Berry Medley Compote

If you like a bit of sweet, tart and freshness combined all-in-one over your favorite breakfast or desserts then a fruit compote is the way to go. They are perfect of pancakes, waffles and french toast, as well as desserts like ice cream or cakes. My compote recipe is very basic which to me is ideal because I can make it without much hassle. Not mention I use frozen fruit! It’s perfect to use when certain fruits are not in season or you simply do not have 3-4 different types of berries laying around on a given day! However, you can make a compote with different fruit combinations and if you have fresh fruit available you can still use this recipe without much difference.

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Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my all time favorite frosting! It’s the best in my opinion…I feel like it can go with pretty much any type of cake flavor, white, vanilla, chocolate, carrot, etc. Just 4 ingredients and a couple of minutes you can easily whip up a frosting you can enjoy. Side note! this frosting can melt easily if left out in the heat, so I do recommend that you place it in the refrigerator after making it and keep the frosted cupcakes/cake refrigerated right before and after serving.

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4th of July Cupcakes

Happy 4th of July!! Here is a little and simple cupcake recipe. It’s nothing fancy and its super cute for a Independence day get together…or any get together. Personally I enjoy cake mix boxes, it’s easy and fast to make and most of the times I can’t taste the difference between homemade and cake mix boxes. The cream cheese frosting is actually my favorite frosting to make because it is absolutely delicious and the berry compote is awesome to have around as a topping for basically anything. Seriously try this recipe for a summer day!

I will have individual posts for cream cheese frosting and berry compote.

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Agua de Melon/ Cantaloupe Water

This is a favorite in my parent’s home because agua de melon is so smooth and subtlety sweet. Like most aguas, this one requires three ingredients, cantaloupe, sugar and water…oh and we can’t forget the ice! This is actually one of my sister’s favorite agua fresca (this one is for you Nani!) and recently became my son’s favorite too which was great. You can definitely make this ahead of time and refrigerate to keep it cold and refreshing or blend it up when you have extra cantaloupe around and have no clue what else to do with it!

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Agua de Sandia/Watermelon Water

This agua fresca is probably the easiest one to make and it literally only needs two ingredients, watermelon and sugar! During summer watermelons are in peak season, so you are more likely to see an abundance of the fruit in your grocery store and they are more likely to be extra sweet and ripe. It’s best to use a seedless watermelon to avoid the hassle to scooping out seeds and if you happen to have a watermelon that is not too sweet you might want to add more sugar, about 2-3 tablespoons at a time. If you love eating watermelon this is the perfect summer drink!

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Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy are sooo good! They are warm, creamy and savory…what more do you need for breakfast?! The gravy is only 4 ingredients and easy to make. I keep frozen biscuits and dinner rolls around in case I want or need them without having the hassle of making it from scratch all the time. This is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket if you ever wake up wanting something different from the usual cereal and toast! Within 30 minutes you have a hot breakfast that seems it took hours to make and it can really feed a crowd!

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Agua de Limón

You guys! Finally…kids are out of school for the summer break! I’m so ready for my kids sleeping in, all the water activities, long and fun summer days! In honor of Summer and the holiday breaks I am doing my first Summer Blog SpecialAguas Frescas! I will be posting during the summer holiday an agua fresca recipe a week that you can make and sip during these hot days!

Aguas Frescas translates to Cool or Refreshing Waters. They are delicious drinks common throughout Mexico and some Latin American countries. Like any other recipe, everyone has their own method and ingredients but I can assure you that for the most part it consists of water, sugar and the main ingredient such as fruit, vegetable or grain. Agua de Limón is my absolute favorite drink! It is beyond refreshing, sweet and with a hit of tartness. Normally I eyeball everything when I make it, but I will admit that it took me a couple of tries to get the lime juice to sugar ratio just right..but I did it! Well at least for my own taste buds!

I do want to remind everyone who does happen to try them out, feel free to adjust the drinks to your taste. If you like it sweeter add more sugar, if you need more flavor add more of the main ingredient. However this is a good base to start off and you can work it to what you and your family would love, but lets be real…this is already a great tasting drink.

Enjoy this summer blog special my friends!

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