Tag: beverage

330: Mocha Hot Cocoa (BHG)

330: Mocha Hot Cocoa (BHG)

I decided to make the Mocha Hot Cocoa recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, but I originally left the coffee out of it so that Alex could enjoy it. I also planned on sending individual packets of homemade cocoa mix to my family for Christmas, […]

325: Hot Chocolate (Food Network)

325: Hot Chocolate (Food Network)

It’s cold outside, and since it’s after Thanksgiving, I finally have a Christmas tree in my house. That means there’s nothing better for an evening than to light a candle, make hot cocoa, and sit in front of the tree (while blogging about hot chocolate, […]

312: Hot Cocoa Mix

312: Hot Cocoa Mix

I like making my own hot cocoa mix. I haven’t done the math on it, but I generally assume that it’s less expensive to make my own, given the quantities of it I drink during the year. I also like that I can control what […]

298: Hot Cocoa (Joy of Baking)

298: Hot Cocoa (Joy of Baking)

Another cold night, another Hot Cocoa recipe. I chose this particular recipe tonight because it was a single serving, and I was only making it for myself. Very simple recipe, really. Heat milk on the stove. Meanwhile, combine sugar, dutched cocoa powder, and cream or […]

290: Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

290: Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

It’s cold! We had our first freeze on Thursday night, and I finally turned on the furnace. However, we keep the thermostat set pretty low, so Friday night was a pretty good time to make hot chocolate. I decided to shake things up a little […]

218: Cucumber Lemonade Chiller

218: Cucumber Lemonade Chiller

With my abundant cucumbers, I decided to try something a little different by making a Cucumber Lemonade Chiller. You puree cucumbers and rosemary and strain off the juice, mixing it with lemon juice, agave syrup, gin, and water to make lemonade. I got some of […]

195: Raspberry Limeade

195: Raspberry Limeade

I decided to make Raspberry Limeade while my friend Karen was here. [Do you see a theme? People visit or I visit people, so I cook!] I was afraid that Alex and I wouldn’t be able to drink the entire recipe by ourselves, so Karen’s […]

166: Latin Limeade

166: Latin Limeade

It was 9pm on June 30, and I needed to make another recipe to make 30 recipes during the month of June. I’d planned on making something else as Recipe #166, but I didn’t have enough of an integral ingredient for it. I wasn’t really […]

102: Raspberry-Avocado Smoothie

102: Raspberry-Avocado Smoothie

One day I read an article about using avocados in smoothies in place of yogurt. I like avocados, so I thought I’d try it. The recipe for a Raspberry-Avocado Smoothie is pretty simple – it’s 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, 3/4 cup each orange juice and […]

86: Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

86: Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Last week was not only unseasonably warm – my building still had the heat on, which meant my office was brutally hot. We would open the windows first thing in the morning, which made the warmth bearable until about 11am. I wish I had taken […]