Posts by alicia

Frozen Mocha with Greens

While I’m loving that it’s fall…I have to face reality.  The calendar season does not dictate the weather here.  It’s heading back into the 90s this week and I’m wanting a cold drink.  A fun one.  But I’m trying to be healthy.  What’s a girl to do?  The struggle is real.     This is…

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Pumpkin Spice Dirty Chai Latte

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This drink.  Today is the first day of fall and this drink is what I’m loving. The ‘dirty chai’ refers to the fact that there’s both coffee and chai tea in there.  Lots of spices that whisper fall, a hint of sweetness, and comforting warmth in a cup. It starts with milk.  I use almond…

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Bourbon Butterscotch Latte Mousse

Last winter Starbucks had a butterscotch latte.  I was in love with it, and incredibly disappointed when I discovered it was labeled as a seasonal drink and I could only get it for a very short time.  Insert tears here. Transition to now…I saw Butterscotch Pudding Day on the calendar and I wondered if I…

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Twice Roasted Salad

Roasted salad?!  I can hear the incredulity through the internet.  But don’t worry, this is good.  Take a chance on me and try this one.  And you don’t even really need a recipe.  You kind of just put as much as you want of each thing in and let it go. I came up with…

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My Menu Planning Process

One thing I have had more than one friend ask me is how I meal plan.  My process has evolved over time and through changing needs and dynamics, so I can only answer how I do it right now.  That also happens to be how I have done it for the last 5 years or…

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Iced Tea Showdown

It’s been in the triple digits here for several weeks.  It’s supposed to cool down to a mere 93 degrees today, but that’s still hot enough to crave some iced tea.  I’ve been drinking a lot of it lately and decided it was time to change it up a bit. Do you ever get that…

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Lemon Pepper Salami Bites – The Perfect Summer Appetizer

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You might be asking why these are the ‘perfect’ summer appetizer.  Two reasons: 1-  They involve no heating the house.  You don’t need an oven, stove, toaster…no heat source at all. 2-  They use up bell peppers.  If you garden like I do, you’ve got them coming out your ears.  If you don’t garden, this…

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Sunrise Quesadilla

Breakfast made easy, but not boring!  These sunrise quesadillas are  cinch to whip up and a great way to use leftover tortillas from taco night. 😉 In addition to being fast (20 minutes for the whole family), these are a great way to get in some extra veggies.  They are pretty much scrambled eggs with…

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Brisket on a Biscuit

National Brisket Day and National Biscuit Day are not only next to each other on the calendar, but they work extremely well together in this savory biscuit sandwich!

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