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Easy Watermelon Raspberry Slushie Recipe

 

Raspberry Watermelon Slushie recipe
Recently we took a vacation to Aruba. While waiting for a catamaran sailing trip we stopped to get a watermelon slushie. I had never seen one before and I have never seen one as good since, till now! Our family can sit down on a hot summer evening and eat watermelon for dinner! Sometimes all you want is something that is cold and refreshing!

Now with this easy recipe for delicious Raspberry Watermelon Slushie we can enjoy a cold drink at dinner too!

 

INGREDIENTS:
3 cups diced watermelon (seedless) (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
2 cups raspberries (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
Juice of 1 lime, or to taste
Sweetener, optional and to taste

 

Watermelon Slushie recipeDIRECTIONS:
Freeze Watermelon and Raspberries in freezer for at least one hour so it makes a nice icy blend.
Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally garnish with fruit. Serve immediately.

Raspberry Watermelon Recipe cold drink

You can add a Lemon Lime Soda to the slushie for a fun non alcoholic virgin pop!

Alcohol option:
2 shots raspberry pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored or unflavored vodka)
2 shots raspberry or watermelon schnapps

Raspberry Watermelon Slushie recipe

Watermelon Raspberry Slushie
 
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Watermelon Raspberry Slushie
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups diced watermelon (seedless) (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
  • 2 cups raspberries (freeze before blending for 1 hour)
  • Juice of 1 lime, or to taste
  • Sweetener, optional and to taste
  • Optional
  • Raspberry Pomegranate Vodka or your favorite vodka
  • Raspberry or watermelon schnapps
Instructions
  1. Freeze Watermelon and Raspberries in freezer for at least one hour so it makes a nice icy blend.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. Divide mixture between two glasses and optionally garnish with fruit. Serve immediately.
  4. Alcohol option:
  5. shots raspberry pomegranate vodka (or your favorite flavored or unflavored vodka)
  6. shots raspberry or watermelon schnapps

 

 

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Tangy Grape Icing Recipe, Quick and Easy #Frosting, #FruitDip, #Icing

Tangy Grape Icing Recipe:
I have been known to really mix things up in the kitchen. My family knows I love to experiment, and for the most part they are usually happy to do some taste testing. Sometimes my creations are a total flop, and sometimes I hit the taste-bud jackpot. This is one of my children’s favorite icing recipes, and it is oh, so easy to create at home (and while you’re at it, before adding the grape flavor, set aside some icing and try to come up with your own creation).

Here’s what you need:
3 cups 10x powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
1/8 teaspoon of salt
How you make it:
1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
4. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

Tangy Grape Icing is perfect for peanut butter cupcakes, sugar cookies, and fresh fruit!

Tangy Grape Icing Recipe ~ QUICK AND EASY #FRUITDIP
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups 10x powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon of Grape Flavored Tang or Kool-Aid with the sugar already added.
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. How you make it:
  2. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
  3. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
  4. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
  5. Add Grape flavored Tang (or any flavor for that matter) and continue mixing until all of the Tang has been evenly mixed in the frosting.

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Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Tiffany

The other day while concocting a new recipe for you, I wanted to bring something this week that disappeared very quickly in my home. I almost wasn’t able to catch a picture, that’s how quick these babies disappeared. I have since had numerous requests to make them again. This is a great recipe to use on that stock pile you have of oats.  If you’re a coconut lover like myself, switch up the vanilla extract with coconut extract to give them that extra coconut taste. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Yields approx. 2 dozen

 Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, salted
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes

Directions

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

1. In a standing mixer beat butter, Crisco, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. (About 8 minutes) Next beat in eggs.

2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, and baking soda together; add to creamed mixture. Next stir in oats and coconut.

3. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a large baking sheet. Place on the middle rack in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies set on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes: Store cooled cookies in a covered container, sealed bag or cookie jar. If freezing store in freezer safe bags, covered dishware, such as Pyrex brand.

Cookie Tip:

When I’m feeling like a super woman, and this isn’t to often, I might add. I make several batches of different kinds of cookie dough, roll into 1 inch balls and lay on a large baking sheet to freeze. I then take the frozen cookie dough balls and transfer them to gallon sized freezer bags. When we feel like cookies and I don’t feel like making them, all I do is preheat the oven and pop in the amount of frozen cookie dough that I need and voila’, cookies in no time flat!

 

 Hope you enjoy this Money Saving Recipe.

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies ~ Money Saving Recipe
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, salted
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1½ cups sweetened coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer beat butter, Crisco, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. (About 8 minutes) Next beat in eggs.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, and baking soda together; add to creamed mixture. Next stir in oats and coconut.
  4. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a large baking sheet. Place on the middle rack in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies set on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  5. Notes: Store cooled cookies in a covered container, sealed bag or cookie jar. If freezing store in freezer safe bags, covered dishware, such as Pyrex brand.

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Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I love it when there are tons of apples to pick from to eat! Some of my favorites are Gala, a good Fuji and my top favorite is a sweet and cold Honey Crisp apple! Throwing some Crisp Apple Pizza Bites in for a quick lunch makes for some refreshing and healthy lunch ideas.

 

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Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I am always looking for new healthy lunch ideas that are both easy and taste good.  My kids love anything to do with pizza, and these Crisp Apple Pizza Bites are one of their favorite snacks. Perfect for little hands and fun for them to make too. You can change the recipe to fit your families personal favorites but here is what we like to put on ours.

  • 1 Pink Lady apple, cored and cut into slices
  • peanut butter
  • granola
  • craisins ( dried cranberries)
  • pumpkin seeds (without the shell)
  • chocolate chips
  • Honey (optional)
Spread the peanut butter (also amazing with Almond butter) on each slice then sprinkle the toppings. Drizzle some honey for extra sweetness!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!

Healthy Lunch or Snack ideas Crisp Apple Pizza Bites, cool recipes for summer, apples peanut butter nuts berry and honey all natural goodness

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