It's birthday season around our house. I have four important b-days to celebrate this week - including my hub. So what better way to have your cake and eat it too, along with your ice cream - than to put both into a milkshake!? Birthday Cake Milkshake will rock your world. The Cake Shake My first introduction to the fusion of cake and ice cream was at Portillo's in Buena Park. Des turned me on to this little restaurant - they serve a dang good beef sandwich and are famous for their . . .
A special drink has always been a favorite thing. As a kid I would mix cranberry and orange juice together, or sprite and lemonade. Something a little fancy is always up my alley. When Torani told us about their #AToraniBrunch campaign I was so excited to create this grapefruit sparkler. Citrus this time of year is delicious. I always look forward to the oranges, lemons, and grapefruit in the winter months. So I found it only appropriate that I make a grapefruit sparkler. Perfect . . .
We are almost done with January - how is everyone doing on their New Years resolutions? This year I am trying to focus on being present. Present with my kids, my husband, present while I'm eating. These days it is so easy to be distracted ALL THE TIME. Technology has made life so much easier, yet so much harder. I was laughing with my husband last night at the fact that I'm too lazy to put a DVD into the player, I just want to push a button on my remote. Yet not so long ago I used to drive . . .
If you have had the caramel apple spice from starbucks you know its pretty amazing. Take that drink and times it by 10 and then you'll have THIS version of caramel apple spice- because we're using a homemade salted caramel sauce that is most definitely drool worthy. It was a few years ago, after caroling and light seeing my little family had gone and froze our tails off doing. We were ice cold and needed something warm and soothing stat. We stopped by a Starbucks that was nearby and picked . . .
For the last several years I have whipped up several batches of Hot Cinnamon Milk mix, both to keep in my pantry and to give to my neighbors as gifts. If you enjoy a steamer, you will love this stuff. The Perfect Neighbor Gift I always package it into a mason jar for easy storage and cute packaging all in one. Its also a baking-free gift that your neighbors and friends will enjoy. I like to include the directions for use and a gift tag. Wrap some ribbon and a jingle ball and you have a . . .
I don't think I have ever met anyone that really despised a slush. I mean really? Think about it? Who has ever said? 'Oh Nasty! Is that a slushie?' Seriously don't think I have ever met anyone with those feelings. If you are one of those, comment now and I will revoke my comment but I doubt it will ever happen. Because slushies are awesome! They are easy. Entertain a crowd. They can be use as an appetizer or dessert. Kids love them. Adults love them. They look amazing. They taste amazing, and go . . .
I really love coconut. I love recipes with coconut in them, and I love the smell of coconut. So when a local tea shop started serving coconut hot cocoa I was all over it. Cafe Quality Made At Home I thought I could pretty easily re-create that hot chocolate at home, and I was right! I started with canned coconut milk. You can opt for the coconut milk in a carton, but I think the canned has a little stronger coconut flavor. I added in some cows milk, and also some chocolate! I went . . .
One foggy Christmas party my Aunt served me a hot tasty drink that totally took me by surprise. I don't know what I was expecting but THIS was awesome. We were at a family party, all sitting around enjoying each other's company drinking "Russian Tea." That was what she had for its name. I have altered the name to spiced orange cider. It's a title that more accurately describes this drink- warm and cozy. I love to make this in the cold fall and winter months. We serve it breakfast with eggs . . .
This cucumber limeade is one of my favorite drink recipes. The first time I had it was at my sis-in-laws bridal shower. One sip and I was hooked! It so easy, simple...and so darn refreshing! I have made it for countless parties, holiday events and church dinners and it is always a hit! How to make Cucumber Limeade The best part is that this recipe only calls for a few ingredients. You can find them at most stores. What you need: Cucmber Frozen Limeade Ginger ale (or a lemon . . .
Did you grow up drinking ice cold smoking homemade root beer at your halloween parties? I loved it every year when we would have it. A delicious sweetness, with a light fizz. Such a fun treat. As a mom, I love making it for the holiday. My kids love it also and feel it is so magical! ROOT BEER The beauty about homemade root beer is how EASY it is. The tricky part can be finding the items. So I have a few tips! Look for your supplies a head of time. I checked several stores that did . . .
Today I want to chat about WATER! The source of life. I am actually a water lover. I enjoy a nice big glass of ice water almost as much as a nice big glass of Diet Coke. But let's face it - sometimes it gets boring. Flavored sparkling water is a big trend right now, but I'm here to tell you that making your own still, infused water is just as good, if not better than those expensive canned waters. Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bottle Waste Today we've teamed up with Dopper to bring water . . .
Hands down - my absolute favorite Disneyland treat is the Dole Whip Float. I LOVE them! I honestly look forward most to this cold dessert more than any of the rides. And let me tell you - the float is the way to go. Skip the standard Dole Whip and go for the float. That tart pineapple juice next to pineapple soft serve is a match made in Disneyland heaven. Blendtec To The Rescue Creating a this copycat is a little easier than you may think. The Dole whip is dairy free - so no ice . . .