Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lemon Almond Tea

If you enjoy iced tea during the summer, here is a new recipe I found that ya'll might like to try.

Lemon Almond Tea


2 family size black tea bags
4 cups boiling water
2 lemons, thinly sliced
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon almond extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, chilled

In a saucepan, brew the tea bags in hot water for 15 minutes.  While waiting for the tea to brew, squeese the lemon slices as you put them into a large pitcher.  Pour in sugar.  Pour brewed tea into the pitcher with the sugar and lemons.  You can let this sit in the refrigerator for up to one day or drink it right away.  When ready to serve, stir in the almond extract, vanilla extract and lemon lime soda.
Yields 12 servings.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Italian Cream Soda

I ran across this drink recipe recently and wanted to share it with all of my readers.  I have not tried this recipe yet but will be in the next week or so.

Italian Cream Soda


8 fluid ounces of carbonated water
3/4 fluid ounces of passion fruit flavored syrup
3/4 fluid ounces of watermelon flavored syrup
1 fluid ounce of half and half (cream)

Fill a tall glass half full with ice.  Fill to 2/3 with carbonated water.  Pour in watermelon and passion fruit flavored syrups, then float the half and half cream on top.  Stir when ready to drink.
Serves One

Monday, August 15, 2011

Watermelon Slush

Watermelon is an excellent way to fight fatigue!  Try a glass of watermelon slush after a workout or in the afternoon to fight the afternoon slump.

Watermelon Slush

8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
1/4 c. lime juice
1/4 c. sugar
2 cups diet lemon-lime soda, chilled

In a blender or food processor, cover and process the watermelon, lime juice and sugar in batches until smooth.  Pour into a freezer-safe container.  Cover the container and freeze the mixture for 30 minutes or until the edges begin to become solid.  Stir and return the mixture to the freezer.  Repeat the stirring process every 20 minutes or until slushy.  This usually takes about 90 minutes.  Spoon 3/4 cup of the slush into bowls or glasses and add 1/4 cup soda to each serving. 
Yeilds Eight Servings.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Brazilian Lemonade

Do ya love lemonade?  Here's a new recipe to try!

Brazilian Lemonade

2 limes
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. sweetened condensed milk
3 cups water

Wash the limes thoroughly.  Cut off the ends and slice them into eight wedges.  Place them in an electric blender with the sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water and ice.  Pulse the mixture five times and pour it through a fine mesh stainer to remove the rinds.  Serve over ice.

Yields four servings.

Let me know if you try this recipe and if you like it!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Add Your Blog to The Crazed Fan Weekend Hop!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Fall Candle Premier!!

Our Fall Candle Premier continues . . .

Premier #7
Potpourri Spice
A spicy combination of freshly ground cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.  Candle color is green.

Premier #8
Southern Kitchen
The aroma of a red juicy apple combined with buttercream and cinnamon with a base note of a
baked oatmeal cookie.  Candle color is red.

Premier #9
Sweet Potato Pie
A rich combination of candied yams, marshmallow cream, brown sugar, cinnamon,
nutmeg, orange zests, and a splash of lemon, in a warm buttery southern crust.  Candle color is orange.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fall Candle Premier!!

Our Fall Candle Premier continues . . .

Premier #5
A blend of apples, candied yams, marshmallows, sweet cream butter, brown sugar, nutmeg,
crushed cinnamon bark and fresh cloves.  Candle Color is red.

Premier #6
Pilgrim's Pie
Sweet, creamy pumpkin with a warm touch of nutmeg, blended with rich delicious cheesecake.
Candle color is orange.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fall Candle Premier!!

Today is the second day of our new Fall Candle Premier!

As you know, Texas is in a severe drought and we have had 30+ days of over 100 degree temperatures.  I am dreaming today of cooler Fall temperatures!

Premier #3
Country Harvest
Top Notes of fresh pear, blueberries, and pineapple; followed by middle notes of juniper berries and eucalyptus; with base notes of spruce, woods, Douglass fir, cedar and white musk.  Candle color is orange.

Premier #4
Granny's Pumpkin Cake
The aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly
baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice.  Candle color is orange

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekend Sale at Yellow Rose Gifts, Company!

Do you love candles? Are you tired of buying candles that smell great in the jar but once they are lit they barely fragrance your home?  Well, look no further!  Our candles are 100% Soy (clean-burning) and Premium Scented.  We use high quality fragrances that are not "watered" down.  And, we handpour each and everyone of our candles when they are ordered.  As an added bonus, our candles are reasonably priced and 100% Guaranteed! Visit our website to read our customers testimonials!

We are having a Weekend Sale for our blog friends!!

Purchase $50.00 of any of our candles and you will receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate to be used for future purchases. 

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"Christmas In July" Sale Extended through August 15

Good Afternoon to all of my readers! 

I have decided to extend Yellow Rose Gifts, Company's "Christmas In July" Sale until August 15. 
Be sure to stop by and get all of your favorite Natural Sugar Scrubs before the sale ends.  It is HOT, HOT, HOT here in Texas with no end in sight to this heatwave. 

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Fall Candle Premier!!

Once again it is the month of August and the month of September is just around the corner.  Summer will be over and the kids will be heading back to school.  That is hard to believe!  It seems to me that the summers go by quicker each passing year.  I have been busy the past month researching and choosing new candle fragrances for the 2011 Fall Season.  I will be previewing 2 new fragrances each day.  Make sure you purchase your favorite quickly so that it can be handpoured and sent to you before the Fall season begins!

Premier #1
 Autumn Sunset
 A cheerful fall welcome with the spicy warmth of autumn leaves, cinnamon apples, nutmeg and
 clove.  Candle color is orange.

Premier #2
County Fair
An irresistible blend of juicy apples, rounded out with notes of sweet plums and ripened
strawberries; enhanced with a slash of lime, orange zests, with sharp green notes. Candle color is red.

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