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Happy weekend, guys, and welcome to Friday Finds! Though this isn't the official KCL Mother's Day Gift Guide, the items featured today are all wonderful gift items! From cute mugs to hand-crafted jewelry and organic beauty products, everything is so very #giftworthy! This week's Friday Finds has the added bonus that everything featured today is quite affordable. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and relax with some weekend shopping! Pictured: From Meade to You



At From Meade to You, you'll find some extremely gift-worthy mugs and greeting cards, along with a super cute gift wrapping option. The Botanical Flower Mugpictured above is available in several different designs, each with different quotes on them. 

Personally, I love this dandelion mug the best!If you have something specific in mind, you can get a custom design on any coffee mug, travel mug, or camp mug. It's a great place to get a cute, custom gift!


If you’re on the hunt for a fashion gift, or simply need …

Strawberry Puff Pastry Hearts


These puff pastry hearts are the easiest thing you could bake for Valentine's Day or a beautiful brunch. They're so versatile; you could fill them with any flavor jam, nut butter, or chocolate spread. You could even serve them without filling and simply coat them in powdered sugar.

What I really love about this dessert is how affordable it is despite how delicious it tastes and how pretty it looks. Even if you need to double the recipe, you could easily server a large crowd with this dessert for under $10.







INGREDIENTS
*makes about 10-12 filled puff-pastry hearts

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Defrost puff pastry for about 30 minutes or until you can easily unfold it.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Lightly sprinkle flour on your work surface and gently unfold the puff pastry one sheet at a time. Use your fingers to sort of push together and smooth down where the creases were so you can squeeze in your heart cookie cutter as much as possible.

4. For ever large heart you cut out, you need two more large heart cut-outs with a small extra heart cut out of the middles. (The large heart puff up so much, you can half them to create two separate bottom layers.) You need the largest heart-shaped cookie cutter to be 4 to 5 inches in size. Also, don't toss the mini hearts you cut out. Bake those into adorable mini puff pastry hearts that you can fill or eat as-is. *If you wind up with enough excess dough to roll back out, go for it! Puff pastry isn't delicate like phyllo. It can take a few more roll-outs!

5. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. No need to use an egg wash or butter with these! Though you certainly can if you want more butter flavor. Simply brush on melted butter before baking.

6. Bake for about 10 minutes, but keep an eye on it, and take them out as soon as they're puffed up and lightly golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and let cool for a minute.

7. Open up the solid hearts to fill and layer with the large hearts that have middle cut-outs. You may need to use a knife to open up the heart without causing them to flake and break apart. You can also fill the large hearts and leave as-is without incorporating the cut-outs. The mini hearts are great coated in powdered sugar, though you can also break those open and fill with jam.

Enjoy! <3



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Comments

  1. Yummy! I know my sister would insist on raspberry jam for this recipe--but they sound wonderful, light and delicious with strawberry too.

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    1. Raspberry is good too!:) And Nutella!! Next time I'm filling these babies with lots and lots of Nutella!

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  3. These look delicious!! Such a great idea for Valentine's :)

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