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Cookies ‘n Creamtini. Remember when Cookies ‘n Cream flavored ice cream was the new cool flavor back in the 1980′s?

Cookies ‘n Creamtini

Now it’s just one of the many many MANY quirky flavors around. You’re lucky if you can find plain ol’ chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream among all the other flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’m all for fun new quirky flavors and combinations for ice cream and anything else (see my exhibit A: Chunky Elvis Ice Cream, Exhibit B: Crunchy Chicken Stuffed Waffle Pops & Maple Dijon Dip, and Exhibit C: Mexican Chocolate Snowball Cookies just to name a few of my quirky recipes…) . For my new “-tini “recipe I couldn’t help but get inspired by that oldie but goodie Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream. Add this Cookies ‘n Creamtini to the list of my other recent “-tinis” including: Kids in the Kitchen: Glow in the Dark Food, Magic Colors, and Giant Bubbles! If you’re coming in late, we’re doing back to school week!

Kids in the Kitchen: Glow in the Dark Food, Magic Colors, and Giant Bubbles!

Kate’s done 2 great posts about Breakfast on the run, and School Lunches. And I showed you a fun rainy day recipe for homemade Slime- perfect for entertaining little (and who are we kidding? BIG) hands. Today I have a little hodge-podge of 3 more kitchen tricks. This stuff is purely for fun, and for making your kids think you are awesome. #1 Glow in the Dark Food The secret to glowing food is tonic water (diet tonic water works too). Fun, right?? Magical glowing beverages! My kids thought that glowing jello was pretty much the coolest thing ever. Now tonic water does have a nasty bitter taste to it. Think of other creative uses and gather stuff on your kitchen table. . #2 Magic Milk Colors We have an issue in our house with sippy cups. Place milk in a shallow dish and add some drops of liquid food coloring. Now grab a *magic* toothpick. And let your kiddo touch the milk with it. Peach Lemonade Coolers.

Set the table-scape and call me Sandra Lee, because its cocktail time and it's semi-home made.

Peach Lemonade Coolers

Last week, my husbands sister and her family visited from Vienna. I knew for a short trip, we would not eat at home much, but I had bought plenty of snacks to have on hand for when we were home. Including a ton of Georgia peaches. I may have overbought just a little, because I still had a handful of peaches left when the house emptied out.

I saw a post on The Naptime Chef for Roasted Peach Lemonade. So I just improvised. The next night, I used the last peach and forgot to peel it first. Peach Lemonade Coolersinspired by The Naptime Chef 2 medium sized, ripe peaches, peeled, halved and pitted 1/2 cup lemonade 1 ounce vodka of choice Puree the peaches and lemonade in a blender until smooth. Pour vodka over ice in a rocks glass. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini. Reese’s Peanut Butter cups happen to be quite a commodity in our household.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Martini

And, for some very strange reason their value seems to increase exponentially during Halloween. Thanks to my careful and thoughtful planning I invested in a small Reese’s Peanut Butter hedge fund anticipating their upcoming increase. Which has allowed me to prepare such a delightful cocktail during the height of trick-or-treating season. Wether or not Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a high commodity in your household, past trends have shown that after a week or two post Halloween they seem to come back down to what I would consider “normal” value. Keep in mind that to make this “candy-like” martini you’ll be infusing your own vodka, so there is a week of planning ahead that you’ll have to do. Weekend Cocktail~ Pink Grapefruit Margaritas « There Goes the Cupcake… These margaritas will certainly liven up your weekend, both refreshing and delicious.

Weekend Cocktail~ Pink Grapefruit Margaritas « There Goes the Cupcake…

They are super simple to make, the only catch being, you need fresh limes, it really makes a difference. Make these at your next party, they are sure to be a hit. Pink Grapefruit Margaritas From: Barefoot Contessa’s How Easy Is That 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)1 cup triple sec orange liqueur3 cups ice1 cup silver tequila1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt. If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Makes 4 drinks. * Just as a note: it is important to use Ruby Red grapefruit juice, it is much sweeter than regular and it has the lovely pink color. Like this: Cocktail - HIGHLYFAVOREDBRIDE's Blue Wedding by Color Blog.