Old-Fashioned Pink Lemonade

Sweet, tart and refreshing, this lemonade gets its pink color from fresh strawberries.

2 large lemons
1-1/2 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
2 large strawberries
Ice cubes as needed (optional)

Cut lemons in half and juice. Should have about 1/2 cup juice.

Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher. Add the water and sugar. Stir with a long-handled spoon until the sugar is dissolved.

Cut of green stems from the strawberries. Cut strawberries in half.

Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Put the strawberry halves in the strainer and mash with the back of a small spoon, pushing the strawberries into the lemonade. Make sure to scrape the underside of the strainer, adding what comes through the juice. Throw away anything left inside the strainer. Stir the lemonade until well blended and pink. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
Serves 2
from Willams-Sonoma.com


Mother's Day in the Garden

Well it is almost May and you know what that means... Mother's Day. Last year we had Dinner for my mom in the garden. It was very nice. I hadn't planned on it being outside, but my mom suggested it and I loved the idea. So as well as it went last year I couldn't bear to not do it again. So I need some ideas for the menu. Here was last year's MENU. The only thing my mom is requesting is something with Spinach. She loves spinach. Shouldn't be too hard :) Shout me your ideas!

Milky Way Cake

I cannot believe I haven't posted this one yet. It was a favorite when I first discovered it. I even forgot to add water once when bringing it to a friend's house and somehow Markus talked me into just bringing it. Well they ate every last bite and it didn't even rise! Note to self: Don't forget the water.

1 box Butter Recipe cake mix (Duncan Hines- no-brainer)
1 stick butter
5 (2.05 oz) Milky Way bars (I used the fun size 10 pack)
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a (10-in) Bundt pan with nonstick baking spray with flour.

Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter with the Milky Way bars on medium heat. As the candy bars melt be sure to break them up with your spoon and blend well with the butter. Once all the candy bars have melted pour the mixture into the cake mix and fold together.

Pour the entire mixture into the prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cake plate. When completely cooled, dust top with powdered sugar.
from The Advocate


Tea Cakes

In memory of my sweet Grandpa, I'm sharing his legacy of tea cakes with you, given to me by Aunt Linda.  Once they were cooled he would put them in brown paper bags for us.  We love you Grandpa and will miss you terribly.  May the tea cakes live on...

Tea Cakes

4 cups plain flour (all-purpose)
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 stick margarine or butter
1/2 tsp salt

Roll onto floured board.  Cut with round cutter or with a glass
Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 min.  Enjoy!
Passed down from Grandpa LeBlanc


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