Lion House Wassail

This is the recipe dad would make and serve to the ward members who came in for tithing settlement when he was the bishop in Florida.

Lion House Wassail

  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 slice fresh ginger root
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 8 whole allspice berries
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and add cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, cloves, and ginger. Cover and let stand in warm place for 1 hour.

Strain liquid into a large pot. Just before serving, add juices and cider and quickly bring to boil. Remove from heat and serve.

Seven-Up Red Satin Punch

Vintage punch recipe

  • 2 pints cranberry juice
  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 10- 7-ounce bottles 7-Up
  • 2 trays of 7-Up “ice” cubes 
Chill fruit juices and 7-Up. Prepare 7-Up “ice” cubes by pouring additional 7-Up into 2 ice cube trays. Freeze. At serving time, combine cranberry juice and apple juice in a punch bowl. Slowly pour in 7-Up. Add “ice” cubes.  Makes about 35 punch cup servings.

Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie



Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success. –Louisa May Alcott

This was so good that I felt like I was having dessert.

This is what I used:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 scoop of Pure Protein Powder (I had some in the pantry so I thought I would add it)
  • About a 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Dash of 1% milk – about 1/8 cup
  • About 5-6 cups of ice; I just kept adding ice to get a thicker smoothie


I blended it all together and when it was nice and thick, I poured into a glass and ate it with a spoon.  I had some fruit, some protein and it tasted like a delicious ice cream shake!  I poured the leftovers into a freezable container and stuck in the freezer so I could have some for breakfast.

Tomato Juice

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Here is a simple recipe for delicious tomato juice.  Yes, I am enjoying my new juicer.  I found this recipe at


  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
  • 1/2 a medium sweet green pepper
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • Black pepper

Juice all ingredients, stir and enjoy.


Green Vegetable Drink



  • 1 green apple with the seeds removed
  • 2 stalks of celery, washed and leaves removed
  • One half of a large English cucumber (next time I’ll just use a regular cucumber)
  • 3 Kale leaves
  • 1/4 of a lemon, peeled
  • A piece of fresh ginger root, about 1/2 inch in length
  • Directions

    1. Process green apples, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, and ginger through a juicer.

Dole Whip

Dole Whip

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment.  Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated.  Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.  — Viktor Frankl

This recipe is for the the popular Dole Whip served at Disney-world.

2 cans (20 oz. each) DOLE crushed pineapple
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


Drain pineapple: reserve 2 tbsp. juice.
Set aside.
Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender.
Cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags.
Store bags flat in freezer.
Freeze 1 1/2 hours or until slushy.
Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended in large bowl. Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour and serve.

Luscious Slush Punch

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“I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color.”  ― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Original recipe makes 50 4-oz servings


  •  2 1/2 cups sugar (one cup is plenty)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (3-oz) packages strawberry flavored Jello mix
  • 1 (46-oz) can of pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 quart orange juice
  • 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage


Bring the sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 separate containers and freeze.  Combine the contents of 1 container with 1 bottle of the lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage in a punch bowl; stir until slushy. Repeat with remaining portions as needed.

Fruit Slush


“The greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul.”–David O. McKay

  • 46 oz. can pineapple juice
  • 46 oz. can apricot juice
  • 12 oz. can frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 16 oz. can frozen orange juice, thawed
  • 2 quarts lemon-lime beverage OR Ginger Ale

In 5 quart non-metal container combine all ingredients, except lemon-lime beverage (or Ginger Ale if you are using that instead).  Freeze for several hours.  Remove from freezer 30-60 minutes before serving.  Fill glass with 1/2 of the mixture and 1/2 beverage.

Serves 28.