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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Hard Cider Sangria-by-the-Glass

Hard Cider Sangria-by-the-Glass is fresh fruits soaked in crisp hard cider with a lime ice pop stir stick.

I have a weird relationship with summer. Humidity and extreme heat (and mosquitos) are on my “make me cranky” list. But the food? Oh the glorious food and drink of summer. There’s a romance to all those perfectly fresh and ripe fruits and vegetables and the pockets of smells of grilling burgers and goodies as…

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Candy Cane Silk Steamers

Holiday Candy Cane Silk Steamer made with Silk Cashewmilk from #SilkCashew

I am straight up, solid obsessed with nut milks. The nut milk obsession comes from a weird place. I don’t drink cow’s milk. I cook with it, my kids love it, I just plain can’t drink it. It makes me ill. I love creamy things, though, and so the wide availability of alternatives to dairy…

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Homemade Classic Eggnog

Homemade Classic Eggnog from

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without eggnog. And eggnog just isn’t eggnog unless it’s Homemade Classic Eggnog.  It’s just truth, friends. It ABSOLUTELY takes more time than buying a quart of the stuff at the store, but the payoff is so enormous that you’ll never question it when once you’ve made your own. Redolent with freshly…

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Ginger Stomach Soother

Relief is on the way! Ginger Stomach Soother from

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have every intention of overeating on Thursday. I plan on eating so much that my stomach will need a little comforting after the fact. Is it wrong? Perhaps. Will that stop me? Not for love nor money. I have a little trick up my sleeve,…

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