Chocolate Caramel Iced Coffee Recipe for a Crowd #IDelight

Chocolate Caramel Iced Coffee Recipe for a Crowd #IDelight

With Memorial Day weekend and a heat wave coming up, I can't help but think of all the things I love about summer. The heat, not-so-much, but all of the fun family activities and great food, those, yes, those are what I look forward to. Getting into the backyard while the kids chase the dog through the sprinkler, smiling at my husband while he watches over the grill and me sitting back on the patio with a cold drink, that's the perfect Memorial … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Blended Iced Coffee Recipe

Lightened Up Iced Coffee Drink Recipe

This spring warm up has got me thinking about all of the cool drinks I missed during those cold winter months. While I enjoyed the warm mugs of hot cocoa and hot tea at bedtime, it's time to cool things down. One of my favorite summer drinks is a tall glass of iced coffee, especially if it's all blended together like a milkshake. Unfortunately, that iced coffee drink is usually full of high calorie ingredients like cream, ice cream, sugar or … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY | Country Orange Lemonade Recipe featuring the Magimix Food Processor Citrus Press

Fresh Squeezed Country Orange Lemonade Recipe

I was provided with a product sample to share my experiences. The calendar may have told us that spring has arrived but Mother Nature is telling a different story with these frigid temperatures. I don't know about you, but I could use a little spring, even if means making it spring-like indoors. I've already started filling vases with fresh flowers, cleaned up the grill for some outdoor cooking and made a big pitcher of fresh country orange … [Read more...]

Lucky Lime Leprechaun Party Punch Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Lucky Lime Leprechaun Sherbet Party Punch Recipe for St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day isn't a big holiday for our family. None of us are Irish or have any idea what the holiday is actually about. My history of this holiday involves my grade school classroom covered in paper foot prints, desks knocked over and the classroom "trashed" by those pesky Leprechauns. We don't do corned beef (that stuff looks raw), we don't drink alcohol but I can certainly appreciate a potato or two. So our holiday usually involves some … [Read more...]

“Under the Sea” Blue Raspberry Lemonade Sherbet Party Punch Recipe

Ariels Under the Sea Blue Raspberry Lemonade Party Punch Recipe

I know everyone says they love birthday parties for the cake and ice cream but not in this house. We love the punch bowl (and not because it's spiked, it's not). Kids (and adults) always go crazy for my popular Pink Party Punch recipe and this one is very similar except it's a blue raspberry lemonade flavor with pineapple sherbet and of course, it's blue for a Little Mermaid themed birthday party. Thus the name, "Under the Sea" party … [Read more...]

14 Smoothies for a Healthy Start to 2014

14 smoothies for a healthy start in 2014

*This is a partnered post on behalf of Foodie.com by Glam. Every day that passes, my love of healthy smoothies grows a little bit stronger. All it took to get me to start eating a healthy breakfast was a blender that would crush ice and puree frozen fruit. Since my new blender arrived I've discovered so many flavor combinations that I otherwise would have thought didn't belong together. I've also been scouring the internet to find new and … [Read more...]

Pineapple * Banana * Orange Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Banana Orange Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Last week I found myself laying bed (totally having a pity party). It was the middle of the day and I was flipping through channels and paused on QVC. Yeah, the shopping channel, totally not what you should be watching when you're feeling cruddy. I have this awful habit of shopping when I'm feeling down and end up with a closet full of emotional purchases. On this particular day, they were selling the Ninja Ultima blenders and showing how to … [Read more...]

How to Stock Your Freezer for Smoothies

How to Stock Your Freezer for Smoothies

I have never been much of a breakfast person. Truth is, I usually wake up a little nauseous, especially if I get up earlier than my body really wants to be up. The thought of food before noon is not at all appealing and unfortunately, it's a big problem. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day and gives you that kick of energy you need to get through it. Since food is the last thing on my mind at 9am and I really do want to make … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Holiday Spiced Hot Cocoa Recipe

Lightened Up Spiced Hot Cocoa Recipe

I am a compensated member of the Truvia network of Honestly Sweet Bloggers. Product has been provided but opinions and product usage are based on my own experiences. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I think it's important for a few minutes here and there for some down time. During the month of December, we like to sneak in some time for the family to gather in the living room with the lights dimmed, Christmas music playing in the … [Read more...]

4th of July Sprite Drinks with Red White & Blue Kool-Aid Cubes

4th of July Drink Sprite and Red White and Blue KoolAid Ice Cubes

Since it has been rainy and well below average temperatures for summer I've been trying to come up with some ways to keep the kids from going bonkers. We've been stuck in the house and that pretty much leaves us with cartoons, board games and kitchen fun. I pulled out my perfect ice cube trays and a few packets of KoolAid. For this 4th of July themed drink you'll want to get red and blue KoolAid packets. Just make a jug of each as you normally … [Read more...]