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Agua Fresca – a Crowd Pleasing Beverage for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond

Agua Fresca – a Crowd Pleasing Beverage for Cinco de Mayo and Beyond

    Agua Fresca, which translates literally to “fresh water” in Spanish, is a universally adored thirst-quencher during the warm days of  summer. Sold by street vendors in Mexico and all over Latin America, Agua Fresca is just the thing to enjoy all summer and …read more

Homemade Sugar-Free Limoncello

Homemade Sugar-Free Limoncello

    The first time I had Limoncello was many years ago during my cruise ship days. To this day with each sip, the flavor takes me right back.   We were in Italy on the Isle of Capri in the Gulf of Naples. An …read more

Sizzle and Pop – Sparkling Lemon Sangria with Lemon Raspberry Ice Pops

Sizzle and Pop – Sparkling Lemon Sangria with Lemon Raspberry Ice Pops

  Life literally gave me lemons this week. A friend shared her bounty of lemons with me and that inspired this bright Sparkling Lemon Sangria.  This recipe uses boxed wine so whether you’re entertaining a crowd or imbibing on a budget – this is perfectly …read more

Trade Secret from Professional Party Planners – How to Make Amazing Boxed Wine Sangria

Trade Secret from Professional Party Planners – How to Make Amazing Boxed Wine Sangria

  Summer weekends were made for gathering friends in a shady spot where the breeze is warm and the drinks are cold. To throw a spirited little party that won’t break the bank we’ll enlist the help of our frugal little friend – boxed wine.  …read more

Nutrition Bombs aka – Power Pucks for Smoothies

Nutrition Bombs aka – Power Pucks for Smoothies

  Those who want to get the biggest nutritional boost from their smoothies frequently add a slew of ingredients, sometimes more than a dozen.  Proteins and chia and flax, oh my!   Rather than taking 20 minutes to make a smoothie each morning, you’ll save …read more

The Ultimate Guide to Cheap & Healthy Smoothies

The Ultimate Guide to Cheap & Healthy Smoothies

  Quick and easy, nutritious and delicious. Chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and CHEAP!   What more can you ask from your breakfast or snack? Not a darned thing.   Smoothies are always popular. I’m sure you’ve seen the prepackaged frozen smoothie blends …read more

Tops Optional Party

Tops Optional Party

  It’s not what you think it is, so get your minds out of the gutter.  It’s a big party for a small price.   Here’s how you sneak a potluck past your friends, extended family or co-workers without resorting to the “bring a covered …read more

DIY Coffee Creamer – Attention Coffee Drinkers: You’ll thank me later.

DIY Coffee Creamer – Attention Coffee Drinkers: You’ll thank me later.

  Do you use coffee creamer every day to flavor your coffee? Right now, I want you to go look at the ingredient list. I’ll wait…   See? I know, right? Partially hydrogenated this and syrup solids that. Our bodies have no idea what to …read more