Recipes: Beverages

Homemade Masala Chai

Homemade Masala Chai

It’s been a weird autumn in Ohio, weather-wise. But finally, we’re getting a little of that awesome crisp, cool weather. I finally felt the need to wear a sweatshirt, yay! And there’s nothing I love more than warming up with a cup of homemade Indian […]

Easy Homemade Vanilla Syrup Recipe

Easy Homemade Vanilla Syrup Recipe

I don’t usually start my morning with coffee. Totally weird, I know. The thing is, I love to savor a cup of coffee. Sip it. Enjoy it. Take my time. And time is one thing I almost never have in the mornings. I’m a habitual […]

Cold Brew Coffee: How To Make It and Why You Should

Cold Brew Coffee: How To Make It and Why You Should

Have you heard all the hype about cold brew coffee? It’s starting to pop up in trendy coffee shops and farmer’s markets everywhere. Even Starbucks is now marketing their cold brew coffee. Have you ever noticed how much more expensive it is than regular brewed […]

Host Your Very Own Aperitivo Party!

Host Your Very Own Aperitivo Party!

When I was in Milan, Italy for the first time, I discovered a fantastic ritual called Aperitivo.  Similar to our American “happy hour” in that it’s a way for friends to gather, have a drink, and nibble on some food.  That’s where the similarities end. […]

My Favorite Latte recipe!

My Favorite Latte recipe!

Ok, let’s keep it real.  Lattes don’t exactly require a “recipe”…they are just a mix of brewed espresso and milk.  Pretty easy, I know.  But the thing is, I’d never really made them before our recent trip to Italy.  Espresso, lattes, cappuccinos…these were just fancy, […]