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Recipe Reciprocity - Valentine's Day Drinks
I’m taking big shortcuts with today’s post. I was at work until 1:30 last night editing an interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (she’s adorable by the way), so I’m cheating and ditching my standard Thirsty Thursday and Recipe Reciprocity formats. I contemplated not posting anything at all, but I’ve been eyeing these Valentine-themed drink recipes and just had to share.  Click through to check them out!

– Moscato is the one alcohol I don’t mind drinking, because it’s basically juice and has very little alcohol content. Create-Celebrate-Explore’s Raspberry Moscato Cocktail is right up my alley. 
– I can’t think of anything more February-14th-appropriate than Pizzazzerie’s Red Velvet Milkshake.
Sugarhero’s Raspberry White Hot Chocolate is a close second.
Keep things simple yet festive with this great idea for pomegranate seed ice cubes by Two Loves Studio.
– And finally, an incredibly fun glass of Red Hot Jello by Joy of Jello. Hot!

Amazing stuff, right? Cheers to you and the lovely bloggers who created these great concoctions!

Image via Create-Celebrate-Explore

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Cherry Vanilla Float
I’m on an ice-cream kick that I just can’t seem to shake (no pun intended, you’ll see what I mean). First, it was this refreshing York Peppermint Shake, and more recently, this Matcha Milkshake (see?). Both were delicious, but with four scoops of ice cream per serving, they aren’t exactly diet friendly. The tasty things rarely are. Today, I’m staying true to my love for ice cream, but throttling down to one or two scoops per glass in these Valentine-inspired Cherry Vanilla Floats. I don’t normally drink carbonated anything (soda, beer, you name it), so this is quite a big deal. 


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Easy Matcha Milkshake | fortune goodies

Happy Thursday, you guys! I mean happy in the greatest sense of the word, because Brian comes back to DC tonight! Sure, he says he’s doing it to see me, and sure, I think watching the Super Bowl with his friends is more like it (check out these bingo cards if you haven’t already), but I’ll take whatever excuse I can get.

Before I run off to stare at the clock and count down the hours (8:50 can’t get here soon enough), here’s something I concocted for Brian’s arrival. He, like me, loves anything green tea, and since I want him to be sufficiently caffeinated to talk late into the night, the easy and delicious Matcha Milkshake was born. It’s a good one!


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Delicious York Peppermint Pattie Milkshake

This time last week, I was in Hershey, Pennsylvania, aka “The Sweetest Place on Earth.” It was certainly one of my more enjoyable work trips (we stayed at the beautiful Hotel Hershey where they give you a chocolate bar at check-in and the shampoo and conditioner are chocolate-scented!), but not having any downtime to check out any of the local attractions was rather disappointing. Still, despite being glued to my work, I did as Hersheyans do and consumed more than my fair share of chocolate, namely my favorite York Peppermint Patties.

Having never given York patties much thought (not beyond “Oh my goodness, delicious!” anyway), I had no idea they were a Hershey product. It wasn’t until my first of many trips to the hotel gift shop where I spotted a giant York display (should have taken a picture), that the affiliation became known to me. And just like that, armed with my new discovery, it seemed entirely appropriate to buy and eat a near dozen of them. 

At the time, I told myself I was making a when-in-Hershey exception. “No more chocolate in DC,” I said. But then I got home, and they were buy-one-get-one in the Safeway checkout line, and well, you’ve seen the picture, so you know the rest. Follow along to see how I fashioned my favorite Hershey treat into a delicious and refreshing milkshake.   


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Are you a fan of coconut water? People seem to either love it or hate it, and I’m obsessed with it. It’s refreshing, hydrating, rich in potassium, fat-free, not too sweet, and just plain delicious. The one thing I don’t love is the price. As is the case with most health crazes, the price tag on coconut water can be quite exorbitant, but the one thing I’ve learned in my ample sampling is that not all brands are created equal. So if you’re new to coconut water and don’t exactly have the time or money to try them all, I recommend the three brands pictured above. They’re my absolute favorite. Harmless Harvest is by far and away the best (incidentally also the most expensive), with Zico and Vitacoco a close second and third place. They all have that just sweet enough taste to satisfy my coconut cravings. They’re delicious! How about you? What’s your favorite?  

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There’s no denying it. It’s going to get a whole lot colder before it gets warmer. So, on this Thirsty Thursday, I thought I’d revisit some of my favorite hot chocolate recipes for warming up to. Plus, the Facebook page recently hit 800 likes – quite a big feat, so please join me in raising a mug full of hot chocolate to our newfound friends. Cheers!

Check out my favorites below:
Nutella Hot Chocolate // Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate // Green Tea Hot Chocolate // Eggnog Hot White Chocolate // Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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