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Homemade Local Berry Mini Pop-Tarts

Homemade local berry pop-tarts

I’ve really had the urge to bake something sweet and not so healthy.  The problem is, I have very little patience for all the preciseness and measurement that goes into baking.  After trying to be buttoned up at work all day, the idea of measuring a perfect cup of flower kinda makes me want to vom.  So for me, baking simplicity is key and store-bought, refrigerated pie crust is one of my favorite pre-made products.  Sometimes I make my own crust, but the store-bought kind is just so easy and tempting to use.  And let’s face it, it tastes just as good and comes out looking ten times better than one that I rolled out myself.  For this Homemade Local Berry Mini Pop-Tarts recipe, a store-bought crust is actually ideal. You know how when you try and re-create a store-bought product at home and it just doesn’t taste the same?  Well, since we use a crust that is store-bought, and we are recreating store-bought Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, this semi-homemade recipe tastes pretty darn close to the real thing.  The real thing is one of Kellogg’s top sellers for a reason – Pop-Tarts are DELICIOUS!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Sundaes with Granola Sprinkles

strawberry ice cream

Something I need more of in my life: ICE CREAM.  I mean, who doesn’t?  It’s funny, you’d think living in a city like New York I would have ice cream options up the wazoo – and I do – but NYC’s Ice Cream selection and I have some beef.  There seriously are hundreds of options from gourmet gelato (Grom), to self serve fro-yo (16 Handles), to regular ol’ ice cream (Emack and Bolio’s), to ice cream on wheels (Mr Softee), while these are all very tasty (and I frequent them all too often) they are not exactly what I crave in an ice cream place.  The gourmet gelato places give small European sized portions, self serve fro-yo is, well, fro-yo, the regular ol’ ice cream places are WAY pricey (I’m talking $7 for a cone with sprinkles) and Mr. Softee has just never done it for me.  I want American sized scoops at $3.00 a cone, including sprinkles!  Since life is hard and such luxuries are only to be found outside of the city, I make do.  And I have to say that this “making do” has really worked out for me because these Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Sundaes with Granola Sprinkles are really incredible – like WOW!

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