Coffee Cozy Crazy

I live off of coffee like most college students, but in the dreariness of Wisconsin winters, I get tired of plain paper and plastic cups. I need some color in my life! Also, walking around with iced coffee in the snow and frigid winter wind isn’t the most fun. It was miserable, but then I found @shopcatherinemason on Instagram. Her fun, colorful coffee cozies immediately caught my attention and are my newest obsession.

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Owner Ashlen makes the cutest cozies and combines my love of color, Disney, monograms, and coffee in one versatile product. Catherine Mason coffee cozies fit “hot and cold disposable cups in different sizes as well as cans, water bottles, and small mason jars.”

They’re also perfect for my transition between Wisconsin winters and Florida summers. They keep my hands and drinks warm in the winter, but keep my drinks cold and condensation controlled in the summer.

My favorite cozy is my Monogram Mouse. It is completely customized and two of my favorite things: Disney and monograms! I adore the bright blue and pink with the gold monogram that make it the perfect summer accessory. IMG_2009

Be sure to check out Catherine Mason and her shop on Instagram for the latest designs and updates. Their second collaboration with @stellalaneshop goes live tomorrow at 9 am PST and they have the cutest appliques like peaches, lemons and strawberries, oh my!

There are always great deals, promo codes, and sales going on, so keep an eye on this adorable shop.

Have a great weekend, y’all!

Cheers,  Josie 

 

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Scotch Creme Eggs

Let’s be honest, Scotch eggs are a bizarre snack to begin with. A Scotch egg is a savory United Kingdom creation made of a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, coated in breadcrumbs, and deep-fried. They’re probably not most people’s go-to when rummaging in the fridge for something to nosh on, but a sweet twist might make it more appealing.

How about we swap that sausage for cake? Breadcrumbs for graham crackers? The hard-boiled egg for a Cadbury Creme Egg? And let’s forget that pesky fryer and just pop them in the freezer. A Scotch Creme Egg sounds pretty good to me! Probably better not to think of the calorie content for ’em though.

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These Scotch Creme Eggs are as simple and easy to make as you want them to be. If you make homemade cake and frosting, it’ll take a bit longer. I bought my frosting and graham cracker crumbs, but made the cake, so it took me about 45 minutes total. No matter what you choose, they will turn out delicious. These were definitely one of the most fun desserts I’ve ever made. My Grandma and Grandad love Scotch eggs, so I’ll have to see what they think of these guys.

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Prep time: This will depend if you go the store bought or homemade route. Homemade will probably take 50 mins-1 hour, where storebought will only take 10 mins!
Freeze Time: At least 3 hours
Total time: 3-4 hours
Yield: Makes 6
Ingredients
  • Chocolate cake, crumbled (~ 5 cups crumbled)
  • 3 tablespoons (heaped) vanilla frosting
  • 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Graham cracker crumbs for coating (~ 2 cups)
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly crumble the chocolate cake in a large bowl, and add the heaping tablespoons of frosting. Be sure to mix until you can’t see the frosting anymore.
  2. Take a palm size amount of the cake and frosting mixture, and mold it around a Creme Egg. Add more mixture if you need to, until the entire egg is covered. Roll the egg in graham cracker crumbs until coated.
  3. Repeat with the rest of the Creme Eggs until the  mixture is all gone. The amount you’re able to make depends how thick your cake layer is. I probably could have made one or two more, since my last few had a thicker cake coating.
  4. Freeze the Scotch Creme Eggs for at least 3 hours, depending on the thickness of the cake layer. This will make it easier to handle, cut, and serve them later.

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Enjoy your sweet Scotch Creme Eggs and let me know what y’all think!

Cheers,  Josie