Happy Fourth of July!

I hope all of you are able to spend some time with your family today. For me, Fourth of July has always been about family and more specifically, getting a chance to hang out with two of my awesome nephews.

Tyler and Riley

They have been spending the week of Fourth with my parents since they were two and three years old. I always took time off work so I could get some time with them, too. This is the first year that they are not staying for the whole week.  But lucky for us, they are still coming for the actual holiday. I guess when you are a teenager, hanging out with your grand-parents and (somewhat dorky) aunt is not the ultimate experience it once was. Sigh….

Throughout the years, my mom and I have always planned our menus around the boys. Overall they are pretty adventurous and they also like to help in the kitchen. Both of the boys love fruit and I am sure they will love these pops. They are sweet, tangy, and the perfect texture.Who needs store bought when natural ones taste THIS good?

As always, I am relying on the fruit to add most of the sweetness. They are super refreshing on a hot day and you can feel good eating them because they are made from real fruit, water, and just a touch of agave.

Pineapple Pops










1 pineapple (minus 2 slices for snacking), peeled
juice of 2 small tangerines or 1 orange,
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons of agave nectar

Blend 1/2 pineapple, juice of 1 tangerine (or 1/2 orange), 1/4 cup water. Strain into a large bowl. Repeat with other half of pineapple, water, and tangerine/orange juice.

Stir in agave nectar.

Pour into molds. This will make 6 regular pops and you will have some leftover. Pour into additional molds or small paper cups.

Freeze for at least 6 hours.

pineapple popsicles







I hope you enjoy the pops and have a great Fourth of July!

ty and a flag


What are your plans for today? Fireworks: Yay or Nay?




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