I found the recipe on The Sporadic Cook. Julie got it from Hungry Girl. She used low-fat and calorie free ingredients. My ingredients weren’t as virtuous, but the result was delicious. I altered the recipe in a few other ways too. [Read more…] about Frozen Hot Chocolate
I decided to make up a batch of homemade hot cocoa mix the other day. My mom always made this when my sister and I were little, but it had been a long time since I’d made any. I still have some Swiss Miss packets in the pantry, but the kids have been choosing this over the store-bought kind.
It’s really easy to make and you get a lot of mix with one batch. Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
Have you ever ordered a Caramel Apple Spice drink from Starbucks? You can make a pretty decent version at home for much cheaper and about half the calories. The fact that I’ve cut the calories in something just thrills me, because I’m not known doing that.
Pour apple juice into a mug. Add a cinnamon stick. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or to the temp that you like. Remove the cinnamon stick. Add a squirt of caramel syrup and stir it all up.
Starbucks version rings in at 310 calories. It has whipped cream on top, which I don’t add. My version has about 160 calories and no fat.
Often, I skip the cinnamon stick because they are expensive. I’ve also been known to pull the stick out and save it for the next cup. I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not, but I haven’t keeled over yet from it. Be cheap at your own risk 🙂 A bit of cinnamon syrup would be the way to go here, but I don’t happen to have any.
For Father’s Day I bought my husband several pounds of green beans. No, not Del Monte canned green beans – green coffee beans. He really loves his coffee and a few years ago he started roasting the beans himself.
My oldest daughter has been on a smoothie kick lately. If “lately” can be considered the last few years. She loves smoothies and often makes them for herself. (Now, if I could just convince her to wash the blender.) Mixed berry is her most recent favorite.