Lemon-Lime Sports Ade

Lemon Lime Sports Ade

Forget bottled ades. Make your own sports drinks to save money and avoid icky stuff. Today I have the opportunity of guest posting for the October Unprocessed series, hosted by Eating Rules and sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.  I’m sharing my story on falling in love with homemade as well as Big News 🙂 and […]

Autumn Pick-Me-Up, A Perfect Juice for Fall

Summer weather is still here. Let me tell you. But, the growing season is early this year. So, even though we’re still sweating, the fall produce is here. Last week’s produce box was like a promise that cooler temps will come. Someday. The bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that we had made for a […]

Why I Love My Juicer (Recipe: Carrot Apple Juice with Ginger)

A home juice extractor can make it quick and easy to make homemade juices from fresh fruit and vegetables. If you’ve been following my small kitchen appliance reviews, you have caught on by now that I’m far from being a minimalist in the kitchen. I like my gadgets. Better yet, I like having the right […]

Coconut Mango Banana Smoothie

All natural, real food ingredients blend up into a tasty, sweet concoction that kids of all ages will love. As I continue on this dairy-, soy-, sugar-, grain-, and alcohol-free diet, I find myself considering my own children’s regular fare. I thought they were eating pretty healthfully, but my recent label reading has revealed that […]

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa

Gingerbread hot cocoa is true to its name. Rich in flavor, it’ll warm your tummy this winter. There’s a chill in the air. Time to enjoy a warm cup of goodness. You might love coffee or tea. Hot cocoa is good, too. We’ve been indulging a little too much in coffee shop fare, so I’m […]

A Morning Affogato

Run out of cream? No problem. Try gelato as a quick and delicious stand-in. During the Pantry Challenge, we ran out of cream. I had tried to eek through without buying more. But, well, for me, a cup of coffee without cream might as well be an empty coffee cup. I’d rather drink nothing than […]

Lime-Mint Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mojito)

Cool off with this lime-mint cooler. This recipe for a non-alcoholic mojito is ultra refreshing! Ready for a cool drink? Summertime does that. Crushed ice, some slices of lime, and a tasty beverage just beckon to us. And while I am a huge, HUGE fan of Coke-Cola, it’s the high fructose corn syrup I’d like […]

How to Make Simple Syrup

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Simple syrup is the ideal concoction to keep on hand in your refrigerator this summer to sweeten cold drinks, like tea or coffee. Simple syrup is just that. A simple syrup of sugar and water. It’s basically that supersaturated solution that Mr. Glahn had us make in 11th grade chemistry. Only it’s good. And you can […]