Fruit Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water
This is the perfect time of year for one of my favorite drinks, fruit infused water.  I wrote this post a few years ago, so the date on it isn't accurate, but I wanted to keep the original post so I left the wording.  I also had to leave this original because...just look at those pups!  Our little Cookie (black pup on the right) was so tiny!!

Original post date: September 2019 (from my previous blog site)

My family loves being out in nature. Unfortunately, we don’t take the time to do it near as often as we should. 

For Labor Day, my mom came for a visit and we decided to take a hike with our 2 little dogs.



We like to take a healthy picnic lunch for our outings. Chicken salad with homemade tortillas (you can find the recipe here) to the rescue!  

We added a little fruit infused water for a refreshing drink and we were ready to go.




We each had a jar with our name on the lid. We simply added water and fruit to the jar, left it out in the sun while we enjoyed our picnic and then we were ready to sip away at our refreshing fruit infused water!

Pictured here is a frozen fruit blend of strawberries, mango, pineapple, and peach. Yum!


More fruit blends to try:

  • berries like blueberry, raspberry, or blackberry
  • apples
  • mint leaves
  • rosemary leaves
  • oranges
  • limes 
  • lemons
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Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

My family absolutely loves homemade tortillas. Not only do they taste so much better than store bought, but we also know exactly what ingredients are in them. With all the dietary needs our family has, this is a pretty big deal.


Rolling out tortillas may not be hard, but I knew I wanted to make things as quick and easy as possible if I was going to be making tortillas on a regular basis. So, we bought this tortilla press and have used it for so much more than just tortillas.  It also makes the perfect personal-size pizza! 


Now for the super easy instructions and recipe! 





Add ingredients to the mixer and divide dough into 16 balls.  Once the dough is divided, I do one of 2 things: I either let them rest for 15 min so I can cook and enjoy them right away, or I freeze them on a cookie sheet, put them in a bag, and use them later.


Now, on to the fun tortilla press! I have found that cutting open a gallon sized ziploc bag works best for this. Open up the bag, place the dough in the center and press 4 times, turning 1/4 of a turn each time. This helps give the tortillas a more even rounded look.