Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade

Summertime is here and it’s time to cool off with a refreshing drink.

1 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
rinds of 2 lemons
1 cup lemon juice
4 cups cold water
ice

In small saucepan, make a syrup by adding 1 cup water, sugar and lemon rinds. Stir on medium low heat until sugar dissolves completely, and boil for 7 minutes. Cool. In a large pitcher, combine syrup, lemon juice and 4 cups of cold water. Stir well and serve immediately over ice.

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Hawaiian Dream Cake

This is a yummy cake that blends coconut, pineapple and lemon for a nice tropical taste.  Let this one chill for at least 5 hours so the flavors can blend.  Makes for a really moist and yummy dessert!

1 yellow cake mix
1 small box (3 oz.) instant lemon pudding
2 cups cold milk
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 – 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained really well
1 – 8 oz. Cool Whip
coconut

  1. Bake cake according to box directions in a 9″ x 13″ glass dish.  Allow to cool.
  2. Beat together pudding mix, milk and cream cheese, then fold in pineapple.
  3. When cake has cooled, spread with mixture.
  4. Spread Cool Whip over mixture and sprinkle with coconut (amount to your desire)
  5. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours, or overnight.