Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade


Jen gave me lemons (and rules) so I’m making cilantro lime jalapeno lemonade...

Frozen Hot Chocolate


I actually regret teaching my kids this recipe, because now every other time I come in the kitchen, I find empty cocoa packets on the counter, a dirty blender in the sink, and empty whipped cream can, and most importantly, no frozen hot chocolate for..

Virgin Mojitos


Since my daughter had an upset stomach and a bad school day, I figured a little light, refreshing, minty beverage might be a welcome relief. Plus, it was as good an excuse as any to make this fun beverage I have been craving for a while now...

Peppermint Hot Cocoa


I figured the packed sinuses and sore throats in this house could use something warm to drink, something soothing and creamy. The nice thing about using the slow cooker is that when the sick ones are ready for cocoa, the cocoa is ready for them...

Hot Spiced Cider

Hot spiced cider has long been a family favorite. We usually buy the packaged mixes, for convenience, but every once in a while, I like to make the real stuff. The kind made from actual apples...

Orange Carrot Smoothie


This smoothie doesn't have any spinach, but does have carrots, which my grandmother always told me are good for your eyesight. Is that actually true? I don't know. But I figure anything that you can grow in your backyard and harvest with your own ..

Lemon Cream Sodas and a Big Announcement!

Italian cream soda

I knew in that moment I would need to learn to make homemade cream sodas. And learn, I did...

Sangria Mocktail

non alcoholic sangria

I'm not a drinker. But if I were, I bet I would really be into Sangria. There's something about a fruity drink on a summer morning that appeals to me. Thus, I have created a non-alcoholic version for you. And me...

Grapefruit Soda

citrus soda

Truth be told, this particular beverage isn't adult in the afternoon-cocktail-no-kids-allowed sense, but more in the kids-prefer-grape-soda-to-grapefruit-soda sense...

Chocolate Protein Shake

protein shake recipes

Protein shake recipes are a must when trying to eat more protein. This chocolate smoothie includes bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate protein powder...