Showing posts with label Drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drinks. Show all posts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

What I've Been Eating

I know I haven't posted many recipes here lately. My blog is mostly a place where I'm sharing links to all the other places where I write. That's ok for now. It's temporary. I hope you don't mind. In the mean time, here are a few recipes and food ideas that I have been trying. Inspired from Pinterest and from my brain. (Oh, and here are a couple more that I shared on BVT Moms Blog.)

One of my favorite breakfasts, whole grain waffle with dates and honey. It's also delicious with figs and/or ricotta cheese with a side of the internet via my laptop.


 Avocado Chicken Salad: Avocados mixed with chicken salad alongside some cheese and crackers. Delish!


 Oatmeal with honey, almonds, cranberries and cinnamon. Tasty and healthy!


These are meatballs and cheese wrapped up in a biscuit. Ummmm, yes, this is the weirdest most delicious little snack.


This was a delicious smoothie combo!


So there you have it! What have you been eating lately?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Raspberry Champagne Punch

There's nothing more festive than punch at a party! Here is my go-to celebratory punch for the Holidays!


Raspberry Champagne Punch

Ingredients:

Equal parts chilled fruit punch (the real kind, no hi-c!), champagne (I like a good Spumante) and ginger ale

Raspberry sherbet

Raspberries

Mix the drinks together in a glass pitcher or punch bowl. Scoop sherbet into pitcher or bowl. No need to measure, just fill it up! Dump in some raspberries. Sometimes I'll also add lemon or orange wedges.

Serve cold and enjoy!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Comfort in a Cup

This post is sponsored by Tempur-Pedic, the brand millions of owners trust to deliver their best night’s sleep every night. Enjoy our Buy 2, get 1 free pillow offer now and give the gift of custom comfort to someone you love. I love the word comfy. My middle son, Chase, pronounces it "comfty". How adorable is that? We love to cuddle and get comfty together quite often around here.

Comfy to me is watching a movie in some stretchy pants, a cup of flavored coffee, snuggled under a fluffy blanket. Christmas time offers so many great moments to be comfy and it is absolutely one of my favorite things to do in the month of December. Make it a Christmas movie and an eggnog latte and this girl is HAPPY.

Here are some of my favorite "Comfort in a Cup" recipes!

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate:


This is the super easy fast version. I saw a ton of recipes on Pinterest with steamed milk and espresso and yadda yadda but I'm too lazy for all that business.

Here's how I made it:
Cup of prepared coffee
Caramel sauce (about a tablespoon or two)
Packet of hot chocolate mix
Pinch of sea salt
Milk or creamer (make it caramel creamer to take it up a notch!)
Whipped cream
Extra caramel sauce to drizzle and sea salt to sprinkle on top

Mix together the coffee, hot cocoa mix, creamer or milk, caramel and sea salt. Top with whip cream and then drizzle with extra caramel sauce and sprinkle extra sea salt on top.

It's that mixture of sweet with  a hint of salty that I just can not get enough of!

Homemade Coffee Creamers

Photo courtesy of Deliciously Organic

This is something I have been wanting to do for some time now. I am totally addicted to flavored coffee creamers but not a big fan of all the junk that's in them. Here are some amazing flavors made by Deliciously Organic. Flavored coffee creamer in a hot cuppa joe is comfort all the way for me!


Hot Buttered Rum


Well I tried to show you this one as a video but my laptop decided that the file was corrupted and I couldn't redo it because I drank it all. Here is a screen shot from the video. See that smile? Hot Buttered Rum.

So. Here is the recipe. You'll have to wait a little longer to see me get merry on video. Sorry. Or You're Welcome. Whichever. Did I mention all the Hot Buttered Rum I drank?

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups softened vanilla ice cream
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon

Each Serving:
1/2 cup boiling water
1 to 3 Tbsp rum

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in the ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover and store in the freezer.

For each serving, place 1/2 cup butter mixture in a mug; add boiling water and stir to dissolve. Stir in rum.

The butter mixture can be prepared ahead of time and kept stored in the freezer. Then whenever you are ready for a cup of happy, scoop it out and mix with some hot water! Easy and delicious way to warm up on a cold night!

*Original recipe from Taste of Home Magazine

The only thing that can possibly make these drinks more comforting is the people you are sharing them with. (YES. You have to share.) Enjoy every warm and snuggly moment.

Go ahead, get comfty. And have a really wonderful Christmas!

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Comfort is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday gift list, so be sure to take advantage of Tempur-Pedic's Buy 2, get 1 free pillow offer! I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. *All of this was my idea. These are my own thoughts. Hot Buttered Rum. The End.