• Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

    October 8, 2015DishinandDishes

      You remember my recipe for Homemade Chai Tea that was inspired by my daughter Kayla’s short stint in India a few years back? All I’ve heard about of late is the craze over Pumpkin Lattes since fall has hit and I received a new inspiration to come up with a homemade Pumpkin Chai Tea…

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  • Watermelon Jalapeno Agua Fresca (Aguas Frescas)

    July 23, 2015DishinandDishes

    A couple of years ago, when I was finishing my book, Mr. Wonderful and I went on a trip to the Los Angeles area for a week. He worked for two days and I sat on the beach with my laptop writing. Then, we traveled up and down Highway 1 along the coast stopping at every…

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  • Summertime Basil Lemonade

    June 19, 2014DishinandDishes

    The same night that we made the Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, I used some of the mounds of fresh basil that I picked from our herb garden to make this lemonade. Does anything say summer like freshly squeezed lemons?  Bursting with tartness and balanced with a little sweetness, they are the ultimate thirst quencher in…

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  • Citrus Sparkler

    July 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    I don’t usually like sweet drinks, and if I do, they have to involve some sort of citrus. In Oklahoma, it doesn’t take long for our summer temperatures to reach 100º. Our summers just beg for a cool, citrusy drink to refresh ones dry palette, and this drink, with its hint of mint does just…

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  • How to Make French Press Coffee at Home

    April 19, 2012DishinandDishes

    Every Sunday morning, I get up before the rest of the household. I tiptoe out to the kitchen, past the sleeping dogs and husband, fill my tea kettle halfway and set it to boil on the stove. It’s a day for special coffee. The rest of the week, I don’t really have time for this,…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie

    March 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    Rhubarb and strawberries are showing up everywhere!  Here’s a Saturday morning, or any morning smoothie made in memory of this. Only it’s minus the 90 million fat and sugar grams that you get with it. Toss some nonfat plain yogurt, some fresh strawberries, rhubarb, honey and a little ice into the blender, and you’ll have…

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  • Iced French Vanilla Coffee

    March 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    My Mom brought me this recipe when she came to visit recently from Michigan.  I think she got it from my cousin Diane.  Here are my cousins Karen, Diane and I last week in Michigan.  We had such a nice time together.  I miss my cousins.

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  • Chai Tea to Make at Home

    March 23, 2012DishinandDishes

    Last year my daughter had the privilege of going to India for a 40 day mission trip. Their “team” stayed in a large house and had an Indian woman who took care of cooking for them and cleaning the house while they were there.

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  • Blueberry Lemonade Smoothie

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    Quick refreshing smoothie for summertime. Ingredients of Love: Plain vanilla yogurt, frozen lemonade concentrate, fresh or frozen blueberries, milk, ice, honey and lemon zest (optional) Mix in your blender or smoothie maker:] 2 cups blueberries 3 T. frozen lemonade 1/2 cup yogurt 1 cup milk 3-4 cups of ice 1 T. honey 1 t. lemon…

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  • Holiday Spiced Cider

    December 22, 2010DishinandDishes

    Baby it’s cold outside…well sometimes.  We actually had a 75 degree day one day this week.  Ya just never know in Oklahoma. The holidays are and have been upon us. We like to start a crockpot of this cider on Thanksgiving and Christmas and pretty much every weekend in between. Not only is it warm…

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  • Vietnamese Iced Coffee At Home

    September 30, 2010DishinandDishes

    I order this drink almost every time I go to indulge in Pho at my favorite Pho place, but I’ve also seen and ordered the same version from Thai places so I guess it’s not only Thai, but Vietnamese coffee as well, although the Thai version sometimes involves cardamom and cream. And it’s so easy, with a…

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  • Mexican Coffee

    October 26, 2009DishinandDishes

    Saturday night was Girl’s Night In #2 at my house.  The theme was Fiesta. We fiesta’d and fiesta’d with Mexican food.  we had Guacamole, Texas Caviar, HomeMade Salsa, Southwestern Ranch Dip, Fiesta Grilled Shrimp, and homemade Chimichurri Sauce. We had Enchilada Soup and for our main course, we had Chicken Enchiladas with green chile sour…

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