Easy Mimosas

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What mom wouldn’t want to wake up to these Easy Mimosas? With only three ingredients, you’ll be sure to start her day on the right foot. These are so simple and perfect for spring or summer brunches, showers and even Christmas. Feel free to stir in pineapple juice, serve it as cold as possible and add a fun garnish (cherries, citrus slices, etc.) Happy Mother’s Day!!

Mango Smoothie Recipe with Greek Yogurt: Kid Friendly

Lately, I have been making a ton of  smoothie recipes for my kids as the weather is changing, and we are trying not to get sick. This Mango Smoothie made with frozen Greek Yogurt is my newest favorite. I am so excited to find Adonia frozen Greek yogurt by Ciao Bella. We added frozen mango chunks by Dole (which are a great healthy snack), and I combined them with the Mango Frozen Yogurt and almond milk to create an incredibly fabulous refreshing smoothie. A 1/2 cup of the frozen Mango Yogurt contains 9 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fat and 130 grams calories. You can feel great about eating it as a dessert or afternoon snack. It’s been a perfect beat the heat treat. Some of my other favorite Smoothie recipe favorites, check out my Green Smoothie (below)

Peach Strawberry Smoothie

 

Peppermint Milkshakes: Only 3 Ingredients

I first made this recipe for Peppermint Milkshakes on my blog in December of 2008 when I literally threw three ingredients together in a blender for my kids instead of taking them to get peppermint ice cream. Since then, I have been making these religiously for parties and for my 3 kids. It has been one of the most heavenly requested recipes from my children’s friends who have come to my house and tried them. Whenever I’m invited to a holiday party, I typically get asked to make these. This past sunday night, I made them for 28 people, and it was beyond an absolute hit. So many requested me to post the infamous recipe one more time so they can make them for their family Christmas events. Here it is…Enjoy!

Three Ingredients: Blueberry-Banana Ice

Sometimes simple is better, and recipes with only three ingredients actually can be as flavorful as if they had nine. This Blueberry-Banana Ice is one of those recipes that is almost too basic (and good) to be true just in time for July 17th “National Ice Cream Day.” Purchase ripe bananas and in season blueberries and freeze them (I used zip-top plastic bags). Remove and toss in the food processor or blender with a touch of honey, and you’re done. Feel free to experiment with other berries if you wish. This is the perfect healthy dessert for summertime, and it truly hits the spot.

3 Ingredient Apple Tart

I love super easy recipes that have only a few ingredients but still taste like a million bucks. This 3 ingredient recipe for Apple Tart is as easy as can be. I used Puff Pastry, fresh apples, granulated sugar, and that was it. It’s so easy to prepare, and it’s perfect for dessert, brunch or even an afternoon snack (my kids devoured this after school).

Oh My: S’More’s Pie

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I have been on a S’mores kick lately as you will see in the coming days. I came up with this recipe by accident. I was trying to get rid of some ingredients from another s’mores recipe project I was working on for “Makes and Takes”, a great website for craft ideas, kid’s craft ideas, food and fun, and I ended up with this. When I put the photograph up on twitter and facebook, everyone went nuts. So here it is. It’s not a “light” recipe, but here are some ways to lighten it up and make it a tiny bit healthier. Use a store-bought reduced-fat graham cracker crust.  Use dark chocolate morsels instead of semisweet. Otherwise, take small bites and enjoy. Trust me, adults as well as kids will love it! As for the other s’more recipe, I created for Makes and Takes, it’s coming soon.

Three Ingredient Appetizer: Roasted Garlic-Topped Brie

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I’m a huge Brie fan and always interested in finding new great Brie recipes. When I was judging a recipe contest for a cheese company and came across this recipe, I was really excited. It’s such a breeze and only 3 ingredients. All you need to do is roast the garlic and warm up the Brie, and you have an easy, delicious appetizer. This is perfect for Christmas, New Years or any time of the year.

Three Ingredient Easy Treats: Chocolate Turtle Candies

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One of my subscribers from Florida, Melanie, asked me to make these delicious treats and put them up on my blog. I wasn’t familiar with this recipe or idea, but some people are. If you haven’t ever seen this, you will love it. They are only 3 ingredients, and everyone loves them. I taught a private cooking lesson today for an amazing and adorable second grader, and she even said, “What a great party idea!”

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Milkshakes

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We have been on a huge milkshake kick at my house lately. Every night we take our favorite flavor ice cream and blend it up with skim milk, a touch of chocolate syrup and our favorite topping. I made this for NBC 13 Daytime Alabama coming up to air September, but Brooke Smith called me after the shoot and made these milkshakes that night.