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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

How to Make Orangina at Home!

After a 7 mile run, Husband likes to quench his deep down body thirst with an Orangina.

This can get pricey at the quantities Husband’s been sucking down on a weekly basis so he came up with a recipe for a not-so-pricey homemade Orangina knockoff recipe.

homemade orangina recipe
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Later, I made our homemade Orangina even cheaper by buying Husband a Soda Stream Soda Maker (get more information about it here) so he can carbonate and his own soda water.

Homemade Orangina  Recipe


You will need:

Orange juice
Carbonated soda water
A glass is mighty helpful too

Make it:

1. Pour three parts carbonated water and one part orange juice into a glass.

2. Kick back and enjoy.

3. Repeat as needed!

Boom, instant on demand Orangina-like soda. Drink it up yum.

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