Thursday, May 17, 2012

Non-alcoholic Mint Juleps

Easy & Yummy Mint Juleps


















Don't these look so beautiful and yummy?!?!? I'm not a drinker, but I love mint juleps. I believe my first mint julep was at the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana and I've been wanting to make them myself ever since.

This recipe uses the basics of a mint julep, but also adds lemonade to it as well (so so good).

Here is the recipe:
(This serves 2 people..122 calories/serving)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (I love having fresh mint at my house)
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup prepared lemonade (I just used the good old Country Time Lemonade Mix)
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. After about an hour, strain out mint leaves. (Hey, good things come to those who wait right?)
  2. Fill 2 cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice. Pour 1/2 of the lemonade into each glass and top with a splash of the sugar syrup. Garnish each with a mint sprig and serve on a silver platter.(Well aren't you fancy shmancy?) 
Let me know how they turn out for you ok?
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Hard Boiled Eggs From The Oven

Oven Eggs!
I've been eating a lot of egg whites while on the Dukan Diet, and I LOVE hard boiled eggs, but I can never seem to get them just right.

You've probably seen this on Pinterest, but have you actually tried it yet? I was a little skeptical about putting eggs in the oven and if they'd taste just as good as regular hard boiled eggs. Well, not only is this method super easy, but the eggs taste even better than the stove top method.





1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and carefully place eggs in a muffin pan.
2. Place your eggs in the oven for 30 minutes.

3. While your eggs are in the oven, run a cold water bath for your eggs to sit in after they're done cooking.

4. After 30 minutes, take your eggs out and let them sit for 5 minutes.
(They probably will have some brown spots on them, but that will wash off in the cold water bath)

5. Let the eggs sit in the cold water bath until completely cool.

6. Your eggs are ready and super easy to peel.
(There may be a few eggs that have a small brown spot on them from where they were in contact with the pan. This will not affect the taste.

Perfect "hard boiled" eggs that taste and look amazing!
Go give it a try! 


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