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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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Fast and Easy Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

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Fast and Easy Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread is one of my favorite sweet treats. Sitting down to have a warm slice makes me so very happy, and if you cover it with butter then I might just never come out of the kitchen. I often make a double batch and then freeze one of them, just wrap well (once cooled) in plastic wrap before you freeze it. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

Makes 1 9×5 loaf
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Bake Time: 55 minutes [Total: 1 hr 5 min]

Ingredients:

Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
3 TB poppy seeds
1 TB baking powder
1?2 tsp table salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup white sugar
1?2 cup olive or canola oil
1?2 cup vanilla yogurt
1?4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1?2 tsp almond extract
zest from one fresh lemon
juice from one fresh lemon

Glaze:
1/3 cup white sugar
2 TB freshly squeezed lemon juice
1?4 tsp vanilla extract
1?4 tsp almond extract

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with rack on lower middle position. Grease one standard size loaf pan and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until incorporated.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, yogurt, milk, lemon zest and lemon juice as well as both extracts until well-incorporated.
4. Add wet ingredients to the dry, folding together with spatula until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. To prepare glaze, combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until combined.
7. Brush glaze generously over warm bread top. Allow the bread to finish cooling on a wire rack.

Fast and Easy Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Bread
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 TB poppy seeds
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1?2 tsp table salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup olive or canola oil
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp almond extract
  • zest from one fresh lemon
  • juice from one fresh lemon
  • Glaze:
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 TB freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with rack on lower middle position. Grease one standard size loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, yogurt, milk, lemon zest and lemon juice as well as both extracts until well-incorporated.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry, folding together with spatula until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. To prepare glaze, combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until combined.
  8. Brush glaze generously over warm bread top. Allow the bread to finish cooling on a wire rack.

 

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Oven Baked Smores made in less then 3 minutes Easy Family Recipe

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We had a big family reunion last week,  my sister was going to let the kids make s’mores for dessert, but it was too hot to start a fire. PLUS we did not really want the kids all smelling like smoke, so we made Oven S’Mores instead. I have to tell you, these are the BEST WAY to make s’mores. You can make a whole pan of them in less than 3 minutes. Plus you don’t have kids running around with sharp pointed objects, blazing hot, often with a burning marshmallow on the end.  But the very best part is the chocolate melts perfect and the marshmallow is toasted to perfection.

To make them all you need is:

Large baking sheet

Graham Crackers

Marshmallows

Hershey’s  Chocolate

Or you could just grab a S’mores Kit 

Break the graham crackers in half. On a large baking sheet spread out the graham crackers. Place 1-2 squares of chocolate on each cracker. Place a large marshmallow on top of the chocolate.  Put the pan in a preheated oven set to broil. I keep the door open so I can watch them close. I also put the oven rack down LOW so the pan is farther away from the heating element.  This allows the marshmallow to toast with less chance of burning. BUT they brown fast so watch them close, all it takes is 2-3 minutes with the oven on broil.

The chocolate will be perfectly melted, and might even be a little hot, so let them cool a few minutes before you serve them  to smaller children. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!

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Recipe for Cooking ~ Chocolate chip zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips

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With all the zucchini from our garden I have been making muffins every other day.  My kids are loving them, plus we have had lots to share as well! These are my favorite, hope you enjoy them as well!  Also a money saving tip these freeze well too!

Recipe for Cooking ~ Chocolate chip  zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips

Wet Ingredients 

  • 1/2  cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1  3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
Dry Ingredients 
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Add at the very end
  • 2 cup finely grated Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients with a mixer till smooth (1-2 minutes).  Sift in dry ingredients, blend thoroughly.  Then stir in zucchini and chocolate  and peanut butter chips by hand.  Spoon batter into muffin tins (with liners) fill 2/3 of the way full. Makes 24 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.

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Chocolate chip zucchini muffins with applesauce and peanut butter chips
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 24 muffins
Ingredients
  • Wet Ingredients
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (or lemon)
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Add at the very end
  • 2 cup finely grated Zucchini
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips (or butterscotch chips)
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients with a mixer till smooth (1-2 minutes). Sift in dry ingredients, blend thoroughly. Then stir in zucchini and chocolate and peanut butter chips by hand. Spoon batter into muffin tins (with liners) fill ⅔ of the way full. Makes 24 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes.

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