Monday, May 25, 2009

The Very First In The Kitchen With Nessa

If you've looked at my sidebar lately, you will have noticed my brand new Homemaker Barbi badge. I am so excited to be writing a kitchen/cooking column for this wonderful online magazine. In The Kitchen With Nessa will be published every Monday. Today is my first column and I cannot wait to hear what y'all think! It is on pretty much fail proof white gravy. In honor of my column, I am browning ground beef with onions and garlic, then I'll make the gravy with that. This is our celebratory SOS! Anyway, please pop on over there, peek at my column, and let me know what you think!

Cranberry Lemonade Recipe

A cool, refreshing treat for those hot summer days. My whole family really enjoys this. It's great as a party beverage, or just whenever.

What You Need:
5 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
1 (6oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 c. 100% cranberry juice

What You Do:
Stir together 2 cups water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, whisking until sugar has dissolved. This is your simple syrup.

Stir together simple syrup, lemonade concentrate, cranberry juice, and remaining 3 cups of water.

Mix well.

Chill until time to serve.

Makes about 8 cups.