Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Spring is still a month away, but my cabin fever is overpowering to the point that focusing on springtime is basically the only thing getting me through! You might remember when I shared the vegan/plant-based version of these adorable crisped rice springtime bird nests on my Instagram last year. This is the non-vegan version, but you can easily swap out for plant-based butter and marshmallows. They're fun, easy to make, and the perfect way to usher in spring or Easter!

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests
serves 12

6 tablespoons butter
1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows
4 cups crispy rice cereal
egg candies or jellybeans

Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Stir in marshmallows a little at a time until fully melted. Stir in butter. Remove from heat and slowly stir in rice cereal until thoroughly combined. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with butter and place equal parts of the mixture into each cup, using a spoon to form into “nests.” Cool completely and top with egg candies of your choice.

Springtime Crispy Rice Nests
Springtime Crispy Rice Nests

Happy (almost) spring!


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Winter Giveaway: $250 to Gaia Conceptions Clothing!

Gaia Conceptions Organic Clothing

January is draaaaagggging on, and I think we need a pick-me-up. How about a $250 gift card to shop at Gaia Conceptions?! A long time partner and friend of Bubby and Bean, Gaia Conceptions offers beautiful, custom, sustainable clothing that is all designed and made by hand in the USA. They are women owned and operated too! Grab a few pretty winter pieces or be like me with you eye on the prize and start stocking up for spring and summer!

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Gaia Conceptions Giveaway
Gaia Conceptions Sustainable Fashion
Fall Giveaway: $250 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!
Fall Giveaway: $250 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!
Gaia Conceptions Sustainable Fashion

Use the form below, and/or do the easy entry on on Instagram right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.

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This giveaway will run through Monday, January 29, 2024. It is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced here by end of day the following Monday.

Thank you to our friends at Gaia Conceptions for brightening these gray winter days and once again giving Bubby and Bean followers a chance to own some of their gorgeous apparel!  

UPDATE: Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jessica Waites! Please check your Instagram DMs. 


Thursday, January 18, 2024

3 Vegetarian Soups for Wintertime

4 Delicious Autumn Soups

It is absolutely freezing here, and we've had so many snow days in January that my kids have only been at school for 4 days so far this year. Throw in some seasonal depression, and I basically just want to live in a vat of soup. So much soup. Soup everyday. Here are a few of my favorite vegetarian soups to warm up when the weather is like this. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Holiday Caramel Wafer Cookie Coffee

Caramel Waffle Cookie Coffee

'Tis the season to indulge in all the treats, including extra decadent coffees! This one is simple to make and one of my favorites.

Caramel Wafer Cookie Coffee
Serves 1

1 cup coffee
caramel syrup 
1/4 cup cream
whip cream 
1 wafer cookie

Make coffee in a coffee pot. Pour coffee into a glass coffee mug and add desired amount of caramel syrup. Stir well, then add cream in a glass coffee mug. Top with whip cream, drizzle caramel syrup on top, and add a vanilla wafer coffee. This is an absolutely delicious sweet treat style coffee that I love to enjoy as a holiday dessert. Happy holidays!