Red, White and Blue Layered Drink

layered drink

Happy Fourth of July! Want to make something red, white, and blue? This layered drink is quick, fun and festive. You are probably thinking how in the heck do I make this. Well, let me let you in on a little secret for layered drinks. One word. SUGAR! Yep, the trick is the sugar content. Sugar has a high density so with drinks with different sugar amounts you can create these wonderful layers. Go ahead and try it out with your favorite drinks!

Have a safe and festive 4th of July!

layered drink

Red, White and Blue Layered Drink
A delicious festive drink
  • Ice
  • Fruit Punch (30g sugar)
  • Gatorade (21g sugar)
  • Diet 7-up (0g sugar)
  1. Fill glasses with ice.
  2. Pour a layer of Fruit Punch.
  3. Pour gatorade over the ice.
  4. Pour diet 7-up on top.
  5. Enjoy!
1.) You must fill the glass with ice.

2.) Pour the drink directly over the ice slowly.


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Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs

deviled eggs

It’s cookout season and I must say I love a cookout! Nothing like a variety of good food. It seems likedeviled eggs only make an appearance at special occasions. Why is that? I still don’t get that. Anyway, I love deviled eggs. They are so good and addictive. I don’t know about you but I have to grab two the first go round. I just can’t take a change of going back for seconds and they are gone. Nope, not going to be me. LOL Let me tell you this recipe is easy and quick. Go ahead, sign up to make these at your next event.

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Deviled Eggs
Serves: 12
  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sweet relish
  • 1 Tbsp relish juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of sugar
  • Paprika, optional
  1. Cover eggs with cold water. Sprinkle salt in water. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat. Once boiling, take off the heat and cover. Let sit for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and rinse the eggs in cold water. Peel the eggs and slice the eggs . Put yolks in a bowl. Mash up the yolks with a fork. Fold in the mustard, mayonnaise, sweet relish and juice. Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of sugar.
  3. Pipe the yolk mixture into the center of the eggs. Sprinkle with paprika. Chill then serve.


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Macaroni Salad

macaroni salad

macaroni salad

Macaroni salad! Yummy! I just love this dish.  I do not know why, but it is so refreshing. I always look forward to gatherings that may have this dish such as cookouts or family gatherings. One thing about macaroni salad I can’t stand is when the entire dish is drenched in mayonnaise!  C’mon Man! That seems to be the common way it is sold in stores. I have tried several brands but it seems like I am eating a spoonful of mayonnaise. YUCK! Hey, if you like it that way then to each its own.  I’ll stick to the homemade way.  After speaking to my mom about macaroni salad she informed me where to gather the ingredients and how to create the dish with a perfectly balanced amount of mayonnaise.  So if you have a summer BBQ, picnic, or potluck coming up take a leap of faith and give this dish a try, you won’t regret it!

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Macaroni Salad
Serves: 4-6
This macaroni salad is bound to please any quest that digs in at your next cookout, pot luck, or picnic.
  • 2 cups macaroni, uncooked
  • ¾ cup mayo
  • ½ cup relish
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • ½ red pepper, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  1. ) Cook macaroni, as directed on its package, until it is still slightly firm (al dente) remove from heat, drain and rinse with cool water until room temperature to stop the cooking process. Set aside in medium bowl or serving dish.
  2. ) In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, relish, salt, pepper, and sugar. Fold in onion, green pepper, and red pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper to your preference. Serve or store in the refrigerator.

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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwich

Breakfast sandwich Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is a meal that I try so hard to never miss. I believe it is a critical component to starting your day off right.  Now, I don’t know about you, but there are plenty of days that I wake up late and don’t have time to prep something for breakfast.  Let me help save you on those days.

That brings us to these quick, easy and tasty make ahead breakfast sandwiches. If you take about 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday, you can whip these little badboys up in a jiff.  If you follow the easy step recipe below, you will definitely be doing happy dance.  Say goodbye to scrambling out the door to work or to an important event on an empty stomach.  Do yourself a favor, make these lifesaver breakfast sandwiches, and get your morning back.

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Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwich
Serves: 6
  • 6 English muffins, sliced in half
  • 1 pound of your favorite breakfast sausage, divided into 6 patties
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 slices of your favorite cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat a skillet to medium heat.
  2. Fry sausage patties then left cool on a paper towel to drain excess grease.
  3. Fry eggs.
  4. Place slice of cheese on top half of muffin of all the muffins.
  5. Place one egg on top of cheese on all the muffins.
  6. Place sausage patties on top of egg.
  7. Put both halves together to assembly. Allow to cool.
  8. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap. Place sandwiches in a gallon freezer bag and freeze.
  9. When you are ready to have put it in the microwave for about 90 seconds. The cheese should be melted when done.

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Pan Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

Pan Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

Pan Seared Salmon with Strawberry SalsaNothing like a nice piece of perfectly golden pan seared salmon on a hot summer day. Salmon is a fish that I enjoy when I am trying to eat more on the healthy side. It provides so many nutrients and it is just so light and refreshing. You can’t have just one piece and leave satisfied. Now, salmon with strawberry salsa just adds a little summer time flare of a sweet and savory sensation.  If you want the best of worlds, then you have to try this dish to satisfy your cravings.

Pan Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa Pan Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa


Pan Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
Recipe type: Dinner
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • Recipe for Strawberry Salsa:
  • Half a pint of strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced and seeds removed
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 T cilantro, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Recipe for Salmon:
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion Powder
  1. Preheat a heavy duty skillet with a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix strawberries, jalapeno, onion and cilantro. Drizzle with lime juice. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Season both sizes of salmon with listed seasonings. Place salmon skin side up in skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes until color has changed halfway through. Flip salmon over on skin side and cook an additional 4 minutes.
  4. Put the salmon on a plate and stop with salsa and enjoy!

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