Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quick Thanksgiving Decor





One of the things I love about Thanksgiving is all the warm, beautiful orange tones! It took only minutes to decorate our foyer table for the holiday. I took some dried wheat stalks and tied them together with an orange ribbon. The pumpkin cheesecake candle from Target adds to the warm decor and smells great!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
- Navi 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Mango Banana Smoothie





Hi everyone! I'm Serena & I'm going to be giving you all some great recipes.
One of my favorite things to make is my Mango Banana Smoothie which is super healthy and filling.  It makes a great breakfast and it doesn't take very long!
This makes a 28 ounce smoothie.

All you need is:
a blender
a kitchen knife
1 fresh mango
1 banana
2 cups vanilla yogurt (I use low fat)
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 - 1 Tbs. honey

Directions:
First, cut your mango and banana. Then, put your yogurt and milk into the blender. Add in the mango,banana, and honey.  Blend it on the smoothie setting for about 30 seconds and voila!  Isn't it such a pretty color. Enjoy!!

If you cant get fresh mango, frozen (1cup cubed) will do.

Check out how to cut your fresh mango: http://celebrateyourhome.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-cut-mango-into-cubes.html

Try it and comment what you think!




Monday, August 19, 2013

How to Cut a Mango Into Cubes


 I absolutely love mangoes!!  They are a great tropical, summer fruit, but they can be tricky to cut.  I'm going to show you step-by-step how to cut one into cubes. There are a lot of ways to cut mangoes but this way is quick and super easy.  Lets get right to it!

Step 1: Grab your knife, cutting board, spoon and wash your mango.



Step 2: Cut the sides off the mango, making sure to watch for the pit.



Step 3: Now put the mango on its side so it's flat on the cutting board and cut these two sides off.



Step 4: Score the mango. Make sure you don't cut through the peel.





Step 5: Grab your spoon and scoop the mango out of all four peels.



Step 6: Your mango is in cubes and ready to enjoy!



I hope this helps y'all! 
Try it and comment what you think! Did this work for you?
What is your favorite tropical fruit?

- Serena