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Nine great tips to make drinking water taste better

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. But many of us just don’t find drinking regular water all that enjoyable.
The steps are easy to follow in all the ‘recipes’: just chop up the ingredients, slightly squeeze them to get the juice out, put them in some water and leave it in the fridge. You’ll need about 34 US fl. oz (one liter) of water, and the amount of ingredients can vary depending on your preferences.
1. Lemon and strawberry
Chop half a lemon into wedges, add a cup of chopped strawberries. Squeeze the juice out of the ingredients. Add a sprig of rosemary (optional) and pour in some water.
2. Orange, lime and lemon
Put all the ingredients, sliced up, into a jar. Squeeze the juice out, add some mint, then add the water.
3. Mint and pineapples
You’ll need only a cup of chopped pineapple for this one. Squash all the chunks, add a sprig of mint, and pour in the water.
4. Raspberry and lime
Cut one lime into wedges or rounds, add half a cup of raspberries,…

WATERMELON STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSH

Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement.  Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving.  Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.

Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.

Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink.  It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it.  Just in case you weren’t sure.
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, …

RASPBERRY MASCARPONE TART WITH CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST

A dark chocolate cookie crust filled with whipped mascarpone and topped with raspberries.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?  We really don’t go like to go crazy for this “holiday”, our life is crazy enough 🙂  Although you won’t find us in a restaurant,  maybe I’ll make dessert.   Sometimes I’ll make a heart shaped breakfast for the kids, or some heart shaped cookies.  So creative I know!
Stepping away from the hearts this year, but I definitely think that for Valentine’s Day chocolate is a must!  That’s why I started this tart with a dark chocolate cookie crust.  The rich chocolate flavor goes perfectly well with the smooth creamy whipped mascarpone filling.  Mascarpone cheese is a little indulgent (and challenging to spell!) but what better excuse than love to bake with the best ingredients.
A few simple raspberries are the topping.  I just love the gorgeous color they gave this tart.  I went with a super simple diagonal placement zig-zag typ…

HONEY CREAM CHEESE STUFFED RASPBERRY BITES

Before we get to to the topic of these yummy little bites.. Have you entered the $300 Target Gift Card Giveaway yet?  If you are already a fan of The Well Floured Kitchen, you can earn a free entry!
After a cold rainy spring thus far, it’s finally warm here in the Northeast!  Just in time for Memorial Day.  And do you know what that means?  Berries, Berries and more Berries!   Bring on the healthy!  We can finally relax and enjoy these superfoods without breaking the bank.
Raspberries have that cute little pocket and it is just screaming to be filled up.   Plus it makes the snack a little more filling, since a little half pint only goes so far.   Whipping the cream cheese makes it soft and fluffy and easy to pipe into the berries.  Oh and did I mention there are walnuts in the filling- a bit of crunch and healthy to boot.
The way I remember the P in this little berry is to always use the phonetic pronunciation.  So if you come for a visit, you may be offered some raspberries.   Perhaps o…