Frozen Lemonade Icy Summer Treat

It's a given that lemonade is a refreshing drink of choice in the summertime, but having it frozen and almost slushy-like is the way to go. This frozen lemonade can be whipped up from start to finish in less than one minute. It's that quick! As long as you have some delicious freshly squeezed lemonade on hand in the fridge, you're good to go! As soon as the first day of summer rolled around, I spotted the freshly squeezed lemonade at my grocery store and had to pick some up for just this occasion. However, if your grocery store doesn't carry fresh squeezed lemonade, feel free to squeeze some lemons yourself and add a simple syrup to the mix! Voila, you're ready to make your very own frozen lemonade. Enjoy and stay cool!  [sc:adsense ] Frozen Lemonade Ingredients 1 cup … [Read more...]

Cucumber Mint Flavored Water {and 50 other combinations}

There's nothing more refreshing than the taste of that ice cold beverage they pour you at the spa after a massage. Kick your feet up and relax the day away with this cucumber mint water. It always seemed so complicated to me, but it's truly simple to make flavored water! Add your favorite fruits and herbs to water, let it steep overnight in the fridge and in the morning you'll have deliciously flavored water. Now, it's time to be creative and make loads of different flavored water combinations using some of my favorites: Mango Pineapple Lemon Lime Basil Cucumber Mint Strawberry Watermelon Blueberry Rosemary Raspberry Orange Grapefruit Blackberry---  Now, mix up flavors! You could make: Cucumber Mint Cucumber Mint Lime Cucumber Mint … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Drinks That Will Rock Your Summer

The kids are almost out of school for the summer and will need some refreshing drinks to cool them off. These diverse, kid friendly drinks will certainly rock your summer. There's everything from citrus to berry flavors, using really fruit to make them healthier and special. 1. Cucumber Lemon Coolers - Anja's 4 For Thought - Cooling cucumber and citrus lemon combined with fresh mint leaves that will surely satisfy. What a great way to hide a vegetable (or is cucumber a fruit?)! 2. Frost Bite - Blissfully Domestic - Made with Blueberries and assorted fruit juices, this mocktail will please crowds and make your kids feel grown up, having a drink out of the cocktail shaker! [sc:adsense ] 3. Pineapple Agua Fresca - Eclectic Recipes - So simple, yet amazingly delicious and refreshing … [Read more...]

10 Beautiful Bridal Shower Recipes

Love is in the air and wedding season is upon us. I bet you have a friend or a loved one who has already sent out their save the date cards. Will you be hosting their bridal shower? If you answered yes, then I have a round-up of fresh and beautiful recipes that will be perfect! /1/ Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch - Depending on your crowd you could make this punch a cocktail or non-alcoholic. /2/ Shrimp, Cucumber & Curry Cream Cheese Canapes {try to say that three times fast!} - Every shower, whether it be a baby or a bridal shower, needs finger sandwiches. These cucumber canapes are light and fresh for those warm spring days. /3/ Spring Tuna Salad - This tuna salad will be great atop a salad or a cracker. /4/ Grapefruit Salad with Pineapple Balsamic Dressing - If … [Read more...]

Ten Best Apple Cider Recipes

Hot apple cider is the perfect winter drink. Warm, richly scented, and perfect for fire-gazing, book-reading or blanket-snuggling. Here are some of our favorite apple cider recipes gathered from the far corners of the internet - from the slow-cooker recipe perfect for entertaining, to the orange-flavored apple cider recipe with a twist. These are the must-try recipes of the winter! 1. Slow Cooker Apple Ciders - Take the guess work, hassle and fuss out of making spiced cider by using one of these slow-cooker recipes to save time during a party! 2. Fabulous idea of serving delicious apple cider in an apple cup. By Taste of Koko. 3. If you have a sore throat consider this old-fashioned remedy with an apple cider twist! The apple cider hot toddy includes soothing spices, … [Read more...]

3 Delicious Smoothie and Juicing Recipes for Fall

Did you know that the month of September is Healthy Aging Month? I didn't either, but what a great way to kick off some fall smoothie and juicing recipes that will have you aging gracefully and beautifully. One of the first things that come to mind when I think of fall is pumpkin. Throw in some squash, sweet potatoes, yams, and cranberries and you've got yourself a taste bud party in the making. Other fruits, veggies and flavors that come to mind include kale, spinach, oranges, apples (which are all the rage in Upstate NY), vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg. Now that we have a palette to work with, let's see about juicing our way to healthier bodies. Photo by Oh She Glows Sweet Potato Smoothie When I came across the Sweet Potato Soup recipe, I darn near drooled all over my … [Read more...]