Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa Recipe By:JEANIE BEAN “It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it’s good for the soul.” Ingredients 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 cup white sugar 1 pinch salt 1/3 cup boiling water 3 1/2 cups milk 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup half-and-half cream Directions Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat … Continue reading Creamy Hot Cocoa

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Lemonade  lemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher Ingredients 6 lemons 1 cup white sugar 6 cups cold water Directions Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water to taste. Chill and serve over ice. Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine Recipe By:rainy “This is a spicy, sweet holiday wine inspired by my trip to Germany, where a similar drink is a traditional part of winter celebrations.” Ingredients 2 oranges 2 (750 milliliter) bottles red wine 1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine 1 (3 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 3 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/3 cup brown sugar, or to taste 1/4 cup brandy (optional) Directions Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, … Continue reading Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

Southern sweet tea

Southern sweet tea “Southern sweet tea, perfect for hot summer days!” Ingredients 1 pinch baking soda 2 cups boiling water 6 tea bags 3/4 cup white sugar 6 cups cool water Directions Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda into a 64-ounce, heat-proof, glass pitcher. Pour in boiling water, and add tea bags. Cover, and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags, and discard; stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour in cool water, then refrigerate until cold. Continue reading Southern sweet tea

Viryta (Lithuanian Honey Liqueur)

Viryta (Lithuanian Honey Liqueur) Recipe By:FoodJunkie “This is a sweet, very potent beverage that can be found at Lithuanian festivals and Lithuanian social clubs in Baltimore. They usually pronounce it ‘VIT-a-tis’. Viryta is usually homemade by descendants of Lithuanian immigrants, using recipes that have been handed down through the generations, and is a popular commodity around the holidays. It took me years to finally get someone to teach me how to make it; most of the people around Baltimore who make it are very secretive about their family recipes! I’d probably catch an earful if she knew I posted it … Continue reading Viryta (Lithuanian Honey Liqueur)

Lithuanian Krupnikas

Lithuanian Krupnikas Recipe By:JOENAUJOKAS “Lithuanian spiced honey liqueur. Serve warm as a traditional Eastern European cold remedy – a quick heat-up in the microwave works great.” Ingredients 10 cardamom seeds 1/2 nutmeg seed 2 teaspoons caraway seed 10 whole cloves 10 whole allspice berries 4 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns 1 pinch crushed saffron threads (optional) 2 (1 inch) pieces fresh ginger root 2 (1 inch) pieces fresh turmeric (yellow ginger) 3 large strips of orange zest 3 large strips of lemon zest 4 cups water 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 pounds honey 1 quart 190 proof … Continue reading Lithuanian Krupnikas

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Author: Recipe Type:Drinks Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves: 2 Enjoy this cool and refreshing Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino when you make it at home. Ingredients 1 cup of milk 1 cup of ice 1/2 cup of vanilla bean ice cream 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract whipped cream for topping Instructions Add all the ingredients, to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and enjoy! This recipe makes two vanilla bean frappuccinos for you to enjoy! This delicious recipe brought to you by Restaurant Recipes – … Continue reading Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Dunkin Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Dunkin Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Author: Recipe Type: Drinks Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves: 1 Make you own delicious Dunkin Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Ingredients 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 1/3 cup of sugar 1/3 cup of water 1 cup of milk 1 -2 tablespoons of salted caramel syrup whipped cream, caramel sauce and salt for topping Directions To make it on the stovetop: In a small saucepan combine the cocoa powder, sugar, and water together. Bring to a boil and make sure to press out any lumps. Allow to simmer for a minute … Continue reading Dunkin Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Starbucks Cafe Mocha Author: Recipe Type:Coffee Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves: 1 Try making your own homemade Starbucks Cafe Mocha at home, these are so easy to make and they taste so delicious. Ingredients To make your own homemade copycat Cafe Mocha you will need: 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup 1 shot of espresso 1 cup of steamed milk Homemade whipped cream 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Coffee Layer the drink starting with the chocolate syrup then espresso and finally the steamed milk. Top with whipped cream (recipe below) … Continue reading

Starbucks Flat White

Starbucks Flat White Author: Recipe Type: Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Serves: 1 You can recreate your own copycat recipe for the Starbucks Flat White at home. Ingredients 2 shots of espresso 1 cup of steamed milk sugar, to taste Instructions Prepare your shots of espresso and pour them into a glass over the sugar (if desired). Steam your milk and then using a frother, froth the milk for at least a minute. The key to making this drink is a super fine froth. Pour the hot frothy milk over the espresso and enjoy! This delicious recipe … Continue reading Starbucks Flat White