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Category Archives: Drinks & Smoothies

Eggnog Floats

Eggnog is such a festive treat. During the holiday season, I love to eat eggnog flavored treats, drink it mixed with Sprite, and see it on the shelves in the grocery stores. Each year since my son’s birth, I have gotten a McDonald’s Eggnog Shake. It has become a tradition. This year they no longer have them

Homemade Concord Grape Juice

My mom has been an avid concord Grape grower for 30 or so years. She has many beautiful vines that produce a lot of grapes each fall. I guess playing classical music to them on occasion does work! And yes she really has tried that. Each October we pick the grapes and juice them. Then, throughout the

Pineapple Lemonade Slush

If you are looking for a delicious slush, look no further. This recipe is so so yummy! It has a perfect balance of pineapple, lemonade, vanilla, and ice all slushed together in a blender. This drink is great for parties, BBQ’s, or even just for family dinner/dessert. When I first tried this slush, I was blown away.

Jamba Juice Caribbean Passion Smoothie Copycat Recipe

When I lived in Taiwan, it was hard to find anything sweet. Apparently they just don’t eat sweet stuff because even the McDonald’s ice cream had no sugar in it! One day my friends and I found a shop that made creamed slush and used real fruit concentrate as flavoring which made them sweet. My favorite was Passion

Kids’ No Sugar Added Slushies + Win $100 Walmart Gift Card

Summer is fast approaching and we love cold drinks, juice, and slushies. Today I took my kids’ favorite new juice–Mott’s® Apple Cherry Juice–and blended it with some ice. I put it in a few cups with color-changing straws. My kids have been going crazy over the sweet frozen goodness of this simple treat. (Admittedly, I have also

The Best Mexican Meal—Your Family Is Sure to Love

I love Mexican food, the authentic stuff and the American-Mexican as well. Today we are having a little get together and since it is Cinco de Mayo, we will be having a Mexican meal. My daughter (5 months old) has an authentic dress that my mom just bought her on their recent cruise to Mexico. 

Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe

Just because I don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean I miss out on amazing tasting beverages. I love non-alcoholic Mojitos. A virgin Mojito is a wonderful mixture of lime and mint—bubbling with sweetness. If you haven’t tried a Mojito yet, you are missing out.  They are a great drink to serve to guests or just enjoy

Strawberry Banana Colada Recipe

We were headed to our favorite ice cream place for family night this week when we passed a yummy looking shaved ice booth. We flipped a U and came back around to give it a try. I had the Strawberry Banana Colada and boy was it good! Since our family night, I have been thinking

Lemonade with Simple Syrup Recipe

This amazing lemonade with simple syrup recipe is super easy. It is super easy to make and very delicious. The secret? Use simple syrup (recipe here) and of course use ripe lemons. Directions If you haven’t yet, please make the Simple Syrup (recipe found here), then proceed. 1- Juice ripe lemons (you’ll need about 8 Large lemons

Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple Syrup is used mainly for beverages such as lemonade (recipe here), fruit tea, limeade, virgin Mojitos (recipe here), virgin margaritas (recipe coming soon), etc. Simple syrup is also used as a pre-frosting glaze on cakes (to seal in the moisture) before a cake is frosted. Just make sure to lightly glaze a fairly cool

Easy Fruit Frappe Recipe

My grandma has been making this fruit frappe for special occasions ever since I can remember. Everyone in our extended family (over 50 people) love it. She usually makes it for baby showers, baby blessings, birthday parties, etc. Honestly, I never knew how easy it was to make until I asked her if I could

Berry Spinach Smoothie

This is my favorite ‘green’ drink smoothie. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and has a good amount of protein. The flavor is actually fairly sweet and delicious. It is very satisfying and helps curb cravings. I’ve been making it for over two years now and although I sometimes tweak an ingredient here and there

Skinny Chocolate Raspberry Protein Shake

I used to hate protein shakes. They pretty much all make me gag. I’ve always thought that homemade protein shakes tasted weird until I created this Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake (found here). It is seriously so good I often get cravings for it! But after months of the same recipe, I started to

Truffle Peppermint Hot Chocolate Floats

I’m Mirlandra and you can usually find me whipping up original recipes for every cook over at Mirlandra’s Kitchen. Today I’m visiting you guys to give Anita a little extra time with her new baby! Congratulations, Anita, on the wonderful addition to your family! As the Christmas season has exploded with its usual clamor of

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