It's birthday season around our house. I have four important b-days to celebrate this week - including my hub. So what better way to have your cake and eat it too, along with your ice cream - than to put both into a milkshake!? Birthday Cake Milkshake will rock your world. The Cake Shake My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. Des turned me on to this little restaurant - they serve a dang good beef sandwich and are famous for their . . .
A special drink has always been a favorite thing. As a kid I would mix cranberry and orange juice together, or sprite and lemonade. Something a little fancy is always up my alley. When Torani told us about their #AToraniBrunch campaign I was so excited to create this grapefruit sparkler. Citrus this time of year is delicious. I always look forward to the oranges, lemons, and grapefruit in the winter months. So I found it only appropriate that I make a grapefruit sparkler. Perfect . . .
With love in the air for Valentine's I wanted to make a delicious snack hack using healthy sugar free ingredients! Of course it had to be pink, or red, or both! So My kids and I came up with this crazy good ombre strawberry grapefruit smoothie! It is grapefruit season and my children have been completely obsessed. So much so that they beg for grapefruit for their lunches. I've been getting them Dole Sunshine ruby red grapefruit bowls since they cant exactly dissect a grapefruit during . . .
While in Costa Rica we walked to a small restaurant around the corner from our condo and were caught in a down pour! It was one of our first nights there and we were loving trying the new foods and flavors. I ordered a lemonade that sounded amazing. They called it crazy lemonade- underneath it read; mint, ginger, limes. What they brought me was an icey, minty limeade. It was bursting with flavor and I found myself not being able to wait for the next sip. So, of course, we're making our own- . . .
If you have had the caramel apple spice from starbucks you know its pretty amazing. Take that drink and times it by 10 and then you'll have THIS version of caramel apple spice- because we're using a homemade salted caramel sauce that is most definitely drool worthy. It was a few years ago, after caroling and light seeing my little family had gone and froze our tails off doing. We were ice cold and needed something warm and soothing stat. We stopped by a Starbucks that was nearby and picked . . .
For the last several years I have whipped up several batches of Hot Cinnamon Milk mix, both to keep in my pantry and to give to my neighbors as gifts. If you enjoy a steamer, you will love this stuff. The Perfect Neighbor Gift I always package it into a mason jar for easy storage and cute packaging all in one. Its also a baking-free gift that your neighbors and friends will enjoy. I like to include the directions for use and a gift tag. Wrap some ribbon and a jingle ball and you have a . . .
I don't think I have ever met anyone that really despised a slush. I mean really? Think about it? Who has ever said? 'Oh Nasty! Is that a slushie?' Seriously don't think I have ever met anyone with those feelings. If you are one of those, comment now and I will revoke my comment but I doubt it will ever happen. Because slushies are awesome! They are easy. Entertain a crowd. They can be use as an appetizer or dessert. Kids love them. Adults love them. They look amazing. They taste amazing, and go . . .
I really love coconut. I love recipes with coconut in them, and I love the smell of coconut. So when a local tea shop started serving coconut hot cocoa I was all over it. Cafe Quality Made At Home I thought I could pretty easily re-create that hot chocolate at home, and I was right! I started with canned coconut milk. You can opt for the coconut milk in a carton, but I think the canned has a little stronger coconut flavor. I added in some cows milk, and also some chocolate! I went . . .
One foggy Christmas party my Aunt served me a hot tasty drink that totally took me by surprise. I don't know what I was expecting but THIS was awesome. We were at a family party, all sitting around enjoying each other's company drinking "Russian Tea." That was what she had for its name. I have altered the name to spiced orange cider. It's a title that more accurately describes this drink- warm and cozy. I love to make this in the cold fall and winter months. We serve it breakfast with eggs . . .
This cucumber limeade is one of my favorite drink recipes. The first time I had it was at my sis-in-laws bridal shower. One sip and I was hooked! It so easy, simple...and so darn refreshing! I have made it for countless parties, holiday events and church dinners and it is always a hit! How to make Cucumber Limeade The best part is that this recipe only calls for a few ingredients. You can find them at most stores. What you need: Cucmber Frozen Limeade Ginger ale (or a lemon . . .
We're celebrating pies this week, however, you cannot please everyone and many people do not like PIES! (incredible right? who doesn't like pie?) so for all you pie haters out there here is a incredible recipe EVERYONE would love. Even those who love to eat healthy because this recipe is also low-fat, high protein and has vegetable in it! Protein Pumpkin Pie Shake. How do we make it high protein, low fat? With this magical ingredient. Proyo is our new favorite ice cream! We eat it for . . .
Did you grow up drinking ice cold smoking homemade root beer at your halloween parties? I loved it every year when we would have it. A delicious sweetness, with a light fizz. Such a fun treat. As a mom, I love making it for the holiday. My kids love it also and feel it is so magical! ROOT BEER The beauty about homemade root beer is how EASY it is. The tricky part can be finding the items. So I have a few tips! Look for your supplies a head of time. I checked several stores that did . . .