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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!


Blackberry Limeade


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


Blackberry Limeade


Blackberry Limeade


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


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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June 10th, 2014

Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer

As if I need another excuse to stock berries in my house – This Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer is simply amazing and perfect for summer days or nights.

Blueberry Lemonade Spritzer


2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
12 ounce frozen lemonade concentrate
2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda, chilled
fresh blueberries for garnish


Puree the 2 cups of blueberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Combine the pureed blueberries, lemonade concentrate and lemon-lime soda and stir until well combined. Serve with ice and fresh blueberries to garnish.


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June 5th, 2014

Citrus Smoothie

Citrus Smoothie - add some freshness to your day!


We love smoothies at our home.  Sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for a great afternoon snack, and sometimes they bring new life to leftovers for dinner!  This Citrus Smoothie is perfect for all three of those categories.


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To start all you need is fresh red grapefruit, an orange, and an lemon . . . mmmm, I can almost smell the freshness of the citrus from this picture.


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We’re going to use the zest for even more fresh citrus flavor.  Then, all we add  is Greek yogurt and a splash of honey {optional}.  Blend it with some

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Caramel Potatoes

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