Quench Your Thirst with Old Fashioned Strawberry-Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Lemonade

Make delicious old-fashioned strawberry lemonade in minutes!

  • 12 Strawberries (Chopped)
  • 1 C Water
  • 3 Tbls Sugar


  • 32 oz Cold Water
  • 2 Squeezed Lemons
  • 1/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Strawberry Simple Syrup
  • 8 Strawberries (Garnish)
  • 1 Sliced Lemon (Garnish)
  1. Simple Syrup: Remove hull and chop strawberries. Bring water and sugar to a simmer and add strawberries. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat and strain to cool.


  1. Add simple syrup to water and lemon mixture. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. Run lemon wedge around the rim of the glass and press into sugar. Pour lemonade over ice and serve.

It’s strawberry season in Florida and the strawberries couldn’t be sweeter. With so many strawberries around the kitchen we are whipping up some good, old-fashioned homemade strawberry lemonade. This thirst-quenching family favorite only takes a short time to whip up and it disappears quickly so you need to make an extra batch to have in the refrigerator.

For a quick grab-n-go store the lemonade in a working glass over night in the refrigerator.

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Mouthwatering Apple Cobbler

Need something delicious in a pinch? I bet there is a can of apple pie filling in your pantry somewhere. Break it out and doctor it up to create an apple cobbler that is better than homemade.

Simple. Add 1/4 c walnuts and a 1/4 c raisins with 1/2 tsp apple pie spice and juice from half a lemon in a bowl with the apple pie filling and stir. Scoop into small mason jars and add a heaping amount of streusel topping. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

This simple, mouthwatering Apple Cobbler will bring them to their knees.

Try This Impressive Dessert for Two

Are you into the Mason Jar craze? Do you love brownies and ice cream? Then this dessert is for you. With minimal effort and box brownie mix, you can create this impressive bit of towering brownie bliss.

The key to making the towering brownie is the Mason Jar. Use box brownie mixes mixed with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and fill a buttered 1/2 pint Mason Jar a little less than half way. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes on a baking sheet for 40 minutes at 350°. Let cool completely and add a toasted marshmallow, scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream and fresh raspberries. Sprinkled with shaved salted Carmel chocolate or dark chocolate. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and indulge in a bit of heaven.  Continue reading “Try This Impressive Dessert for Two”

Why You Should Make Mason Jar Meals

If you are on Pinterest you will see a plethora of Mason Jar recipes and #masonjarinspiration. I must confess I fell into the Mason Jar Meal Plan.

Preparing various meals and snacks in Mason Jars not only saved me time to eat healthier but, also attributed to my loosing 10 pounds and going down a size all without dieting. I attribute this to portion control. I’m not suggesting this will work for everyone but, it worked for me.

Why not give it a shot? Take a step into the realm of MasonJar Meals and ditch the plastic storage containers. I have also found that by storing my fruits and veggies in Mason Jars they stay fresher longer.

I’m hooked on the Mason Jar lifestyle. You should give it a shot! What have you got to lose?


To make your Mason Jar journey simple, we have added a few links of sizes you will need to get started. I purchased the jars by case and found that was just what I needed to get going. You will need the quart size for salads, the pint size for yogurts parfaits or oats and the 1/2 pints for snacks or baking pies, etc.

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