My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Best Lemonade

There are some things that are just not seasonal with me. I see no reason not to drink lemonade, sweet tea, and iced coffee any time of the year. You don't eat homemade ice cream just in the summer, right!

I think I have the best sweet tea and iced coffee recipes in the world. Now I feel the same about my lemonade. If you've had better lemonade, please send me the recipe! Make this at least an hour before serving and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

The Best Lemonade
serves 8
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6 juicy lemons
1 cup sugar
6 cups water
Fresh mint sprigs

Scrub the lemons with a little soapy water to remove any oil or wax coating. Rinse them well. Cut the lemons in half and put in a 2-quart heat resistant pitcher. Add the cup of sugar

Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the lemons, stirring to dissolve the sugar. As soon as the lemons are cool enough to handle (30 to 40 minutes), squeeze the juice out of them into the pitcher. Discard the lemons. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Pour the lemonade into iced glasses, garnishing with sprigs of mint.


  1. there is nothing quite as good as fresh lemonade!

  2. Never heard of this method of making lemonade but looking forward to giving it a try!


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