Beverages

Blueberry Smoothies Recipe

Blueberry Smoothies Recipe

There are few things on this planet as satisfying as blueberry smoothies. They’re healthy, refreshing, speedy to make, and yummy! Blueberry Smoothies Ingredients   2 cups frozen blueberries 1/2 frozen banana 1 1/4 cups apple juice Small handful of fresh, clean spinach (optional) Place ingredients […]

Dark Cocoa Mix Recipe

Dark Cocoa Mix Recipe

Because sometimes while you enjoy the childlike wonder of winter, you just want your hot chocolate to be a little more grown up. Ingredients 3/4 cups dark cocoa powder 3/4 cup nondairy creamer 3/4 cup powdered milk 1 pound powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt […]

French Press Coffee Tray With Chocolate & Whipped Cream Toppings

French Press Coffee Tray With Chocolate & Whipped Cream Toppings

When one goes to a fancy schmancy place, one feels fancy schmancy… that is, unless one doesn’t realize the appropriate attire for the Nutcracker at the Pacific Northwest Ballet is semi-formal and one arrives in jeans. Then one does not feel so fancy shmancy. But, […]

Fuzzy Navel With Fresh Ginger Recipe

Fuzzy Navel With Fresh Ginger Recipe

It is a beautiful thing when girls get together to celebrate the happy happenings of one of their own. Today was my new dotter-in-law’s bridal shower – a celebration filled with joy and pretty treats and naughty gifts and laughter and joy. It’s, even more, […]

Mint Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Mint Mojito Cocktail Recipe

The most refreshing drink in all the cocktail kingdom is the Mint Mojito Cocktail. She is light, beautiful, and more daring than she appears. If your mint has taken over your garden space like mine has, it is time to entertain your neighbors with mojitos. […]

Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Of all the outlandish, hilarious, and awesome names of cocktails, the one that bothers me the most is my very favorite drink… the Bloody Mary. You know what. We’ll just call her Mary. After trying Marys out in various locations, I have found one common ingredient […]

Limoncello White Chocolate Cocktail

Limoncello White Chocolate Cocktail

My friends on the east coast are shoveling snow while I’m over here in the Northwest with my door open to let the sunshine pour inside. This calls for a drink that brings us all together. Makes about 4 servings. Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup grated or […]

How to Make Limoncello

How to Make Limoncello

Limoncello: Sunshine in a jar. This recipe takes one afternoon to make and about four days to complete. Ingredients 4 large lemons, peels and juice 1 1/4 cups water 1 1/2 cups sugar 8 ounces vodka Using a sharp paring knife, carefully trim peels off […]

Baileys Irish Cream Iced Coffee

Baileys Irish Cream Iced Coffee

Ingredients: 4 ounces Baileys Irish Cream 8 ounces quality coffee 1-ounce Irish Whiskey Ice (optional) Baileys whoop cream 2 fresh cloves Brew coffee and stir together with Irish cream & whiskey for a loverly hot drink. For a chilled coffee, place Irish cream, coffee, and whiskey in a shaker with ice. Shake […]

Pineapple Floats Recipe

Pineapple Floats Recipe

Pineapple Floats 1 can pineapple rings with juice 1/2 cup sugar (or to taste) 1-liter club soda 4 large scoops high-quality vanilla ice cream 2 cups rum (optional for adult drinks) 1 small jar maraschino cherries Drain pineapple juice from cans of pineapple into a […]