Cranberry juice and spiced rum give sangria a festive twist for the holidays; rum glazed carrots are a great addition to any meal! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Mine was pretty perfect – I got plenty of time to catch up with my family on Thursday, then relaxed for the rest of […]
Way back in March, the New York Times ran an article about Nora Ephron that contained a delicious description of her favorite pineapple milkshake. It sounded so absolutely amazing that I bought a can of pineapple the very next time I went to the store with big plan to make the milkshakes at home. I must have thought about them a million times, but that can of pineapple sat there until last week.
Milkshakes are heavy and rich and seem like they need a special occasion. And, honestly, all that dairy makes my stomach hurt. Not worth it.
Then I saw some ridiculously beautiful strawberry soda floats on Pinterest and I knew what I was going to do with that can of pineapple: make homemade pineapple soda to use in floats. Light and refreshing, these pineapple soda floats are the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. (Or do what I plan to to and drink them all fall, in complete denial that summer is over.)
I’ve hinted at it here and said it without saying it there, but since the beginning of the year I’ve been working on a lot of fun, recipe related projects. The biggest one is that I’ve been working with General Mills as the newest blogger for their healthy recipe site, Eat Better America. Since January, I’ve been sending them about one new recipe a week. Then I sit back and wait, and wait, and wait fo them to be published. The have a pretty intense editorial calendar and I knew going into it that there would be a long delay before my recipes went up – I was making “spring” themed recipes in February – but it was still hard to be patient.
Well, my first post is finally up – a green smoothie just in time for Earth Week! This isn’t your typical green smoothie though. I left the spinach and kale in my salads where they belong, and added an avocado instead.
I had to laugh when I found out that Calphalon was sponsoring this month’s Kitchen Play event and wanted me to make a drink recipe using their 12 cup quick-brew coffeepot. As I’ve discussed on this blog before, I’m a pretty serious coffee fanatic – if there’s one kitchen appliance that I’m familiar with, its a coffeemaker. (Looking around my kitchen, I can count at least 6 different ways to make a cup of coffee!)
Once the laughter subsided, I turned to panic. They wanted me to make a drink. With coffee. How on earth was I going to turn that into a recipe worth posting here?