Cojito (Coconut Mojito) 1 bunch (4 ounces) fresh mint, plus more for garnish 1 bunch (4 ounces) fresh basil 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup
Sugar-Free Watermelon Lemonade Makes about 4 cups (1 quart) 2 ½ cups cold watermelon cubes 3 cups water ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 4-5 lemons) 25-30 drops liquid stevia, or to taste Watermelon or lemon slices, for garnish (optional)
boozy watermelon mint lemonade | 2½ pounds watermelon flesh, seeds removed, cut into chunks ¼ cucumber, cut into chunks 1 cup fresh lemon juice, plus an additional lemon, sliced, for garnish ¼ cup packed mint leaves, plus more mint, for garnish 2½ cups white rum, vodka, or water ¼ cup agave syrup or simple syrup
georgia peach: 2 ounces skyy vodka 1 ounce peach liqueur 1/2 cup peachslices (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup crushed ice 1/4 cup red raspberries(fresh or frozen) fresh mint to garnish
GEORGIA PEACH 2 ounces Skyy vodka 1 ounce peach liqueur 1/2 cup peach slices (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup crushed ice 1/4 cup red raspberries (fresh or frozen) fresh mint, to garnish
Christmas Blossom (2 cups fresh or frozen peach slices 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup vodka 3 tablespoons peach schnapps Ice cubes Garnish:
Mint lemonade: •1 cup mint leaves, chopped •2/3 cup sugar •1 cup fresh lemon juice •1 1/2 cups vodka •Ice •Fresh mint Preparation Combine mint and sugar in large bowl. Stir in lemon juice and vodka. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. Strain mixture into pitcher. Garnish with mint sprigs
Penne with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce INGREDIENTS 12 ounces penne rigate (ridged), or other short pasta Coarse salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup half-and-half 1/3 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for garnish (optional)
White Sangria with cinnamon and apple cider. 1 cup (8 fl. oz) water, 1 small bunch fresh mint, 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) sugar, 3 cloves, 4 short cinnamon sticks, 3 1/4 cups (26 fl. oz) dry white wine, 2 cups (16 fl. oz) sparkling apple cider, 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz) orange juice, 2 small apples, cut into chunks, 2 small oranges, sliced thin crosswise, 2 small peaches, peeled and cut into chunks
Tangy Raspberry Fool: 1 bag (10 ounces) frozen raspberries, thawed 1/4 cup granulated sugar Coarse salt 2 1/2 cups cold heavy cream 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Food and Things
Apple Hand Pie with Cheddar Crust Dough and Filling recipes from Martha Stewart. Cheddar Crust 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 4 ounces white cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup
Pineapple Mint Punch 1 cup sugar syrup 2 cups fresh pineapple 5-6 springs of fresh mint 2 cups of club soda 1 cup of white rum Juice
Commercial energy drinks are junk. -1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice -1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice -1 ½ to 2 cups of fresh water -1/8 teaspoon of sea salt -2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste OR -3 cups of coconut water -1 cup of strawberries -1 cup of fresh water -1 cup of ice -1/8 teaspoon of sea salt -2 tablespoons natural sugar or honey, to taste
Honey-Basil Watermelon Salad 1 medium watermelon juice of 1 lemon juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup honey 10 leaves fresh basil, plus garnish
White Cheese Chicken Lasagna. 9 Lasagna Noodles, ½ cups Butter, 1 Onion, Chopped, 1 clove Garlic, Minced, ½ cups Flour, 1 teaspoon Salt, 2 cups Chicken Broth, 1-½ cup Milk, 4 cups Shredded Mozzarella, Divided, 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, Divided, Plus more For Topping, 1 teaspoon Each, Dried Basil & Oregano, ½ teaspoons Pepper, 2 cups Ricotta, 2 cups Cooked, Cubed Chicken, 10 Oz Frozen Chopped Spinach, Thawed & Drained, 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley
Jack Frost Martini 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup (4 ounces) light rum or vodka 1/2 cup (4 ounces) blue curacao 1/2 cup (4 ounces) cream of coconut (not coconut milk) 10 to 12 ice cubes Shredded coconut, for garnish Mix together the juice, liquors, cream of coconut and ice; strain into martini glasses. Rim glasses with the shredded coconut. Makes 4 drinks.
Peach Lemonade | 4 cups water 2 cups coarsely chopped peaches (approx. 3 to 4 peaches) 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of approx. 6 to 8 lemons) 1/4 to 1/2 cup additional water 4 cups ice 1 peach cut into 8 wedges, for garnish
Loaded baked potato dip with homemade chips For the dip: 8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream (light is fine) 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 8 ounces (about 2 cups) grated sharp cheddar cheese 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup snipped chives, plus additional for garnish 1 tablespoon powdered ranch seasoning mix 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Blackberry mojito. Ingredients: 12 blackberries 12 large mint leaves 4 tsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1/2 cup seltzer water 1/4 cup vodka or rum 6 to 8 ice cubes InstructionsMuddle blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, lemon juice and lime juice in a tall glass until berries are mostly crushed.
Remedy Digestion Woes With This Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie 1 papaya (Solo or Mexican), peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks 1/2 cup ice cubes 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 1/2 tablespoon honey Juice of 1/2 lemon Water, to taste 4 fresh mint leaves, plus 1-2 sprigs for garnish
Raspberry Breakfast Braid ~ 2 cups biscuit/baking mix, 3 ounces cubed cream cheese, 1/4 cup cubed cold butter, 1/3 cup milk, 1-1/4 cups fresh raspberries, 3 tablespoons sugar ~ Glaze ~Mix 1 tablespoon each of cream cheese and butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk to make the frosting smooth ~ Spread over entire braid when it is still a bit warm!
Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps 1 small Thai pepper, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 3 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/4 cup water Juice of 1 lime (plus more for garnish) 1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder or cornstarch 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 16-oz. pkg. firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 Tbsp. basil, finely chopped (plus more for garnish) 8 iceberg lettuce leaves
Starbucks frappuccino: 10 cups fresh coffee (4 heaping tsps ground, then brew) + 1/2 cup of brown sugar + 1/2 cup of white sugar + 1/2 cup
FRESH POWDER | In a julep cup, muddle 8 mint leaves with ½ ounce Lustau Pedro Ximénez Sherry . Add 1½ ounces Bulleit bourbon , ½ ounce Smith & Cross rum and 1 barspoon Fernet-Branca Menta , and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle, then top with more crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs dusted in powdered sugar .
Hahaha. Just one cup of spinach is over 300% of your daily recommended Vitamin A. Worried about acne? Wrinkles? Spinach to the rescue. SPINACH COOLER 2 handfuls of spinach (2 cups) 2 frozen bananas 1 cup chopped and skinned cucumber 4 med chunks of pineapple 1 cup coconut/tap water 1/4 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon flax oil (optional) 6-8 mint leaves (optional) yields 20 ounces Toss in blender and zap it.
Caprese Wraps with Chicken Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups prechopped hearts of romaine lettuce 1 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast 3/4 cup (3 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered Cooking spray 4 (2.8-ounce) multigrain flatbreads (such as Flatout) 1 large garlic clove, halved Preparatio
Recipes to Try
2 1/2 cups ripe pineapple or mango, 1 cup rolled oats 3-4 tbsp brown sugar 2 extra brown sugar 3 tbsp ground flaxmeal 1/2 tsp salt 3 1/2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil 2/3 cup milk 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract optional ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup more milk For the baked oatmeal: Preheat oven to 375 F and lightly grease an 8-in square baking pan.
The Best Tomato Basil Soup 3 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 - 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes 1 - 14 oz. can of whole tomatoes 2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable) 1 tsp of sea salt 1 tsp of sugar 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper 1/4 cup of heavy cream 3 tablespoons of fresh basil, julienned parmesan cheese
Soup - 'Please, Sir. I want some more.'
Easy Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Parmesan and Basil Filling 4 skinless chicken breasts (10-12 ounces each) 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 cup) 2 ounces cream cheese, softened (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves 1 small clove garlic 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Heather 81: 2 parts Grey Goose vodka, 3/4 parts honey, 1/2 part hot water, 6 mint leaves, plus more mint leaves for garnish
Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake. Serves 6-8 ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon sugar 1 egg, room temperature 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries) 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 2 cups fresh blueberries ½ cup buttermilk