Frozen Coconut Limeade

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I made these on a warm spring afternoon. Our weather in NYC has been crazy recently. We seem to bounce between hot and cool/cold every couple of days. Last week was in the high 90s and this week it’s back to the 60s. I made these on one of the really warm afternoons, and I’ll […]

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Frozen Lemonade

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This is our drink of the summer. The boys LOVE it! It’s perfect on a hot summer afternoon. The only problem I have with it is it gives me the ice cream headache (scientifically known as sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia) almost immediately.  It’s crazy.  Clearly I’m drinking it too quickly.

I use bottled lemon juice when I make it. […]

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Orangeade

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I love orangeade. I have always liked it more than lemonade. It reminds me of a trip that our family took to Florida when I was in third grade. I’m guessing that’s the first time I ever had it.

Orangeade is simply a mixture of freshly squeezed orange juice, water, sugar and a little lemon or […]

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Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

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I think I’ve mentioned that I have one son who firmly refuses to eat fruits and vegetables, with the exception of kale chips because the texture is similar to that of potato chips. Anyway, one of my goals this year is to try to get more vegetables into the boys. My overarching goal is to […]

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Champagne Cosmos

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I always cook Christmas Eve dinner for my family. There were 16 of us this year. Over the next couple of days, I’ll post some of the things that I served. Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to photograph the caramelized shallots. They were delicious! I’ll definitely make them again. They’re easy to make and […]

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Watermelon Punch

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I love to find a good summer drink. This one is Mexican in origin and it’s quite tasty. They boys liked it as is and as an ice pop. My husband and I liked it over ice with some white rum. It makes a nice refreshing […]

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Strawberry-Orange-Vanilla Smoothie

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Our boys have state-wide standardized tests this week and next, so I was looking for a good, healthy breakfast choice for them and came across this smoothie recipe.    In the past, our boys have traditionally rejected my smoothies (crazy, I know), but they have since had a smoothie from Jamba Juice that they liked, so […]

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Strawberry Lemonade with Agave Nectar

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In my eternal quest to get my boys to eat/drink healthy things, I found this recipe for strawberry lemonade made without adding sugar to it.   I typically cook with sugar.  I never use artificial sweeteners.   This is one of the first recipes I’ve tried that calls for agave nectar.   I’ve had a bottle of […]

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Mint Lemon-Limeade

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We have so much mint in our garden that I’m always looking for ways to use it. It grows like a weed! I’ve used it in salads before, but I find that I really like it in beverages – especially in the summertime. When I made this today […]

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Strawberry Lemonade

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This libation was a big hit at the pool today.   My sister-in-law, my niece,  her husband and their baby came by for a swim this afternoon and they enjoyed the lemonade when they were not in the water. It was pointed out to me today that I’m a great aunt!    Doesn’t that sound strange? […]

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