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Category Archive: Beverages

Dairy Free EggNog with Vegan Options (Crazy Ingredient Challenge)

Dairy Free Eggnog with Vegan Options: When you or your guests need to go dairy free try this eggnog made with homemade rice and almond milk.

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Warm Up with Mulled Apple Cider (plus Tasty Tuesdays)

Warm up your autumn and winter festivities with some spicy apple cider. food gift idea, hostess gift.
 
 

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International Recipes for the Olympics plus Tasty Tuesdays

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio are right around the corner, so this week I compiled some fabulous recipes from across the globe to get you in the spirit.   I’d be here all day if I posted recipes from every country that will be participating in the Games, but I did my best …

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No Sugar Added Citrus Squash Drink plus Tasty Tuesdays

Have you ever heard of a “Squash” drink? I am not talking about a pumpkin smoothie. This is a refreshing alcohol free bubbly citrus drink. Traditionally it is a Lemon Squash, and Martha Stewart has a recipe for a Lime Squash. But, I decided to combine lemon, lime and orange to make a Citrus Squash. …

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Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

While perusing one of my favorite linky parties I stumbled on this recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Shrub from at The Whole Serving. And I knew I had to try it. And not just because I had a half flat of strawberries in the fridge a friend gave me. It intrigued me. A “shrub”, you ask? …

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Herb Infused Limoncello – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

It is time for another Crazy Ingredient Challenge, when our intrepid bloggers choose two ingredients not normally paired together and try to make a dish with them. This month we chose thyme and lemons as our two ingredients. Not exactly a strange combination. These two ingredients pair together nicely in so many different ways. But, …

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Red Eye Gravy plus other Coffee Recipes (and Tasty Tuesdays Link Up Party)

Happy National Coffee Day, America!!! Caff-eine Caff-eine Caff-eine YEAH! Perhaps I might have had a little too much before writing this post. But it was only one cup… I am a coffee drinker. Home brewed usually, or at a local coffee shop with friends (I’m too cheap for THE coffee place). Usually just one cup in the …

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Mexican Independence Day Beverages

Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16. No, it is not on May 5th. Really, Google it if you don’t believe me. I’ll wait. If Mother Nature is blessing you with an extended summer (read scorching hot and humid) like she is us here in Southern California, you might want something cool and refreshing …

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Ango Soda

Hurricane Blanca, now Tropical Storm Blanca, is on the way to my neck of the woods. It is hot and sticky and miserable outside. The perfect time for a nice refreshing alcohol free Ango Soda. You might also like these posts Dairy Free EggNog with Vegan Options (Crazy Ingred… Made It Loved It – Strawberry …

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Simple and Healthy Spring Brunch Menu plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

Spring is a wonderful time for brunch, whether it is for Easter or Mother’s Day or just because it is Spring and the weather is getting beautiful. I have selected some of our favorite recipes that would make a wonderful late morning meal. And all are both simple to make and healthy (at least healthier). …

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Traditional Irish Coffee

Today is Irish Coffee Day, and for many of you in frigid temperatures I am sure some spiked creamy coffee sounds pretty tasty right about now. I came over to the site a few hours ago so I could share our recipe on social media (you are following us aren’t you?). Oopsy! I quickly realized that …

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7 Scrumptious Recipes for Hot Buttered Rum

January 17th is Hot Buttered Rum Day according to Serendipity and Spice’s A Blogger’s List of National Days.  An extensive 5 minute search found that no one seems to know  how or when this holiday was started, but who cares. It gives me something to blog about. Hot Buttered Rum originated in Colonial America when molasses …

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Rumtopf Recipe and Printable

Rumtopf takes the longest to prepare of any recipe I have on the site. It literally takes MONTHS! But that is all sitting time. The actual work is less than 5 minutes a month. What is Rumtopf? Literally translated it means Rum Pot in German. In Danish it is spelled Rumkrukke. It is a way to preserve …

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24 Apple Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

I am so excited to be co-hosting the fabulous Tasty Tuesdays Linkup again this week. Last week we had so many delicious recipes shared! I noticed quite a few apple recipes, including our Fall Harvest Pancakes. Did you see them all?   Spiced Apple Bread from A Mind “Full” Mom Apple Cranberry Crisp from the …

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Berry Hibiscus Cooler

Technically this is not a copycat recipe from a certain chain of coffee houses that shall remain nameless, you know, the omnipresent one that is on almost every street corner, mall and grocery store these days. Their Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher is made with fresh blackberries and “a boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract”. Mine is a tisane, a …

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New Year’s Eve Party Recipes

Wow, I have been so busy enjoying my family this week that I haven’t had a chance to get over here and post. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate the holiday, otherwise I hope you have had a wonderful week. To top off my laziness I am going with another recipe round up. This …

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Cotton Candy Cooler

I am guessing I am not the only parent to have this experience. You take your kid(s) to the fair (carnival, beach, amusement park, etc.), you are wandering around taking in the sights and having fun – then WHAM! They see it. The sickeningly sweet brightly colored spun sugar stuffed into bags dangling from snack booths everywhere …

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Homemade Kahlua

(Warning! This post discusses alcohol and is intended for adults over the legal drinking age in their area) I started getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas today by making one of Ma’am’s best, most asked for recipes – Kahlua. It is a simple thing to make but you need to make it early and let …

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Enchiladas, Margaritas and Micheladas

I feel the same about Cinco de Mayo as I do about St Patrick’s Day. Both have become perverted by the alcohol industry in America (particularly the beer industry). What started as a celebration of ethnic pride has in many cases just turned into an excuse to go out and drink heavily. Ugh! So, am I selling out …

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Hawaiian Bread or Rolls

Oh those light incredibly fluffy slightly sweet little rolls! I adore them. And so does my son and his girlfriends. Here they are enjoying some with a few juice boxes after their Easter egg hunt. I think they would have been happy just having that for lunch. Meanwhile, their mothers and I wondered if we …

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.