How to Make Cranberry Liqueur

How to Make Cranberry Liqueur - Andrea Meyers

We began experimenting with homemade liqueurs and infusions several years ago. Our first adventure was the Italian classic limoncello, which we made with both lemons and oranges (arancello), and since then we’ve made Polish krupnik and other concoctions that are now traditions for us. This year we decided to experiment with cranberries, because we look… 

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Low Sugar Thai Iced Tea

Low Sugar Thai Iced Tea Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Though it’s September and the boys have returned to school, the summer weather continued around here and it often lasts until October. So we still have tomatoes, peppers, and basil coming out our ears and the garden tomatillos are starting to kick in. And temperatures were in the 90s last week, making that week hotter… 

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Kale, Spinach, and Pear Smoothie

Kale, Spinach, and Pear Smoothie Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I love greens. From the time I was a young girl and ate up my first serving of southern-style turnip greens with a splash of vinegar, I have loved my green vegetables. We grow our own chard, kale, arugula, and lettuces, though for some reason spinach doesn’t do well in our garden so we have… 

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Irish Coffee Eggnog

Irish Coffee Eggnog Recipe - Andrea Meyers

The weekend before Thanksgiving, I had an opportunity to visit The Enchanted Forest, a fundraiser for The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) to do some social media outreach for them. The event is their primary fundraiser for the year, and proceeds go to community programs that they support, including back-to-school health fairs and backpacks,… 

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Peach Mango Smoothie

Peach Mango Smoothie Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Last month Cooking Light ran a nice feature of several smoothies that used Greek yogurt as a base. I tried several of them, including one with watermelon, cucumber, and mint (delicious). Inspired by their article, I played around with this old favorite from their archives that I adapted for Greek yogurt, and I love it!… 

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Polish Krupnik (Honey Spiced Vodka) for Christmas Eve

Andrea Meyers - Polish Krupnik (Honey Spiced Vodka)

Polish krupnik staropolski is a traditional honey-spiced liqueur typically served during Wigilia, the Christmas Eve meal. Small glasses are passed around with hot, peppery krupnik, which will warm you up quickly. Family recipes may be passed down through the generations and vary widely, with up to 50 different spices.