Tag: beverage

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix

I’d like to introduce you to my new favorite hot chocolate mix. I’ve made hot chocolate or hot cocoa mix for the past several years as part of the gift boxes I like to send to friends and family. When I started, I would make […]

Peach Bellinis and Strawberry Bellinis

Peach Bellinis and Strawberry Bellinis

For my close friend Jen’s wedding shower last August, I made peach and strawberry bellinis in addition to classic mimosas. Preparing for the mimosa and bellini bar was fun. Jen and I tried out the sparkling wine in mimosas, verifying the correct OJ to champagne […]

Horchata

Horchata

My friend Kate had a vegan taco night at her house. There are a number of delicious vegan foods – like salsa or guacamole – that I could have made to take that night. Instead, I decided that it was the perfect time for me […]

Milk Punch

Milk Punch

Milk punch is something I’ve wanted to try for a few years now, but it was for this most recent New Year’s Eve that I finally decided to make it. I adapted it from the Smitten Kitchen recipe here. I decided I would a small […]

Cherry-Peach Sangria

Cherry-Peach Sangria

Cooking Light had a series of recipes using cherries recently, and I couldn’t resist adding the recipes to my to-make list. I had some great peaches last week, so I decided I would buy more so that the first thing I made would be Cherry-Peach […]

Gin Martinis and Gin Rickeys

Gin Martinis and Gin Rickeys

Recently Alex and I have been watching more (relatively old) Good Eats recently, and one of the episodes recently extolled the virtues of classic cocktails. Since Alton Brown insisted on gin in his martinis, we decided to revisit the spirit. I enjoyed an occasional gin […]

Monster Hot Chocolate Mix

Monster Hot Chocolate Mix

I had planned to make this Hot Chocolate Mix to send with my gift packages. I made a small batch to test, but I didn’t have the time to package it and send it out as gifts. It’s delicious, so it’s on my agenda for […]

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa Mix

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa Mix

Homemade hot chocolate, made from milk or rich cream, is nearly impossible to beat. Unfortunately, it takes a little time to make. I prefer hot cocoa mixes for sheer convenience. I’ve been making my own cocoa mix for a few years. Packets of hot cocoa […]

Frozen Mochaccino

Frozen Mochaccino

Eating Well magazine has a coffee section this month. I like coffee, so of course I was a little excited about this. I made a Smoky Black Bean Soup which took coffee (and which I’ll post about in a little soon – but I’d like […]

332: Toffee Hot Chocolate

332: Toffee Hot Chocolate

I decided to make Toffee Hot Chocolate. I halved the recipe since it was just for me and Alex. I used 1% milk instead of whole milk, so I decided to substitute milk for the water the recipe called for since I didn’t want it […]