Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

RECIPES – Beverage

Watermelon Frost Popsicles

I have dubbed my oldest son the official watermelon picker. I was certainly not gifted my Aunt Ruth’s talent for choosing sweet ripe watermelon. The trait was passed on to my son. After we had our fill of watermelon we made watermelon popsicles. A request […]

Honeydew Lemonade

I am guilty of wasting money by tossing overripe fruit instead of trying to find a way to “recycle” it. I should clarify here that I do not actually throw the food in the garbage. Rather I throw it in a pile in the back […]

Fall Spiced Apricot Cider

The weather here has been playing hide-n-seek. One day it is cool the next day back to warm weather. We have so longed for a change from the drastic heat that prevails here in the valley but now that my toes are chilled I wish […]

Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu

Art Work: Celebration of Halloween by Ryan Conners The Witches Tavern Beverage Blood Spritzer – Cherry Fizz Appetizer Eyeball Soup – Tomato Soup with Cheese Tortillini Or Grave Digger Bones – Bread Sticks Main Dish Shrunken Troll Heads – Stuffed Acorn Squash Or Stuffed Hobgoblin […]

Watermelon Lime Granitas

The Summer sun is upon us and it is relentless. Thank goodness for pools and sprinklers. There is nothing more refreshing in the dead heat of summer than cool sweet juicy watermelon. “When I was a kid” watermelons used to have seeds. We would have […]

Simply Orange Juice

My Grandma Penny lived on a farm on the outskirts of Clewiston Florida. Every time we visited we would fill sacks with oranges and tangerines to take home. One year we had a bucket full of oranges and my sister and I decided to make […]

A Cup of Hot Chocolate

When I was in college I discovered Land-o-Lakes Mint Hot Chocolate. I think back then it was around .25 cents a bag. It was a splurge on my collage budget but oh so worth it. Every winter Costco stocks the Land-o-Lakes variety pack for Christmas. […]

Halloween Mystery Dinner

It is that time again. It is time for Halloween dinner fun. Here are a few tantalizing ideas for this years Halloween Mystery Dinner Menu. Beverages: Boo Beverage Ghoulish Punch Appetizers: Worm Pizza Witch Hat Calzones Entrees: Roasted Ghoul Tongue Barbecue Worm Sandwiches Brains A […]

Sparkling Ginger Sorbet Floats

Summery light sorbet floating in sparkling Ginger Ale. Ooo, it just exudes summertime goodness. The ginger ale we used is Reed’s. It is a refreshing blend of honey, ginger root, pineapple, lemon and lime. This is powerful stuff. Ginger ale Flavored sorbet Use a melon […]

Simply A Banana Milkshake

I love that my kids think the milkshakes I make for them are the “Bees Knees”. As I watch them down a cup of un-sugared bliss I am content that they are getting the vitamins growing bodies need. This banana milkshake has very fond memories […]