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Mexican Hot Chocolate

I can’t get enough of this new tradition. I love the spices in this hot chocolate and I love how good it tastes without a lot of sugar. In face, I usually cut the honey to about a half of cup. This recipe from Cooking Light is a great addition the holiday drink lineup. New …

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Hot Mulled Cider

It’s cloudy and cool outside and it’s almost October. I have no shame in pulling out the spices and cider to make a hot drink for the season. One of my favorite times of the year are these first brisk days with leaves beginning to change and pleasant days replacing the heat and humidity. I …

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Tart Cherry Peach Pie Smoothie

This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of the The Cherry Marketing Institute. Over the past few days, I’ve mentioned my participation in the 7-Day Tart Cherry Juice Challenge, but I have not explained the finer details of this challenge. The main reason for this is that I’m well aware of placebo effects …

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Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

Although I absolutely love the first few days of autumn and the return to sweaters and stews, I am so ready for spring. It’s making a late entrance this year, especially for Alabama so I took advantage of the first sunny 60s day with a smoothie instead of hot tea. I have a new Vitamix …

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Hot Spiced Cheer

Alabama got cold, y’all. I usually can’t say these words until January. But the nation was hit by a brutal cold mass of yuck and we got the arctic blast of cold air. Of course, I’m still wearing tan lines from Colorado in June so I’m wasn’t ready for all that nonsense. I was ready …

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Grandma’s Homemade Cough Syrup

  We are talking about liquor. Medicinal liquor. The stuff that generations of sick folks depended upon before the invention of dextromethorphan. I decided, after waking up yet again with a fully congested head and ears along with an inflamed painful throat, that I’m not taking any more drugs for this stuff. I’ve been on …

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