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Chocolate Diet Drinks

Chocolate Soda

Want to enjoy Valentine’s Day and still stay low calorie??  Read on! Book:  I am half-way through “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple.  It is funny and a fun read.  On Goodreads, my friends give it 4/5 stars and I would agree.  It is pretty neat to see what friends have read the book …

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Mango Lassi

  Book Update:  I took ALL my books back to the library!  We move next week!  I already found a school library book from last May under our dining table.  Oy vey. Recipe:  A lassi is a yogurt based drink mainly found in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.  Feel free to substitute the mango for another …

Banana Drinks Pineapple smoothie

Pineapple Smoothie

After years of making green smoothies, Maddox asks:  “Mom, can you make a smoothie that isn’t green, please?”  Oh, okay fine.  Here is a super-simple smoothie recipe that definitely brought a little of the “tropics” to our below freezing weather.  Feel free to add anything you like!  The great thing about smoothies is that they …


A Tale of Two Punches

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” as Charles Dickens opens “A Tale of Two Cities” back in 1859.  One of my friends posted on her blog about how she came to accept, “I am enough.”  An outstanding example presented was that of a beautiful, juicy, delicious peach.  Was the …

Drinks smoothie

Orange Julius Copycat

  Recipe:   Back when I was little, Orange Julius was a favorite treat.  Though I don’t really care for it nowadays… which is strange.  Maybe it is the foam.  But this version doesn’t have foam!  I love it.  It is fresh and the kids loved it, too. Orange Julius Copycat servings: 2 8 and 1/2 …

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