Kauai Food

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We had the chance to try a lot of different foods in Kauai. Though we mostly lived off of fresh local fruit. Lychee and Longon Berries anybody?? We tried all the “local specials”, yes that does mean we even tried Loco Moco! Loco Moco is a local dish that has beef, rice, egg, and some sort of sauce. Which let us tell you is quite adventurous for us, we do admit to being extremely picky eaters.

If you are going to Kauai we suggest trying out Duane’s Ono Char Burgers, Paco’s Tacos, Wishing Well Shaved Ice, Tiki Iniki, and Pizzetta just to name a few places. We even got the opportunity to walk to St. Regis Princeville and enjoyed breakfast on the terrace that overlooked the ocean.

Don’t be afraid to try the food trucks since there is an abundance of them and they offer variety.

Also, shout out to Kauai Juice Co. which had delicious fresh kombucha our personal favorite was strawberry guava!

Now that we are back home we would really do anything for a kombucha and a shaved ice by the beach! If you have any other Kauai favorites that we missed comment below!

Love,

F & J

Waterfront Creamery

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We got the opportunity to attend a social media party for bloggers at The Waterfront Creamery in Seattle. It’s located in the ferry terminal right on the water. The inside of the shop is so cute and it has the best view of Seattle. You can see the ferris wheel and the waterfront while getting your ice cream.

This insta-worthy shop offers delicious local ice cream from Snoqualmie Ice Cream and they also have partnered with Alexandra’s Macarons for even more yummy treats including ice cream macaron sandwiches. How could you go wrong?!

If you are from Seattle or visiting Seattle we highly recommend checking these guys out! They are a short walk from so many tourist hotspots. The staff is incredibly friendly and personable, and they don’t even care if you want to try every flavor before deciding which one to go for! Whoops 😉 Also toppings are free!

If you had any doubts about going, we can make your decision easier. We got you guys the inside scoop and if you mention our blog ( Love F & J), follow us and Waterfront Creamery on Instagram, and you can prove it, you can get a free ice cream. Do it! You won’t be sorry. But make sure you go before the end of September.

Let us know below if you plan on checking Waterfront Creamery out! And tag us on your super adorable insta posts!

Love,

F & J

Churro Cake

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F’s little sister recently turned 11. She really loves churros and so we made a churro cake we found off Pinterest. It was recipe for cupcakes but we decided to make it a two layered cake instead!

It was super easy, and we have to improvise a little when we realized we didn’t have some ingredients. We topped the cake with a cinnamon and sugar mix and churros.
The churro cake was absolutely delicious! We will definitely make it again!

Happy Baking!

Love,

F & J

Tanya Burr Inspired Naked Cake

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Some of you guys might know how much we love to bake! We have totally been crushing on the beauty of a perfect naked cake. We decided to make one of our own. We used Tanya Burrs’ recipe  for a white chocolate raspberry cake, that we decided to twist a bit to work with the ingredients we had. We struggled a little to convert the recipe to work with our American tools since the UK uses a different measuring system.

The cake ended up delicious but it was bit crumbly, we truly believe it was because we messed up conversions. The frosting was delicious but really sweet so we decided to only use half a batch for the cake. We did our best to make the cake look as pretty as possible even though it was falling apart.

All that aside it was most definitely delicious and everyone who had a slice wanted more! We definitely thought it was going to be a fail but it ended up being pretty successful and something that we would make again. Thank you Tanya Burr!

Love,

F & J

Spring Treats

Hey Loves! F & J here!Easter Rice Crispy (1)Easter Rice Crispy (2)Macaroon NestsNow that the shelves in the store are filling with cadbury eggs and giant stuffed bunnies everywhere you turn, we thought it would be the perfect time to hop on some of the adorable spring treat ideas.

The concept behind them are super basic and simple but the results were super adorable. We stuck with the nest theme and made a rice crispy treat nest(using muffin tins to shape) topped with cadbury eggs, and a simple coconut macaroon nest topped with malted whopper eggs.

Have made any adorable spring treats? Share them with us! We would love to see them.

Love,

F & J

Merry Molasses Cookies

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The winter season always brings so many sweet traditions that make the spirit of the holidays come alive. This time of year baking is something that both our families are really into. Whether it be cookies for Santa, or sweet treats to share, there are always things baking in the oven.

We really felt the holiday spirit yesterday when we looked out our windows and snow was falling from the sky. We had just picked out the perfect tree and the house was cozy and warm. It just felt right to whip up some delicious and festive cookies.  We chose to make molasses cookies and they were a big hit. They were warm and chewy and just perfect.

To make them more festive we just dipped them in white chocolate and decorated them to look like they had holly on them. Super cute and easy. Check out the recipe below! And let us know what your favorite holiday traditions are!

Perfect White Chocolate Molasses Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup of sugar (plus extra for coating optional)

3/4 cup of butter

1/4 cup molasses

1 egg

2 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp ginger

White Chocolate

Decorations

How to make:

  1. Beat together the sugar and butter until creamy and then add the molasses and beat until well mixed.
  2. Beat in egg until the mixture it lighter in color and fluffy.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients and mix in separate bowl.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  5. Refrigerate dough for about 45 minutes, or until it hardens a bit ( It will make it easier to roll them into balls)
  6. Roll the dough into about 1 inch balls and coat them in sugar. Place them on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-11 minutes.
  8. Let the cookies cool, then dip them into melted white chocolate. Decorate as desired! Enjoy!

Love,

F & J

 

Blueberry-licious

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If you are anything like us, you could live off fruit! We love it! We have also been sooo obsessed with açaí bowls. We are guilty of spending way to much on them, so we decided to try and make them at home. To be completely honest we went to about 10 stores looking for frozen açaí and we were out of luck and we decided to just make do with what we had.It really turned out great so we had to share.

We used about a cup and a half of frozen blueberries as our base and blended it with roughly a quarter cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and a big spoon of protein packed peanut butter to give it some substance. The consistency should be quite thick,. You can definitely adjust the ingredients to what you think tastes best.

We then poured the smoothie mixture in a big bowl and topped it with fresh fruit, granola, and a drizzle of honey. It’s delicious, healthy, and the protein in it really keeps you full for a long time. It’s definitely a recipe we will use again. We are planning on experimenting with a bunch of different fruits. Let us know in the comments below your favorite fruit combo!

Love,

F & J