Wednesday, May 30, 2012 recipes!

 Father's Day Pops

Microwave 1 cup white baking pieces and 2Tbs. canola oil on high for a minute.  Stir and microwave in 10-second intervals until melted.  Place 12 doughnut holes, one at a time, in  mixture, using a lollipop stick to turn until covered.  Skewer each hole and remove, allowing the excess to drip off.  Put the end of the stick into a tall glass as a holder.  chill about one hour.  Use red gel color to add laces.


Strawberry Lemonade

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 9 lemons)
1/4 cup grenadine

Combine sugar and 4 cups water in a medium pan.
Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Simmer without stirring for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; let cool completely.

Pour half of syrup into a blender, add strawberries and blend until smooth.
Strain into a pitcher; discard solids.

Add remaining syrup, lemon juice and grenadine to pitcher and stir to combine.
Serve over ice, garnished with additional strawberries, if desired.

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