It’s hard not to love the comforting flavors of a mug of hot chocolate, but what if you could enjoy those same classic flavors in a frozen beverage? Enter the frozen hot chocolate, a wonderful invention by our resident recipe tester, The Artful Desperado. Not only does it turn the classic hot chocolate on its head with the addition of crushed ice, but it also changes the chocolate beverage game by incorporating maple syrup and pecans… … Read more »
There’s nothing quite like the flavors and scents of the holidays. Cinnamon and pine infusing the house. Warm, gooey, straight of out of oven cookies from a marathon holiday baking session. The smell of the first snow. A glass of sweet, creamy, spice-flecked eggnog by the crackling fire.… Read more »
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing to vibrant shades of yellow and red. The crisp, cool air feels perfect through a cozy sweater. Pumpkin spice everything lines the grocery store shelves.
And left and right, friends and colleagues are getting knocked out with a nasty case of the cold or flu.… Read more »
When spring arrives, my first thought is “time to picnic.” It’s warm, the sun’s out (most of the time), the grass is green, and I’m on the hunt for some small tomatoes and strawberries to eat on a blanket. Usually picnics are afternoon or evening affairs, when the sun is at its peak, or casting a delicious orange glow as it sets. But if you’ve never tried a breakfast picnic, you’re seriously missing out and you’re going to want to keep reading.
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When I pitched this idea of recreating this childhood favorite earlier this summer, everyone’s eyes seemed to light up! The next 10 minutes was filled with a hilarious discussion, complete with horror stories of slumber party soda experiments gone wrong and a seriously (unserious) debate on the best and worst soda brands to use (which is still being discussed on Luvo lunch breaks to this day). Regardless of… Read more »
If you’re a fan of Indian food (or perhaps you have a severe butter chicken addiction like many people do), you’re likely familiar with the warm, stretchy, chewy rounds of flatbread known as naan. Some eat it plain, dipping it in the rich curries and stews, and some like a little extra flavor with their naan, in the form of garlic, melted butter (or … Read more »
The winter season wouldn’t be complete without the rich scent of mulling spices filling the air. One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the delicious hot beverages served at various gatherings. Mulled wine at winter markets, hot cider on the stove at mom’s house, hot cocoa, hot buttered rum… hot dang! … Read more »