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Candy Corn Simple Syrup

Candy Corn Simple Syrup

Candy corn is a fall staple that almost all of us buy in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The colorful candy corn kernels are a great way to brighten up your candy dish or your seasonal tablescape, even if you’re not a big fan of eating them. Whether you’re a fan or not, there have probably still been times when you found yourself with ... Read More »

Banana Coconut Smoothie

Banana Coconut Smoothie

When I have a bunch of overripe bananas, they usually end up in a batch of banana bread. It’s easy to make – especially if you use my One Bowl Banana Bread recipe – and it is always a crowd pleaser. The problem with crowd pleasers is that it is helpful to have a crowd, particularly if you have enough bananas on hand for more ... Read More »

Homemade Strawberry Milk

Homemade Strawberry Milk

I was not a fan of chocolate milk as a child, but I was a huge fan of strawberry milk. I – like so many other kids – generously scooped Strawberry Nesquick into tall glasses of milk any time I had the opportunity. I loved strawberries, sweet things and that pink color, so that strawberry-flavored mix had it all as far as I was concerned. ... Read More »

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Mojitos are one of my favorite summertime cocktails. The basic mojito is made with lime juice, fresh mint and rum, and it is a drink that is always incredibly refreshing. Those base ingredients are also a good starting point for creative variations on the classic mojito because you can add other fruits and flavors easily to create endless options for summertime entertaining. These Watermelon Mojitos ... Read More »

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry milkshakes are delicious when they are done well. A milkshake should be flavorful and indulgent, as well as the perfect way to treat yourself on a hot day.¬†Too often, however, strawberry shakes don’t have enough fresh strawberry flavor or are so light and fluffy that you don’t get that rich ice cream consistency that you want to have in a milkshake. My Ultimate Strawberry ... Read More »

Tiki Iced Tea

Tiki Iced Tea

Iced tea is a wonderful summertime drink because it is always very refreshing when it is hot out. Much of the time, however, iced tea doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves because it is considered by many to be plain and a bit boring. Iced tea doesn’t have to be boring. It can easily be dressed up with all kinds of different flavors to ... Read More »

Homemade Auga de Jamaica

Homemade Jamaica

Agua frescas, or “fresh waters”, are one of my favorite types of drinks to cool down with on a hot day. The drinks are made with fruits, flowers, grains or seeds that are blended with sugar and water to create a refreshing beverage. Horchata is just one example of this type of beverage, and it is a staple at most of the Mexican restaurants I ... Read More »

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood orange season typically runs from December through March, but this year I had a few oranges that tenaciously hung onto the tree branches until late spring and I could only think of one way to celebrate the last oranges of the season: Blood Orange Margaritas. These drinks get their vivid red color from fresh blood orange juice, which makes them really stand out if ... Read More »

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