If you are anything like me, you have been waiting for a very long time for watermelon to come in season! Well, summer is finally here and the sweet juicy goodness of watermelon is in abundance! I have gathered 8 Watermelon Recipes to help you make use of this healthy summer treat in unique and delicious ways! From a Watermelon Cake to Iced Tea with Watermelon this collection of recipes is packed full of unforgettable ways to use watermelon all summer long! I can’t wait to hear which of these recipes you will try first! If you have a great way to use watermelon, be sure to leave a comment to inspire my summer melon munching!
Pumpkin pie spice is one of the quintessential flavors of fall. Although you can buy containers of this popular spice, it only takes a couple minutes to whip up your own using ingredients you probably already have on hand. Use what you need and store the rest in an airtight container for several weeks, if it lasts that long!
If you can’t get enough of this classic flavor, this recipe combines it with hot coffee, Irish cream and delicious whipped cream for a cozy and satisfying adults only treat. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Spice:
3 T. cinnamon
1 T. ground ginger
1 T. ground nutmeg
2 t. ground allspice
2 t. ground cloves
Homemade Whipped Cream ingredients:*
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 T. real maple syrup
1 T. pumpkin pie spice
16 oz. freshly brewed hot coffee
8 oz. Irish Crème
Additional pumpkin pie spice, for garnish
* substitute pre-made whipped cream, if preferred.
In a large glass bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture. Then, drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.
Before brewing, sprinkle fresh coffee grounds with pumpkin pie spice and gently shake to evenly combine the mixture. Brew spiced coffee grounds as usual.
Pour 2 oz. Irish Cream into each cup and top with 4 oz. of freshly brewed coffee.
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice before serving.
What is your favorite beverage to enjoy during the cooler months?
A few days ago, we visited a local Strawberry Farm. There, we were able to sample honey, collect strawberries and even take a few of them home. After the kids got their fill of strawberries, I somehow had a ton left over. I decided to make a Strawberry Mojito Lemonade.
This drink is very easy to make and is the perfect refreshing drink. If you have fresh lemons and can make homemade lemonade it is best, but you can also buy already made lemonade or if you are in a rush, the Kool-Aid Version. What makes this drink so great is the way the mint and strawberry intertwine with each other. It is simply delish and perfect for a warm summer day.
You will only need a few simple ingredients to make my Strawberry Mojito Lemonade:
20 fresh strawberries
Freshly picked mint
Wash/hull & quarter the strawberries.
Put the strawberries into a blender.
Puree the strawberries.
Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger bits & pieces of strawberry left.
1 C sugar
1 C water
Zest from 2 lemons
Juice from the 6 lemons
1 gallon of cold water
Bring the cup of water to a boil adding the sugar and zest stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved.
Pour water into a pitcher.
Add lemon juice, stir well.
Mix in the simple syrup with the lemon zest, Stirring until the simple syrup has been thoroughly mixed.
Fresh mint sprigs
Pour half of the lemonade into a pitcher.
Add half of the pureed strawberry, stir well
Garnish with mint sprigs.
So what do you think? You can switch this recipe up if you want and use a different fruit and come out with about the same outcome. If you tried out this recipe, share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us!
If you are going to a brunch, you can make this ahead of time.
Muddle some strawberries in the bottom of the glass for an extra twang.
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There is nothing like enjoying a cool beverage on those hot summer days. I’ve gathered some of our favorite delicious smoothie and shake recipes. Let me know below which recipe you will be trying first.
St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon! My family loves to take a break from the every day and celebrate the luck of the Irish. Not only is it fun to break routine every now and then, but it is always so much fun to add a touch of color to our menu. To add to the fun, this year I am going to serve my family some fun and festive beverages! I found 8 Drinks to Make for St. Patrick’s Day that are fun, flavorful and sure to be a huge hit with your little leprechauns!
Of course, the glassware you serve these St. Patrick’s Day Drinks in are part of what makes them so much fun. You can find lots of different styles of glassware online at great prices. Here are a few of our favorites!
Which of these 8 Drinks to Make for St. Patrick’s Day do you think your family will most enjoy? Of course, I want to try the Bailey’s Mint Chocolate Chip Milk Shake! I think my boys will love the Rainbow Water or the Shamrock Shake with a Twist. If you have a favorite drink for St. Patrick’s Day, I would love to hear about it. Tell me about it in the comments.
Are you hosting a New Years Eve party this year? If you answered yes, you are in luck! I have found a handful of awesome recipes that your party guests are going to love! These drinks are sure to make your party a huge hit with unforgettable beverages!
Which of these 9 Cocktails to Make for New Years Eve do you think you will whip up first? I think the Green Apple Martini and the Cocoa Snickerdoodle Rumchata Martini will be the biggest hits at my party! If you have a go to cocktail recipe I would love to hear about it! From my family to yours Have a festive, fun and safe New Years Eve!