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12 Tastes of Christmas. Are you drooling yet?

12 Tastes of Christmas

‘Cause I have been, ever since I laid eyes on these Gingersnap Milkshakes that Lisa sent over for her installment in our 12 Tastes of Christmas series. Lisa is not only an amazing cook, food stylist and photographer…I’m lucky to get to call this incredible girl a friend. We bonded at Alt Summit last year, and I got to hang with her during my San Fran trip earlier this month. Her blog, With Style & Grace, inspires “a new way of healthy living with easy and delicious gluten-free recipes.” Sounds like the perfect way to kickoff 2012, if you ask me. I love this time of year when we gather at holiday festivities, share family recipes, toast the New Year and celebrate being together.

When entertaining during the holidays, I like to change up the dessert course by serving these mini gingersnap cookie milkshakes. Serve in little glasses with a cookie crumb-coated rim, drop in a colorful straw and you’ve got yourself a festive treat. Happy Holidays! Gingersnap Milkshakes. DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte. One of my all time favourite flavours is pumpkin.

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

It's nostalgic aroma brings back all those memories of Thanksgivings and Halloweens. Chicks, tell me now, is there anything better than curling up with a good book, magazine or DVD with a pumpkin spice latte? I think the answer to that would be no. Being thrifty and a DIY adventurer, I set out to find a pumpkin spice latte recipe that could easily be done at home. Also- a pumpkin spice latte is the perfect excuse to cuddle with someone. What you'll need:2 1/4 cups milk2 1/2 tablespoons canned pumpkin2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or more if you like the spice! Directions: In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice.To froth up the mixture, you can transfer to a blender for 15 seconds or simply whisk the mixture at a fast pace until it becomes foamy. Pour into mug then pour espresso on top.

Banana Breakfast Smoothie. Make your own sports drinks – cheap and tasty DIY solutions. I remember reading about a DIY sports drink a couple of years back and it caught my interest because I was going through a lot of powdered Gatorade which is next to impossible to find in Ireland, or spending too much money on Lucozade Sport or equivalent sports energy drinks.

Make your own sports drinks – cheap and tasty DIY solutions

Athletes drink a lot in training and I wanted to make my own sports drinks to save money and also because I can tailor the ingredients better to my needs. The important ingredients of a sports drink are: water keep the body hydrated,salts to both aid in that hydration (salt makes the solution isotonic) and to replace some (but not all) of the lost salts from sweat, andcarbohydrates (sugars) for energy. It’s pretty easy to figure out a simple recipe if you want to make your own sports drink. Mess with the amounts to make it taste ok but don’t over do the sugar or salt: That’s it. One I’ve heard of cyclists using a lot years ago is flat coke, they shake it up to remove the gas which can interfere with digestion. 1.

50 Summer Drinks : Recipes and Cooking.