Archive for the ‘Drinks’ Category

Five Classic Holiday Drink Recipes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The following five beverage recipes are must-make concoctions for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for something to warm you, refresh you or give any party an extra kick, these will do the trick!

Homemade Hot Cocoa (1 serving)

Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon

Directions: In a small pot on the stove, combine milk, cocoa powder and sugar. Heat on medium-low and stir until cocoa and sugar dissolve. Add vanilla and continue stirring until just before boiling. Pour into a a mug and top with whipped cream, cinnamon, and marshmallows, if desired.

Hot Buttered Rum (4 servings)

Blue Mug

Ingredients:

Directions: In a medium bowl, add brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat until fully blended and smooth. Transfer to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup or bowl. Add the rum and cups of boiling water; stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.

CranberriesCranberry-Pomegranate Cooler (6 – 8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • Cubed ice
  • 32 fluid oz. cranberry-pomegranate juice
  • 8 fluid oz. sparkling water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup cranberries

Directions: Fill a pitcher or punch bowl about 1/3 full of ice. Add cranberry-pomegranate juice and top with sparkling water. Cut up lime in thin slices, add to pitcher/punch bowl. Pour in cranberries, stir and serve!

Spiced Citrus Sangria (6 – 8 servings)

Ingredients:

Citrus Fruits

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 750-mL Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions: Chill fruit and liquid ingredients for at least 2 hours. Place the fruit in a large pitcher, then add rum and sugar. Stir gently and refrigerate for at least 2 more hours. Add the wine and orange juice, stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

White Wine Sangria (6 – 8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 750-mL bottle Pinot Gris, or other dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lime, sliced thick
  • 1 lemon, slicked thick
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda

Directions: Combine white wine, brandy and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar is mostly dissolved. Chill for at least 2 hours. Add lime, lemon, apple and grapes. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Top everyone’s glass off with lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Want to cook something new for Thanksgiving this year? Or maybe you need a little inspiration for a dish that impresses your guests? We’ve rounded up fifteen recipes to make for Turkey Day – just click on the links for ingredients and directions.

Cranberries

Beverages:

Sides:

Apple Crisp Pecan Pie

Desserts:

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September Recipe Recap

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

As September winds down and we get ready for October, we’re taking a look back at the recipes we’ve featured over the past three weeks. Put these recipes to good use this week, and stay tuned as we move onward to October treats!

BBQ Chicken Pizza

We recommend using homemade crust as the base for this pizza, as well as saving a few slices as leftovers.

Chocolate MilkshakeChocolate Milkshake

We shared this recipe on Milkshake Day, but its creaminess and decadence will have you returning to the recipe even as the days get colder (it’s that good!).

Chicken, Potato and Wild Rice Soup

We actually compiled five hearty chicken recipes last week, but this soup recipe is perfect for fall as it contains simple ingredients that will warm you on the coolest of days.

What recipes did you try during the month of September?

Tell us in the comments below and share what you’ll be concocting during October – whether it’s candy, spooky cookies, Halloween party treats or a festive fall dish.

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