Chocolate Wine Float

Chocolate Wine Float

Today is National Drink  Wine Day, and we are celebrating the occasion with a recipe for a Chocolate Wine Float.  This recipe isn’t entirely original.  In fact, the idea for this Chocolate Wine Float came to me from an acquaintance.  Before we proceed, I must confess that this isn’t the type of recipe that I usually publish.   This is the only post for an alcoholic beverage that I have published on my site since I began blogging four years ago, but I was challenged to come up with a post for National Drink Wine Day, and I love a good […]

Sweetened Condensed Creamer

Sweetened Condensed Creamer

Did you know that it was a common practice to use sweetened condensed milk, or canned evaporated milk, as creamer in the early part of the 20th century?  Without refrigeration, and without a cow, canned milk was the perfect solution.  Because both types of canned milk are more concentrated than fresh milk, they add a creamy richness to your coffee or tea, similar to cream or half and half, without adding all of the extra fat. 

Mocha Frappe

Mocha Frappe or Carnality?

Today, while I was at the mall with my youngest son, I was wandering the rows of Barnes and Noble.  He was elsewhere, in a gaming store  that he loves as much as I love the bookstore.  We had agreed to meet in the coffee shop that is attached to the bookstore when he was done.  When he was finished, he sent me a text message that he was on his way.  He asked if I would go ahead and order his drink for him.  I texted him the question.  “What would you like?”  He responded that he wanted “A […]