Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16. No, it is not on May 5th. Really, Google it if you don't believe me. I'll wait. If Mother Nature is blessing you with an extended summer (read scorching hot and humid) like she is us here in Southern California, you might want something cool and refreshing… Continue reading Mexican Independence Day Beverages
Hurricane Blanca, now Tropical Storm Blanca, is on the way to my neck of the woods. It is hot and sticky and miserable outside. The perfect time for a nice refreshing alcohol free Ango Soda. Just three simple ingredients over ice: club soda (or tonic water) aromatic bitters (I use Angostura, but any brand will do)… Continue reading Ango Soda
Healthy and Simple Recipes for a Spring Brunch. Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Brunch.
Today is Irish Coffee Day, and for many of you in frigid temperatures I am sure some spiked creamy coffee sounds pretty tasty right about now. I came over to the site a few hours ago so I could share our recipe on social media (you are following us aren't you?). Oopsy! I quickly realized that… Continue reading Traditional Irish Coffee
January 17th is Hot Buttered Rum Day according to Serendipity and Spice's A Blogger's List of National Days. An extensive 5 minute search found that no one seems to know how or when this holiday was started, but who cares. It gives me something to blog about. Hot Buttered Rum originated in Colonial America when molasses… Continue reading 7 Scrumptious Recipes for Hot Buttered Rum
Rumtopf takes the longest to prepare of any recipe I have on the site. It literally takes MONTHS! But that is all sitting time. The actual work is less than 5 minutes a month. What is Rumtopf? Literally translated it means Rum Pot in German. In Danish it is spelled Rumkrukke. It is a way to preserve… Continue reading Rumtopf Recipe and Printable
I am so excited to be co-hosting the fabulous Tasty Tuesdays Linkup again this week. Last week we had so many delicious recipes shared! I noticed quite a few apple recipes, including our Fall Harvest Pancakes. Did you see them all? Spiced Apple Bread from A Mind "Full" Mom Apple Cranberry Crisp from the… Continue reading 24 Apple Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linkup
Technically this is not a copycat recipe from a certain chain of coffee houses that shall remain nameless, you know, the omnipresent one that is on almost every street corner, mall and grocery store these days. Their Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher is made with fresh blackberries and "a boost of natural energy from Green Coffee Extract". Mine is a tisane, a… Continue reading Berry Hibiscus Cooler