Friday, July 15, 2011

Orange Julius

Yummm... I guess I have been taking a walk down memory lane recently and made a lot of the recipes that I loved from my childhood. Orange Juliuses are so tasty! I really like this recipe too because there aren't any raw eggs or dry egg powder or anything like that... just yummy goodness!

Orange Julius
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate, thawing
1 cup milk
1 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Around 18 ice cubes

 Ok, Now for the easy part. Add all of the ingredients together except the ice cubes and blend for a few seconds, then start adding the ice cubes one at a time through the top hole on the blender. When I made it my blender was a little too powerful and so you may have to turn it off and add a few at a time then close the lid. Let it blend for as long as it takes for it to be smooth.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I think that dips are such a perfect summer snack. Now I know this isn't the healthiest dip you have ever eaten... but that is the nature of dip! You aren't going to eat the whole batch so don't get scared by the ingredients! It is just a creamy dip with some tasty bacon and tomato. :) And that is a good combination. If you really want to make it BLT dip then you can serve the dip on a platter with large leaves of lettuce on the bottom, but if you just want to eat it from the bowl like me, well then you can just call it BT dip! Enjoy!

1 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1 cup sour cream
About 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 or 2 good tomatoes, diced.

Add the mayo and sour cream and stir until smooth. Add crumbled bacon and diced tomatoes. Stir together! Now the best part... eat with your favorite cracker. :) I usually like Wheat Thins or Ritz. 

*If you want to make a reduced fat/calorie version, use light Miracle Whip and fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream.