Who doesn't love Jello Jigglers? I think I eat more of these than my kids do. This is a little embarrassing to admit but I generally have to look up the recipe to remember how to make these jell-o goodies. I just can't seem to remember how to make them.
This is a very, very easy recipe. If you use juice instead of water, it could almost be considered healthy. Add alcohol and it could be considered fun as well.
I just noticed on the Kraft site that there is a comment that says: "Do not swallow jello jigglers whole". Not sure what's with that, but I'm sure thousands (maybe hundreds) of college students are trying it right now. Nothing better than a party trick involving Jello! Good fun. Now I have to make some more of these just to see what happens when you DO swallow jigglers whole.
In Kentucky we had iced tea but it was called Sweet Tea. Up here in my neck of the woods (Canada) we just call it Brewed Iced Tea, as opposed to the powdered stuff. Whatever it's called - I'm hooked. This is a very simple recipe for Sweet Tea and the amounts can be adjusted to how much tea you want
to make and how sweet you want it to be. I don't know if it's an 'authentic' sweet tea recipe but it tastes good!
This month's Mixology Monday is being hosted by Kaiser Penguin and the theme is Mint.
My usual favourite drink with mint is the Mojito, but I wanted to try something a little different this time. Apparently I don't do 'different' well, since the drink I ended up making is almost the same as the Mojito. The Lemoncello Mint Spritzer uses an insanely sweet Italian liquer called Lemoncello, as well as mint, a bit of lemon juice and a splash of Club Soda. It is a refreshing summer drink that is almost lemonade with a kick.
The original recipe came from the show Everyday Italian, and Giada made her own Limoncello on the show, using limes instead of lemons. I didn't have 3 months to age the stuff, so I drove into the nearest city to get myself a bottle of the traditional lemon based Lemoncello.
My first food blogging event is Mixology Monday, being hosted by Darcy at The Art of Drink
I've decided to make an alcoholic version of a summer favourite - Iced Coffee. If this summer in Southern Ontario is anything like last summer, I'll need my morning caffeine kick a little cooler than a regular cuppa. Of course, alcohol is always a great way to start the day, right? If you or your family and friends frown on cocktails for breakfast, this can definitely be served as a dessert after a great summer barbeque.
You can substitue the Kahlua in this recipe for any other coffee flavoured liquer. Bailey's Irish Cream is also an excellent substitute, if you think you would like to balance the coffee taste.