Creative Summer Drink Recipes for Kids

Summer is a time when kids are outside enjoying the warm weather and the summer sun. However, with all the running around they do, they get thirsty and fast. Here are some creative summer drink recipes you can make for the kids.

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Fun Summer Drink Recipes

Summer drink recipes are all about fun. The kids will love all these recipes, because each of them brings the fun in a different way. Although they are different, these summer drink recipes have one thing in common. they are super fun!

Color Changing Magical Drinks

You can instantly transform water or any clear soda into a cool color. All you need are some cups, food coloring, ice and a clear liquid like Ginger Ale, Sprite or water. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to the bottoms of the cups and allow to set for a few minutes. When you are ready to serve the beverages, add ice to the cup and then the clear liquid. The drink will magically turn colors.

Glow in the Dark Drinks

This is one of my favorite summer drink recipes for kids. Glow in the dark drinks are fun for kids of all ages. You will need tonic water for this recipe because it contains quinine. Quinine glows in the dark when exposed to black light. So, you can use any drink like lemonade and add a bit of tonic water.

Hawaiian Punch Summer Drink

Ingredients:

  • 32 ounces of Hawaiian Punch
  • 12 ounces of orange juice
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice concentrate
  • 24 ounces of 7UP
  • 1 pint of raspberry sorbet
  • 16 ounces of club soda

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl or pitcher and serve!

Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of watermelon chunks, seedless
  • 2 cups of ice cubes
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of two limes

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender; blend on low until smooth. Then strain the mixture well and serve.

Citrus Kool Aid

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of lemonade Kool Aid
  • 1 package of orange Kool Aid
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 3 quarts of cold water

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl or pitcher. Add ice to glasses and pour Kool Aid mixture over the ice. Serve!

What’s your favorite summer drink?

 

The Best Late Night Snack Ideas

While you are watching a late night movie or your favorite nighttime talk show, your stomach is probably going to start rumbling at one time or another. While you want to eat something, you certainly don’t want to consume a whole meal before bedtime. Here are some great late night snack ideas.

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Trail Mix – Trail mix is easy to make, healthy and filling. All you need to do is combine some salted roasted cashews, salted roasted almonds, dried cherries, raisins, dried cranberries and bittersweet chocolate chips into a large bowl.

Toast with Cheese – Toast with cheese makes a great late night snack.

Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Sourdough or other crusty bread
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to broil. Butter one side of two thick pieces of bread. Toast on a cookie sheet until brown. Combine the cheddar cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise and egg yolk into a bowl. Mix well and add the mixture to the top of each bread slice. Put the toast back into the oven, still on broil. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is bubble and browned. Add black pepper and enjoy.

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Hot Chocolate – Hot chocolate makes a great snack when watching late night TV.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Directions:

In a saucepan, combine the chocolate, chocolate powder and ½ cup of the milk. Stir on medium heat until the chocolate has melted. Add in the remaining milk and stir until completely heated. Pour hot chocolate into a mug and top with whipped cream or marshmallows, if desired.

Bacon and Fried Tomato Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • Bacon
  • Toast
  • Sliced tomatoes

Directions:

Cook the bacon in a skillet on the stove or in the microwave until crispy. Fry the tomato slices in a skillet. Add the bacon and fried tomatoes to two slices of toast.

What’s your favorite late night snack?

 

Shop Your Way® at Kmart® Pharmacy and Get More

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I am a Shop Your Way® personal shopper providing information about the Kmart® Pharmacy Rewards Program. All thoughts and opinions within this post are completely my own.

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When you shop your way, it’s all about saving time, money, and getting a little something back. As a Shop Your Way® fan, I know that better than most. I’ve been looking for deals for myself and the shoppers for a long time now, and I’m excited that the Kmart® pharmacy is now a part of the Shop Your Way® program.

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Shop Your Way With Prescriptions

When you shop your way, you want to get the most for your money. It’s a game that we all play. How can you get the most bang for your buck? That answer is simple now. At least when it comes to prescriptions.

Kmart Pharmacy Rewards

With the Shop Your Way® Pharmacy Rewards Program, you can earn $10.00 back in points for every five qualifying prescriptions you fill in a 12-month rolling period. That means that you can get a little back on prescriptions you already had to fill anyway. Yay! All current and new Shop Your Way® members have to do is enroll for the program at any Kmart® Pharmacy or online.

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How it Works

Whenever you fill five qualifying prescriptions you’ll earn points. These qualifying prescriptions even include pet prescriptions and immunizations, too! That’s great, because you want to get the maximum rewards possible, and Kmart® wants that, too!

In addition to a wide variety of prescriptions, when you shop your way at Kmart®, you’ll have the added convenience of automatic updates. Every time a member fills a qualifying prescription at the Kmart® Pharmacy using a Shop Your Way® account number of phone number on the account, that prescription is automatically applied toward their next reward. You don’t have to keep track of anything!

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If you want to see how your rewards are stacking up, you can track it three different ways. You can log in at kmartpharmacy.com/rewards, via tracking receipts which are printed out after each checkout, or you can opt for email updates. It’s so easy!

When you shop your way, it generally includes ease as a top priority, and the Kmart® Pharmacy Rewards Program is certainly easy. It’s easy to rack up points, easy to redeem them, and easy to use them. Once your points are received, they’re usually available to redeem during your next transaction following your prescription purchase. These points are valid for 14 days, which is plenty of time to get to Kmart® or Sears® to put them towards a purchase.

On top of all that, there’s no limit on prescriptions or points! So you never have to worry about hitting the glass savings ceiling.

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Shop Your Way with Shop Your Way®

I love deals, and I want to help other people find deals. That’s why I’m so excited about the Kmart® Pharmacy Rewards Program. It’s a great way to get a nice return on something you’d be buying anyway. If you’re interested in learning more about how the Kmart® Pharmacy Rewards Program can help you shop your way, visit their website to learn more!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kmart® Pharmacy.

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I am a Shop Your Way® personal shopper providing information about the Kmart® Pharmacy Rewards Program. All thoughts and opinions within this post are completely my own.

Dole Frozen Fruit Sorbet Recipe #GetFrozen #TeamDole

This post was created in partnership with Dole. I have received compensation for this post.

Dole Frozen Fruit is easy to incorporate into your daily routine whether you’re making a simple fruit smoothie or wanting to get a little more creative.  Dole offers several varieties of frozen fruit combinations that are perfect for blending in your favorite recipes or for thawing and eating on their own.  One of my favorite refreshing treats is frozen fruit sorbet and it could not be easier to make when there’s DOLE Frozen Fruit in the freezer.  It’s great for winding down after a long day, a healthy reward after a work out, or a special treat for family and friends!

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The instructions are so simple even for those that are not too experienced in the kitchen!

Ingredients:

1 egg white
2-3 cups Dole frozen fruit
1/4 cup liquid – fruit juice or water
1 tbsp raw sugar if desired
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Instructions:
Blend the fruit in blender on high until smooth.
 Dole Frozen Fruit Sorbet Recipe is so simple and easy to make. The results are yummy and nutritious!
 Add juice or water to thin if necessary.
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Add the egg white and continue blending until the mixture looks lighter and whipped.
Transfer to a glass dish and cover. Yummy!
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Keep in freezer until ready to serve! Scoop into individual serving dishes and enjoy! Great for those Easter parties coming up! The best part, it is so easy and quick to prepare. Dole Frozen Fruits are very much loved in my household, since its a healthy ingredient for any dessert. We try to watch our cholesterol and calories, so Dole frozen fruits are ideal! Plus so many great antioxidants and vitamins.
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Which is your favorite Dole frozen fruit? Leave your comments and join Team Dole consumer advocate program!

10 Delicious Pie Recipes to Celebrate National Pi Day

 

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Did you know that there is a National Pi Day?  Every year, on March 14, math geeks around the country celebrate Pi Day, by baking the world’s best dessert – a pie. But don’t, get me wrong, it’s not the Pi (or π). The day should not go without celebration!  I thought maybe a pie party would be the appropriate way to celebrate this day. Here are 10 delicious pie recipes that will make people come back for more.

Chess Pie from Confessions of an Overworked Mom

French Apple Pie with Apricot and Custard from Meet Kristy

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie from Delightful E Made

Ice Cream Pie from Simply Stacie

No Bake Pumpkin Pie from Simplee Thrifty

Butternut Squash Pie from The Thrifty Couple

Peanut Butter Pudding Pie from Taste of Lizzy T’s

Easy Lemon Meringue Pie from Homemade for Elle

Raspberry Pie from Ann’s Entitled Life

Pecan Pie Puffs from Tammilee Tips

Did you enjoy these delicious pie recipes? Which are your favorite PIE recipes?

Whoppers Robins Egg Cupcakes for Easter – Different and Delicious

Whopper Robbins Egg Cupcakes Recipe

Whoppers Robins Egg Cupcakes for Easter

Easter is almost here, which means a ton of tasty Easter Candy is in the stores, including Whoppers Robin Eggs. Who doesn’t love Whoppers? Instead of chomping down on plain Whoppers, we kicked it up a notch and indulged in these Whoppers Robin Egg Cupcakes for Easter. This is a wonderful homemade cake recipe, but you can easily swap in store bought if you prefer the quick and easy route. You’ll look like a rock star, because cupcakes for Easter are a wonderful way to switch it up this holiday.

This Whoppers Robins Egg recipe makes about 20 cupcakes.

INGREDIENTS:

Cupcake Batter:

1 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 Cup Malted Milk Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
1 Teaspoon Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Egg (beaten)

Frosting:

2 3/4 Cups Powdered Sugar
6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1/3 Cup Un-whipped Whipping Cream (or Milk)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Cool Whip (Optional)
10 Easter Egg Whoppers Candy

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners or grease well.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, malted milk powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder together. Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the milk, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and egg until smooth.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  • Fill the muffin tins to the halfway mark.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes (depends on your oven) until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, prep your frosting.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Slowly add in the sugar mixture. Once combined, add in the whipping cream followed by the vanilla. Combine until light and fluffy!

Optional- add in the Cool Whip to make it ultra fluffy. Once the cupcakes are cooled, top them with crushed Easter Egg Whoppers Candy. Delicious! Now you’ve got a delicious batch of cupcakes for Easter that are sure to wow the crowd.

So, what are your Easter plans this year?