June 16, 2016

HONEYdew mojito pops

ej-mojitopopNot a being a huge fan of “mint”, I figured I would have a tough time with this month’s Improv Cooking Challenge ingredients, MINT & MELON… That is, until a friend was describing her favorite drink: Watermelon Mojito. I thought, hmmmmmmmm – I could play around with that.mintnmelon

So I did…

But then I came across a recipe for honey-lime simple syrup. And it was obvious that the mint leaves should go into that, instead of being blended with the fruit.recipecard

I love my blender! It made short work of those honeydew chunks.pouringpopsI did have some difficulty pouring directly into the molds, though (& that was before the rum!)

My two “of-age” tasters loved the popsicle!enjoy

I even made a batch without rum for the teenagers. Again, rave reviews.thumbsupExcept from me – I just do not enjoy mint & lime.notafan


But, here are some more MINT & MELON recipes developed by my friends:

June 13, 2016

It’s a Grad Grad Grad Grad World!

AlecGrad (1)It was with great pride we celebrated our middle child’s passage from high school to life beyond. (What I may have been proudest of, was my lack of tears – unlike when our oldest graduated 4 years ago...)

AlecGrad (3)No, not really! We are so blessed by Alec’s studiousness (is that even a word? if not, it should be!) which earned him a few honorsAlecGrad (2)and scholarships to his school of choice: Grand Canyon University. There he plans on a major in something or other Information Technologies… (nerd, huh?)alecgrad

We had a party, of course.

alecgradpartyIt was delicious! I’ll post another couple blogs detailing the event. Here is the post on the sweet items. You can read about the savories here. And here is a little bit about the décor.