I remember learning to make this on a wood stove when I was young. We had to be really careful not to let it get too hot and scorch or the whole thing would ruin… I miss those days! Well, some parts of them. We usually only had hot cocoa or hot tea on really cold days. We would get a cup before we left the house to walk to the bus stop which really was at least 1/2 mile uphill! The warmth in our bellies would help us get up the hill but we were always happy to see the old bus come clanking down the dirt road.
This is probably my favorite hot cocoa recipe although it does take a little bit of time and patience to make it… that just seems to make it better though. It’s really good to enjoy on a cold day or after coming in from playing in the snow which is something we don’t get to do here in Florida. Continue reading “The Best Hot Cocoa”
Just another recipe I found floating around in my Holiday Binder… we love to serve Hot Cocoa when we have a Polar Express Party and this is one of the recipes I have used in the past although we normally prefer to use our Hot Cocoa recipe. This one is super simple and delicious though.
Try serving it with some Chocolate-Dipped Goodies for an extra special treat!
Continue reading “Cocoa In A Crockpot”
We had some of this at a dance the other night and Ms. Shirley was kind enough to share her recipe with me. There are many different things you can add to this to make it ‘yours’ and I’ve included some add-ins at the bottom of the recipe. You can also heat this on the stove instead of a crockpot.
Ms. Shirley’s Hot Apple Cider
Ms. Shirley’s Hot Apple Cider
- 6-8 c. apple cider
- 1/4 – 1/2 c. Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Place all ingredients in a large crockpot and heat until warm.
I love the hot apple cider that they serve at the Biltmore Estate in NC. You can add in a couple of these or just one or two to spice up your cider a little bit.
- use real maple syrup instead of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup
- use 1/4 c. brown sugar in place of syrup
- 1/2 c. orange juice
- 2 t. cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks
- 4-6 cloves or 1-2 t. ground cloves
- 1/4-1/2 t. allspice
- a pinch of nutmeg
- a pinch of salt
My older kids loved this drink when they were little. I always added a little extra water because it seemed so sweet but they never complained.
Continue reading “Pineapple-Orange Drink”
My kids love this as a special treat with breakfast. Continue reading “Pineapple Orange Drink”
This is one of those recipes I learned in Home Ec so many years ago. It is a little on the sweet side if memory serves me right so you may want to adjust the sugar amounts. Continue reading “7-Up Punch”
Nothing says summer like sitting on the front porch with a cold glass of lemonade or Sweet Tea. This is a favorite to make during the summer. Continue reading “Old-Fashioned Lemonade”
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This is a new page for me to put some of our favorite beverage recipes on. I hope you all find something to try and enjoy!
Keep checking back as the links will be updated soon! Continue reading “Beverages”