5 Picnic Pairings for Memorial Day

| May 23rd, 2014 |
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Like a true American, I’ll be spending my long weekend kicking off the (unofficial) start of summer with a traditional backyard BBQ picnic. If you’re looking for some food & fizz inspiration for your holiday menu, take a look at what I’ll be serving this year.

Here are five picnic pairings for Memorial Day.

Green Chile Turkey Burger

Find the recipe here.

Pair with: Ole fashioned Country Time Pink Lemonade.

Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad With Avocado

Find the recipe here.

Pair with: The oh-so sophisticated Cooking Light Passionfruit-Mango.

Garlic, Olive & Tomato Pasta Salad

Find the recipe here.

Pair with: Naturally Sweetened Diet Grapefruit Pomegranate, naturally.

Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa

Find the recipe here.

Pair with: Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea (and blue corn chips).

Cola Cake

Find the recipe here.

Pair with: Classic cola of course.

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5 Summer Lemonade Recipes for Adults

| May 16th, 2014 |
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For kids, there’s nothing better on a hot afternoon during summer vacation than a cold glass of zesty lemonade. But why should kids have all the fun? Let’s mix things up and make this citrus a little more “adult-friendly.”

Here are five lemonade cocktail recipes for the summer.

1. Hibiscus Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. vodka

  • ¾ oz. vanilla simple syrup

  • ¼ oz. hibiscus syrup

  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • splash of SodaStream seltzer

2. Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Ingredients:

 

3. Smashed Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Triple Sec

  • 2 oz. Limoncello

  • 1 handful of raspberries

  • juice of two lemons

  • SodaStream seltzer

  • raw sugar

4. Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade

Ingredients:

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#MOMPOWERMENT: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Present

| May 9th, 2014 |
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Moms are the best. They cheer us on, they give the best hugs, and when they support us, it’s not just empowerment—it’s #MOMPOWERMENT.

That’s why we’re offering you the chance to give a mom in your life the best Mother’s Day present ever. All you have to do is enter our contest here and tell us how she’s inspired & empowered you to become the person you are today.

If selected as one of our winners, you’ll be able to give Mom:

1. Tickets To The Rachael Ray Show

For you, Mom, and two other awesome people.

2. A Trip To NYC

You, Mom, and two guests will have a little adventure in the Big Apple.

3. Time With You

After all, you’re the favorite, right?

4. A Heartfelt Thank You Note

Because it’s the thought that counts. And when the thought is: “You’re the best, most empowering mom in …

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Fabulous Mother’s Day Recipes for Your SodaStream

| May 2nd, 2014 |
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You do so much for your family; it’s time you get the treat you deserve. This Mother’s Day you can kick back and relax – the party is coming to you!

Sparkling water, fruity beverages and even sizzling cocktails – you can choose how you want to enjoy your day with your SodaStream.

To help you get the creative juices flowing, we created 2 fabulous recipes for you and your family. A Fizzy Cranberry-Orange drink you can enjoy with your little ones and a special treat just for you – Sparkling Pink Grapefruit-Tini!

 

Fizzy Cranberry-Orange with Citrus Ice Cubes

Frozen clementine segments stand in for ice cubes in this citrus-cranberry explosion. Better yet? The carbonation makes the frozen clementines dance in the drink, a sure treat for kids. Recipe by Andrea Lynn, author of The Artisan Soda Workshop.

Yield: 1 drink

  • 1 to 2 clementines
  • ½ cup SodaStream
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Best Family Vacation Spot: The Secret Continent

| April 17th, 2014 |
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Summer is quickly approaching and you know what that means: time for a vacaaaaation! To help you plan the ultimate family getaway, I researched the top spots from around the world. And the verdict is in.

This year’s hottest vacation spot is the Secret Continent! Get this: It’s a fanplastic resort destination smack-dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

 It has everything:

  • Carboy Blowfish

  • The Museum of Modern Junk

  • Plastic Bouillabaisse

  • Debris Couture

The one thing the Secret Continent doesn’t have is an airport, but you can access it via boat…or skydive there! (The kids will love it.)

Take a deeper dive before your vacation and discover more here.

I’ve heard that fizzers from around the globe have been giving the Secret Continent clever nicknames: Wastelandia, Plastifornia, Carbonadia. What do you think we should call it? Tell us your most creative name for the chance to win a …

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