Mason Jar Cold Brew Iced Coffee Recipe

Mason Jar Cold Brew Iced Coffee Recipe

Today I am sharing my favorite cold brew iced coffee recipe that can be made in a mason jar. Some may say that I am an iced coffee or maybe just coffee (in general) addict. Any where I travel I am always on the hunt for a local coffee shop. I think part of this is the coffee shop culture since I freelanced for so long and when I was in grad school that is where the majority of my work took place. Now in all these travels to coffeehouses I have developed a love for cold brew iced coffee. 

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Homemade Mason Jar Lattes

Homemade Mason Jar Lattes

Who doesn't love their $5 lattes, show of hands? Who likes paying $5 for them? That's what I thought. In an effort to save some money and not go to Starbucks every weekend I started a quest to make myself a quality coffee on the weekend. Someone at work had told me that she places milk in a cup and microwaves it for 30 seconds creating her version of steamed milk without a frother. So this past weekend my sister and I were chatting that to get foam you need air. So why not shake it in a mason jar before microwaving it.

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Melted Snowman Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookies

Along with an ugly sweater party my work is also having a Christmas cookie contest. Now I am naturally competitive it runs in my family. Don't get me started on our family game nights! A few years back my sister had made melted snowman cookies for Christmas and I knew these would be perfect for the contest. Also any excuse to go to my sisters to bake is a welcomed one. Now I don't want to cheat so I did not ask my sister to make these I just asked for her guidance. 

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Leftover Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

Leftover Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

I recently had a housewarming party which means I had tons of leftovers. I am not the biggest fan of leftovers unless I get a little inventive. My brothers fiancee makes the most amazing warm spinach and artichoke dip when I saw that there was still a lot left at the end of the night I was excited.

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Under Two Minutes Waffle Maker Cinnamon Buns

Under Two Minutes Waffle Maker Cinnamon Buns

So last weekend I went to use the oven for the first time in my new house. After preheating I went to put my cinnamon buns in the oven and it was stone cold to my surprise. I think I was more crushed over the fact that cinnamon buns weren't going to happen than that the stove wasn't working. 

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How to Can Pickles and a Free Printable!

How to Can Pickles and a Free Printable!

Oh boy do I have a treat for you today! One of my best friends who is a bonafide urban farmer (Chicken's and all). Not only is she an urban farmer but she is also an amazing photographer, designer and illustrator. She runs Crimson Crane Studios out of Somerville, MA. I am giving my crafty partners in crime full reign over Weekend Craft today. 

So without further ado I'd like to introduce Ellie from Crimson Crane Studios to teach you How to Can Pickles as well as an adorable illustrated printable jar label

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Almost Homemade Bacon, Cheddar, Scallion and Whole Kernel Cornbread

Almost Homemade Bacon, Cheddar, Scallion and Whole Kernel Cornbread

In no way am I a food blogger, but I do love to cook and bake, so I thought I would share one of my favorite "hacks" or almost homemade dishes. Last night my Mom and I were together for Sunday dinner and decided to throw some chili in the crockpot. Naturally cornbread is the first thing that came to mind to go with chili. 

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