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A glass cup with peppermint whiskey honey and lemon on a white tray with a bottle of whiskey and half cut lemon on a plate.

Hot Toddy for Cough Recipe

I feel almost silly calling this a recipe. However, one quick look at search trends revealed that many people are looking for ways to deal with all the coughing going on this winter. What is a Hot Toddy? A hot toddy is any hot drink with alcohol, sugar, and spices. A hot toddy is often …

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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Spring is finally here! The strawberries are finally showing up in farmers’ markets everywhere in the south and I wanted to make a tall cool smoothie. Cooking Light has plenty of smoothies options but this one takes the cake. The key to a fantastic strawberry smoothie is having a blender that can really grind those …

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Green Smoothies

It’s the Monday before Christmas. I have had 2-3 weeks of the most delicious and most unhealthy sugary fried foods and I haven’t felt one bit of guilt about it. Why? Food is an inantimate object. Attaching guilt to food is useless. Attaching guilt to my actions with food is just as useless. I will …

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

I can’t get enough of this new tradition. I love the spices in this hot chocolate and I love how good it tastes without a lot of sugar. In face, I usually cut the honey to about a half of cup. This recipe from Cooking Light is a great addition the holiday drink lineup. New …

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Hot Mulled Cider

It’s cloudy and cool outside and it’s almost October. I have no shame in pulling out the spices and cider to make a hot drink for the season. One of my favorite times of the year are these first brisk days with leaves beginning to change and pleasant days replacing the heat and humidity. I …

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Tart Cherry Peach Pie Smoothie

This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of the The Cherry Marketing Institute. Over the past few days, I’ve mentioned my participation in the 7-Day Tart Cherry Juice Challenge, but I have not explained the finer details of this challenge. The main reason for this is that I’m well aware of placebo effects …

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Raspberry Freeze

We just got back from a great vacation and it is HOT in Alabama. It’s quite shocking to feel the humidity that settled in while we were gone. I went to the farmer’s market this weekend and they had beautiful raspberries and I knew just what to do with them. My July issue of Cooking …

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Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

Although I absolutely love the first few days of autumn and the return to sweaters and stews, I am so ready for spring. It’s making a late entrance this year, especially for Alabama so I took advantage of the first sunny 60s day with a smoothie instead of hot tea. I have a new Vitamix …

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Hot Spiced Cheer

Alabama got cold, y’all. I usually can’t say these words until January. But the nation was hit by a brutal cold mass of yuck and we got the arctic blast of cold air. Of course, I’m still wearing tan lines from Colorado in June so I’m wasn’t ready for all that nonsense. I was ready …

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Bottle of Southern Comfort, a jar of honey, a halved lemon, and a peppermint stick.

Grandma’s Homemade Cough Syrup

  We are talking about liquor. Medicinal liquor. The stuff that generations of sick folks depended upon before the invention of dextromethorphan. I decided, after waking up yet again with a fully congested head and ears along with an inflamed painful throat, that I’m not taking any more drugs for this stuff. I’ve been on …

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