Adult Candy Corn – Recipe

Written by lyricsmama on October 13, 2014 – 1:12 PM -

Need a cocktail to go with your costume this Halloween?  How about trying this yummy Candy Corn Shooter!

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Candy Corn Shooter

Ingredients:
2 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Banana liqueur
2 oz. Coconut rum
2 oz. Orange curacao
2 oz. Cream
Grenadine

Directions:
Combine Vodka and Banana Liqueur into a mixer with ice. Shake and pour into the bottom of the shot glass. Then combine Coconut Rum, Orange Curacao, Cream and a dash of Grenadine (for color). Shake in shaker with ice and gently layer on top using a spoon. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!

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5-Hour ENERGY “Yummification” Winners Announced!

Written by lyricsmama on October 11, 2014 – 9:20 AM -

Yummification

This past August 5-Hour ENERGY had a “Yummification” video contest. Fans created drink combinations with 5-hour ENERGY and in turn, were able to have a hand at trying to win a share of $100,000. You can check out my “Yummification” recipe here.

I wasn’t one of the winners, however those who were have been announced!!!

First Place ($50,000 prize): “Pomelimelade” by Tim Merlau, Los Angeles, CA

This winning submission mixes a Pomegranate 5-hour ENERGY® shot with limeade, and then takes us on a musical journey through all that can be accomplished over several hours (spoiler alert:  it’s a lot).

Yummification Winning Recipe

Second Place ($30,000 prize): “Ramalamadingdong” by Mark Golembeski, Los Angeles, CA

The second place video helps us turn that 2:30 feeling frown upside down by mixing a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with lemonade.  This video has it all: a clown, a puppy, a guy in a tutu, and much more.

“Ramalamadingdong”
1 glass Lemonade
1 shot of Berry 5-hour ENERGY®

Third Place ($10,000 prize): “Arnold Power” by Zac Sheorn, Lugoff, SC

The third place winner reminds us that you don’t have to be good at sports, but mixing a Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY® shot with decaffeinated iced tea helps keep you refreshed while practicing.  And practicing.

“Arnold Power”
1 glass Decaf Iced Tea
1 shot of Pink Lemonade 5-hour ENERGY®

They all sound yummy! It must have been hard to choose with all the amazing combinations available. You can take a look at all of the winning videos here.

Which combination would you like to try?

Product, gift card, information, and giveaway have all been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.
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Cute 4th of July treats from FamilyFun magazine!

Written by lyricsmama on June 19, 2014 – 10:51 AM -

Summer is upon us, and soon will be summertime holidays!! I love making holiday themed treats, I have a Pinterest board full of them!

Come celebrate the 4th of July with me this year with some fun and tasty red, white, and blue treats created by FamilyFun Magazine.  Try some festive Pretzel Sparklers, or add some color to your favorite beverage and make some USA ice cubes! There’s so much fun to be had with food, check out some of these ideas below.

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Sweet & salty sparklers
Layered with white chocolate and studded with sprinkles and M&M’s, our pretzel treats add flare to any party spread. Cover a baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt 1 cup of white chocolate chips in a medium, heat-safe bowl according to the package directions. Use a spoon to drizzle 1 pretzel rod at a time with chocolate (you’ll have enough chocolate to make a dozen), then lay the rod on the prepared sheet and scatter it with red and blue sprinkles and M&M’s. Chill the pretzels in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets, about 15 minutes.

Red, white, and cool cubes
Tricolored spritzers offer a refreshing way to celebrate the Fourth. Make several trays of ice cubes with beverages colored red, white, and blue (we used cranberry juice, water, and Powerade Mountain Berry Blast). To serve, place the cubes in separate buckets and let guests make their own drinks with plain seltzer.

Freeze Pop Sabers:
Feel the force of ice-cold refreshment—and keep hands unfrozen—with these felt cozies. For each, cut a 3- by 4-inch rectangle from gray felt. Fold it over a freeze pop and use fabric glue to seal the side and bottom edges. Clamp the fabric closed with binder clips or clothespins, if needed. Slip the felt off the pop. Glue on stripes and dots of black and colored felt. When your pop is frozen and the glue is dry, you’re ready to battle the heat!

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Recipe: Grilled Lemon Chicken

Written by lyricsmama on May 22, 2014 – 8:10 AM -

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INGREDIENTS:

½ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

½ Cup Soy Sauce

½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger

¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

4, 6 oz Skinless, Boneless Chicken Cutlets

DIRECTIONS:

Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, ginger, and black pepper in large re-sealable plastic bag

Add chicken to bag, seal bag and then toss the bag several times to coat chicken

Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 2 hours

Heat grill pan on medium-high heat

Remove chicken from bag, discarding marinade, and cook chicken 4 to 5 minutes per side

Serve with grilled or steamed vegetables

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Recipe: Beet Salad

Written by lyricsmama on May 20, 2014 – 12:02 PM -

beets

INGREDIENTS:

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon honey

2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper

1 Small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

2, 8-ounce packages steamed and peeled beets, cut into large pieces

Chopped basil

DIRECTIONS:

Whisk together olive oil, honey, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper in bowl.

Add onions and beets and marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Garnish with basil before serving.

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