When we were in Japan last week I sure got my daily fix green tea. I started my day with a cup of green tea in our hotel room since every hotel we stayed in had really great tea and a kettle in the rooms. And I ended almost every day with a sweet matcha treat.
Though I didn’t have matcha rice krispies treats in Japan, this is my way of bringing a little bit of it back with me. Though matcha is somewhat an acquired taste, if you’re matcha mad like I am, then you’re absolutely love this easy recipe!
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir until melted and combined with the butter.
Add matcha powder and stir until combined. Then add vanilla extract and stir.
Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add half the cereal and fold into the marshmallow mixture. Add remaining cereal and fold until all the cereal is evenly covered with the marshmallow mixture.
Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper. Pour the rice krispies mixture into the pan and spread it out into an even layer. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting.
We’re back after an amazing week in Japan! My only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. I’ll share more details about our trip next week but in the meantime, I’m wishing I had another sakura strawberry latte to get me though this 17 hour jet lag. How do you get back into your routine after a big time zone change?
One of our favorite date night dinners at home is fondue. It’s a bit retro, kinda romantic, and crazy easy to make. Which makes it a favorite recipe of mine!
Many cheese fondue recipes call more expensive cheeses but this cheddar fondue definitely holds a candle to the rest. It can be make with pantry and fridge staples and is just as good as the fondues you’d get at an overpriced fondue restaurant. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this fondue recipe on your stove top.
Stovetop Cheddar Cheese Fondue
1/2 cup beef broth / 1 tsp garlic powder / 1 tsp mustard powder / 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese / 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce / apples, bread, carrot and grapes for serving
Pour beef broth into a pot with a heavy bottom (such as an enamel cast iron pot). Bring to simmer over medium heat. Add the garlic and mustard powder and stir to combine.
Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cheddar cheese. Add the worchestershire sauce and continue stirring until the cheese melts. Then enjoy immediately! Serve with an assortment of cubed french bread, apples, carrots and grapes and fondue forks.
Find more delicious date night worthy recipes on my Facebook page and get some cocktail inspiration here.
Today is our first official full day in Japan! We’re kicking off the day with a hands on sushi cooking class in someone’s apartment before heading out for a full day of shopping and sight seeing around Shibuya and Harajuku. You can follow my adventure on Instagram and see even more on Snapchat (@sarahheartslove).
If you’re looking to add a little color or pattern to your weekend, here are some fun DIYs to try!
I’m super excited (and totally flattered) to share that I’ve been nominated by Better Homes & Gardens as one of the top 10 DIY bloggers of the year! I’m in the company of a lot of other talented DIY and decorating bloggers, including my friends Alice & Lois!
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