A New Drink for National Drink Watermelon Day

Watermelon Lemon Balm Mint Cooler

When the Watermelon Board asked me to create a drink for National Drink Watermelon Day I actually squealed a little! I’m a huge watermelon fan and have been ever so slightly obsessed with it this summer. July 24 is considered the hottest day of the year and NWPB (National Watermelon Promotion Board)  is proclaiming it as “National Drink Watermelon Day!” and a […]

So Delicious Gingerbread Cookie Coconut Shake

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  It’s really starting to feel like the holidays. Bright red berries are popping up on the holly bushes around my house and my Christmas cactus is booming. That makes me get a taste for some traditional flavors – even if they are served in not-so-traditional forms. This thick shake made with ground up ginger cookies […]

Post Election Warm Pomegranate Spiced Wine

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I don’t know about you, but it was weird to open my email this morning and not have a dozen political emails requesting money. This has seemed like the longest election that I’ve lived through and I’m relieved it’s finally over. Last night seemed to be stressing out other people too. I spied a few […]

Cardamom Rose Cheap-o-chino

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You guys know I tend to get on a tangent and now I can’t stop making frozen coffees. I guess it’s too warm to re-start my oatmeal obsession and they are so much better than you-know-who’s. Since the CSA has been making veggies magically apear at my house so I haven’t gone to the farmers […]

Almond Joy Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another inexpensive coffee house frozen drink. When I’m super busy and a little stressed out I tend to get a frap on my way to work. It’s an expensive and unhealthy habit. Once I catch up a little I always go back to making my own. It takes about 10 minutes, has less sugar than […]

Crockpot Lavender Rose Cocoa

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I originally made this as a Valentine cocoa, but romance shouldn’t be limited to just one day. Surprise your someone special with the yummy dessert cocoa. The lavender and rose flavors blend together to form its own taste that’s not as floral as you think. I used lavender extract which I got at Savory Spice Shop, but […]

Tipsy Mint-Kahlua Cocoa (From Your Slow Cooker!)

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I had The Market‘s Mint White Russian the other night. (It was one of two creamy vegan drinks on their menu!) They used homemade Kahlua and mint infused vodka. If you live in the triangle you must give them a try. I was hesitant about the coffee mint combo but I was won over. It was so good […]

Slow Cooker Sugar Cookie Hot Toddy for 2

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Sometimes you need a treat. A soothing, winter treat that can warm you up. That would be me last night. It’s finally feeling like winter and it’s all too easy to get the blahs. I’m making a warm slow cooker drink or dessert every night to keep my spirits up. Feel free to use natural […]

Slow Cooker Iced Thai Tea Concentrate

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I love how inexpensive this recipe is compared to just one glass of tea at a Thai restaurant!

Slow Cooker DIY Chai – One More Time Iced…

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I want to be the little voice in your ear this morning that tells you to make some chai concentrate! I posted this recipe in the winter, but it’s just as good if not better in the summer. You may already have some in your fridge, but it’s my recipe and I somehow forgot that iced chai is […]