12 Orange Recipes

It’s been a while since I put together a round-up post, so here we go!  Today I’m featuring 12 yummy looking recipes featuring one of my favorite fruits and flavors: ORANGE!

Hope you enjoy this mouth-watering collection of 12 orange recipes!


12 Orange Recipes

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Orange Julius Smoothies with Carnation Breakfast Essentials

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Orange Julius Smoothies

We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I know I certainly feel more focused and am able to get more work done when I’ve had something to eat early in the day.  But sometimes when I first wake up, I’m just not really all that hungry, and I certainly don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking and dirtying up dishes unnecessarily…my solution to this dilemma is often Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

Carnation Breakfast Essentials

I’ve been drinking this stuff since my teen years.  It was always a great drink to take on my early morning commute to school, and it got me through many college lectures!  Back then I primarily bought the chocolate flavored and simply added it to milk, but now I love using the Carnation Breakfast Essentials as a base for shakes and smoothies.  By adding a simple ingredient or two, I’ve come up with some really yummy flavor combinations that make for a light, yet filling breakfast that any girl can enjoy. [Read more…]

Bite Back Hunger with Hot Pockets® Bites + Cake Mix Milkshake

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Bite Back Hunger with Hot Pockets Bites

Someone always seems to be hungry at our house, and HOT POCKETS® are definitely one of our go-to snacks!  They are delicious, hearty, and made with high quality ingredients we love. I’ve always been a fan of the Hickory Ham & Cheddar, while our son prefers the pizza varieties.  On a recent grocery shopping a trip, I found one of our favorite snacks in a new form!  HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites and Snack Bites are a new bite sized take on your classic favorite after school and mid night snack!

They pack that same punch of flavor as traditional Hot Pockets, except they come in a fun, new size that makes serving even easier. (No forks needed!) [Read more…]

Simply Fruit Punch Mocktails and Simply Juice Drinks Giveaway

 

Simply Juice Bottle

Yesterday we had a lovely afternoon:  a sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 60s.  I’m definitely looking forward to more days like this!  It gives my husband and I the chance to just sit on the front porch or the backyard deck and watch the world go by!  Of course, this scene would not be complete without a cool, refreshing drink in our hands!  Just last week I picked up some Simply Juice Drinks for this very purpose. [Read more…]

Aldi Barissimo Coffee and $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Aldi Barissimo Coffee Giveaway

Is it snowing at your place this week?  So far, we have no snow here, but we’re watching the weather reports!  Either way, it is certainly cold out, and for cold winter days like we’re having this week there’s nothing like a hot beverage!  If you shop at Aldi, you may have noticed they have a number of  new coffee products.  Their Barissimo line includes bagged coffee as well as single cups and ready-to-drink iced coffees in an array of great flavors. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 255 – With Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

friday favorites

Hi everyone! Happy early Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the holiday, I’ve got a few last minute Valentine’s Day features!  Hope you enjoy them!

Also, if you applied to be a guest contributor or linky party co-host, thank you!  I’ve just out emails to the linky party co-host applicants, so if you’ve applied please check your inbox for my email. As for those who’ve expressed interest in guest posting, I’ll be planning a guest posting event shortly and will contact you with details as soon as I have them.

Now take a look at these fun Valentine’s ideas!

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Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake

Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake

I’m an absolute FIEND when it comes to frozen treats.  I especially love ICEES and milkshakes.  Chocolate has always been a classic favorite of mine, but I never pass up the chance to try a new flavor.  A few years ago around Christmas time, Burger King had a Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake.  Oh my goodness!  That thing was SO good!  Every fall and holiday season I hope they will bring this yummy treat back, but so far I’ve been out of luck!

Finally I did some searching and found a few different recipes for gingerbread shakes and other treats.  And I finally made my own Gingerbread Cookie Milkshake at home!  The secret ingredient (besides these adorable little Pepperidge Farm Gingerbread Cookies) is a little molasses!  I have to admit, when I first looked at all the different cookie and shake recipes calling for molasses, I was really thrown!  Even as I was making the milkshake, I tasted a tiny bit of molasses and thought, “Ugh! How is THIS going to taste good?”

But amazingly it totally WORKS!  The shake turned out absolutely perfect!  It met my expectations and so much more!  So if you like gingerbread cookies and you like milkshakes, you simply have to try this recipe! [Read more…]

Waking Up with McCafé + Red Velvet Angel Food Cake Recipe

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McCafe Hazelnut Coffee

 

I’m generally a very happy and cheerful person, but I HATE getting up in the mornings!  I always have!  On days when I don’t have to wake up at a certain time, I’m good, but when that clock radio jolts me awake in the morning, it’s like one of the worst feelings on earth!   To paraphrase what my husband has said, “I definitely need a few minutes to get myself together when I first wake up.”  So I take my “few minutes to get myself together” while Noah eats his breakfast and gets ready for school.  Then we drive to school, and since I work from home, it is oh-so-tempting to just jump right back in bed after I come home from dropping him off!  (And okay…sometimes when there’s nothing pressing to do or I have a migraine or haven’t slept well, I may do just that!)  But most days I need to stay up and get things done, and then I need my morning caffeine fix!  Enter McCafé!

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Friday Favorties – Week 241 – With Healthy Tips

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As much as I love the fall season, I don’t love the cold and flu season that gets ushered in.  Today I’m featuring some healthy tips and ideas to help you look and feel your best through the fall season!  Also, I’d love to invite you to enter my latest giveaway, which is a package of 4 Health & Wellness Books.  We have a book on home remedies, aromatherapy and essential oils, pH balance, and homemade soaps!

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5 hour ENERGY Yummification Contest Results‏

A while back, I posted about the 5 hour ENERGY Yummification Contest, and I shared a recipe for 5 hour Lemonade.

5-hour Lemonade Drink

Other people around the country also shared their 5 hour ENERGY recipes and entered them in the Yummification Contest.  The results are in!

Here’s the list of winners:

First Place ($50,000 prize): “Pomelimelade” by Tim Merlau, Los Angeles, CA.  This winning submission mixes a Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY® shot with limeade, and then takes us on a musical journey through all that can be accomplished over several hours (spoiler alert: it’s a lot).

Pomelimelade Recipe 1 glass Limeade and 1 shot of Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY®

Second Place ($30,000 prize): “Ramalamadingdong” by Mark Golembeski, Los Angeles, CA.  The second place video helps us turn that 2:30 feeling frown upside down by mixing a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with lemonade. This video has it all: a clown, a puppy, a guy in a tutu, and much more.

Ramalamadingdong Recipe  – 1 glass Lemonade  and  1 shot of Berry 5-hour ENERGY®

Third Place ($10,000 prize): “Arnold Power” by Zac Sheorn, Lugoff, SC.  The third place winner reminds us that you don’t have to be good at sports, but mixing a Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® shot with decaffeinated iced tea helps keep you refreshed while practicing. And practicing.

Arnold Power Recipe“-  1 glass Decaf Iced Tea and 1 shot of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY®

You can now check out the winners and their award winning photos, videos, and recipes on the Yummification Contest page.

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Disclosure: I received samples and compensation for this post. The opinions are my own.