Berry Fizz

by Marla on April 10, 2013 · 167 comments

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Berry Fizz | Italian Soda or Cocktail Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

It happened again….

One of my amazing food bloggin’ pals has hit the ground running with a spectacular cookbook! Heather Christo’s Generous Table is something you need in your hands now. Talk about an abundance of beauty, creativity and awe inducing recipes. I am thrilled to share this cookbook with you today. Heather gave me free reign to choose any recipe from her book. Thanks girl!

I went with the Berry Fizz. The name, simplicity and perfect flavors behind this simple beverage has me bubbling over with JOY…

Heather Christo's Generous Table | Berry Fizz Recipe & Cookbook giveaway on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Do you all ready follow Heather Christo’s blog? If not you must! This talented gal was trained at culinary school and is a pro chef, party planner & entertainer. In her cookbook recipes are divided into seasonal chapters ~ with a focus on holidays, parties and entertaining.

I promise you this: you will feel like Heather is by your side easing any entertainment fears or jitters. The recipes are simple to prepare, yet elegant and memorable.

Besides ~ Heather’s beauty, smile & grace will capture you from cover to cover.

Berry Fizz | Italian Soda or Cocktail Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Heather calls this natural soda ~ Italian soda without the artificial syrups that we so often see in this kind of beverage.

Berry Fizz | Italian Soda or Cocktail Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

What could more fabulous than muddled fruits and fizzy water? Add a touch of your favorite natural sweetener if you wish. You can mash/muddle the berries on the bottom of the glass with a pestle or fork. It is quite fun actually!

You can also drink it out of a sparkly princess glass…

Berry Fizz | Italian Soda or Cocktail Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Use any seasonal fruits you have on hand.

You can also add mint leaves if you wish. Muddle them into the mix or simply garnish with them.

As great as this drink is for kids as is. This fizz would also make the perfect cocktail. Add your favorite spirits for a fruity ~ fizzy ~ boozy kick. A few ounces of light rum, vodka or gin would add a touch of celebration at showers and parties.

Berry Fizz | Italian Soda or Cocktail Recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Berry Fizz {Heather Christo’s Generous Table | Cookbook Giveaway}

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 Berry Fizz

Berry Fizz {Heather Christo’s Generous Table | Cookbook Giveaway}

Ingredients

    Berry Fizz Italian Soda
  • a handful of your favorite Fresh Berries (I like raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • Sweetener of choice, if needed (I like Plain Stevia Drops
  • 6-8 ounces Carbonated Soda Water
  • garnish with Fresh Mint
  • Berry Fizz Cocktail
  • same ingredients as above
  • 2 ounces Light Rum, Vodka, Gin or your favorite spirit

Method

  • Muddle berries in the bottom of a tall glass with a fork or pestle. Add sweetener & carbonated water. For an adult cocktail add spirits. Stir gently to combine. Top with a sprig of fresh mint and some more fresh berries.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2013/04/10/berry-fizz-recipe/

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Two FamilyFreshCooking.com fans can win signed copies of this book. Within the pages of this beautiful cookbook you will find 105 recipes, entertaining decorating tips and helpful sidebars with all kinds of smart tid-bits. Heather Christo’s Generous Table is available now for pre-order.

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 midnight PST. Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway copies will ship quarterly to USA entries only.

To Enter (up to 7 entries per person)

  • Mandatory Entry Go to HeatherChristo.com website and tell me which recipe you would like to try.

Extra Entries: Leave a Separate Comment for Each

 Homemade Soda Recipe Links

Heather Christo’s Generous Table by Heather Christo © 2013 Kyle Books

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1 Leah | So, How's It Taste? April 10, 2013 at 6:18 am

The Cheese & Cream Baked Potatoes. They look heavenly. Although there weren’t many recipes on her site that I wouldn’t want to make!

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2 Leah | So, How's It Taste? April 10, 2013 at 6:19 am

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3 Leah | So, How's It Taste? April 10, 2013 at 6:20 am

I follow Heather on twitter!

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4 Tieghan April 10, 2013 at 6:20 am

Those glasses are so cute, this cookbook is awesome beyond words and this drink sounds so refreshingly good!

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5 Maria April 10, 2013 at 6:26 am

I am loving Heather’s book and I can’t wait to make this drink!

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6 Rosa April 10, 2013 at 6:29 am

A refreshing drink and lovely book!

Cheers,

Rosa

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7 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir April 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

That berry fizz looks and sounds so refreshing! It’s hitting 80 here in Philly, so I could totally use one of these this evening.

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8 Sarah April 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

I would make the asparagus pesto pizza! That berry soda looks delicious.

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9 Sarah April 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

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10 Jenny Flake April 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

How gorgeous is this?! Just stunning! Congrats to Heather and her beautiful book!

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11 Marta @ I love breakfast April 10, 2013 at 7:03 am

This soda is a killer! Looks so amazing! Thank you an introduction to Heather’s blog.

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12 Kelly April 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

Heather’s BLT Pasta looks delicious!!

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13 Kelly April 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

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14 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective April 10, 2013 at 7:08 am

Yay for Heather! This look so refreshing–can’t wait to try it!

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15 Kelly April 10, 2013 at 7:09 am

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16 Heather Christo April 10, 2013 at 7:26 am

Oh Marla, thank you so much for such a beautiful post! and goodness you know how to make a stunning photo girl! boy did you do those fizz’s justice :)

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17 Kari M April 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

I’d love to try the Roasted Chicken Nachos.

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18 kris@marthafied April 10, 2013 at 9:07 am

How fabulous! Looks so refreshing and fresh!! Where did you get the princess glasses? How adorable!! I’m off to check out Heather Christo…

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19 Marla April 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

Kris…those sparkly princess glasses were a gift. Purchased somewhere in Orange County I suspect ~ sorry I cannot be more of a help!

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20 Jackie @ The Beeroness April 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

So excited for Heather, she is a gem that one. And the book looks as amazing as she is!

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21 debbie April 10, 2013 at 9:56 am

I would love to try spicy halibut ceviche.
YUM>

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25 debbie April 10, 2013 at 9:59 am

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27 barbara n April 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

I would love to try the Fresh Chicken Spring Rolls

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28 Maureen April 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

Back in November there was the Cheesy artichoke Pumpkin dip. Sounds divine

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29 Jennifer April 10, 2013 at 10:52 am

I would love to try the Apple Caramel Pie!

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30 Jennifer April 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

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33 Jennifer April 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

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34 Jennifer April 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

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35 Jennifer April 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

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36 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

Congrats on the book, Heather!!

Great styling, Marla! I need this sips in my life. Pinned!

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37 Jessica Z April 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

I would love to try the Caramel Pumpkin Pie Bars. Pumkpin is my favorite flavor ever!!

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38 Jessica Z April 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

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41 Jessica Z April 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

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42 Jessica Z April 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

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43 Jessica Z April 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

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44 Heather April 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

My top choice: Beet, arugula and goat cheese pizza!

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45 Heather April 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

A fan of the Marla Meridith Lifestyle Facebook fan page.

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46 Heather April 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

A fan of the Family Fresh Cooking fan page on FB as well.

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47 Heather April 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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48 Heather April 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Following Heather Christo on Twitter also.

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49 Heather April 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

And a fan of the Heather Christo Facebook fan page!

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50 Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats April 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Oh yum…I just saw her coconut cinnamon rolls. Insane!

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51 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

The recipe I would like to try most are the Triple Coconut Cinnamon Rolls… they sound delicious!

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52 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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53 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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54 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

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55 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

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56 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I now follow Heather Christo on Twitter

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57 Jacqui April 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm

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58 Denise Fedor April 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Cheese and Cream Baked Potatoes. YUM.

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59 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 10, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Triple Coconut Cinnamon Rolls sound amazing!

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60 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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62 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

So, so gorgeous!

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63 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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64 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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65 Margene April 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm

I would love to make the Triple Coconut Cinnamon Rolls plus lots more!

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66 Marla April 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Yay!! You won a signed cookbook :)

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69 Denise Fedor April 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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70 jessica w April 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I would love to try the coconut cinnamon roll!

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75 jessica w April 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

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77 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I would like to try the Grilled Crostini with Serrano Ham!!

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78 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

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81 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

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82 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

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83 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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84 Jenna April 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I am going to try your shredded brussels sprouts with fried goat cheese.

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90 Jenna April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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91 Julie @ Table for Two April 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I’m so in love with her book! This drink looks so refreshing and I love the effervescence in it!

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92 Joan April 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Lemon blueberry shortcake sounds perfect right about now.

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93 Joan April 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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94 Joan April 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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95 Joan April 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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96 Megan {Country Cleaver} April 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I have been flipping through her book and eyed that one immediately!! Cant’ wait to make it. And about 52 other things in it too!! Oh wait, that’s all of it!

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97 Julie April 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm
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101 Kelly April 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I once made Heather’s reduce basalmic caprese appetizers for my dinner club, it was a huge hit!

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102 Kelly April 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

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104 Kelly April 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

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105 TaraO April 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Thanks for sharing this great blogger!
I must make her strawberry bars ASAP.

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106 TaraO April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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107 Michelle S April 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I didn’t have to look very far down the list of recipes. I would make the Spicy Halibut Ceviche. Yummy!

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108 Michelle S April 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

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112 Marla April 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Yay! You are a cookbook winner :)

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113 Michelle S April 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm

So excited!! Thank you <3

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114 Kandi April 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

I looked through so many of her recipes, but one I saw for sure that I will definitely be trying was her Apricot Glazed Ham and Biscuits. Looked wonderful, but yet easy enough for me to make.

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115 Kandi April 11, 2013 at 12:03 am

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116 Kandi April 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

I visited your Facebook page (and by the way, love the camo baseball cap :)

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117 Kandi April 11, 2013 at 12:06 am

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118 Kandi April 11, 2013 at 12:08 am

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119 Kandi April 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

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120 Andrea April 11, 2013 at 4:12 am

The Berrylicious Rainbow Smoothie is so clever and cute :)

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121 Andrea April 11, 2013 at 4:13 am

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122 Andrea April 11, 2013 at 4:13 am

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123 Andrea April 11, 2013 at 4:13 am

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124 Andrea April 11, 2013 at 4:14 am

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125 Andrea April 11, 2013 at 4:15 am

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126 Kevin (Closet Cooking) April 11, 2013 at 5:26 am

That drink looks so refreshing and good!

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127 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:13 am

I would like to try the French Onion Soup! It looks delicious!

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128 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:14 am

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129 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:15 am

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130 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

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131 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:17 am

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132 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

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133 Kesha April 11, 2013 at 6:22 am

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134 Melissa Schreier April 11, 2013 at 7:06 am

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135 Lauren April 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

Lemon blueberry shortcake sounds delicious!

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136 Meg Davis April 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Her peach coconut pancakes sound so good right now!

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137 Meg Davis April 11, 2013 at 4:05 pm

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138 Meg Davis April 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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139 Meg Davis April 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I also follow you on twitter!

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140 Lauren April 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Lemon blueberry shortcake sounds delicious!!

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141 R April 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

Omg basically all of the recipes under the Banana category, the Beans & Lentils category, and the Breads & Rolls category! Especially the Banana-Sweet Potato Bread. Mmmm :)
Thanks a bunch for this!

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142 Nutmeg Nanny April 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

That drink looks amazing! I love your glasses too :)

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143 Marla April 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Thanks so much ~ in the upcoming months you guys will see waaayyy too much of those glasses ;)

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144 Mary April 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

These drinks are beautiful, Marla. Those glasses are super fun too!

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145 Marian (Sweetopia) April 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

Looks so good! Love Heather and can’t wait to try some recipes from her book!

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146 Shanna@ pineapple and coconut April 13, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I think my recipe choice would be a tie between the wine and butter steamed clams and the triple coconut cinnamon rolls. Both look amazing!!!

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147 Shanna@ pineapple and coconut April 13, 2013 at 11:04 pm

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148 Shanna@ pineapple and coconut April 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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149 Shanna@ pineapple and coconut April 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I follow both of your pages on facebook ( It seems the link to Heather’s on facebook is a broken link)

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150 Trish W April 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I want to make the Salmon Chowder recipe. It sounds delicious!

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151 Trish W April 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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154 Trish W April 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

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155 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I’m definitely going to try the Cookies and Cream donuts, they would make a great Sunday morning breakfast!

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156 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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157 MaryAnn D April 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I would love to try the blood orange bourbon smash.

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158 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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159 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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160 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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161 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I follow Heather Christo on Twitter.

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162 Jeffrey April 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I like Heather Christo on Facebook.

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163 Nikki April 17, 2013 at 10:01 am

I want to try pizza rolls

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164 Caroline B April 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I would like to try the Fresh Chicken Spring Rolls

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165 Rachel Davidson April 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I would love to try her Doughnut Recipe.

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166 Rachel Davidson April 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm

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167 BlackAsphodel October 10, 2014 at 1:55 pm

It looks so good the way it’s presented in the glasses.

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