Making the best fresh coffee is all about getting the right combination of coffee beans, coffee bean grinder and coffee maker. For most of us, there are also cost issues to think about. Do you really need to...
A list of affordable, sweet, and fruity-tasting wines that are perfect for anyone who loves the "alcoholic wine juice" called Arbor Mist. You might want to try these wines as well.
For hardcore whisky fans like myself, there is nothing quite like a dram of single malt. Here are my selections for the 5 best single malt Scotch whiskies.
Crystal Pepsi was a massive failure when it was introduced in 1993, but its cult following celebrated its return - for a limited time, of course - in 2018.
A simple, easy-to-follow recipe with instructions for making homemade raspberry wine from whole raspberries.
Save time and money! Try my fast and practical guide to making delicious Starbucks Iced Coffee at home in ten minutes or less. Now you can be sure your coffee is exactly to your liking!
A mocktail is a non-alcoholic cocktail. These drinks are ideal for ladies night out, children's parties, or for those who don't drink alcohol. There's a drink here for every occasion.
How to clean and sanitize beer bottles for homebrewing using what you (probably) have around the house.
Starbucks eating away more of your income than you'd like to admit? A Starbucks barista reveals how to make copycat frappes at home!
The traditional martini is a blended cocktail of gin or vodka and vermouth. This article will give you the basics for how to understand what the customer is ordering and how to prepare their martini. -Martinis can either be made with Gin or...
These are the strong liqueurs traditionally consumed after a meal to help digestion. They're known as "digestivos" in Italian.
The quickest way to make the best fresh coffee is to use a French press coffee maker. Discover the ten best products available today...
What's the best way to store wine - with a cork or with a screw cap? Find out one clever solution to this wine drinker's dilemma.
The Japanese tea ceremony is a very formal, yet quiet and zen-like experience meant to calm and entertain guests.
Brighten up your party with some dazzling drinks sure to impress your guests! Here are some tips on making unique cocktails and glow-in-the-dark, fog, or flaming drinks.
This snickerdoodle coffee is one of my many experiments. I took days to perfect, but every hour spent was worth it. Now it's time for me to share my amazing creation with you.
Manual coffee grinders are quiet, don't require a power source, plus they give you full control over the grinding process. I suggest my best 3 crank-operated mills.
Want a good tasting shot that will get you drunk but is easy to make? Here are 17 recipes that you can prepare for your next party and go down smooth.
You push the button and your Keurig does nothing... how to fix it almost instantly and get that coffee brewing!
"How To Make Great Coffee" sounds so simple, doesn't it? Yet it is a fine art of simplicity and complication. There are four main steps involved in making great coffee. Here I have laid it all out.
Turn your excess runner beans into something useful. Here's what happened when I made runner bean wine from my home-grown vegetables.
As responsible drinkers like to know what they are drinking, responsible home brewers should be able to tell them. This article explains how to manage sugar content and alcohol production.
Learn British afternoon tea customs, traditions and history plus party planning tips including setting the mood, invitations, menu and recipe suggestions and beautiful tablescapes.
Beer, in moderation, is a healthy addition to your diet. But you do need to weigh in the negatives before drinking a bottle every day!
If you suffer from a muscle cramp during a workout or sporting event, drink pickle juice. Find out how pickle juice can get rid of muscle cramps fast!
A steaming mug of hot chocolate—comfort in a cup on a wintry day. It began with the Mayans and spread worldwide. Let's look at cocoa recipes from around the globe.
If you've never tried a caipirinha, now is the time. This national cocktail of Brazil contains fruit (usually lime), sugar, and cachaca, also known as aguardiente. Drink responsibly!
Iced coffee is refreshing and delicious. This simple recipe is perfect for making your own iced coffee without the use of a blender.
What better way to start the day than with a cup of coffee? With a cup of coffee with coconut oil, of course! Coconut oil in coffee is delicious, satisfying and great for your health.
A simple and reliable method for making wholesome red and white table wine from supermarket grape juice, sugar and yeast. No chemicals, no specialist equipment needed.
Organic fruit smoothies are a quick, delicious, healthy way to start your morning. All you need is a small blender, some organic fruit, and a couple of other easy-to-find ingredients.
Getting the milk just right for your cappuccino or latte is essential. Here is my top 3 list of the best espresso thermometers currently available.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy delicious cold watermelon drinks. There are lots of non alcoholic and alcoholic recipes with options ranging from lemonade to sangria to Moscow mules.
Cheap, good coffee is hard to find. Is inexpensive Maxwell house decaf and regular coffee any good? Read my review here, and find out if Maxwell House is right for you.
Here are recipes and suggestions for flavor variations, more information and links to fun and helpful lemonade-related websites. There are also options for hot lemonade too!
Do you own a french press but haven't learned how to use it yet? French/coffee presses make the best tasting coffee & this step-by-step guide complete with pictures, shows you exactly how to use it.
If you're looking for easy and delicious juicing recipes to help you lose weight, check out this article. Find out which fruits and vegetables to juice for maximum result.
With a flavor combination that is beloved by many, this chocolate peanut butter milkshake recipe is sure to satisfy everyone. Easy to follow instructions are included.
K-cups are a great way to make an exceptional cup of fresh coffee with a simple press of a button. Here's a list of the best coffee.
A delicious and refreshing selection of original cocktail recipes made from vodka and a tasty variety of summer fruits. Recipes use fruits ranging from mango and pineapple to tomato and cucumber.
The different ways in which coffee is brewed around the world, from Turkish coffee, to the French press method, drip coffee and types of drinks based on espresso.
Gin is generally drunk with mixers and features in many classic cocktails. It comes in many different styles and taste profiles. This article provides five selections for the best London dry gins.
A collection of 25 Jägermeister shot or shooter recipes. There's shots with Bailey's, Blue Curaçao, Goldschlager, and more. Some shots pack a punch, some are a light caress — all are delicious.
A delicious homemade version of a Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino: a fancy and delicious iced chocolate milk and very easy to make! For more original recipes go to dangerouslydelishh.com
This is a great old family recipe for Rock and Rye. If you have never tasted Rock and Rye, you are in for a treat. It has a smooth, sweet flavor that goes down easily.
This article reviews Gerhart Coffee Company's "Running Pump Roasting" coffee blends. I was so inspired by the "story in every cup" that I included a fictional short story along with my factual review!
“In vino veritas.” (In wine there is truth.) – Pliny, the Elder, 23-79 A.D. Number two in the Joy of quoting famous dead people looks at wine, and what folks have had to say about wine since the beginning of time.
Growing your own Ginger Beer Plant and then making your own alcoholic Ginger Beer is easier than you might think. This article explains in detail how to go about it and what results you can expect to achieve....
Learn more about the history of afternoon tea and the proper etiquette that comes with hosting and attending afternoon tea.
What to do when you've dropped your bottle or can of soda and you want to drink it without having fizz blow all over your hands? Check out this guide to opening soda without any explosions.
Homemade peach brandy is delicious and easy to make. If you have access to your own peaches,pick the fruit at the peak of its ripeness for jams, pies and, of course, peach brandy. Here is a simple recipe for peach brandy that is sure to turn out well.
Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great way for everyone to get their daily servings of fruit. Here are 5 healthy recipes, as well as suggestions for healthy add-ins for an extra nutritional boost.
These diabetic-friendly drinks are filled with dietary fiber, complex carbs, vitamins and diabetes super foods.
The illegal distilling and sale of liquor in America has spread beyond the good old boys brewing hooch in the backwoods.
I'm not much of an alcohol drinker. However, this creamy, luscious liquor is my siren song. I love cooking with it and drinking it! I'd love to share my recipes with you.
We all like to get a quick cup of coffee for the road in the morning before work. Who has the best coffee though? I share my thoughts and opinions on the matter with you. Prices listed have probably changed quite a bit since I first wrote this. I know some McDonald's no longer have dollar coffee.
Did you know that you can make a delicious wine from TEA? - It's quick and easy to make and need no special equipment. Want to inow how? Then read on..
We should be limiting our total exposure to fluoride from tea, based on the potential dangers associated with fluoride exposure and the high levels present in many types of tea. At the same time, incorporating benefits from different types of teas provides a wide variety of benefits.
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a good coffee grinder in my experience. Here are three suggestions for inexpensive coffee grinders.
If you buy beer, you will hear the terms "ale" and "lager" used without explanation. Learn what these are and how they came to be.
Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a great way to start the day and this carrot and banana smoothie recipe is delicious any time. Are you consuming your daily recommended fruit and veggie servings? This smoothie recipe is a great way to incorporate more healthy foods into your daily diet and routine.
A hard apple cider recipe with a twist! Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for making apple-pear cider.
Limes are packed with vitamin C - important for your immune system, especially in the cold and flu season. But lime juice has also been shown in medical studies to fight more serious illnesses, such as malaria, cholera, golden staph and gastric inflammation.
How to make really great-tasting milky coffee with soya milk without the milk curdling and separating. Non-dairy lattes are firmly back on the menu now that I have solved this curdling conundrum.
Using dry ice to make drinks is easy and entertaining. You can use dry ice to make root beer, sodas, spooky punches, and mysterious fogging drinks.
Step by step instructions how to make a Dole Whip Float from Disneyland. Here is the official recipe and a copycat version!
Frozen cocktails are a dessert lover's paradise, and the Frozen Mudslide delivers with a potent kick that may sneak up on you if you aren't careful. Learn how to make this simple delicious concoction.
Ever wondered what's in a Spanish coffee cocktail? Learn to make it at home with this easy carajillo recipe.
Cappuccino, mochachino, latte, machiato...Whats the difference? Coffee strength will vary from cafe to cafe, but generally the darker the roast, the stronger the caffeine.
Discover alternatives to using espresso machines for making your own espresso drinks at home or on-the-go.
Liven up any party or a quiet evening at home with a bourbon and soda. A few suggested twists on this classic ratchet up the fun!
It always amazes me when someone points out the calorie count of some basic items at local fast food establishments. Starbucks is no exception. Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that black coffee has no calories, and can usually be consumed...
A quick and clear guide to green and white teas, from health benefits and warnings to brewing and different varieties, read this for a whistle-stop tour of the fragrant and delicious world of tea.
Adding a flavored rim to the glass is a great way to add taste and eye appeal to a drink. Rimming is very simple to do and can be added to any drink, even non-alcoholic ones. You will find instructions on how to do a basic glass rim here as well as some ideas for other types of rimming to make your drinks really impressive.
Teabags might be a little more convenient, but loose leaf green and white teas are bursting with antioxidants and other healthful properties. But how much of a difference is there really? Is loose leaf tea actually so inconvenient to prepare? And is...
A few beer and wine pairing suggestions for that very hard to pair New Year's Day German American dish, pork and sauerkraut.
Wine tastings are the perfect opportunity to observe an insufferable breed of humans who pretend they possess a highly specialized knowledge and that other mortals should bow before their superiority.
There is no need to strain this nut milk. It is smooth and creamy as is. Make sure to use slivered almonds. They work the magic!
A simple recipe that will transform the taste of Ensure and the way you drink it. Pair with juice and fruit for a delicious frozen drink. Nutrition CAN be fast, easy and yummy after all.
Kimberly Snyder's Detox Solution includes her signature recipe for a vegetable and fruit smoothie. The Glowing Green Smoothie will help you clear up your skin and make you feel radiant and glowing from the inside.
I offer a guide to using stovetop espresso makers and suggest three of my favorite products currently available.
One of the less welcome side effects of drinking green or white tea is that it can make you go to the loo more. Don't worry. This is actually a sign that the tea is working, and it is only temporary.
Learn how to make Joshua's famous margaritas. How can you choose the best-tasting tequila? Which liqueur complements tequila and lime better than triple sec? Also included: An interview with Joshua.
This article will teach you how to make a Malibu Bay Breeze with pineapple, Malibu rum, and cranberry juice.
Rockstar is another type of energy drink that you can add to Italian sodas. Why buy one when you can make it yourself?
Brewing a mead the really old fashioned way! Making a mead the same way the Anglo-Saxons did in the 400s, during the Dark Ages of Britain.
This is a delicious and healthy iced tea recipe, made from green tea, fruit, and ice. I included several variations, as well as how to make tea ice cubes and tea slushies.
Want to try butter tea but can't trek out all the way into the furthest corners of the Himalayas? Check out this authentic Tibetan recipe for this warm drink!
What's a Star Trek party without Bloodwine and Warp Core Breaches? Dullsville. But don't worry, help is here. This is a collection of "Star Trek" drinks.
Country wines are so much fun and perfect for those of us who aren't brewing or wine-making experts! Here's a simple recipe with easy-to-follow instructions for making peach wine from whole peaches.
This guide will help you transition from the very popular very sweet moscato, to the more balanced slightly less sweet riesling.
Collectors and investors pay thousands of dollars for a single bottle of wine and sometimes lawsuits ensue.
Discover the amazing carrot juice benefits. A collection of delicious carrot juice recipes for health and weight loss.
Almond milk is a great energizing beverage. Store-bought badam milk powder contains very few almonds. So, make an easy, nutrient-dense almond milk powder at home and maintain good health.
Capsules and one-cup coffee makers are the marketing winner of our time. There are so many different brands and styles, choosing the best is not an easy task. Read on to make an informed purchase!
This article is about how to get more use out of your Nespresso U pods when the foil method did not work. I also included a frothed milk recipe that can be made with the Nespresso frother.
Do you love gourmet coffee from your favorite coffee shop, but hate that they can be loaded with calories? Here's a solution, low calorie coffee drinks! A list of low cal coffee options at your favorite gourmet coffee houses like Starbucks, Caribou, Dunn Bros, and Dunkin' Donuts...
Here is a super-cheap version of a caramel macchiato that tastes just like the good stuff you get at Starbucks.
So many kiwi juice recipes to try! But simple is the way to go, with this easy &attractive kiwi juice with apple, you get all the fruity goodness, visual appeal and incredible taste. Kiwi juice recipe
Follow these tips to have an elegant tea party for your next social gathering that requires a special touch.
Is home made wine safe to drink? It should be both safe and wholesome, but there are some dreadful recipes and methods out there on the Internet. Here's how to avoid the shockers.
How to use avocado oil in a smoothie! This recipe creates an easy and great tasting blend of spinach, banana and yogurt that comes with all the health benefits of avocado oil.
Here I will show you step by step how to juice fresh noni fruit using a blender. The noni is used as a diet aid and also is claimed to be beneficial in the battle of some cancers.
Want a breakfast smoothie recipe that is not only simple and easy but highly nutritious? Look no further! It is great any time of the day!
Do you love tea and herbal teas, but you're tired of paying for teas and tisanes that use substandard herbs and spices? You can grow your own herbal tea plants year round that taste terrific.
Liquids that glow in the dark and party drink recipe ideas. Make glowing milkshakes, fruit drinks, energy mix, fluorescent Jell-O, and even a prank glow drink.
This guide talks all about the macchiatos on the Starbucks menu, including the very popular Caramel Macchiato. Learn all about these beverages from a Starbucks barista's perspective.
This is the quickest and easiest lemonade recipe you could ever want. Short on time and need a quick, economic, refreshing drink? Look no further. Give it a twist and add a little pisco.
Coffee-flavored vodka is a delicious and versatile treat, and making your own is easy and inexpensive.
Malunggay is a widely cultivated plant in the Philippines. It is also known as Moringa, West Indian Tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree, drumstick tree, la mu (Mandarin), arzan taiga (Burkina Faso), windi bundu (Niger), among others. Malunggay...
It's amazing how much good a little plant can do for our health. Herbal teas aren't just good for you, they are fun to create and they taste good too.
Sometimes our morning coffee tastes better than at other times, and we may not know why, especially when we stick to our chosen brand - in my case, Nescafe's Alta Rica. Here are some wonderful hints and tips to make sure you make the best cup of instant coffee each time.
If you've grown herbs for herbal teas or tisanes, the next step is preserve them. You can dry them easily and make your own herbal teas with them.
Quick, fun, and easy recipes for flavored martinis that you can make at home. Imbibe delicacies like a watermelon martini, a chocolate kiss, or an orange cosmo.
Martinis have been comforting the stressed since Martini di Arma di Taggia slid one across the bar top to a customer in New York in 1911. Or, maybe not.
Step-by-step photos and instructions for making your own pineapple-infused vodka. It's an easy and enjoyable project with tasty results. Drink recipes included.
Grinding your own coffee is recommended if you want your beverages to have maximum flavor. I look at the main types of grinder for coffee and give examples of my favorite products.
Rainbow Jell-O shots are a perfect treat to serve at any rainbow-themed party, especially Gay Pride parties!
A quick, reliable way to make cider without specialist equipment, ingredients, or knowledge. An ideal summer drink.
How to make ginger tea with brown sugar. Very easy recipe. Ginger tea is good for helping with stomach gas, bloating, common cold, and nausea. It's a very good health tonic.
Make your cafe mocha at home with a Nespresso Espresso machine using quality Ghirardelli chocolate. Just follow this recipe and you'll never go back to drive thru mochas! And yes, it beats Starbuck's Verismo!
What is Goon? What does it mean to slap it? Which flavours are best? And what can you do with the space bags? Learn about Australia's famous drink here.
This is an interesting question if you are interested in home brewing. Is it possible to brew coffee with espresso grounds or vice versa? Actually, the two types of beans are different.
Don't waste your money ordering an expensive Kombucha kit. This exhaustive guide to creating your own will set you up in no time.
Valerian Root is the pungent smelling root of the valerian plant (Latin names: Valeriana officinalis, Valeriana wallichii). The root has been used since ancient times to promote restful sleep, and has exploded in popularity in recent times for this...
Using dry ice in drinks is fun and easy. Use dry ice to make smoking fruit drinks and cocktails, bubbling soda floats, and fogging hot drinks and punches
Easy Starbucks iced caramel macchiato recipe for a fraction of the price. You can even make this delicious drink without an expensive espresso machine!
Ginger is one of the most vibrant, delightful, and hardworking spices around, but it rarely receives the recognition it deserves. If you're not familiar with the wonders of ginger tea, dive in.
Did you know that hot chocolate isn't the same thing as hot cocoa? Americans often use the two terms interchangeably, but this is confusing to the European and South American audiences.
What's the big secret companies keep from consumers? Be informed about the orange juice you drink and the real health benefits.
Wine making is an easy and ancient art. Now days people desiring to try making wine at home don't have to purchase fresh grapes and expensive equipment. All that is needed to get started are some simple household items, a packet of wine yeast and some grape or other fruit juice from a neighborhood grocery store.
The differences between a micro-brewery and a craft brewery are defined here. Craft beer distinguishes itself from other beers in certain ways. It is easy to confuse the two terms and this article cleary separates the two.
Early fall is the time for guavas to be picked. Many Latin families will have this tree in the yard, lovingly grown from a seed of a fruit that tasted so good. Now what to do with them?
Learn the secret to a perfect Jell-O shot. And then learn how to take those shots to the next level with over 65 different combinations. Happy drinking!
From the fountains of yesterday to the plastic bottles of today, many soda pop brands have hit the marketplace; some are still here, and some are long gone. Throughout the decades, we Americans have loved our soda pop and we still do! What is your favorite soft drink?
Advocates of Bulletproof coffee claim that this miracle potion can give you lots of energy, improve your IQ and even help you lose weight. Too good to be true?
The first whiskey sour was poured in Wisconsin in 1870. Today there are hundreds of recipes. This is how to make a whiskey sour that tastes the way it should.
Easy to follow steps for making delicious elderflower champagne. Just pick your blossoms and combine them with water, lemons, sugar and white wine vinegar. Safety instructions included.
Ginger beer is a good alternative to ordinary beer for your St. Patrick's Day party this year. Do note that brewed ginger beer is an alcoholic beverage and that it must be made non-alcoholic for kids.
In this recipe, I blend two roots (or rhizomes, to be precise) into a simple, delicious anti-inflammatory tonic that I use to alleviate my joint pain.
Coconut wine, also known as tuba or bahalina, is a popular drink in the Philippines. Learn about its different variations and how it's made.
Over the years, I have had several opportunities to make martinis, shots, and cocktails, but the pineapple upside-down cake martini and shot really takes the upside-down cake.
Apple pie boilo is a traditional North-Eastern Pennsylvania coal-cracker mining town drink. It's a great holiday beverage that can be served either warm or cold, and with or without alcohol.
Moka Pots are a quick and easy way to make heavenly stovetop espresso. But if you run into any difficulties, this guide should have you sipping the perfect cup of coffee in no time at all.
Getting that barista-style coffee is simpler than you think. Learn some essential tips to self-brew the best coffee you have ever tasted!
Shots can be strong. This list of 48 shot recipes is made for you, if you love a little liquor but want a fruiter, creamier, or more chocolatey taste!
How to make 8 delicious drinks including Frozen Mudslide and Twisted Brazilian Lemonade plus 2 cool concoctions of vodka watermelon and layered jelly shots.
Flowering teas are not only great-tasting and healthful, they are also lovely to look at. It may be right up your alley… in fact, these “blooms” may just end up being *your* cup of tea!
No matter if you are a hardcore tea aficionado or not, you can't help but perk up when you hear the words: "bubble tea."
100 matcha recipes! Recipes include everything from matcha eggnog, matcha cookies, matcha smoothies, matcha brownies to matcha martinis! Check out the recipes below! - Enjoy! MissOlive
Choosing a wine should be an enjoyable experience. But with so many varieties, styles, and regions to choose from, it can be an overwhelming task. Here are 10 tips to help make your decision easier and more enjoyable.
There is nothing more fun than having Jell-O shots at one of your parties. They are relatively inexpensive to make and something fun you can have on hand to offer your guests and their friends.
We don't clean it as often as we should so grab your vinegar and baking soda, it is time to clean that scaly teapot.
One of the most refreshing juices you can drink. Find out just how easy it is to make. Passion fruit juice is beneficial for those suffering from high blood pressure and insomnia.
A stove top coffee percolator is an old-fashioned way of brewing coffee, and it produces better coffee than electric coffee makers. Read to find out how to use a percolator.
Do you love making smoothies but don't want to use bananas in them? There are lots of easy healthy green smoothie recipes that produce delicious, creamy drinks without bananas!
What's the secret to the best limeade? Learn how to make summer's most refreshing beverage...with or without a blender! Also included: how to utilize the whole lime for economical limeade.
This is a cheap and easy way to make your own mead at home. Mead is also known as Honey Wine, and has been celebrated for millennia as a divine alcoholic beverage.
Starbucks' green tea matcha latte is mostly sugar. You can make a healthier version at home that's cheaper and healthier! I've also included in-depth ingredients research.
Easy-to-follow guide with pictures on how to make nocino, or Italian green walnut liqueur (also known as orahovica or orahovac in Croatian, or liqueur de noix in French).
Four great green tea recipes, including a regular iced green tea recipe, a mint tea recipe, a peach tea recipe, and a wonderful diet green tea with citrus juices. Photos and easy instructions included!
Have you ever eaten at Tokyo Tokyo? It's the most popular Japanese food restaurant chain in the Philippines. This restaurant offers a variety of delicious foods and drinks. Learn how I re-created their famous red iced tea at home.
Earl Grey tea is a black tea flavored by oil of bergamot. The fragrant oil is produced from the bergamot orange and is used in many products. The best type is produced in Calabria in Italy.
Nowadays people’s living quality has obviously been enhanced and the excessive intake of meet makes a lot of people troubled with hyperglycemia, hypertension and hyperlipidemia.How to solve these problems become more and more concerned and here I will introduce a healthy beverage named Honey Pomelo Tea which can help you solve these problems . The Honey Pomelo Tea can embellish your bowel, improve your looks, strengthen your spleen, help losing your weight and so on.Then how to make this magic b
There are many wine tasting terms that every wine lover should know when it comes to choosing a wine. When you understand what these terms mean, you will be able to easily communicate what particular characteristics you personally enjoy. Here are 10 terms that tasters use to describe wine.
Making homemade Coconut Milk is easy, fast and cheap - but which is the best way to do it? This article compares milk made from fresh coconuts with the dried and shredded versions, simmered and cold.
The best homemade blackberry brandy is easy to make at home. Homemade Blackberry Brandy is great for sipping or to pour over ice cream or use in desserts.
I'm usually not very picky when it comes to beer, but after trying the abomination known as BOXER, I felt it was my duty to warn fellow beer drinkers about this noxious brew.