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December 04, 2015

Hot Chocolate Fun for the Kids

This is an great way to create a little fun for the kids and end up with a hot chocolate that the adults will also enjoy. To save time use instant hot chocolate mix and follow package instructions or be in more control of the ingredients by using this simple recipe with optional add ins. Decorate chocolate covered spoons and let the fun begin!

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December 03, 2015

Adult Hot Chocolate Bar

Let the festivities begin with this delicious adult hot chocolate bar. Now let me tell you that this isn't a low calorie hot chocolate. It is loaded in sugar but not too high in fat. If you want to indulge and pay later this one is for you. If you love chocolate and you feel cold to the bone and need a little warm comfort this one is for you. I use one of my favorite ingredients to decrease the fat.

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June 02, 2015

Southern Sparkler

A summer drink to enjoy while grilling or just chilling.

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August 11, 2014

Watermelon Strawberry Sangria

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

A delicious and refreshing summer drink.

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February 12, 2014

Warm Wine and Kirsch

This Valentine’s Day you might need something to take the chill out and warm up the night. Try this delicious warm wine as an after dinner drink.

A light wine such as a Pinot Noir is a good choice for the Warm Wine and Kirsch. You don't have to spend a lot on the wine and you can cut the recipe in half for two and save some for the next day.

Kirsch is a clear brandy that is distilled from cherry juice and pits. It is often used in fondue.

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January 16, 2014

Mexican Coffee

We first saw this coffee being made 25 years ago on our first trip together to Mexico. It was fun to watch and delicious to drink. We were delighted when we recently revisited Mexico years later to find that they are still making the drink. This time we got pictures and a recipe. There are many variations but we like this one.

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July 03, 2012

Firey Red Tomato Cocktail

It sounds like a Bloody Mary and basically it is. But look what you can do with the left over pitcher of juice.

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March 11, 2012

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate juice gives this martini a lovely red color making it a hit for special occasions

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March 10, 2012

Gingered Limeade

Heat 3 cups water and 1teaspoon fresh ginger in medium sauce pan on medium heat for 15 minutes until ginger is infused into water. Use this water to make your favorite limeade. Continue for limeade recipe.

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December 05, 2011

Hot Peppermint Chocolate with Whipped Cream

A great Southern Living traditional recipe; you'll love the garnish added to give an extra peppermint punch. It's delicious and fun. For children omit the peppermint schnapps.

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November 03, 2011

Tennessee White Sipper

Try this delicious, refreshing drink made with Tennessee wine. It was a hit at the 2011 Tennessee Wine Festival!

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Tennessee Blackberry Sangria

Sangria is a delicious and refreshing drink. Since Sangria is the Spanish word for blood it would make sense to make it with red wine and that is exactly what I did. I used Tennessee Valley Winery Blackberry wine. For another fabulous idea top your favorite cheesecake recipe with a Blackberry wine sauce and fresh or frozen blackberries.

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