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December 18th, 2014

Peace, Love, Joy, and Chocolate Hot Cocoa Gift with Printable tags

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Christmas is just around the corner – here’s a great little gift to show how much you care by wishing that special someone Peace, Love, Joy, and Chocolate – that about covers it all right!  This little hot chocolate kit will add warmth and a touch of love – the instruction banner reads:  Love is Brewing!  Mix with 2 1/2 cups hot milk or water.  Stir, Sip, Relax, and know that you are LOVED!  Just what you need to make someone’s holiday!

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If you’d rather, this cute little tag is also a simple addition to any holiday chocolate

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November 24th, 2014

Pumpkin Steamers

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Happy Thanksgiving Week.  We are so grateful to spend this time with wonderful family.  We hope that in the hustle and bustle of planning, cooking, and feasting this week, you find some time to relax, enjoy, and count your blessings.  This Pumpkin Steamer is a delicious way to spend a few minutes appreciating all that is good.

 

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Pumpkin Steamers

Ingredients

3 cups half and half
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla
whipped cream for serving
cinnamon and nutmeg for

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July 31st, 2014

Carrot Lemonade

Carrot Lemonade - Loaded with Vitamins plus NO added sugar!!

 

Carrot Lemonade??  I know, it took me by surprise too.  I first spied this Carrot Lemonade a couple years back in BHG.  I was so intrigued by the mix of flavors, I bookmarked it and pulled out this week.

Lemonade is a must for summer and this Carrot version adds a whole new twist.  It’s so pretty and packed with Vitamins A and C, plus the carrots help sweeten the mix with no added sugar!

 

Carrot Lemonade

 

You don’t need to love carrots to love this drink – the pineapple and lemon take center stage – your

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July 11th, 2014

Blackberry Limeade

Blackberry Limeade

 

One of the best things about hot summers is taking some time to just plain Chill Out!  This blackberry limeade was made for a lazy summer afternoon- hopefully there is one in your near future!

 

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Fill up a glass, relax, and enjoy . . .

 

Blackberry Limeade

 

Blackberry Limeade

Ingredients

6 cups water, divided

3 cups fresh blackberries

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup fresh lime juice

additional blackberries and limes for garnish (optional)

Place 1 cup of water and the blackberries in blender and process until smooth.  Press the puree through a sieve into a large pitcher;

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June 17th, 2014

Summer Slushies

 

Everyone needs a good Slushy in the summer – and these Summer Slushies are easy and delicious.  Kids love them and it is so easy you can let everyone chose their flavor and enjoy their favorites.  It is just like a trip your neighborhood 7-11, but better!!

 

With so many options which will you try first?  There is a tie at our house for the Root Beer and Orange Soda flavors.

 

 

Summer Slushy Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 (12 oz) bottle or can of soda – any flavor.  We used Orange,  Ginger

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