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How to Make Homemade Bubble Tea (Instant Pot or Stove Top Recipe)

Learn how to make bubble tea at home.  This has Instant Pot boba tea directions and how to make iced bubble tea on the stove, so you can make this delicious drink at home.  Bubble tea is a delicious creamy and slightly sweet summer drink, and it's easy to make in the Instant Pot. Even though I live in a rural area, we have some pretty cool specialty shops.  In the nearest town, there's a Dalgona coffee shop and a boba tea shop side by side.   I prefer coffee to tea, but I had to see what the fuss was about with the iced bubble tea.  I love the different flavors of tea, but I can't be driving into town all the time.   So I wanted to learn how to make boba tea from scratch.  I was making it on the stove, but now I make bubble tea Instant Pot because it saves so much time. Cooking the tapioca pearls can take over an hour on the stove, but they only need to cook for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot! So how do you make bubble tea?  It's actually quite easy!  I have directions fo

Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

How to make a mixed berry smoothie bowl recipe.  This is easier to make than a smoothie, and they are a delicious way to start your day as a healthy breakfast.  You can also make them as a snack or even a dessert. A few months ago, I gave up dairy.  It really wasn't a choice, my body was revolting every time I had milk.   I never did drink milk straight, but I am having a hard time giving up yogurt and cheese.  A really hard time with cheese. But alas, I am now diary free.  The inflammation is going down, and I'm learning about dairy alternatives.   This vegan smoothie breakfast bowl uses almond milk instead of cow's milk.  I can still eat something that resembled my old smoothies with yogurt, but now it's dairy free. Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl I'm not much of a breakfast eater.  I'm actually doing intermittent fasting, so I don't eat breakfast until about noon or after.  At that point, I have to eat something or I'll spoil my dinner by eating too late. I

Lemon Mint Mojito Popsicles Recipe

How to make a homemade popsicles recipe.  These mojito ice pops are a refreshing treat for adults in the summer.  They are easy to make at home.  This is a boozy popsicle recipe, but you can omit the rum for nonalcoholic mojito ice pops. In the summer, my kids like to eat easy homemade popsicles.  However, I also make myself a boozy popsicle recipe.   These mojito popsicles are easy to make in about 5 minutes.  They are a delicious summer treat that's refreshing with real lemons and limes and a sprig of fresh mint from the garden. My kids also like lemon lime and mint, so I make them regular mojito popsicles and reserve this boozy ice pops for my husband and me.

How to Organize Essential Oil Recipes

Learn how to make an essential oil recipe organizer.  This is a Dollar Tree DIY organization idea that's very simple to make.  Use it to organize recipes from an essential oil recipe box like Simply Earth's monthly box. I've been making natural essential oil recipes for many years now.  To say that I've amassed a few recipes is an understatement. Until now,  I had them save on Pinterest, posted here, and several notebooks filled with recipes.  I couldn't find a recipe if I needed it. I actually made and sold recipe boxes on Etsy for over 10 years.  I stopped selling earlier this year because the fun had gotten sucked out of selling. Even though I made and sold 100s of recipe boxes, I never made a DIY recipe box for myself for my essential oil recipes.  When I was looking for Dollar Tree craft ideas at the store, I found an adorable little crate that would be perfect for a DIY wooden recipe box. I knew it would make a nice essential oil recipe organizer. I also made

Starbucks Blueberry Muffin Recipe

How to make a Starbucks blueberry muffin copycat recipe.  Making blueberry muffin recipes from scratch isn't difficult, and this is a delicious recipe with a streusel topping for delicious muffins for breakfast or for a snack. When I was in college, I was a frequent visitor to the coffee cart.  Blueberry muffins because a bit of my weakness.  Even now, I like to grab a muffin when I'm at the coffee shop. My middle child loves blueberry muffins.  We've tried a lot of recipes, and we always seem to go back to this Starbucks blueberry muffin recipe. It's a blueberry muffin recipe simple to make and has a delicious streusel topping that takes it to the next level. These freeze really well, so you can make a batch and freeze them for later.