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Pina Colada Smoothie.

Flavorful Fall: Cozy Caramel Cider. Hi everyone! I'm kicking off the fall season with a few of my favorite autumn themed drink recipes. The first recipe I'm going to share with you is Caramel Apple Cider, which is one of my favorite drinks to cozy up with during a cool fall night while I read. There's something really comforting about apple cider, which I think has something to do with all the apple juice I drank as a kid. It's kinda funny how all my comfort foods are just variations of the things I ate when I was little. Anyway, here's the recipe for one of my favorite spins on apple cider adapted from a recipe I saw on : Caramel Apple Cider.

Ingredients: 1 '½ cups apple cider (You can buy it at any grocery store--just make sure you get "cider" and not "juice. ") 1 ½ tablespoons caramel sauce or dip ½ teaspoon vanilla extract whipped cream caramel flavored syrup Instructions: Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan. What's your favorite fall drink? P.S. Photo is from here . Lace And Leather Leggings. 50 Smoothies : Recipes and Cooking. Roasted Peach Lemonade. This is the latest installment of my Powernap column.

Roasted Peach Lemonade

The series where I share quick, easy food that can be made for all kinds of situations. Powernaps are short and sweet, and so are these recipes. These are the things I make in a jiffy when I need a quick snack, am in the mood for a recipe experiment, or simply need to clean out the pantry. When I was at BlogHer Food in Atlanta in May I had the great fortune of sipping the most delicious lemonade I’d ever, ever tasted. It was sold at a tiny cafe at the Auburn Street Market and I am fairly sure every single one of us on the field trip purchased a large serving.

Ree Drummond - StumbleUpon. Iced coffee is my life.

Ree Drummond - StumbleUpon

When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade. One of the first times I ever realized that – HEY!

The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade

I can cook for myself! – was when I first learned to make lemonade. I magically found the refrigerated lemon juice at our house and followed the directions to make my own lemonade. I stirred and stirred and stirred again until that sugar was finally dissolved. Speaking of which, what gives sugar?! Sorry for the detour. Anyway, there was a summer there where I made my own lemonade every single day, making sure to rub it in my sister’s face that I knew how to and she didn’t.

The key to this being the ultimate lemonade is that you blend it up with the lemon rind in there. And any time of day for that matter. (makes 2 pint-glass servings with ice) 3/4 cup sugar2 large lemons, microwaved for 30 seconds2 cups water1 cup of frozen strawberries, microwaved for 1 minute (you could use fresh, but I think the frozen works better here) In a blender squeeze the lemons and add the rest of the lemon, rind and all.

20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired By The Harry Potter Series. Italian sodas - StumbleUpon. June 30, 2011 | Sweet Recipes | Comments Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!!

italian sodas - StumbleUpon

Sleepy-Time Smoothie. My husband woke up coughing and a little feverish this morning.

Sleepy-Time Smoothie

UGH... a darn COLD! I knew I'd need to set aside my chores and make the long drive to town to buy him some Nyquil. On the way, it dawned on me to use the Nyquil and a few more ingredients to turn that nasty-tasting wonder-elixer into a delicious (as possible;-) Smoothie for this Instructable's Contest. The Grocery Store was out of Cherry Flavor, so this was a REAL challenge! Frozen Coconut Limeade. Pumpkin Honey Tofu, Home Gym Equipment Purchase, Jobs: Dream Jobs & Money. Hi Friends! How was your weekend? Mine flew by at warp speed! I had a great weekend, full of family time with Scott and Skylar, some time in the kitchen, and a few crazy shenanigans, too.

Hopefully you made the most of your summer weekend because they are so precious. Here’s a few pictures I snapped on our stroll through Balboa Park today The park spans miles and miles of urban landscape complete with bridges. Over the weekend I came up with a new tofu recipe. If you missed any, here are my recent tofu recipes: Sweet and Sour Honey Lemon Tofu Sesame Ginger Maple Tofu Mango Ginger Maple Tofu Today’s Recipe is Pumpkin Honey Tofu Pumpkin Honey Tofu 1/4 c Pumpkin Butter (I stockpile this seasonally in the fall from TJ’s but as a substitute, use 1/4 c pumpkin puree whisked with a Tbsp of Agave/Maple/Honey) 1/3 c Honey (or Agave or Maple. 1 Tsp Ground Ginger 1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar Optional: Dash of Tamari or Soy Sauce Pinch of Nutmeg/Cayenne/Chili Powder/Cumin/Pumpkin Pie Spice/Cinnamon Questions 1. 2. Strawberry Champagne Slushies. Espresso Chocolate Mousse.

Last night, it rained.

Espresso Chocolate Mousse

It sounded like magic and love and dreaming and soup and kittens. I put on my fluffiest sweatshirt and cuddled up in bed and watched super classy shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom 2. Keepin’ things elegant, you know. I was joyous; absolutely blissful. Until, without any warning, some scary evil malicious malevolent forceful force came over me and I was craving chocolate frosting something fierce. No amount of Gossip Girl was going to help me and I knew it, so I gave in.

It’s like eating chocolate clouds off a spoon. Espresso Chocolate Mousse 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons unsalted butter.