Although salads are delicious all year long, I find myself making more of them during the spring months. There are so many different options and combinations that you never have to create the same salad twice.
First, I usually start with a pasta. The type of pasta I use depends on the rest of the ingredients I intend to add. Sometimes I'll use elbows, while other times rotini fits better. Of course, if I need to add color to the salad, I'll use tri-colored pasta.
Second, I decide if I am going to add a protein, or just veggies. Whether I use protein or not, I always add vegetables. Celery, onions, carrots, green peppers and olives often make their way into my side salads. Options for protein include chicken, tuna, kielbasa, turkey, ham, bacon and egg slices.
I don't know what it is about pink lemonade that attracts children, but mine prefer it over traditional lemonade. Although using the powder lemonade drink mix is convenient, it doesn't have the flavor that we crave on a hot summer day. That is why we make our own pink lemonade.
You will need the following ingredients to make your own pink lemonade:
- 1 cup cold water
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ tsp. grenadine syrup
- 1 cherry
- 2 ice cubes
Chopped is a unique cooking show that airs on the Food Network. The show begins with four contestants, who must cook an appetizer from several mystery ingredients that are brought out of a picnic basket at the beginning of the challenge. The chef with the worst appetizer is then chopped, or eliminated from the show.
Next, the three remaining contestants are issued a new challenge with new ingredients. They must prepare a dinner for each of the three judges. Once again, the chef with the least appealing dinner is chopped.
Purchasing flavored coffees and creamers can become quite expensive, especially if you like more than one flavor. Fortunately, you can add flavor to your coffee naturally at home with ingredients you most likely already own.
I've been drinking coffee since the age of 14. My 12-year-old also loves coffee, although at this age I only allow her to have a cup maybe once every other week. I believe we get our love of this hot beverage from my mom, who drinks about eight cups of coffee a day. Too much caffeine gives me the shakes, so I stick with one cup a day. Every once in awhile, I get the urge to add some flavor to my coffee. I found out that it is quite easy to do.
I recently had the privilege to join a BzzCampain (I’m a BzzAgent) for the new Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal. Since I love oatmeal, I was extremely excited to try this cereal. In fact, my kids and I often eat cereal for dinner when we have those busy on-the-go days when you get home and just can’t muster enough energy to cook a full meal.
What first caught my eye was the statement that Quaker Oatmeal Squares “fuels you up to conquer the morning and take on the day.” So many cereals I’ve tried in the past left me feeling hungry an hour after I consumed them. I don’t have to time to stop and eat in between meals, so this statement immediately attracted me to the cereal.