Category Archives: Snacks

Fresh Lemonade

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Tangy fresh homemade lemonade with juicy bits of pulp Yield:  6-7 cups Ingredients:  2 large lemons, washed1 c sugar6-7 c water Instructions:  1. Slice lemons as thinly as possible. 2. Put lemons and sugar into a large bowl or stainless steel pan, and mash with a potato masher until juiced. Alternately,… Read more »

Iced Sweet Tea

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A refreshing summer drink: Orange Pekoe tea, stepped, sweetened, and iced Yield:  1 gallon Ingredients:  8 (2-cup) Orange Pekoe tea bag4 C water boiling waterCold water1 1/4 to 1 1/2 C sugar Instructions:  1. Boil 4 C water in saucepan. 2. Drop 8 tea bags into boiling water. Turn heat… Read more »

Hot Chocolate

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Homemade milky hot chocolate Yield:  6 cups Ingredients:  6 cups milk2/3 cup sugar1/2 cup baking cocoa (unsweetened)Marshmallows or whipped cream, for serving Instructions:  1. Combine sugar and cocoa in 2-quart (or larger) pan, whisking to remove lumps. Whisk milk into mixture, starting with 1/2 cup of milk and gradually adding… Read more »

Mint Hot Cocoa

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A homemade hot chocolate with a sweet minty flavor Yield:  4 cups Ingredients:  4 cups milk1/3 cup sugar1/3 cup baking cocoa (unsweetened)4 starlight mints (remove wrappers, of course) Instructions:  1. Combine sugar and cocoa in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk in milk and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until warm…. Read more »

Eggless Egg Nog

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A smooth, creamy, spicy “egg nog”, made with milk and cream, vanilla pudding, nutmeg, and cinnamon Yield:  8 servings Ingredients:  2 quarts (8 cups) cold pasturized milk1 package (3.5 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon nutmeg3/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)1 teaspoon vanilla*1 cup heavy whipping cream Instructions:  1. Pour… Read more »

Strawberry Orange Julius

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A creamy strawberry orange smoothie with milk and a hint of vanilla Yield:  2-3 servings Ingredients:  3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate1/2 cup milk*1/2 cup water2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 banana, optional1 cup frozen strawberries6 regular-sized ice cubes (or until desired consistency) Instructions:  1. Blend together orange juice concentrate,… Read more »

Strawberry Pie

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Fresh juicy strawberries smothered in a homemade glaze, served in a pie shell Yield:  one 9-inch pie Ingredients:  3 T cornstarch1 c sugar1 c cold water2 T white corn syrup2 T strawberry flavored gelatin3 drops red food coloring (optional)about 3 c washed strawberries, sliced or dicedone 9-inch baked pie pastry… Read more »

Tapioca Pudding

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My mom’s old-fashioned recipe for a super easy and very delicious tapioca pudding! Yield:  about 2 quarts Ingredients:  9 tablespoons granulated/instant/Minute tapioca*1 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt3 eggs, beaten well8 1/4 cups milk1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions:  1. In a large stock pot, whisk together the tapioca, sugar, salt, and eggs…. Read more »