Recipe: Pink Watermelon Margarita’s

Here’s a recipe I came across in the May, 2011 issue of Glamor magazine that sounded good to me. I thought it might be nice to try for a summer gathering, or get together. It looks easy to make and should be a hit if you like watermelon.

 Pink Watermelon Margarita

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  •  Juice of 10 limes
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier, or triple sec

In a blender, combine chopped watermelon, lime juice, sugar and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.  Add the tequila and Grand Marnier or triple sec, and pulse to blend. (If your blender is too small, pour the watermelon mixture into a pitcher, and stir in the alcohol.) Fill some tall glasses with more ice, pour the margaritas, and serve. If you like salt, moisten the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip it in a thin layer of salt before adding ice to the glass.




Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on May 28th, 2011 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add An Edge To Your Kitchen…

While picking a color out for your granite countertops can be exciting, picking the edge detail can add the finishing touch to your kitchen, bathroom, bar room, etc. There are a variety of edges to choose from that can capture anything from a simple look, to a decorative look, to an elegant, smooth look. Of course, the choice you make should match your design and the appearance you desire.

Following are some popular edges to choose from:

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Granite on May 27th, 2011 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Labradorite Multi-Color Granite

In this blog, I wanted to focus on the color, Labradorite Multi-Color, which is quarried in Australia.

Labradorite Multi-Color Granite

Labradorite Multi-Color offers a unique look with shades of green, gray, black and blue. Flecks of blue and green mica can be found throughout the stone giving it some reflective qualities that are often enhanced with halogen lighting. Labradorite Multi-Color countertops would look great in a kitchen, bar room, great room, or bathroom, etc.

If you are doing some remodeling, and like green tones, you might want to check out some slabs of Labradorite Multi-color.

Here’s an example:

Labradorite Multi-Color

Thanks  for reading!



Posted in Spotlight Colors on May 26th, 2011 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Add A Classic Look To Your Kitchen With Opalescence Granite Countertops…

Over the years, the color, opalescence has been a popular choice for granite countertops. Many consumers are attracted to this color because it is a neutral tone and gives a classic look to just about any kitchen. Opalescence offers a consistent appearance and is one of the colors that can take on a different look when placed in direct sunlight.  Although it is referred to as a black tone, by some conumers, it is actually considered a green tone and offers an array of shades including:  brown, green, black, gray, and gold. If you are looking for darker tone for your remodeling project, or home, you might want to check the color opalescence.

Following are a few photos I wanted to share from a recent job we fabricated and installed:

Opalescence Granite Kitchen

Opalescence Granite

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Uncategorized on May 24th, 2011 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Recipe: Strawberry Pretzel Pie

I came across a recipe for a Strawbery Pretzel Pie on the Pillsbury website that sounded good, but I thought it had way to much sugar and calories. After looking it over, I decided I would revamp it a bit and give it a try. Turns out it was a hit. I do not know the calorie count, but I know it had way less than the original recipe I looked at. If you like strawberries, you might want to give it a try.

Strawberry Pretzel Pie

1 cup crushed pretzels
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

1 package (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Top With:
1 package fresh strawberries, sliced
1 container (12.75 oz.) Marzetti’s Sugar Free Glaze for Strawberries

Combine crushed pretzels, 1/4 cup sugar and the melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9″pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Cool.

Stir together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar, until sugar is dissolved. Carefully fold in whipped topping. Spread in cooled crust. Place a flat layer of strawberry slices on top of filling. Spread strawberry glaze on top. Refrigerate pie 4 hours, or overnight. Serve with Reddi Wip if desired.




Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on May 22nd, 2011 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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