Busy Morning Berry Almond Oatmeal Smoothies

The munchkin goes to preschool a few mornings a week and it seems like no matter how early we set our alarms we're always in a rush. It drives me crazy. So lately we've been experimenting with a streamlined approach to breakfast on preschool days.

Hulk Out with Green Juice

This may sound crazy, but have you ever given your preschooler spinach and ginger in a drink? What about carrots and celery? Until recently I was convinced that the munchkin would not drink something green, but I was wrong. In fact, these days his favorite breakfast drink is his...

Homemade Starbucks Caramel Brulée Latte

As far as copycat recipes go, this one is pretty darn close to what you get at Starbucks. Though the mix can't be made in advance (unlike the Gingerbread Latte or Pumpkin Latte) it only takes a few minutes to put together.

Homemade Starbucks Gingerbread Latte

Every winter there are two drinks I look forward to at Starbucks: the Gingerbread Latte and the Caramel Brûlée Latte. But lets face it, there's no way I'm bundling a toddler into the car in 3F weather just so I can drink my favorite coffee. The solution? Homemade!

Strawberry Sangria and Quick Garlic-Spinach Pasta

This easy Strawberry Sangria is made with diced strawberries, Sprite and good wine. Serve with a simple spinach pasta dish and enjoy during nap time for maximum benefit.

Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate (For Grown Ups)

It's starting to feel like winter here in Vermont. My weather app says it feels like -3F outside and there's a howling wind rapping on the windows. Brrr! Is there any better time for Grand Marnier spiked hot chocolate?

Mulled Apple Cider

Every year when the weather turns cool my husband makes mulled apple cider. Mulling is an easy process where you add spices like cinnamon, cloves and allspice to cider and heat it on the stove with a bit of orange zest and brown sugar. The resulting drink is oh so fragrant and...

Blueberry Smoothies + Blueberry Salsa

Posted On 07 Aug 2011
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As my quest for more ways to use a ridiculous amount of blueberries continues, I have two quick blueberry recipes to share with you today. One for...

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Until recently one of my favorite summer beverages was homemade lemonade. What could be better than a golden-hued glass of fresh, cold lemonade on a hot day? As it turns out, there is something better: strawberry lemonade.

Bruschetta with Strawberry Melonade

Posted On 12 Jun 2011
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The yummy meal pictured here takes about 30 minutes to make, start to finish. 25 minutes once you've done it a few times and have it down pat.