Halloween Mayhem: Candy Corn Jello Shots

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Recipe and Photo by Cincy Shopper

Can you believe that Halloween is only a few days away! For a fun treat for all your guest at your Halloween party, why not try a Candy Corn Jello shots? Candy Corn isĀ  popular but sometimes not a favorite Halloween candy. Luckily these jello shots will only look like candy corn and not taste like them.

You’re going to want to make sure that the glasses you choose to make these in are clear so everybody can see the fun candy corn colors. Also, give yourself a little time before a party to make these since the jello will have to set. Lets get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon Jell-O
  • 1 orange Jell-O
  • 8oz thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 cup bowling water
  • 1/3 cup vodka
  • Candy corn

Directions:

In two separate bowls, divide your water and vodka between and orange and lemon jello. Stir them well until the jello is dissolved and allow to cool. Taking your lemon jello, fill 1/3 of your glass and place in the fridge. Once the lemon is set, place 1/3 of orange on top and place back in the fridge. Once all the jello is set remove them from the fridge and place a scoop of Cool Whip of top and add a candy corn for decoration. Now you have fun candy corn jello shots to serve at your party that all your guest will love.

Thirsty Thursday: Pineapple Orange Green Tea

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Recipe and image found on Slimpickinkitchen.com

 

Happy Thursday everyone! The weather out here in California has taken a turn for the better and we are getting sunshine and heat like no other! Since Spring is here, might as well find a fun drink to sip while enjoying the amazing weather outside. A pineapple orange green tea is not only refreshing but it is also healthy and filled with tons of minerals and vitamins that are good for you.

This drink is simple to make, taste great, and will be a hit with the friends and family. The ingredients are easy to get and the green tea will help speed up your metabolism and leave you feeling amazing!

Ingredients:

  • 6 green tea bags
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Remove the pan from heat and throw in your teas bags and allow those to steep for 5 minutes. In a pitcher add the pineapple, orange, and honey. If you are not a fan of super sweet tea then you can choose to leave the honey out, it is up to you. Pour your warm tea into the pitcher, over the pineapple and oranges. Stir until all the ingredients are mixed together. Add the remaining 4 cups of water and refrigerate until you are ready to serve!

Thirsty Thursday: Pineapple Orange Margarita

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Recipe and image by Cocktails365.

Since National Margarita Day was only a few days ago, we are going to just dub this week National Margarita week and feature another fantastic margarita for this Thirsty Thursday.

Most margaritas you see are the typical flavors like lime or strawberry, today we want to change it up a bit and show you how to make a delicious pineapple orange margarita that your taste buds will love and show how your margarita can be virtually any flavor you want it to be.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Directions:

Fill you shaker with ice and the ingredients listed above. Shake well and then strain into a margarita glass. If you want you can line the rim with salt or sugar before pouring the margarita for a little more added flavor.

That’s it! See how easy that was to make a fun and flavorful drink. Enjoy this pineapple orange margarita on this Thirsty Thursday!

 

Citrus is more than lemon and limes

There was once a time when citrus wasn’t as wildly popular as it is today. Lemon and limes were just that, lemon and limes, and rarely used as an added flavor to anything. But today we are seeing a rise in demand for citrus flavors and a variety at that.

Citrus can be paired with basically anything, especially if you’re a fan of the tangy flavor. We can add it to fruits and vegetables or even our protein for a great flavored dinner.

Lemon and orange have been among that favorites in the citrus world and now flavors like mandarin orange and blood orange are getting noticed. Consumers are also peaking their interest in meyer lemon flavors. Flavor variants are also a huge thing right now. Flavors like blood orange and key lime are making a scene in the citrus world, being slightly different then their more famous citrus flavor, and making consumers want to try them.

Right now, consumers are looking at a way to use these new flavors and focusing of what people want and what they will use the added flavor in. The most popular source for these added flavors, that would be beverages.

Beverages use a large volume of citrus product but now it is being introduced to marinades and sauces to help accent a variety of different dishes. In restaurants alone citrus flavor grew to over 21% on their menus.

Culinologist say that citrus flavors give consumers a refreshing clean flavor and a variety in ingredients, its a flavor that will never go out of style, only grow.