Archive for the 'Beverages' Category

Just Peachy Lemonade

on Jul 6th 2014

Just Peachy Lemonade is a refreshing way to beat this Tennessee heat.  The peaches are ready to harvest around here.  Saturday I whipped up some peach lemonade,with fresh peaches and real lemons, and it was all gone by nightfall.  It was a hit here at home! 2 cups peach puree (from fresh or frozen peaches) 2 cups […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Made With Strawberry Cubes

on May 28th 2013

Last week, I posted about making Strawberry Cubes in ice cube trays as a way to preserve all those fresh berries.  Here’s one of my favorite summertime treats – fresh squeezed lemonade with a few strawberry cubes tossed in for flavor.  Simple.  Delcious.  Yum! Share on Facebook

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A Healthy Me, A Healthy You – Banana Split Protein Shake

on Jan 16th 2013

How is everyone doing keeping their resolution to becoming healthier?  Remember it takes about 3 weeks to change a behavior pattern.  Keep on keeping on!  I believe we have to keep our menu choices healthy and tasty and have enough variety that we do not get bored.  I’m here to help with the variety.  So […]

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A Healthy Me A Healthy You – Infused Water

on Jan 7th 2013

Almost 3 years ago, one of our teenage sons decided to give up soda.  Yay for Micah!  We are so proud of him for making healthy choices at such a young age.  I rarely buy soda or even make sweet tea anymore.  Once the body gets used to being hydrated with adequate water, I believe […]

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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Hot Spiced Tea and Cider Mix

on Dec 12th 2012

Here’s one of my hubby’s favorite fall/winter beverages. He asks me to make this mix so he can keep some at work to make whenever he wants.  I also had a request for this recipe from an old friend Pam.  The recipe is easy to make and can be stored in a pretty canning jar, […]

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12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix

on Dec 5th 2012

Christmas is coming quickly!  So on the 3rd day of Christmas Jar Gifts I give you Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix.  This recipe makes approximately 3 pint sized jars of mix and it only took me a couple of minutes to dump and mix the ingredients together and pour them into a jar.  I’ve adapted Alton […]

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Christmas Cranberry Float

on Dec 1st 2012

This festive treat is just too easy to make.  All you need is some Cranberry Canada Dry and some good quality vanilla ice cream.  We love Blue Bell’s Home Made Vanilla flavor.  A couple of scoops of ice cream goes into a tall sundea or beverage glass, then the glass gets filled (slowly) with the […]

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Snow Day Peppermint Hot Chocolate

on Jan 12th 2012

Today there is SNOW in our forecast. In the South this calls for an emergency run to the grocery store for staples like milk and bread and toilet paper and hot chocolate mix. I usually keep a stock of the instant hot cocoa mix during these cold winter months. However, I think my family is […]

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Peach and Green Tea Protein Shake

on Jan 6th 2012

We make a lot of protein shakes for breakfast, but this Peach and Green Tea Shake is my absolute favorite.  I use frozen peaches and pineapple along with a ratio of half orange juice and half plain coconut milk.  I also use a scoop of Dr. Mercola’s Whey Healthier Vanilla Protein Powder.  It is made […]

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$$ Frugal Friday $$ Iced Coffees

on Sep 9th 2011

This post is for all of my frugal minded cooking friends who like coffee treats and are tired of spending big bucks for a Venti concoction. In my opinion Starbucks should be called Fivebucks because that’s about what is will cost for a Venti sized drink. If you feel that 5 bucks is too many […]

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