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Summer Peach

23 Jul

I’m the type of person that mainly drinks water.  Lots and lots of water.  My main exception to this rule is coffee and the occasional glass of wine or beer.  I don’t love soda or juice very much but with these recent scorching days, I’ve been craving something a little more refreshing than just water.  Yesterday, I hit the store to try to concoct something refreshing to drink outside in the warm evening and highly enjoyed what I came up with so I thought I’d share 🙂

Ingredients: Peach concentrate (or juice of your choice), bubbly water, and a splash of coconut water (only if you enjoy it on it’s own).  I also added some fresh slices of peach because they are in season and I love summer fruit.

I did about 3/4 glass of peach concentrate and 1/4 of bubbly water with a splash of coconut water.

It’s a great summer refreshment that I thoroughly enjoyed on the porch last night.  I hope everyone had a great weekend 🙂

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Cha-ngria – Ginger Addition!

7 May

With summer coming up and the warm weather rolling in, I have been determined to make a good drink concoction for days meant to be spent outside by the pool.  I’ve always loved sangria because it has just enough flavor for one glass.  It was a dear friend’s bday over this weekend so I wanted to bring something over that the boys and girls could enjoy 🙂  I searched for an easy recipe as I wanted to make this Friday after work for a Friday evening enjoyment.  If you’ve read my blog before, you also know my extreme love for Ginger so the fact that this recipe called for Ginger Ale – I couldn’t turn it down.

Ingredients: Red wine, ginger ale, ice, brandy (or maybe even rum – of your choice), fruit (I used citrus flavors because they could be squeezed in instead of needing the overnight marinate), sugar and the unexpected Champagne!  I learned about the champagne trick from a good friend last week.

I used a whole bottle of wine, about half cup of sugar, all of the fruit, a splash of Brandy (probably 1-2 ounces) and about a full cup of ginger ale.

Once finished, I put a bunch of ice in the mix and brought it over to my friend, Brie’s, birthday.

Once you pour your glass of sangria, this is where you top it off with cold champagne!  I put about 1/5 the glass of champagne so don’t fill your glass all the way with sangria.  This makes for the most refreshing bubbly drink out there.  I think I’ll name this a Changria for it’s mixture of champagne and sangria.

Enjoy a well deserved Cha-ngria this summer!

Lemon Bar Goodness

11 Apr

For Easter, I wanted to make a dessert that was Easter colors and delicious.  One of my all time favorite treats would happen to be lemon bars.  I never thought they’d be an easy thing to make though so I never tried.  However, this year I decided to take a stab at them with this recipe and found they aren’t hard to make at all!  Not to mention, they are sooo good.  I doubled the recipe to make a huge cookie sheet of them so that everyone could have a taste but you can also make a much smaller batch.  I thought about adding ginger again since I just love the combo of the two but decided to keep it simple since I was sharing with everyone.  This recipe is definitely one I recommend for the lemon lover!


Happy Baking!

Lemon Ginger Heaven!

26 Mar

I’ve been looking for some good Easter Sweets to share with my family over the holidays and since I have such a huge love for Ginger, I decided to bake Lemon Ginger muffins from this recipe.  I also found the adorable cups at this art store that I used to work at which is locally owned, called Richard’s.  I try to support them whenever I can because they always took such great care of me and all my art supplies throughout high school and college 🙂  They have an awesome assortment of home decor and DIY products.  My mom and I spent yesterday baking some fun treats and she’s a great helper!  She helped me get my lemon zest and cubes of ginger from the root.  Neither of us have ever cubed our own ginger but it was actually pretty easy!  Note to self: don’t eat raw ginger, it’s SO spicy and not anything like pickled ginger.  However, it left a great after taste.  Happy Monday!

They had many different colors and designs but these were the perfect Spring cups for the muffins we made.

Peeling the ginger!

The lemons came from the tree in my parents backyard and were sooo delicious!  I squeezed the juices into the glaze on the final muffins and it was so good.

I filled the cups about 3/4 full.

After they cooled and had been glazed.

I love baking with my mom.  She always is baking pies or breads so she was the perfect person to help me perfect these Spring time treats!  I highly recommend this recipe and picking someone to bake with, especially on a rainy day!