Refreshing Pink Lemonade

pink-lemonade

Ingredients

¾ Cup Sugar

1 Tbsp Raspberries

1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

Raspberries for Garnish

Directions

Combine Sugar and ¾ cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat.  Cook until sugar is dissolved about 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Blend together the berries and 1 cup of water.  Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a large pitcher.

Add syrup, lemon juice and 6 cups of cold water to pitcher.  Stir to combine.  Drop a few raspberries in each glass to garnish.  Serve ice cold.

80 Calories, 0 Fat, 0 Fiber, 0 Protein, 21 g Carbohydrates, 1 mg Sodium

Watermelon Lime Cooler

Watermelon Lime Cooler

 

Ingredients

12 Cups Seedless Cubed Watermelon

2 Tbsp Honey

½ Cup Fresh Lime Juice

Watermelon Cubes for Garnish

Directions

In a blender, puree watermelon and honey in batches until smooth.  Set a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and strain, pressing gently to squeeze out juice.  Discard pulp.

Put all ingredients into a pitcher and stir in lime juice.  Garnish each glass with a watermelon.  Serve ice cold.

118 Calories, 1 g Fat, 1 g Fiber, 2 g Protein, 30 g Carbohydrates, 4 mg Sodium

Mint Tea Lemonade

Mint Tea Lemonaide

Ingredients

1 Cup Sugar

8 Black Tea Bags

1 Bunch Mint, Rinsed

1 ½ Cups Fresh Lemon Juice

Mint Leaves for Garnish

Directions

Mix sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot over high heat.  Add the tea bags and mint to the pot and turn off the heat.  Steep for 15 minutes then strain it into a large pitcher pressing solids before discarding them.

Add syrup, lemon juice and 4 cups of cold water to the tea.  Garnish each glass with mint leaves.

108 Calories, 0 g Fat, 0 g Fiber, 0 g Protein, 28 g Carbohydrates, 1 mg Sodium

Pineapple Citrus Punch

Pineapple Citrus Punch

Ingredients

4 Cups Unsweetened Pineapple Juice

2 Cups Orange Juice

1 Lemon Juiced

1 Lime Juiced

2 Cups Seltzer

Pineapple Wedges for Garnish

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.  Garnish each glass with pineapple wedges.  Serve ice cold.

99 Calories, 0 g Fat, 1 g Fiber, 1 g Protein, 24 g Carbohydrates, 4 mg Sodium

Peanut Butter Pie from Grandma’s Kitchen

 

 Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

PUDDING:
1 cup cold milk
½ cup cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg yolks
3 cups milk
3 Tbsp butter
cup sugar
CRUMB MIXTURE:
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
baked 9-10 inch deep pie shell
2 cups whipped topping (sweetened)

Directions

PUDDING

Mix cornstarch, salt, 1 c milk, egg yolk and vanilla with a wire whisk until smooth. Set mixture aside. Heat 3 c milk, butter and sugar until scalding, stirring constantly. Add cornstarch mixture to hot mixture while stirring with a whisk. Cook until mixture has thickened but remove from heat before boiling. Chill in fridge

CRUMB MIXTURE

Mix powdered sugar and peanut butter until small crumbs form (mix with water)

Place 1/2 of the crumbs onto pie shell. Spoon chilled pudding on top of crumbs

Place remaining crumbs on top of the pudding- remaining a little to sprinkle on whipped topping. Top with whipped topping and extra crumbs.

Grandmas Festive Jell-O Cookies

Jello-Cookies

 

My mom used to make these cookies for Christmas with cherry and lime jello.  This is a sugar cookie recipe with a box of Jell-O added into the mix.  You can make them for any holiday such as Fourth of July using cherry and berry blue Jell-O for red, white and blue cookies.  You can have fun with this recipe and change it out for whatever the occasion.

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1-3 oz pkg Jell-O

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

Cream the butter, shortening, sugar and Jell-O. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until well mixed. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder. On slow speed, add the dry mixture, adding a little at a time. Mix well.

The dough will be fairly soft, but not sticky. You don’t need to refrigerate the dough before rolling.

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

Roll dough into 1″ to 1 1/4″ balls and then roll in a bowl with about 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in it, completely covering the exterior of the dough ball. Place on the pan about 2″ apart. Using a flat-bottomed glass press the dough to about a 3/8″ thickness.

Sprinkle the top with sugar. Bake the cookies for 6 – 8 minutes.