Monday, August 11, 2014

Potato Pancakes


I love making these potato cakes for a change once in a while.  They are easy and really tasty!  You don't even have to buy a lot of ingredients if you have potatoes in the house.  I like to have already seasoned Bob Evans Hash Browns in my fridge as one of my easy and quick dinner options.  You can use any brand and seasonings of your choice.  
Take your potatoes to the next level!   

Friday, August 8, 2014

Banana Pineapple Smoothie



A nice way to start your morning is treating yourself with this protein-calcium -fiber all in one smoothie.  And of course some cinnamon would be just right to give a nice touch to it.
Enjoy and have a nice morning!


Ingredients:

1 cup Silk Vanilla Almondmilk
2 tbsp yogurt (any kind)
1 banana
1/2 cup pineapple chunks (best if frozen)
1-2 tbsp golden flex seed
1 tbs honey
1tbs lemon juice
Cinnamon for dusting 

 Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender in which order they are listed and blend until smooth.  Adjust the sweetness to your taste and don't be afraid to mix with your favorite fruits too.  
lastly garnish with a couple banana slices and cinnamon stick or powder.
Enjoy because you deserve it!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Smoothie: Extremely Raspberry


My inspiration for raspberries comes from my husband who is very particular about his smoothies I guess.  So I wanted to make him smile with this smoothie and that's exactly what I saw on his face after he drank this pink awesomeness.  Well, I don't mean to brag, but he also said this was my best smoothie yet:)

Ingredients:

1 cup of mango juice or lemon tea
1 cup of frozen raspberries 
1/2 of frozen pineapple

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in the same order as listed above and blend them until smooth. Garnish with blueberry and raspberry.  
Enjoy your summer!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Smoothie: Blackberry and Watermelon Madness



Ingredients:

1/4 mango or peach iced tea
1 1/2 cups of watermelon 
1 cup blackberries (best if frozen)
1/2 cup ice cubes (optional)

Directions: 

Combine all the ingredients in the order in which they are listed and blend them until smooth.  If you prefer thicker smoothie just add more ice cubes.  
Adjust the sweetness to your taste by adding honey or any sweetener you wish. 
Enjoy your summer!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Hour Duo




We tried these cocktails in Las Vegas with my niece recently and really liked them.  So I looked up some recipes and this is what I came up with.  Green Apple Martini is my new favorite.
Great summer drinks!


Green Apple Martini

Ingredients 

1 ounce sweet and sour mix
2 ounce melon liqueur
1 ounce vodka
Maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions

Combine sweet sour mix, vodka and melon liqueur in a cocktail mixer full of ice. Shake like crazy and
strain into your favorite fancy glass.  Finally, garnish with a cherry.
Enjoy!


Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Ingredients

1 cup crushed ice
1 ounce rum
1 ounce cream of coconut
1 ounce Blue Curacao liqueur
2 ounce pineapple juice
Maraschino cherry and slice of pineapple for garnish

Directions

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail mixer (or a mixing glass) with crushed ice.  Shake well and strain into a collins glass or any glass you desire.  Garnish with a cherry and pineapple.
Enjoy your awesome drink!





Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cake Pops


I just love these fun, pretty and perfect size cake pops as they make all the kids happy!  Actually I am my mom's kid so it makes me happy too:)  They are ideal for birthday parties, baby showers and school parties.  Plus they are especially fun to make with your kids!!! 
Warning- it is a messy job!  Exactly kid's cup of tea right?