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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave White Peach and Cardamom Bellinis

7 Sep

This week I’m craving a white peach and cardamom bellini garnished with edible glitter like this “Society Sparkler” from Fashionably Bombed:

Find the recipe and more amazing images of this sure-to-be satisfying sip at Fashionably Bombed.  (How did I not find this blog earlier . . . as in my twenties, when I had time to drink and play dress up!  It’s fab – you must check it out).

Image via Fashionably Bombed.

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{The Friday Yum} The Outlaw Mom (TM)’s Easy Frozen Berry Summer Smoothie

2 Sep

It still feels like summer around here, so we’re still outside concocting refreshing ways to beat the heat.

Unlike the White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria, this cool down beverage is toddler-friendly.  Jane had fun mixing, stirring and pouring our drinks!

The best thing about this no-fail, never-forget recipe?  It’s as easy as one.  One cup of each ingredient.  One step.  One perfect Frozen Berry Summer Smoothie every time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup nonfat French Vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 cup frozen berry medley (try Trader Joe’s Fancy Berry Medley)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (try Trader Joe’s Pineapple Tidbits
  • apple juice to taste (optional –  use only if you need extra sweetness)

Step 1

Pour all the ingredients into your blender and crush, mix and stir until the smoothie reaches your desired level of smooth.  (I like mine chunky, so stop a little sooner than traditional smoothie texture).

That’s it.

Now, enjoy!

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Guinness

10 Aug

This week I’m craving a fresh glass of Guinness, like this one I had from Bewley’s in Dublin last week:

or this pint from Buggle’s in Kilrush:

Did you know that the black brew is actually the lightest non-light beer?  At just over 200 calories a pint, and with tried and tested medicinal properties (like warding off bubonic plague and fortifying pregnant women), you owe yourself a swig of this stout!  As they say, “Guinness is Good for You.”

Slainte!

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave got milk? Magic Milk Straws

13 Jul

This week I’m craving these superfun got milk? Magic Milk Straws:

So totally awesome – especially because I can’t get one single ounce of calcium into Jane on most days.

Just dip, sip and presto! you have yummy flavored milk.

Nutrition information on these lactose, gluten, fat, dairy, soy and nut free all natural flavored straws here.  (All this and no refrigeration required!)  Buy them at your local grocery store or on Amazon in these milk-shake inspired flavors:

Moo.

White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria

9 Jul

A refreshing alternative to sweet, syrupy red wine sangria:

{Auntie C’s White Wine Summer Fruit Sangria}

Over the July 4th weekend, Auntie C and Uncle B came for a visit bearing a bounty of fresh summer fruit, Pinot Grigio and Cointreau.  We sat around the table on the deck, tasting and chopping and tasting some more.

The result:  a lighter, crisper version of your typical sangria that was not too cloyingly sweet and helped us beat the heat sipping in style.

Ingredients

  • 2 bottles white wine (Pinot Grigio or Rioja)
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • Raspberries, peaches, strawberries and any other summer fruit on hand
  • 2 limes
  • 2-3 cups peach nectar juice (if you can’t find peach nectar, add sugar to taste)
  • Club soda

Step 1

Pour the wine into your pitcher.

Step 2

Add the washed and chopped fruit to the wine.

Step 3

Squeeze in lime juice.

Step 4

Add the Cointreau and peach nectar juice (or sugar).

Step 6

Let sit and chill for at least 2 hours.

Step 7

Pour individual glasses and top off with club soda.

Salud!

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