Hot Buttered Rum - The spicy buttery base could be given away as gifts. Add boiling water and dark rum for a comforting, warm holiday treat.

Hot Buttered Rum

This is one of those hot, comforting, delicious sounding treats that I’d hear mentioned here and there around the holidays but that I never made any special effort to try.  When choosing treats to make and share with you all, my ideas can come from the most random of places. I was inspired to make hot…

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10 Insanely Delicious Milkshakes to Welcome Fall

The calendar may be telling us that the seasons have changed, but depending where you’re from you may be dealing with temperatures that are still too darn hot.  These milkshakes contain luscious fall-friendly flavors so you can enjoy the tastes of autumn in a cool frozen treat. This is a recipe round-up, so all photo…

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Grown-Up Raspberry Lemonade

Flavored vodkas get a bad rap in the world of people who have more, shall we say, sophisticated palates than I do.  I confess that they have been a guilty pleasure of mine for many years.  I’m a sucker for trying fun flavors of pretty much any product, but flavored vodka (or any flavored alcohol,…

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Blueberry Banana Protein Shake

I realize I’ve been sharing quite a few protein shake recipes lately.  The reason is because that’s just what I’ve been experimenting with lately!  Since this is more of a lifestyle blog than a typical “food blog” I tend to blog about whatever I happen to be making and enjoying at the time instead of picking…

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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

This is absolutely the yummiest protein shake I have ever made!  It’s like drinking healthy pumpkin pie out of a glass.  We had several large cans of pumpkin in our pantry leftover from some holiday baking plans that never transpired and I wanted a way to use some of it.  Thus, this shake was born.  I’ve…

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Banana Orange Protein Shake

This protein shake is refreshing, incredibly filling, and has a new little ingredient that gives it a perfect, thick milkshake-y texture – xanthan gum!  Have you tried it?  It can be found in the baking or gluten free/organic aisle of your grocery store and it’s sold in either bags or individual packets.  It’s a plant-based…

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15 Spooky and Delicious Drink Ideas for Halloween!

Here we are already a full week into October!  The leaves are starting to get that telltale yellow tinge before the full on color burst that will happen later in the month, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me!  We’re enjoying cooler mornings, crisp fall breezes, the grocery stores are exploding with…

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Salted Caramel Cocoa | Our Christmas Eve Tradition

For the past several years, this right here has been our Christmas Eve tradition. After the family celebratin’ is all celebrated out and we’re back at home, warm in our PJ’s and cuddling with our sweet puppies, we whip up a batch of some kind of hot liquefied chocolate. Not all traditions work for me…

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Caramel Apple Martini

I whipped up this delicious Caramel Apple Martini, trying in vain to encourage fall to hurry the heck up and get here!  I contributed the recipe as a guest post on the Pig of the Month food blog, and  you can read all about how to make this delicious drink at home by clicking right…

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