Quick ‘n Easy Summer Smoothies

I know it’s the end of summer but gosh was it HOT today! It was the perfect day to blend some strawberry banana smoothies. Here’s a quick way to quench your thirst! You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of sliced frozen strawberries (I slice and freeze mine at least a day before or you can pick up a bag in your frozen food section)
  • 2 bananas (sliced in thirds)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Toss everything in a blender and blend away. We get 2 full glasses from this batch. Enjoy!DAWN - WIN_20140831_190135



Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

If you love strawberries, I think you’ll love this recipe. Since it’s been so hot lately, I decided to experiment with various smoothie recipes. Rachael Ray’s summer magazine issue had a couple unique smoothie recipes, one of which is the Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie I tried today. It was pretty easy to make but I don’t think it was cool enough for this hot summer day…

Happy <3 Day! Heart Cupcakes

**UPDATE! My cupcake was featured on MarthaStewart.com!** Check it out


Directions for decorating cupcakes

  1. Bake your favorite flavor cupcakes. I suggest chocolate for a good contrast with the frosting.
  2. Use a serrated knife to slice off the tops.
  3. Then, place the frosting on the cupcake.
  4. Take a small heart cookie cutter on the top.
  5. Place the top back on the cupcake over the layer of frosting.
  6. If desired, fill in the heart hole with more frosting.
  7. I used a small heart cookie cutter to cut a heart shape off the top and then placed it back on top of the layer of frosting.

If you’re in a rush, any box cake mix and canned frosting will do!

Happy Valentine’s Day,