Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sangria

Yummy note: It has been a long time since I've posted a drink recipe on my blog here, so I thought for this month's Secret Recipe Club, a drink would be perfect. We just had a little dose of the warmer summer weather here, so a cool fruity drink would hit the spot! I saw that Eliot's Eats had several drink recipes that were appealing to just that...Rosemary Lemonade, Blackberry Margaritas, and Sangria, oh boy, they all sound fantastic. A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated his birthday at a local winery and they had amazing sangria, so this was my try at recreating a similar drink. I've never made a Sangria before and that sounded like a good recipe to try out. Thanks Debra from Eliot's Eats for such a great tasting recipe!



Sangria
Recipe adapted from Eliot's Eats 


Ingredients:
1 bottle Moscato
1/4 c. limoncello
1/4 c. Amaretto
1/4 c. agave nectar
club soda (to taste)
1 cup frozen mixed berries
2 apples, cored and chopped (leave the peels on)






















Directions:
Use a big pitcher or a jug that would fit into the refrigerator. Pour the Moscato wine in your designated container. Add limoncello, Amaretto, and agave nectar and stir the liquids to combine. Add the frozen fruit and cut up apples. Set in the refrigerator for at least on hour to let the flavors combine and chill. Before serving add in the club soda. Serve chilled and enjoy. 

 
A big ole jug of Sangria ready for chillin'!

 
 Don't forget to add some fruit in your glass...in my opinion, that is my favorite part of this, and the addition of the club soda, which makes it nice and fizzy refreshing. 
 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jello Knox Blox

Yummy note: My kids love these Jello Knox Blox. It doesn't matter if they are little squares, hearts, or egg-shaped Jello pieces, they are all created equally, haha.. they all get gobbled up! These are much more friendlier for little hands than regular jigglers, which often are a bit more wiggly and end up on the floor :( This Knox Blox recipe was from my mom and now it always seems that my kids anticipate these Jello cubes from Grandma! 


Jello Knox Blox


Ingredients: 
4 envelopes of Knox unflavored gelatin
3 small boxes of Jello flavored gelatin*
4 cups of boiling water
*Note- 3 small boxes of sugar-free Jello works well for this recipe too.





















Directions: 
Combine flavored gelatin and unflavored gelatin in a bowl. Pour the boiling water into the gelatin and stir until well combined and dissolved. Pour into pans and chill. We use an 8x8 pan if we want a thicker Knox Blox, or use a 9x13 pan if a thinner Knox Blox is desired. *Note, sometimes we will just mix the gelatin and boiling water right in the same pan we are refrigerating it in.

Mommy, I can help stir! 


Dress up the Knox Blox with a little whipped cream and fruit!




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