Category Archives: Drinks

Two-Tone Banana Milkshake

Unless you live in California, you might not know that we are having something of a heat wave. Sure, it gets hot here in the summer and I do technically live in the desert, but when the temperature is consistently over 106F, it takes a toll on your desire to do things. Like cook and eat. Fortunately for me, I still feel like cooking. The ... Read More »

Lemonade

The Best of Blogs polls are open! Head over to vote for bakingsheet as the Best Cooking/Recipe Blog! Lemonade is a drink that I associate with summer and the record-setting 88F/31C weather we saw here in Los Angeles last week was enough to spark my taste for it. Not to mention the fact that my lemon tree is practically falling over under the weight of ... Read More »

Winter Spiced Coffee and Café Brulé

After seeing both Anne and Jennifer mention the idea of café brulé, I just couldn’t resist giving it a try myself. The drink can be any of your ordinary, foamy, steamed milk-topped favorites and is sprinkled with a fair bit of sugar before applying a kitchen torch to caramelise it into a crème brulée look-alike. I love the idea and I loved using my kitchen ... Read More »

Easy Homemade Eggnog (uncooked)

I must confess that I never particularly cared for eggnog. Until very recently, I had only ever had store-bought eggnog and, while the consistency reminded me pleasantly of a thick milkshake, I couldn’t get past the semi-eggy, custard-gone-awry sort of flavor. I ordinarily like custard, too, but I basically gave up on the drink. I’d have a sip every now and again, in case my ... Read More »

Hot Cocoa Mix

You’re probably wondering what the heck that is in the photo. Unless you read the title for this post, in which case you may have guessed that it is a hot cocoa mix. Is there anything better than a big, steaming mug of cocoa on a cold day? Well, I’m sure there are some things (world peace, etc.), but it is pretty high up on ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Mocha

I love pumpkin. And by pumpkin I actually mean most types of winter squash. Butternut squash/pumpkin and sugar pumpkins happen to be my favorites. The butternuts are very versatile and have an beautiful, sweet flavor. The sugar pumpkins make excellent soups and pies. Many markets seem to carry jars of prepackaged spice blends simply labled: Pumpkin Pie Spice. I like my spices to be a ... Read More »

Ice Blended Mochaccino

A lovely independent coffee shop a few neighborhoods away is one of my favorite places to visit. It is near Warner Bro.’s studios and attracts a lot of “industry types”. If you’re not familiar with that term, it basically means that there are lots of actors, executives and, above all, screenwriters at this place. I should say that many are actually aspiring screenwriters, as they ... Read More »

Triple Berry Margaritas

Not only are berries in season, but they are on sale at the market! How could I resist coming home with lots of fresh blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. I accidentally stumbled upon this recipe on Epicurious and knew it was meant to be. The prep took a bit of work, since the berries must be pureed and strained to remove any seeds. I considered trying ... Read More »

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