Best Ever Sweet Tea

 Learn how to make perfect Sweet Tea every time. Summer just wouldn’t be summer without it.

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Whew. Is it me or is this week flying by? Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled that we’re already in the middle of the week, especially since a three-day weekend is just around the corner – weeeee!

Before we’re celebrating the unofficial start of summer though, I thought it was about time that I’d share my very favorite summer drink with you all. It’s best when served ice cold and with a spritz of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Now I know what you might be thinking. How does a girl from the north have any clue when it comes to the sweet tea department?! After falling in love with that delectable drink during a trip to Texas a couple of years ago, I was determined to serve Perfect Sweet Tea in our MN home as well.

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I remember going on YouTube and watching video after video of true Southerners showing me how to make this concoction. After carefully following their instructions, I quickly figured out how to get the ratios just right and tweaked them a bit until I was sipping on a tall glass of iced tea that brought me right back to Texas. [Read more…]

Raspberry Lemonade with Fresh Mint

Enjoy a refreshing glass of Raspberry Lemonade made with raspberries, squeezed lime and lemon juice infused with fresh mint.

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My obsession with berries and lemons is at an all-time high. So much so that I had to find a way to consume even more than I already do :).

A couple of days ago, MN experienced the warmest day of the year so far, which had me longing for a cold glass of lemonade and this wonderful version was born shortly after.  

May I add that this was my very first time making lemonade from scratch using real ingredients? Guys, this is a must-make and a must-taste. It will have you seriously question the stuff you can buy in a bottle or make from a powder or concentrate.

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So I hope you’re on board as I share a recipe perfect for summer – even though Spring has yet to fully spring in so many parts of the country!

I am done waiting for the weather to make up its mind and am more than ready for the flavors of homemade lemonade to saturate my taste buds. [Read more…]

Indian Chai Tea with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

I am beyond excited to share this recipe with you.

Indian Chai Tea with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

So. You might know how much I love a perfectly steeped cup of tea. I may or may not be a tad bit obsessed when it comes to hot drinks. The hotter, the better. No matter what time of year it is.

In fact, I adore the heat. I am not just saying that because our current temp is somewhere around -25 degrees, but because I really do. Hot showers, heater blankets, and 85 degree weather… these are a few of my favorite things. Sorry, I couldn’t pass up that perfect “Sound of Music” moment, ha.

If you are looking to try something other than the same old breakfast tea or are a tea lover like me, you have come to the right place. This is a real treat.

Chai Tea with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

You have got to try this. I know. I know. I pretty much tell you that about every recipe I post here and… this one is no exception. It’s da best. [Read more…]

Sipping Hot Chocolate

Sipping Hot Chocolate by Deliciously Yum!

Brrrr. That’s the only sound I’ve been making for the past couple of days. We can’t quite remember the last time the temperatures reached a two-digit number. It’s been bitter cold not just here but throughout the entire country and all I can think of are warm and cuddly things. What embodies that more than a cup of steaming cocoa? Making hot chocolate from scratch couldn’t be easier. One sip of this delectable beverage and you’ll bid adieu to powdered packages for good. Let’s indulge! [Read more…]

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yes, it’s happening. Pumpkin Spice Latte is the one thing I look forward to the most during fall season. No other hot drink comes even close to this autumn favorite. Nothing else has the same addicting quality as this luscious cup of joe. I know, I know, coffee in and of itself can be addicting, but this one is a different kind of addictiveness. Freshly brewed coffee, pumpkin puree and the stars of pumpkin pie spice – cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg are blended together so that you can experience fall in a cup. You know you want one , GO make it!

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