Happy 5th Birthday, Popsugar Must Have!

by Jessica on August 17, 2017

In a land full of subscription boxes, POPSUGAR has a true gem! And since POPSUGAR Must Have turns 5 this month, the August Must Have is a very special box. This August box marks Lisa Sugar’s 5th year in curating her and her team of editors’ favorite items for you, featuring surprises from some of Lisa’s favorite brand obsessions to celebrate POPSUGAR Must Have’s birthday!

POPSUGAR Turns 5 | http://mybakingheart.com #MustHaveBox

One of my tried & true beauty brand’s is First Aid Beauty. I have sensitive skin and suffer from rosacea, but FAB’s skincare products are effective, made with safe, soothing ingredients and my skin has never looked or felt better! So, I was super excited to see that FAB’s 5-in-1 Bouncy Mask was included with this box. After just 10 nourishing minutes in this mask, skin is brighter and firmer!

POPSUGAR Turns 5 | http://mybakingheart.com #MustHaveBox

I also fell in love with these Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Goodie Girl Cookies. They’re free of gluten and peanuts, but taste like homemade cookies from the cookie jar. They’re the perfect size for a quick snack or sweet treat and the packaging is so colorful!

POPSUGAR Turns 5 | http://mybakingheart.com #MustHaveBox

If you haven’t tried POPSUGAR’S Must Have Box, you’re in for a treat! Click here and use the discount code PARTY to save $10 off your FIRST Must Have Box! (offer expires 8/31/17)

As a bonus, all current Must Have subscribers are eligible for a chance to win! If you’re not already signed up, simply sign up before the end of August for a chance to automatically win a *major* surprise each week from the following brands!

Week 1: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Pehr Designs
Week 2: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from First Aid Beauty
Week 3: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Kendra Scott
Week 4: Limited # of lucky subscribers subscribers will win something from Tarte cosmetics
Week 5 (8/31): 5 Grand Prizes! Limited # of subscribers will win something from Cambridge Satchel Co + 1 year Must Have Boxes


Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity & compensation was provided by POPSUGAR Must Have; however, the photography & opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author.


This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I received samples from some of the sponsor companies but as always, opinions are 100% mine.

Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies | http://mybakingheart.com #SummerDessertWeek

Pie, in all forms of it’s glory, is one of my favorite desserts… especially in Summer. But when it’s shaped like a little pocket and fits in the palm of your hand? Praise Jesus! You can’t let #SummerDessertWeek pass you by without trying these heavenly Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies. Trust me, you’ll be ready to make another batch as soon as you take the first bite. They’re incredibly easy and quick to put together, too!

Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies | http://mybakingheart.com #SummerDessertWeek

Sponsored items used in this recipe: Blueberries from Rainier Fruit and Vanilla-Cinnamon-Sugar from Adams Extract.

Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies

Yield: 6 hand pies


  • 2 pie crusts (refrigerated or from scratch)
  • 2 c fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 lg egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water
  • Adams Extract Vanilla-Cinnamon-Sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Toss blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and cardamom in medium bowl; set aside.

Unroll crusts on lightly floured surface. Using a sharp knife, cut out 6 rectangles from each crust. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of blueberry filling onto the center of 6 rectangles. Moisten the edges of each with egg wash. Top each with a second rectangle of dough and press edges together with a fork to seal.

Place pies 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets, brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle with Vanilla-Cinnamon-Sugar mixture. Cut slits in tops and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until pies are light golden brown in color. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Blueberry Cardamom Hand Pies | http://mybakingheart.com #SummerDessertWeek

Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week-long event of desserts and giveaways. You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

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There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Williams-Sonoma OR $100 Sur la Table Gift Card! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!


Prize #2

Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls and Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!


Prize #3

Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.

OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3-Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2-Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1-Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2-Cup Round SNAP Container.


Prize #4

Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex dish with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

Prize #5

Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws, 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt and 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.


Prize #6

Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.


Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event #SummerDessertWeek, but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:

Pies of Summer:

Sweet Summertime Cakes:

No Bake Treats:

Baked Desserts:




Cherry Streusel Muffins – #SummerDessertWeek

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Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

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Buying & Eating Organic with Stonyfield and Walmart

May 31, 2017

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Pistachio Shortbread Parfaits

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Becoming B Corp

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Lemon Almond Butter Bars

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Since Chris’ work schedule takes him away from us at night, we won’t be able to celebrate his birthday with our usual dinner & cake tonight. I wanted to send him off to work with a portable sweet treat, so when these Lemon Almonds & Unsalted Organic Almond Butter from Woodstock Foods arrived, I knew […]

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