Frozen ‘hot’ chocolate

Frozen ‘hot’ chocolate

In 1954, Serendipity general store and restaurant opened in New York City. Shortly thereafter, they introduced a dessert/beverage called frozen hot chocolate. It became legendary. Without social media or internet or the like, Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate...
Ginger syrup

Ginger syrup

Here is a recipe for a useful ginger syrup. You can serve it on fruit or ice cream for dessert. Or use instead breakfast syrup on pancakes, waffles, or French toast. You can also add it to sparkling water for a ginger beverage. You’ll need about an hour to make this...
Lemonade

Lemonade

I mentioned lemonade yesterday…make yours homemade with a simple syrup. It’s just so much better than pre-made lemonades or even homemade lemonade with plain sugar. You can also make batches of lemonade syrup to dilute later. Alternatively, try making your lemonade...
Fancy ice cubes

Fancy ice cubes

Freeze berries or mint leaves into ice cubes and surprise your kids by putting them into their lemonade. (Image credit: DimaBaranow) You might also like these posts… Lemonade I mentioned lemonade yesterday…make yours homemade with a simple syrup. It’s just so...
Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria

Here is my very favorite sangria recipe. Blueberry Pomegranate Sangria ¾ cup simple syrup 1 cup blueberry-pomegranate juice 1 bottle (4 cups) red wine ¼ cup cognac ¼ cup triple sec 1 orange, sliced into rounds Combine all the ingredients in a glass or ceramic pitcher....
Friendship tea

Friendship tea

My mom used to make what she called “Friendship tea” to give to my teachers as gifts. Therefore I tend to think of it this time of year, even though this year most kids said goodbye to their teachers several weeks ago. It also makes a good Christmas gift! This recipe...