Spring is finally here! There’s nothing like welcoming the sunshine and warmer temps with a refreshing beverage. This cucumber limeade slush is one of my go-to recipes for parties and showers. It’s always a hit! The recipe is so simple so it’s an easy one to pass along.
Sore throats have been rampant at my house. The minute we think it’s clearing up, it’s back and worse than ever. Bleh. I recently stumbled across a recipe for Russian Tea. I had never tried it before, but it sounded nice, hot, and maybe even soothing for our sore throats. But, most of the recipes I found had Tang in it and that sounded kinda icky, but I loved the idea of a citrus cider, as opposed to apple cider, which I had been drinking daily. I finally found a recipe that didn’t use Tang and I was so excited… but, I didn’t love it. So, I did what I usually do… call my gourmet-chef-mother and beg her for help. She had just the recipe for me and I love it.
Ever since becoming a mother I have put my children and household first, and myself last on the list of things to take care of. But, I have come to the realization that taking care of myself is doing what’s best for my kids. That’s why I’ve decided to exercise at least three times each week and eat more good-for-you whole foods.
I’m sure many of you can relate to my situation. I mean … it’s really hard to get all of the fresh fruits, vegetables, and nutrients required to stay healthy; especially with little ones running around! That’s why many of my meals (especially lunches) end up being of the smoothie variety…
Do you have a Blendtec yet?? If you don’t, you should definitely put it on your wish list. They’re like the queen of all blenders… blending up everything from smoothies, to soups, to cell phones, like it’s nothing. There are several different models, ranging in price. But, a lot of people don’t know that Blendtec…
Hi everyone, it’s Holly from Bits of Everything again. We have had a huge harvest with our garden this year, did you? We have a garden that is about 30 ft by 60 ft, plus an orchard with 9 fruit trees and raspberries and strawberries. I love it all, but it is a lot of work too. My very favorite thing we harvested this year is peaches! 4 of my 9 fruit trees are peaches, all different kinds. One tree gave us over 200 peaches!! Yay! I have bottled peaches, made peach fruit leather, peach pie, peach dessert, and peach jam, and still had some to share with my family and friends! This year I tried one new peach recipe — Peach Syrup.
Hello OSSS readers, this is Zainab from Blahnik Baker stopping in with another recipe today! I hope you all had a great summer. I can’t believe we are saying that already meaning summer is winding down. I’m sure most of you already have kids that are back in school and the new school year schedule is just starting to kick in. Or they are about to start next week after Labor Day weekend. Unbelievable how this particular summer flew by. I hope you got to do everything on your summer bucket list!!
I’m trying to get used to the new rhythm of school too as I start my last year of graduate school. It’s called fast-paced life and now more than ever I am in dire need of quick, nutritious and energy boosting breakfasts to keep up with my demanding days. I am sure most of you can relate to this. That’s why I always love reaching for smoothies. They are one of my favorite ways to get more fruits in my diet but with so many add-in possibilities, I can increase the nutritious value beyond just fresh fruits.
This black raspberry smoothie has a secret ingredient high in protein but low in fat. Can you guess what it is??
Hi Everyone! It’s Adelle from PackedwithFun.com, the official blog for Get Away Today. On a hot day there is nothing quite as refreshing as a Lime Rickey. Since we’re always trying to recreate some Disney magic at home, we decided to make our favorite drink with a twist and call them Lime Mickeys. They were a hit with my kids and I think they’ll be a hit with yours too!
You could get really creative here and use this recipe to make all sorts of syrup flavors. Cherry, Peach-Mango, Green Apple, Fruit Punch… the combinations are endless! Once you’re done with your syrup, transfer it into a container that will be good for pouring and storage.
Hi all! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. Hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far. For many years we lived in the desert of Nevada & endured countless scorching summers. During that time we learned a thing or two about how to cool off when the temps keep creeping higher. When it gets hot I like to whip up something quick in the kitchen & then go find some shade to cool down. One of my favorites is this Sour Berry Fizz. Just a couple ingredients & 60 seconds in the blender & then kick your feet up & relax by the pool.
This was one drink we really loved to enjoy out on the back patio while having some pool time. I would whip up a double batch & keep the pitcher out with us by the pool for easy refills while we splashed the afternoon away.
Hi there! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. Are you all enjoying the longer days & warmer weather? I am! I love it when the weather is just sunny & glorious & the days seem to go on forever. Sure makes me want to get out of the house & enjoy the local sights. We like to head out for family bike rides or visit one of the 17 surrounding lakes in our area. I definitely love taking in all the scenery & getting out to spend time together as a family. Because it seems we are always on the go this time of year, we are always looking for quick & easy ways to eat & go. Sometimes that means a shake or smoothie to fill us up, pack in all those nutrients & keep us going all day long. One of my absolute favorites is this Matcha Shake. It’s healthy & yet absolutely delicious. I feel like I’m drinking a dessert- but zero guilt.
Hello, Or So She Says! It’s Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling and I’m happy to be back to share this simple, delicious, raspberry citrus green tea cooler recipe with you! The weather in Wisconsin has finally started to warm up, and all I can think about is getting outside and soaking up the sunshine! We’re not quite there yet (the temperatures have been in the 50’s this week)….but soon enough we’ll turn a corner, and we’ll be spending all our days outdoors! (When it’s only warm 3-4 months out of the year, you take advantage of it!)
Happy (almost) spring, everyone! It’s Samantha from Five Heart Home, and I’m happy to be back at Or So She Says today sharing a refreshing beverage that’s perfect for welcoming warmer weather, whether it’s already arrived or will be on its way eventually, depending on your neck of the woods. 😉
Refreshing and bubbly, Homemade Strawberry Soda is flavored with a quick and easy syrup boasting just three simple ingredients. This homemade strawberry syrup is also delightful over ice cream, pound cake, waffles, and more!
We don’t really keep soft drinks stocked in the refrigerator at my house, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little something to drink that’s sweet, refreshing, and bubbly. On those occasions, I like to grab a bag of frozen strawberries out of the freezer and whip up a batch of strawberry syrup. With just strawberries, water, and sugar, it’s a snap to make, and mixed with chilled seltzer, it tastes like summer in a glass. Homemade Strawberry Soda is yummy with or without ice, and I even like adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to mine for an extra layer of flavor.
There’s just something about a summer night that begs for a nice cool drink while lounging in your favorite chair (or even better…a hammock!) on your porch or patio. Am I right? I would be relaxing every night as the sun was going down, watching a beautiful sunset and sippin’ something wonderful if it weren’t for those pesky mosquitos! I’m a magnet for them! If anyone has a good trick to keeping them away that doesn’t include dousing yourself with disgusting insect repellant I’d LOVE to hear from you!
This is a favorite summertime drink of my families. So refreshing! And although the recipe includes Lemon-lime soda, it is really good without it as well.