Recipes: Beverages & Drinks

Basil Coconut Mango Shooters

  This simple delightful recipe is as easy as it is flexible: dont have mangoes? Add ripe peaches. Dont like papaya? Add some melon. It is just delightful. I add some pineapple occasionally for an extra zing! And, of course, when I make it for the kids, I nix the rum...

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Redeeming Spirits Cocktail

  My uber talented friend, Kara Newman, created this recipe specially for my readers. I highly recommend it as the ideal drink when you read my fiction debut-  The Devil in Us! Enjoy, friends! I look forward to your thoughts on the drink and the book! Redeeming...

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Spiced (But Not Spicy) Hot Cocoa Mix

I love Debbie Koenig's work! Always have. I enjoyed her first book, Parents Need to Eat Too, a lot and requested her to do a guest recipe here and she graciously agreed. Spiced (But Not Spicy) Hot Cocoa Mix By Debbie Koenig In my son’s world, every spice is Scary...

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Monica Bhide

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