Mint Mocha Impersonator
For that perfect Starbucks peppermint mocha copycat recipe, try this 5-minute heavenly peppermint coffee brew. Make it skinny, by using low or non-fat milk and skip the heaving whipping cream and chocolate garnishes, or not! For an evening toddy, add a shot of coffee liqueur.
Recipe below. Increase the amount of ingredients used as based on desired servings.
Prep Time: 2 mins | Cook Time: 3 mins | Total Time: 5 mins | Servings: 1 cup
1 cup milk, any kind but whole works ...
Rich, dense and delicious, the Autumn Plum Cake is a cake-tart concoction that ushers in the fall for the seasoned taste buds! Packed with fresh plums and topped with almond crumble, it’s best served anytime - in the morning with coffee or tea, in the afternoon with a side of gossip or in the evening cozied up fireside. For a late night snack, enjoy a slice with a snifter of warm brandy. Recipe below.
Yield: 9-inch round plum cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
Usher in the autumn with a trusty baguette served with a side of apricot jam. With your evening meal, serve on a wooden cutting board with plaid or patterned dish cloth. This semi-sweet and savory fruit spread balances any meat dish and adds fall color to the table. Best served warm. Enjoy your jam at a lower octave, by adding a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg or clove spice. If desired, can the remaining mixture. Recipe and canning instructions below.
READY IN: 1hr / SERVES: 80 / ...
Tricked Out Party Treats
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Then throw a ghoulish gathering! Here are a few tricked-out healthy party treat ideas for your Halloween party…
The Monster Sandwich
You can use standard white bread or a nice sourdough. First, cut off the crust and shape the bread pieces in rectangles. Cut the top bread slice in half, in a zig-zag pattern (to mimic razor sharp teeth). More...
In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day this month, let’s not just bask in the flavor of an All-American bacon cheeseburger. Let’s bask in the flavor of an All-American bacon cheeseburger cooked in bacon drippings! That’s the secret to ground chuck patty perfection! Add oozy, melty goodness, garnishes, side of fries and a cold one. Done. Recipe below…
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (15 to 20 percent fat content)
8 bacon slices, cut in half crosswise
A Healthy Scoop of Summer Goodness
Here’s a healthy alternative to the high calorie, sugar coma-inducing ice cream cone…. Mixed fruit (your choice) served up in a waffle cone. A little chopping is required, prep time is minimal, the presentation will be a hit at your next summertime hang-out, and it’s packed with all kinds of health bennies. No-guilt enjoyment, now that’s my kind of indulgence!
Top it off with an unexpected and mouth-watering dollop of this creamy concoction: In a bowl, add sour cream (lowfat or ...
A Yummy Rum-my Peach of a Pour
It’s summertime and it’s Texas hot! Cool down will this 5-star rated peach of a pour. Sip in a hammock, enjoy with friends over the barbie, decant poolside while the kids are at camp, or serve up on book club night. Loaded with vitamin C, fresh mint (good for digestion, congestion and headaches), refreshing club soda, white rum and a hint of lime, this recipe is a seasonal favorite.
Yields 10 servings (about 2/3 cup each)
3 cups coarsely chopped peeled ripe peaches ...
Hot Dogs Anyone? Get Your Hot Dogs…
A hot dog at the ball game beats a roast beef at the Ritz. - Humfrey Bogart, 1940s actor
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, at the ole ball game…
Hot Dogs are deeply rooted in American baseball culture, and historically so. Frankfurters, which are very similar to hot dogs, originated in Frankfurt, Germany. In the 1880s, Antonoine Feuchtwanger began to sell hot dogs in St. Louis, Missouri. By the 1890s, it is believed that Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant who owned the ...
Slide into Father’s Day
What man doesn’t like a cheesesteak sloppy joe-styled slider for his special day!?! Now we’re talking. Top the finished recipe with shredded purple cabbage before serving, your choice of condiments, hardy sides, brew and you’ve got one happy camper. Enjoy the afternoon with that father figure or paternal honoree over good grub and other personalized activities. And perhaps a nap! Here’s to Dad…
Yields 8-12 | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
1 tbsp. ...
Leavening Irish Dough
Who knew? The secret leavening agent in Irish soda bread gets its name and distinctive texture from the use of baking soda rather than yeast. A classic in Irish life, soda bread is best enjoyed with corned beef and cabbage, champ (russet potato mash with serious goodness), or beef and Guinness pie (for avid meat and beer lovers), and a staple of stout. Add raisins to the mix or leave out for a traditional hearty loaf.
Irish Soda Bread
Nonstick vegetable oil spray