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Warm Drink Recipes
November 11, 2011

Theme Party Queen

Today is a special day not only because it is 11-11-11 but also because it is Veterans Day in the United States, a day set aside to honor those who have served. A heartfelt thank you to military personnel, past and present, and their families on this special day.


We had a lot of fun attending our friend's annual Halloween party and our 80's costumes were a hit. I'll be posting pictures soon of me in my pink, big-hair wig and Bryan with his blow up boom box.

I would say we had about 40 trick or treaters and loved seeing their costumes and their faces when they realized we were handing out full size candy bars instead of those little mini ones. Bryan gets a kick out of being known as the house with the best candy. We are certainly NOT getting any brownie points from the dentists in town!


I am planning our Thanksgiving dinner and decided to venture out a bit with some new recipes. I found one for a Pumpkin Crisp that I think we're going to try. It's kind of like an Apple Crisp but made with canned pumpkin instead. If we like it, I'll post the recipe.

Speaking of pumpkin, it snowed in Chicagoland yesterday and I found myself running for the warm drinks, teas especially. I have a favorite Jasmine tea that I bought at my yoga studio that is usually my go-to warm drink, but I have been wanting to try this one for while now.

Pumpkin Pie Sipper

  • 1 jar Dickinson's Pumpkin Butter (found in jelly aisle)
  • 1-1/3 cups peach nectar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups half-n-half
  • Whipped cream and nutmeg

Simmer first 4 ingredients until warm and then pour into 4 mugs. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Does this sound good or what? I think it would be perfect for an after dinner drink for small dinner parties, or made in a Crock Pot, it would work well for a holiday office party or a bigger home party.

I have a few more options for warm holiday drinks here:

Warm Holiday Drinks

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Until Next Time,

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