Ginger Lemonade and a Celebration!

Ginger Lemonade and a Celebration!

What better reason to come out of a blogging “hiatus” than to celebrate a new life? One of my favorite food bloggers and a dear friend, Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas, and her husband Pete have recently welcomed Baby James into the world. A slew of us are throwing a virtual party in their honor today!

A photo posted by Joanne Ozug (@fifteenspatulas) on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:40pm PDT

Joanne’s perseverance and strength through medical challenges over the past few years, as well as her many personal and professional triumphs, have inspired me again and again. And, of course, the dishes she shares on Fifteen Spatulas are always so inviting and just the kind of food I like to eat. She’s a beautiful person inside and out and I couldn’t be happier for her and Pete as they get to know their new little guy.

The Ginger Lemonade recipe that I’m sharing today was actually one that my friends and I wished we’d had around the time my own son was born. We were in a parent education group together and one of the ladies brought a pitcher of the most incredible lemonade, infused with ginger, to one of our meetings. She had a private chef and he had made it (that’s the life!). I’m not the biggest ginger fan in the world, but the spicy kick it brought to the lemonade was absolutely irresistible. We never got the recipe from her chef, but we did insist that she bring more lemonade to our subsequent meetings.

I finally figured out that Ginger Lemonade recipe (all you have to do is simmer fresh ginger with your simple syrup) — you can find it at the end of this post. Also, here are links to party dishes from the many other food bloggers who are celebrating the arrival of Baby James:

Appetizers

Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-ups from Michael of Inspired by Charm

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Sun Dried Tomato Hummus from Jeanette of Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup from Sadie of Dairy Good Life

Whipped Goat Cheese & Blueberry Balsamic Crostini from Meseidy of The Noshery

Rosemary Flatbread with Baked Goat Cheese from Heidi of FoodieCrush

Spring Herb Cream Cheese Appetizer Cups from Rachel of Rachel Cooks

Crostini with Almond Ricotta and spicy olive tapenade from Heather of HeatherChristo

Drinks

Fruit Freeze from Deborah of Taste and Tell

Mint Lemonade from Trish of Mom On Timeout

Ginger Lemonade from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts

Chocolate-Covered Rice Krispies Treats from Julie of The Little Kitchen

Orange Fluff from Jamie of My Baking Addiction

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies from Susannah of Feast + West

Mini Ombre Heart Cookies from Bridget of Bake at 350

Mini Coconut Pound Cakes from Mary of Barefeet In The Kitchen

Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting from Jennifer of Savory Simple

Unicorn Shaped Cookies from Jessie of CakeSpy

Oreo Cheesecake Bites from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles

Lemon Blueberry Bread from Glory of Glorious Treats

Blintz with Blackberry Sauce from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective

Pastel Rainbow Cake from Bree of Baked Bree

Individual Chocolate Souffles from Andie of Andie Mitchell

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Ginger Lemonade

By Kathy Strahs, PaniniHappy.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 or 6 lemons)
Read the whole recipe on Panini Happy®