Good Bite: Easy Holiday Entertaining with Betty Crocker, Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Hot Cranberry Apple Cider Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I can’t imagine the holidays without this hot cranberry apple cider. The aroma is wonderful and makes the house smell so festive, and it’s also easy to make and won’t keep you hovering over the pot when you’d rather celebrate time with family and friends.

Colombian Hot Chocolate

Colombian Hot Chocolate Recipe - Andrea Meyers

My first year in Colombia was full of new food, new music, new language, and new friends. Trips to the market and grocery stores were adventures that required advance preparation, such as looking up ingredients in a Spanish dictionary or calling friends to inquire about local terminology. I had studied German in high school, which… 

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Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

Andrea Meyers - Strawberry Lavender Lemonade

We started growing culinary lavender in our garden two summers ago, then last summer had to move the plants to pots to make room for more vegetables. One of my lavenders didn’t fare well, but the other two were doing splendidly until the uber snow storms of 2010. They look rather spindly now, a mere… 

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Pomegranate-Ginger-Chile Nojito Cocktail

Pomegranate-Ginger-Chile Nojito Cocktail Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Pomegranates are one of the most festive fruits. The deep red color of the arils captures the eye, and the flavor of the juice is a wonder on its own and is very versatile. Though we’ve enjoyed pomegranate juice for a while, this year marks the very first time we ever purchased pomegranates, and as… 

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Pure Passion Cocktail

Pure Passion Cocktail Recipe - Andrea Meyers

New Year’s celebrations just aren’t the same without champagne, and mixing up champagne cocktails is one of our favorite ways to enjoy the bubbly. This cocktail recipe has passion fruit juice, lime juice, triple sec, and a brut cava, and the sugared rim with chili powder gives it a mix of sweet and spicy. Passion… 

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Big O Cocktail

Big O Cocktail Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Christmas is past, New Year’s Eve is approaching, and whether you host or attend large parties, intimate gatherings, or stay at home with your loved ones, festive drinks are part of the celebration of the new year. We began taste testing new (to us) cocktails over the weekend and will share some of our favorites… 

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