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8 Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipes

As the temperatures turn cooler there is nothing like a cup of cocoa to warm your hands and your heart. A warm cup of creamy goodness can take the sting out of any winter day.  If you have ever wanted to try making your own hot cocoa, you are in luck I rounded up some of the most delicious recipes to share with you. 8 Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipes Mint Oreo's are easily a family favorite in our house so why shouldn't we enjoy a steaming cup of Mint Oreo Hot Cocoa.    I … [Read more...]

118 Mouthwatering Easter Recipes

118 Mouthwatering Easter Recipes Easter is right around the corner and I don't know how your family celebrates but like any holiday is ours huge. A holiday isn't complete on my side if there is not between 30-50 people in attendance. When you have holidays this big you know it's served potluck style! We don't have many rules about holidays in our house except that you MUST have fun and you need to bring something different every year. No repeats aloud except for the basics (meat, rolls, … [Read more...]

Spiced Rum Pumpkin Pie Coffee ~ Warm Up With This Seasonal Beverage

Spiced Rum Pumpkin Pie Coffee As I keep saying one of my favorite things about fall is the fact that it is time for pumpkin. While I was in the convenience store the other day I saw that pumpkin spice cappuccino has made it's appearance. Yippee!!   Move over Hot Spiced Tea  and Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate, your competition has arrived! The one problem with this is that I want pumpkin spice coffee more than just when I am in town and even more than when I am willing to drag … [Read more...]

Mint Oreo Hot Cocoa ~ Watch The Snow Fall With A Steaming Cup Of Cocoa

Mint Oreo Hot Cocoa The leaves are turning colors, falling off the trees and the snow is starting to fly in Colorado. I have a passion for this time of year for tons of reasons and one of them just happens to be the ability to cuddle up on the coach with a warm drink in my hands.  A warm drink that is steaming, while warming my hands as I cuddle them around my favorite mug. In the past I have gotten Cory to join me but not with the eagerness for decadent homemade hot chocolate that I … [Read more...]

26 Refreshingly Cool Frozen Beverage Recipes

Spring is officially here and that means that the weather will be heating up and flowers will start to take bloom. New life will be growing in my flower beds and that always puts me into a good mood. I sure do hope that the iris's I planted last year pulled through the winter. I can tell my two tulips I planted last year did. With the weather getting warmer that also means I will be putting away my spiced tea and homemade hot chocolate for drinks like the Purple Cow. Below you will find a … [Read more...]

Homemade Coffee Creamer ~ Base With Flavor Variations

Homemade Coffee Creamer Coffee is my pick me up in the morning. Not because of the caffeine I actually brew decaf but because I LOVE the flavor. Not so much of the coffee but of the mixture of coffee and creamer together. Dreamy hazelnut, mint to awaken the senses, chocolate as dessert. The possibilities are endless especially if you take the two minutes it takes to make your own. Yes I said make your own rather than hope for a sale so you can stock up on 10 bottles at once. Your family … [Read more...]

Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

Winter weekends were spent as a family on the top of a mountain riding snowmobiles.  With snowmobiles in my family comes a thermos full of hot coca tucked in next to the engine of a snowmobile to stay warm.  The thermos was a must because as a family we all looked forward to having a warm drink on the mountain.  The heat from the thermos cup warming your fingers. Now as I have a family of my own this is trend that I can't wait to continue but wanted to pump up the flavor of the hot cocoa we … [Read more...]

SodaStream Fountain Jet Review

I love fizzy drinks. Even if it is just plain water, a little fizz and a slice of lemon make it a treat. I also love my cola! So, when I got the chance to try the SodaStream, I hopped right on board. I was hoping it would be as good as everyone seems to say they are. And you know what? I love it. I love that when I want a lot of fizz, I can put a lot in...I can put a little if I want. I can do the same with the syrups. Some of the syrups, like the Black Currant Pear syrup, taste good at whatever … [Read more...]

Best Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the biggest challenge for wine lovers the world over. All of those different dishes and flavors mixing together! It's nearly impossible to choose the perfect wines that will compliment the broad array of foods that make up the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The best plan of attack is to select a few wines that will match each course and cater to the different palates of the guests who are attending the dinner. Here are my picks for the best types of wine that can stand up to a … [Read more...]

Midnight Margarita Recipe – 21+

I am headed out to a Halloween party on Saturday night and while there will be plenty of kids activities including slime, peeled grapes, goop, bobbing for apples, I have to admit I am looking forward to the adult part of the evening. We have all pitched and will have babysitters to watch out kids and my husband has agreed to be the driver. I don't agree with getting obnoxiously drunk but once in awhile it is nice to have a couple drinks and not have to worry about the extras. Right? Or is that … [Read more...]

Fall Is In The Air With Hot Spiced Tea Beverage & Recipe

Fall is in the air and around our house that means Hot Spiced Tea. I wait for this moment all year long when the leaves start to turn and the weather has that distinct smell. You know the one that of leaves changing and dropping, of the first snowflakes that will be hitting the ground before Halloween only to disappear moments later. The next day you wake up and find that it's 80 degrees outside. My boys are learning this family tradition and recipe that will be passed onto generations after us. … [Read more...]

St. Patty’s Day Punch Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is coming, which means you’re probably busy planning and shopping for the perfect party food and favors for the big day! While you’re checking off your drinks and desserts, put this punch recipe on your list: It’s a tasty beverage that doubles as a sweet treat, too. I’ve made this punch for plenty of parties in the past, and it’s definite a crowd-pleaser for all ages (and the perfect shade of green for your table spread!). St. Patty's Day Punch Ingredients: 1 can (12 … [Read more...]

Discover Your Winter Cocktail

In celebration of the winter season, Robb Report presents the Discover Your Winter Cocktail Blog App. Everyone has their favorite cocktail, but have you wondered what winter cocktail fits you best? Take the Discover Your Winter Cocktail quiz and you can find out by answering a few simple questions! … [Read more...]

Purple Cow Beverage…Easy And Delicious!

My Papaw Latham (my Mom's Dad) passed away before I was born. I grew up hearing lots of stories about him and my grandmother always told me that if he were alive he would be so proud of me and the things I did growing up. She always made sure I knew that he loved me from Heaven and was smiling down on me. He is one man I wish I could have known because he seemed to be such a fun, loving man of God. I can't wait to meet him in Heaven one day and get a great big old hug from him. A few years ago, … [Read more...]