up and use vodka or your drink of choice), but it’s also great for the kiddos pancakes, or just to mix with club soda for a tasty virgin drink.

This is a very simple recipe, as you are making just a blackberry simple syrup- yum! You can also use this with other fruit if you want to make a different flavor syrup (strawberries, rasberries, etc.)

Ingredients

  • 2 containers blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place blackberries in a pot.
  2. Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar.
  3. Bring mixture to a simmer and stir until sugar is completely dissolved (5-10 minutes). I let mine simmer 10 minutes to get as much blackberry flavor as possible.
  4. Remove blackberries from the pot using a slotted spoon. Store in an airtight container. (These can be used in a drink or on top of a mountain of pancakes!)
  5. Transfer syrup to a container that is easy to pour (I use an old syrup container or a salad dressing container with an easy pour).
  6. Store in fridge and use on pancakes, in a club soda, or mix with gin and club soda for a tasty adult beverage šŸ˜›
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A delicious adult concoction!

Cheers to a good weekend!

Chat with you all soon!

xoxo,

Jamie

 

Brunching it Up

Hellooooooo Friday! It’s felt so long since I last saw you šŸ˜‰

I made an incredible French Toast Bake last weekend and thought I would share the wealth.

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The more the merrier- Feeds many or makes for lots of leftovers šŸ™‚

Again, it is so easy to make and you can prep everything the night before so all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning! Whether you are going out this weekend and want an easy hangover cure for the am, or wanting something easy to make for your family- this recipe is a slam dunk.

Serving it with fruit helps cut the richness and add some tasty flavors, as well as maybe a mimosa or orange julius!

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Red ripe strawberries and powdered sugarĀ completed this meal

Chat with you all soon!

xoxo

Jamie

February Means Love

Okay, so I don’t know about you, but I am so excited that we have finally finishedĀ January and moved into February. It is time for hearts, valentines, love, and everything PINK. To get in the Valentine spirit, I decided to make some festive Blondies while also getting out a few of my Valentine decorations.Ā 

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I have my mise en place and I am ready to get going on someĀ baking. I followed the Food Network’s Blondies recipe and instead of mixing in M&M’s, I just topped the batter with them (prior to baking) because I bought larger sized M&M’s since they were ‘conversation M&M’s’. I baked them for 25 minutes at 375 degrees and voila! You’ve got yourself a Valentine treat šŸ™‚

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Here I am trying to get the perfect picture and focusĀ in on what really matters, but my pup, Paisley looked too cute to crop out. I took cookie cutters to the Blondies for a special Valentine touch and filled my cute candy dishesĀ (A gift from my mom years ago but I found them in white!)Ā with some festive jelly beans. And what is a post without baking aftermath…

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Chat you all soon!

xoxo,

Jamie