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Mango Lime Refresher

Mango Lime Refresher

mango lime refresher

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Number of Servings: 10

Let’s elevate the tailgate experience at your place. Nothing like watching college football from home, while enjoying all your favorite treats. In honor of the season I created a lovely drink that has become the number one request in my house. This mango lime refresher brings a tropical freshness to the tailgating experience. Offering a cool balance between bites, and quenching your thirst at the same time. Give it a try, my guess is you will love it as much as my family does. Then hop over to the awesome “Tailgate At Your Place” site , the digital destination that will help you throw the “ultimate” home tailgate party. It is such a wealth of tailgating party info, you’ll be able to find college football trivia, party tips, and other recipes. Throwing parties has never been so easy. Here’s the bonus part, when you interact with the site, you have a chance to win one of hundreds of prizes! Isn’t that cool? Make this drink! Go to the site and be ready to enjoy the football season!


  • 2 – large ripe mangos (peeled, and all flesh cut from bone)
  • 2 – limes (peeling removed)
  • 1 – 1 inch strip of lime peel (reserved from peelings of lime)
  • 1/2 – cup sugar
  • 9 – cups water
  • 10 – strawberries


  1. Add mango pieces, lime, lime peeling, sugar, and 2 cups water to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Strain mixture through a sieve. Allowing all liquid to pass through. Discard pulp.
  4. Add mango/lime liquid to a pitcher, then add remaining 7 cups of water to pitcher and mix to combine.
  5. Place pitcher in the fridge for a minimum of and hour and a half to chill.
  6. Serve cold and garnish glass with a strawberry.
  7. Enjoy!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Red Baron. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spicy Mango Lime Leather #Mangover + A Mango Giveaway

Spicy Mango Lime Leather #Mangover + A Mango Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post between National Mango Board and Motherhood. However the opinions and recipe are 100% mine.

Hands down Mango is my most desired fruit. I could eat it all day if you let me. I didn’t grow up eating the tropical fruit, in fact I rarely remember eating fruit growing up at all, let alone something slightly exotic like Mango. Instead I grew up eating candy from Mexico that was shaped like a fruit and always a bit spicy. Not enough spice  to turn you away, but just enough to quench your craving and leave you wanting more. My favorite was the mango candy. Many moons later I had fresh mango sliced with a tinge of fresh lime juice splashed on top and a pinch of chile powder. A man was standing on the street selling chopped fruit and I picked mango since I knew for sure I loved the candy. It was absolute heaven, I think the fruit actually shut me up, I didn’t speak or say a word. I was too lost in the moment of savoring this delicious treat that I had to keep silent in order to taste it all with every ounce of my being. The rest is history and since then I am a serious mango consumer. I can not walk into a super market and pass the mango bin without packing a bag to take home.

The other day I was packing a lunch for my son and thought I would pack him a fruit leather. As I packed him his lunch I thought back to the candy I loved as a child with the mango, lime and chile…. I thought my son would enjoy it. The next day I made him this lovely mango leather and he ate it and asked for more.

Ingredients for spicy mango lime leather:

  • 2- ripe mangos
  • 1 – large ripe lime (juiced)
  • 1 – tablespoon tajin
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Peel mango with a potato peeler, then cut flesh on each side of the bone. 
  3.  Dice mango into cubes.
  4. Place all mango cubes in a food processor 
  5. Squeeze lime over mango, then add the tajin.  
  6. Pulse until completely smooth.
  7. Pour mango puree onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with a baking mat or wax paper. 
  8. Bake for 8 hours at 180 degrees fahrenheit.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  10. Slowly and gently pull the leather away from the baking mat.
  11. Cut the edges of the leather off to make a perfect square.
  12. Cut  leather into long strips. 
  13. Place the leather strip onto a piece of wax paper and cut the wax paper to fit size of strip. 
  14. Roll the strip up into a compact roll. 
  15. Store in an air tight container for up to a week.
  16. Enjoy!

How to store mangos:

  • Keep unripe mangos at room temperature.
  • Mangos shouldn’t be refrigerated before they are ripe.
  • To speed up ripening, place mangos in a paper bag at room temperature.
  • Once ripe, mangos should be moved to the refrigerator, which will slow down the ripening process. Whole, ripe mangos may be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  • Mangos may be peeled, cubed and placed in an airtight container in the freezer for up to six months.

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My Heart Belongs To Mango Rum Streusel Cupcakes

My Heart Belongs To Mango Rum Streusel Cupcakes

If you know me, then you know I heart coffee cake big time. I seek it out, I crave it, and I go absolutely bonkers when I find a good one. Rarely do I make it myself….. I don’t really know why that is, maybe from sheer fear that I will eat every last crumb and share none. I get stingy and greedy when I have a good piece of coffee cake in front of me, it’s kinda funny to see. Here is my solution to a piece of coffee cake…. I made coffee cupcakes…. that way I will know exactly how many I’m eating and it forces me to share. In this case, I curse the cupcake, but I know it’s the right thing to do.

Ingredients for Mango Rum Streusel Cupcakes:

  • 1 – box of yellow cake mix (make batter according to package with eggs, water, and oil)
  • 1 – mango (peeled, cut, and diced into small little cubes)
  • 2/3 – cup flour
  • 1/2 – cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 – cup sugar
  • 1/2 – cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 1/2 – teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 – tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 1 – tablespoon rum


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Mix cake mix according to box, by mixing cake mix, oil, water and eggs together until combined.
  3. Line a cupcake pan with cup cake liners.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of batter to each cupcake holder.
  5. Peel and cut mango into small cubes. 
  6. Then add a teaspoon of mango to the top of each cupcake holder. Set to the  side. 
  7. In a bowl combine flour, almonds, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Give it a good mix. 
  8. With the tips of your fingers bend in the butter until fully incorporated. 
  9. Once streusel becomes crumbly, pour rum over the top then toss crumbly streusel to combine.
  10. Top each cupcake with 1 teaspoon of streusel. 
  11. Bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool for an hour. 
  13. Enjoy!