Best Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider

Best Slow-Cooker Mulled Apple Cider from

I always want to love mulled cider, but in practice, I usually find it cloyingly sweet and over spiced. I want the character of the apple cider -such a beautiful, seasonal treat- to shine through, and with all the added sweet stuff and overpowering spices, it just gets lost. I issued myself an order to…

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Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider

Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider from

Two of my little sisters and I were texting back and forth last weekend. Christina, who lives in Virginia, sent us a photo of a gallon jug of dark Grade B maple syrup we had given her upside down over an empty jar to drain the very last bits of what was in there so…

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Silk Anna Kournikova {Skinny White Russian Cocktail}

Silk Anna Kournikova - Skinny White Russian Cocktail using Silk Almondmilk #sponsored

I am the sole non-fan in a household full of football maniacs. I mean, they just plain love football in general. They will pick a team in any match up and cheer, yodel, and holler themselves hoarse through the entire game. Me? I’m a big lover of finger foods and tailgating recipes, so I find…

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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe {real pumpkin}

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte made with real pumpkin |

This classic post was originally published in September of 2013. It’s officially the first day of fall, so you KNOW you tea drinkers need to get in on the pumpkin spice latte train. Oh, and my kids are no longer sick. Hooray for the passage of time. Four out of five of my kids are…

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Boiled Cider (Apple Molasses)

Boiled Cider {Apple Molasses} from

I am a magician. You see that wine bottle? I fit two whole gallons of apple cider into it. Really. Okay, I boiled the cider down until it fit, and I didn’t have to work hard to do it. Yes, it took nearly six hours, but I didn’t stir it and wasn’t even in the…

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Homemade Ovaltine Recipe | Malted Milk Powder

Homemade Ovaltine Malted Milk Powder in chocolate or plain from

One of my little sisters (she of Mapo Dofu fame) is pregnant for the first time. She has been obsessed -and when I say obsessed, I mean O.B.s.e.s.s.e.d. (get the pregnancy joke?)- with chocolate malts. Chocolate malted shakes, particularly, but chocolate malted anything pretty much. She texted me that she was making a chocolate malt…

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Pineapple Mule Cocktail and Mocktail

Refreshing Pineapple Mule Cocktail and Mocktail to please

I love all things pineapple. It’s a flavour that screams summer to me. There’s something slightly exotic about pineapple that really perks up every food and drink it graces. It’s that perfect balance of sweetness and acidity that knocks my socks off every time. It’s a natural when it comes to mixology, of course, making…

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Ginger Switchel Drink {non-alcoholic refresher}

Ginger Switchel Drink made with water, honey, raw apple cider vinegar, and lots of ginger.

I’ve got a little food related obsession to share with you.  I know it’s not entirely surprising coming from me, but this one is for a very old-school beverage; Ginger Swichel Drink. How old school is it? Well, it originated in the Caribbean and made its way to the American colonies by the late 17th…

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