Bananaberry Freeze

Need a quick, cool snack or a tasty way to get some fruit in the kiddos?  This ought to do it! Try these variations. Freeze mixture in popsicle molds. Try a variety of frozen fruit. Orange juice gives it a sweet/tart twang. Add more juice for a smoothie consistency. For a special treat, substitute juice for a can of lemon-lime soda. Anything cold … [Read more...]

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Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink

A festive beverage for a gathering or a warm-up session with the family, this drink smelled so good that I let it simmer twice as long as I was supposed to.  The kids loved it, hubby loved it, I loved it! We get excited about tasty drinks around here, because our normal fare is water, water, and more water.  Enjoy the recipe! Hot Cranberry Citrus Drink 6 ounces fresh … [Read more...]

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Special Hot Cocoa

Forget the little packages with sketchy ingredients.  Homemade hot cocoa is where it's at!  Easy and delicious, my children go crazy when I add a candy cane to their hot cocoa mugs for an extra special treat. Special Hot Cocoa 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder 2/3 c. sugar pinch of salt 1/3 c. boiling water 6 c. milk 1 tsp. vanilla candy canes Combine the … [Read more...]

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Beverage Cool Down

Need a quick cool down for your summer beverages? When we host a cookout, we usually serve drinks out of two or three large jugs.  One for water, one for tea, and sometimes one for lemonade.  Skipping the hassle (and cost) of dragging an extra cooler out for ice, I try to plan ahead and make ice chunks. Fill empty sour cream/cottage cheese-type containers with water … [Read more...]

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Fresh Strawberry Limeade Slush

Spring is definitely in the air here in Kansas, so when I saw these limes for only $.99 I knew that I could put them to good use. Whether my list is long or short, I always make time to browse the produce aisles of the grocery store for the orange and yellow Manager's Special stickers.  Doing this allows me to stretch my grocery budget and to experiment with foods I don't … [Read more...]

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