Homemade Pear Liqueur

If you really want to get into the fall spirit(s), try this simple homemade pear liqueur recipe. The hardest part is the wait!

Blendtec Review, Pear Cinnamon Smoothie, and Homemade Peanut Butter

I’ve owned a Blendtec blender for at least 10 years and I use it as much or more than any other piece of equipment in my kitchen. It’s perfect for grinding, wet and dry chopping, kneading, and of course blending ingredients for smoothies, shakes, batters, soups, sauces, and dressings.

Blendtec recently gave me the chance to upgrade my blender to the newest model and at first I wasn’t going to do it because my old machine worked fine. But now that I have the newest Blendtec model with the “Twister Jar” designed specifically for blending thicker recipes, I am pretty thrilled because this Blendtec works like a dream.

making pear smoothie | healthy green kitchen

I really only used my old Blendtec for smoothies, but I am having lots of fun experimenting with the new one. It’s great for making frozen desserts and nut butters. You can even use if for pizza and pasta dough.

For this Blendtec review post, I made two recipes. The first one is a Spiced Pear Smoothie I’ve been enjoying a great deal lately.

pear smoothie

The second is a Homemade Peanut Butter that tastes better than store bought.

peanut butter done on spatula_

peanut butter done

You can find both recipes below, and for more information about Blendtec, please check them out on social media!

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And if you’re looking for a great deal on one of the Blendtec blenders, be sure to shop their website for refurbished models.

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