Peppermint Syrup For Coffee Drinks

The timing of the Pumpkin Spice Latte is very controversial.  The actual enjoyment of the drink is also debatable.  But the ultimate coffee flavor that doesn’t get enough street cred in my opinion is peppermint!  As soon as my coffee and lattes switch from iced to hot, the peppermint syrup makes its seasonal debut.  Last winter I couldn’t find peppermint syrup anywhere so I got creative and made my own.  It’s the easiest thing in the world and the results are super delicious too!

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Alcohol-Free Wine to Celebrate the Holidays

It goes without saying that 2020 is a very different year.  The holidays will be different.  Alcohol consumption is already different – it’s increased over last year thanks to the pandemic.  So why not end the year with different wine?  Alcohol-free wine that is.  I’ve been trying different brands for months and have narrowed it down to my top picks here.

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Decanting Pantry Items and Cook Time Cheat Sheet

Is your phone all organized now?  Are you ready for an easy project away from the couch?  How about decanting your pantry items?  With all the baking I’ve been doing at home, I got really sick of the messy flour and sugar bags.  I took 10 minutes of my Saturday night (what else is there to do now?) and decanted!  I also have a solution for all the cooking directions on your pasta and rice packages so decant those too.

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Why You Need a Recipe Book (and How to Make One)

I have a confession.  I stopped doing my month long meal planning for a short time.  We were in a recipe rut and I just needed to try new things!  When I found a recipe on Pinterest, I printed the recipe out to follow and it was a game changer.  I started printing out all the recipes I regularly make right before making them.  And the pretty recipe book I’d been trying to make for the past two years, came together so effortlessly.  Since we are all home and cooking a lot more while practicing social distancing, I figured this was an easy project anyone can pull together over the next few weeks.

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DIY Reusable Produce Bags

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, I debated if I should still post this tutorial.  But then I noticed Joann’s and Hobby Lobby are still open and shipping online orders.  And then I realized that even if we are staying home more, we still are getting groceries.  Plus, with wanting to keep social distancing at the store, maybe having access to our own reusable produce bags right now is the exact thing to share.  So here is how to DIY reusable produce bags and have a welcome distraction from all the crazy happening right now.

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