Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

I saw this on the internet at some point, and decided to give it a try.  These are my findings. It’s a science experiment, patriotic lesson, and tasty treat all rolled into 1 recipe that might make a memory for kids AND adults alike! Use your creative bone make your own!   What You Need - 1. Pick 3 drinks (a clear or white, a red, a blue) that have 3 different levels of sugar. 2. Obviously, Clear Glasses or Plastic Cups & Ice (see “Ideas” below)   Pour in This Order: 1 Ice 2 Highest Sugar Drink 3 Medium Sugar Drink 4 Lowest or No Sugar Drink   What’s in My Experiment: (in pour order) ~Ice ~Cranberry Cocktail (juice section) ~A Blue Gatorade (Go for a lighter blue if you want; Must be less sugar than cranberry) ~Diet...

Pink Tortillas: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink Tortillas:  Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I never thought cafeteria food anywhere could make me this happy.  Hospital food, school food, …. never have I had such a smile on my face in regards to food on a plastic sectioned tray until yesterday.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I had the opportunity to eat a ham & swiss wrap secured with a PINK TORTILLA and a chocolate cookie with pink M&M’s in it to match! I see pink often these days, but I think today, this out-of-the-ordinary pink treat reminded me about monthly checks, friends who need reminders, and strong women friends who have fought this battle.  If you don’t get to enjoy something as crazy as a pink tortilla – - remember anyway.  Do what you can to remember & be aware of this senseless disease....

LEGO Candy!

LEGO Candy!

I know at least 4 kids who are complete lego fanatics!  Their idea of a vacation isn’t Disney – it’s the LEGOLAND store in Atlanta, Georgia!  Now kids can seriously play with their food ….. & the food is CANDY.   Lego shaped candies can be found in candy stores and online.  If you’ve got a lego fanatic with a birthday coming up, this is a great cake decoration and/or party treat.  You probably can’t pass these out unless you find some individually wrapped, but they are a fantastic double-whammy with kids.  This particular variety is sour & comes in several colors &...

St. Patrick’s Day & Irish Recipes: Chocolate Stout Irish Stew Recipe!

St. Patrick’s Day & Irish Recipes: Chocolate Stout Irish Stew Recipe!

When St. Patrick’s Day comes around, I usually like to find some time to have some Irish Food & Drink. Usually, the local Irish pubs & restaurants are completely packed.  So I’ve started doing my own thing, and entertaining friends and family without all the fuss.  Last year, I tried my first every Corn Beef & Cabbage recipe, and this year I’ve already tried out something new – so I can pass it along before you make your St. Paddy’s Day plans! It’s an easy recipe for lamb and a refreshing change from the ol’ faithful beef stew recipe! Chocolate Stout Irish Stew 2-3 lbs. already chopped Lamb (for stews) 2 large onions, sliced/slivers 1 pkg baby carrots 2 potatoes (chopped…. Or ½ package frozen southern-style hashbrowns! 2 ½...