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...
Chocolate Wine

Chocolate Wine

In case you didn’t know, chocolate wine is a thing. I really enjoy that thing, and as we approach the candy-filled holiday we call Easter, you might decide a little grownup chocolate beverage is just the treat you desire. Where I live, alcohol sales are highly...
Shamrock “cocoa”

Shamrock “cocoa”

I put “cocoa” in quotation marks because there is no actual cocoa butter in this beverage, unless you melt some real white chocolate chips and stir those in. But I do not recommend doing that because (a) they are a bit too sweet, and (b) I have done it...
Vanilla milk (Snowman Cocoa)

Vanilla milk (Snowman Cocoa)

Try this recipe as an all-vanilla alternative to hot chocolate. I have a weird food sensitivity and I can’t have hot chocolate. For a long time I made a version of “hot white” which involved melting white chocolate chips into milk. It’s kind of a pain. Kind of a...
Add peppermint candy to your coffee

Add peppermint candy to your coffee

Drop a starlight peppermint into the bottom of your coffee cup before you add the coffee. The hot coffee melts the candy and adds instant peppermint flavor to your morning brew! (Image credit: mypstudio) You might also like these posts… Add peppermint candy to...
November week 3

November week 3

Go tea shopping, either at a specialty store or just browsing the tea aisle at the supermarket. There are so many varieties now, you could be experimenting for days. But for now, just choose a new one that seems to call out to you.  I like the Red Velvet Cake flavor...