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Kumquat Pomegranate Cocktail and A New Business

Kumquat Pomegranate CocktailToday, after weeks of working late hours and testing our product, my husband and I are officially launching our new business. GrubKit.com is a website offering recipe kits delivered to your home. Each kit comes with recipes and pre-measured, non-perishable ingredients that you can either prepare at home by adding a few fresh items or send as a gift to a friend. To celebrate our new venture, I’ve created a refreshing kumquat pomegranate cocktail. Here’s to new adventures, cheers!
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Super Bowl Beer Punch

Super Bowl Beer PunchWith Super Bowl coming up, I’ve been planning a few recipes (like these baked turkey meatballs) to serve on game day. Most folks will end up pouring plain old beer that day, but why not get a little creative and make a beer punch. I think it’s the perfect drink for your football bash. Your guests will be thrilled!
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Raspberry Champagne – A Simple New Year’s Eve Cocktail

Well folks, it’s finally time for some bubbly because New Year’s Eve is here! Instead of a pour of plain Champagne, why not add some fruit? I made a simple mix of raspberry puree sweetened with honey. It’s delicious and gives out a beautiful vibrant red color, perfect to ring in 2012. It also makes a great mimosa drink for brunch the next morning after a full night’s celebration.

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Masala Chai – Spiced Tea with Almond Milk and Fresh Ginger

Masala chai, or mixed spice tea, is a drink from India made by brewing black tea with milk and a mixture of spices like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves. It’s my go-to drink for this time of year and perfect for the holiday season. Instead of regular milk, I sometimes add almond milk whenever I make a fresh batch. The subtle flavor of the almonds is a nice complement to this aromatic tea.

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Sugar-Free Vegan Milk Shake with Goji Berries and Bananas

I always have a container of almond milk on hand. I use it in baked foods, in my oatmeal or muesli. This time I’ve made a vegan milk shake, and almond milk is an ideal non-dairy alternative with its creamy consistency and nutty flavor. It contains no lactose or cholesterol, so if you want to reduce your consumption of dairy it’s great to use as a healthy substitute. Stay tuned for my recipe on how to make your own almond milk!

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Bloody and Bitter Rum Punch – A Halloween Cocktail for Adults

Halloween is tomorrow! And since it’s mainly celebrated by children, I wanted to make something for the adults. So here’s a simple rum punch using red wine, rum, limes and blood oranges, with a few drops of angostura bitters. Enjoy this “treat” for Halloween or add to your next cocktail party along with some of my other drinks. Happy Halloween!

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Cranberry Tea infused with Cinnamon and Cloves

If you haven’t made homemade tea before, let this recipe be your first. The flavors of this tea are wonderful. An aroma of cinnamon and cloves permeate the kitchen and the color from the cranberries give off a beautiful ruby red. Cranberries are quite tart, so feel free to add more honey or sugar if you like it sweeter.

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