Instructables: exploring - beverages - featured Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:20:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Drink-O-Meter
The Drink-O-Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> tcone Some projects are inspired by a legitimate need, some are the result of moments when you say "wouldn't it be cool if...", and some lie in between.  This idea began closer to the second option but as it's progressed, I've realized that perhaps it could be a useful item in the right context. I starte...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 11:34:34 PDT
How To Make the Perfect Summer Cocktail: the Kentucky Mule
How To Make the Perfect Summer Cocktail: the Kentucky Mule - More DIY How To Projects]]> laladiesman Summer is upon us. This beautiful, hot season will be filled with outdoor everything; whether it’s a party with friends and family or a relaxing night in. This great, refreshing cocktail will get the party started or keep you from overheating in the sweltering heat. The combination of mint, lime, ...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:48:35 PDT
Flavored Water Recipes
Flavored Water Recipes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell The key to a happy body = hydration. The key to happy hydration = flavored water! Making fresh and sugar free flavored waters at home is a great way to trick your household (including yourself) into drinking more water AND an easy way to save money and avoid bottle waste. Here are some tasty flavore...
By: Paige Russell

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:25:14 PDT
Rhizome Sodas
Rhizome Sodas - More DIY How To Projects]]> taylorwolf Inspired by Sandor Katz's The Art of Fermentation, I wanted to make some soda flavors I've never had before.  According to Katz, a soda can be made by adding an active starter culture (in this case, whey derived from yogurt) to any sweetened liquid.  I thought I'd riff on ginger ale and make sodas f...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:58:18 PDT
Watermelon Juice
Watermelon Juice - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell Nothing beats watermelon juice as a thirst quencher on a hot day. It's hands down my favorite summer / tropical holiday drink. To me it's like a pre-shelled bag of pistachios; all the glory with none of the work! (No need to slow down for seeds having watermelon this way!) Supplies - sweet, see...
By: Paige Russell

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:32:42 PDT
How to Pack an Espresso Shot
How to Pack an Espresso Shot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell Taking the time to properly pack an espresso shot is an important (and super simple) part of making a good espresso drink. I was lucky enough to have Joe Speicher and Mark Wickens from the online coffee culture publication Ground to Grounds stop by and show me the ropes.What you'll need: an espres...
By: Paige Russell

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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:47:58 PST
Egg Cream
Egg Cream - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Quick and easy way to make a New York Egg Cream and bring a little bit of Brooklyn home!  The iconic New York egg cream is a drink that is considered wildly difficult to bottle. Over time the seltzer loses it's fizz becoming flat and separates from the milk, which is neither refreshing or appetizin...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:18:57 PST
Cool Whip Snowflakes
Cool Whip Snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori Nothing is better on a snowy winter's day than a nice cup of hot chocolate, except for a nice cup of hot chocolate with a yummy snowflake made out of Cool Whip to top it off! Gather your materials You will need: a tub of Cool Whip (500mL) 1/4 cup of water pan (I used an 8x6" pan) ...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 01:45:02 PST
Sparkling Salty Lemonade - Soda Chanh Muốiối/
Sparkling Salty Lemonade - Soda Chanh Muối - More DIY How To Projects]]> wizgirl This is my favorite (non-alcoholic) drink of all time. Carbonated salty lemonade! What's it made of? You will only need 4 ingredients.Chanh MuốiSugarCarbonated WaterIce Make it We found that adding anywhere between 1/4 of a lemon to 3/4 of lemon works. It depends on how strong you like your...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:59:16 PST
Choosing Coffee Beans
Choosing Coffee Beans - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paige Russell If you are a pedestrian coffee drinker like I am, facing the decision of which beans to buy for home brewing can be daunting. There are too many brands and too many variables to make immediate sense of it all. So I turned to my friends Joe Speicher & Mark Wickens of Ground to Grounds (www.ground...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:14:49 PST
Italian-Style Hot Chocolate
Italian-Style Hot Chocolate - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 Did you know that Italian hot chocolate is different? I didn't, until I saw jessyratfink's hot chocolate. The first thing that comes to my mind whenever I think of hot chocolate is its creaminess, but I was surprised to see that that chocolate was completely liquid and not as thick as the one I am u...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:06:40 PST
Hot Cocktail - Michelada - With Hot sauce and Chili powder
Hot Cocktail - Michelada - With Hot sauce and Chili powder - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mutazek A very special drink for his "burning" taste. A mixture of bitter beer, hot sauce and lemon make this drink an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats. This drink is more from Mexican culture, but I like to drink it to (I'm from Colombia), but with some little less ingredients, keeping it simple ...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:32:38 PST
Horseradish Vodka
Horseradish Vodka - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrisKnight All great successes start with a failure or two.  This particular project evolved over the course of two years and three trips out to the dust at Burning Man.  It started with my corruption by the folks at Bloody Maryland, a theme camp dedicated to serving the best Bloody Mary on the playa.  They ma...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:22:06 PST
Cereal Tea
Cereal Tea - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aaron_Geman Yeah that's right The best comes last Have you caught yourself pounding down a bowl of cereal when all you really want is that sweet, delicious milk at the end? Why not have exactly what you want, and hot too! Grow up As you may have surmised, we will be making hot, cereal tea, thus el...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 22:55:55 PST
Chia Fresca: Add nutrients to any drink
Chia Fresca: Add nutrients to any drink - More DIY How To Projects]]> Diva Mom You could shell out wads of cash to buy chia seed bars and supplements or you could just add them to your drink for a delicious and smooth textured boost!There are a lot of nutritional benefits to Chia seeds, also knows as runners food, which may surprise you. The Aztecs and Tarahumara Indians in Ce...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:52:39 PST
Pink Chai
Pink Chai - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan Also known as Noon Chai or Kashmiri Chai, this amazingly pink beverage is made from the same tea leaves as green tea but varies dramatically in taste. A bit salty and incredibly creamy, this chai (tea) is as unique in taste as it is in appearance. Let's get started. Gathering Supplies Ingredi...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:30:25 PST
Indian Spice Chai - Delicious
Indian Spice Chai - Delicious - More DIY How To Projects]]> HollyMann Once you taste real Indian spiced Chai, it's hard to drink the other versions of it. The stuff that's sold at chain coffee shops tastes nice and sweet but lacks the depth of flavor and spices of the real stuff. I first had Chai in small town in northern Thailand - made by an Indian Thai woman. It wa...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:18:49 PST
Refreshing Alcoholic Ginger Beer with Orange
Refreshing Alcoholic Ginger Beer with Orange - More DIY How To Projects]]> teamwhy This Ginger beer is simple to make and so refreshing on a hot summer's day. It's more than that, it's also warming on a cold winter's night. The best of both worlds. It ends up being about 3.5% alcohol. It's a really basic recipe that is easy to tweak. Add some Cinnamon for some spice, use malt inst...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 18:52:18 PST
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Peppermint Hot Chocolate - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natalina This is a simple recipe for making peppermint hot chocolate squares, which can either be eaten on their own as fudge, or mixed in a cup of hot milk for ready-to-go delicious hot chocolate. What I love about these is that I can make quality hot chocolate for one without breaking out a pan and mixing...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:59:45 PST
Beverage Appliance with Web Interface
Beverage Appliance with Web Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> cpbinstructables The Beverage Appliance dispenses a mixture of any four liquids. The Beverage Appliance is controlled via web interface. The controller is composed of a Raspberry Pi, a relay, and a custom relay controller. The image of modified Raspberry Pi software is available here:
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:26:12 PST
★HOMEBREW HONEY BEER★ - More DIY How To Projects]]> marcellahella IF YOU LIKE THIS INSTRUCTABLE VOTE FOR ME IN THE HOMEBREW CONTEST (top right button) ! This is a really good beer, and is super cheap and easy to do. It is really hoppy, if you don't like that you can use less hops. It is not sweet at all, it just have a mild honey aroma, that is really pleasant wi...
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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:14:53 PST
DIY Honey Grapefruit Tea
DIY Honey Grapefruit Tea - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ally Zhao Honey Grapefruit tea not only tastes good, but also can beautiful white. Why don’t you try your hand at it, I’m sure you would love it. Ingredients You need to prepare following things: - Graperfruit - Crystal sugar - Honey Deal with Grapefruit Firstly, peel off the yellow-orange skin, you ...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:38:19 PST
Spiced Caramel Apple Cider
Spiced Caramel Apple Cider - More DIY How To Projects]]> Penolopy Bulnick I love apple cider. It is a wonderful winter drink. I particularly like Starbucks Spiced Caramel Apple Cider, so I thought I would try to replicate the recipe! It is really easy to mix up and serve, so there is no reason not to spice up your apple cider this Holiday! Ingredients Ingredients:Appl...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:44:40 PST
Cinnamon Simple Syrup Penolopy Bulnick Simple Syrup is really handy to have around. Since it is winter, and it is nice to be able to sweeten hot beverages, I decided to make a cinnamon simple syrup for something a little different. Ingredients: 1 Cinnamon Stick (add more for a stronger flavor) 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Brown Sugar ...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:47:00 PST
Holiday Drinks Natalina Tis the season to stay inside and cuddle up by the fire with a tasty holiday beverage. This is a mix of alcoholic and virgin drinks, all of them either warm and comforting or full of holiday flavors. Find the perfect drink to serve for your holiday party this year! null null null nul...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:48:36 PST
Make Hot Cocoa Cone Gift Bags...with your clothes iron!
Make Hot Cocoa Cone Gift Bags...with your clothes iron! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pegsgottado Aren't these CUTE! And, yes, I said you can make the cone bags with your clothes's how: Making Hot Chocolate Cone Bags First, get some regular sandwich bags...not the freezer ones. The ones I used measured 6.5” x 5.875”. Then cut off the zip tops.Preheat your clothes iron to the w...
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:54:14 PST
Whoopie Pie Mocktail!
Whoopie Pie Mocktail! - More DIY How To Projects]]> FrecklesMagee This gourmet whoopie pie mocktail is perfect for a warm winter occasion! Classic flavors join together to create a rich and creamy sensation in your mouth! I have been making mocktails for years, and this is one of the most sophisticated yet! The Whoopie Pie Mocktail can also be made into a cocktail...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:52:14 PST
Homemade Thanksgiving Tea Gift
Homemade Thanksgiving Tea Gift - More DIY How To Projects]]> rvt1985 What's better than a hot cup of herbal tea on a chilly night? A hot cup of homemade custom-blended herbal tea with a hand-written tag that reminds you of good things in your life. Gather ingredients & tea making tools For this Instructable, I decided to make three varieties of tea: orange ginger...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:23:59 PST
Crabapple/Cranberry Liqueur
Crabapple/Cranberry Liqueur - More DIY How To Projects]]> BARKing Having made several liqueurs from various local fruit over the years, I, and those lucky enough to try my liqueurs, have found the Crabapple and the Cranberry liqueurs to be the most enjoyable. Both of these fruits have a tartness that balances out the sweetness and almost makes it refreshing. Many ...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:19:07 PST
Beverages ShaineVee Hi all! I made this category to store some of the more interesting items (to me :D). As I try them out, I will add "faves." This may take some time, so don't hold your breath. I love this site! :) null null null null null null null null null null null nu...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:14:01 PST
Basic Ginger Tea
Basic Ginger Tea - More DIY How To Projects]]> fireontheriver (First of all, I know it's technically a tisane/infusion, not tea.  Moving on...) In this instructable, I'm going to show you how to make a quick, simple ginger tea, which is delicious, warming, and great for dealing with sore throats, sniffles, colds, and the like.  Ginger root (Zingiber officinal...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:25:40 PST
hot chocolate for one
hot chocolate for one - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink Lately since it seems to get cold and dark in the middle of the afternoon I've been really craving hot chocolate. :D I looked up some recipes online for making hot chocolate for one and didn't have much luck - they mostly ended up like extra sweet milk. I tested out different ratios every night un...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 13:42:54 PST
Apple Pie Moonshine
Apple Pie Moonshine - More DIY How To Projects]]> pencil4 Simple and easy to make Ingredents 8 cups Apple Juice; 8 cups Apple Cider; 1 jar McCormick Cinnamon Sticks;  1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar; 3/4 cup Brown Sugar; Apples; 2 1/2 cups Everclear. You will Need 5 qt pot; measuring cups, masion jars, funnel to fill jars Add to Pot Add the Apple Juice, App...
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:32:16 PDT
Redwood Vinegar
Redwood Vinegar - More DIY How To Projects]]> taylorwolf On a recent trip to Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, I gathered some redwood needles with the goal of somehow capturing their scent.  As a way of extracting their aromas, I infused the redwood needles in fermenting mead. When exposed to air, acetic acid bacteria will convert any alcoholic liquid int...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:11:53 PDT
Specimen Cocktails
Specimen Cocktails - More DIY How To Projects]]> spunk Got unexpected guests at your laboratory? You want to feast them but the pantry is empty? Be generous and take one of your wet specimen glasses out of the shelf and pop it open to cheer up your folks and get them tipsy at your cozy laboratory... Follow me step by step to the preservation lab to sh...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:34:10 PDT
Apple Cider from Apples (no cider press) SelkeyMoonbeam This morning, I decided I should learn how to make (non-alcoholic) apple cider. Our trees produced a lot of apples this year, and I love cider. However, like most people, I don't have a cider press, and nor do I have a juicer. So I checked in the kitchen for stand-in equipment, and a couple of hours...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:31:02 PDT
Club Mate Copycat
Club Mate Copycat - More DIY How To Projects]]> jnin Club Mate is a yerba mate containing soft drink that has become more and more popular in Germany. It's said to be an aquired taste and in fact noone I know liked their first drink of Club Mate (including myself). However, once you are 'used to it' it becomes a nice refreshing drink (which I, at leas...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 08:57:07 PDT
Sonic's Famous Cherry Limeade
Sonic's Famous Cherry Limeade - More DIY How To Projects]]> nikon20 So, my fiance has this thing about Cherry Limeade. He loves it. Whenever we go out, he will order it if it is available. So why not make it at home? It's just as good, ok...better, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to make! How hard could it be? some use soda, some don't but who doesn't like bub...
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:21:15 PDT
ACORN Coffee
ACORN Coffee - More DIY How To Projects]]> blueangelical Acorn Coffee...?!? Well, I've heard about this for years and being into bushcrafting I've always fancied trying it out for myself. Earlier this year when I noticed a good acorn crop from several mighty oaks, I thought I'd give it a go. * Just a note though: Thanks to some great responses by my vi...
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 16:51:21 PDT
Open Wine Bottles with Air Pressure
Open Wine Bottles with Air Pressure - More DIY How To Projects]]> Phil B We had a problem with the cork in a wine bottle and solved it by using air pressure to remove what was left of the cork. Air pressure can be used to open any wine bottle. The photo shows the device I made. It is a needle like those used to inflate basketballs, but much longer. Materials: Thin...
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:04:35 PDT
Coffee Roasting with a hot air popper
Coffee Roasting with a hot air popper - More DIY How To Projects]]> BradMartinson I'm well on my way to complete coffee snobbery.   Essential to achieving this is being able to roast your own coffee from green coffee beans, which gives the most amazing fresh flavor and scent.  Not to mention the ability to casually mention you roasted this particular cup of coffee yourself... He...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:08:23 PDT
BlackBerry Limeade savynaturalista     Refreshing 4 ingredient blackberry limeade to quench your thirst! Because summer is not over just yet. Blackberry Limeade Recipe: 2 cups Blackberries 1 cup sugar ½ cup water ½ cup lime juice 4-6 cups water ...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 07:55:54 PDT
DIY Crystal Clear Rainbow Ice
DIY Crystal Clear Rainbow Ice - More DIY How To Projects]]> sbanas I recently heard about how to make crystal clear ice, and one day I was really bored so I decided to try it, but make it colored! Gather Materials All you are going to need for this is a measuring cup, food coloring, an ice tray, and water! Boiling First, pour about 1 1/3 cups of water into a ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:24:10 PDT
Candy Apple Beer
Candy Apple Beer - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrittLiv In this instructable I'm going to show you how to make instant candy beer. As kids we often pretended that the apple juice we were drinking was beer. I wish I had know more about science back then since our "beer" was always lacking the perfect foamy head. Btw. I am legally allowed to drink beer no...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 07:49:51 PDT
Cucumber Limeade savynaturalista Refreshing limeade with a hint of cucumber for a sensational and refreshing taste.   Cucumber Limeade Recipe: Adapted From Lemonade  3-4 huge cucumbers (about 4 heaping cups) 1 1/2 cups lime juice 2 cups sugar 1 c...
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:18:26 PDT
Layered Soft Drinks
Layered Soft Drinks - More DIY How To Projects]]> M3G My sister taught me how to make these and I thought they were pretty cool, so I decided to make an Instructable on them. Thanks sis! They look awesome and kids love them. Bonus; you don't have to settle for one flavour of drink. Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Play With Your Food Contest...
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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:46:22 PDT
Beet Carrot Juice garnishrecipes Beet carrot juice is a great cleanser for days when your body is under stress. The beets and apples contribute fiber, which cleanses your body. The carrots are full of Vitamin A, which supports your vision and immune system. The apple and beets contribute a natural sweetness. Beet Carrot Juice serv...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:28:12 PDT
Mango Lassi.
Mango Lassi. - More DIY How To Projects]]> jayeshshinai Mangoes are packed with vitamins A, B, and C. Combined with the protein-rich yogurt, they turn this nutritious drink into a time-released snack that will keep your energy going for hours.Whether you drink it as a snack or in a meal, taking several minutes to enjoy this drink will give your stomach t...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:55:11 PDT
lemonade - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessyratfink As far as I'm concerned, the secret to amazing lemonade is using the lemon zest. :D This is the lemonade recipe that I've been using forever - it includes a really easy-to-make lemon zest simple syrup that pushes it above and beyond regular lemonade! ingredients: 3 ripe lemons (they need to...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 10:56:02 PDT
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie - More DIY How To Projects]]> kellechu Is a chocolate chip cookie dough smoothie an oxymoron?  I'm sure others like me picture the word "smoothie" as a kind of a health food--a great start to a busy day where you can chug your calcium, fruits and/or vegetables in one easy gulp.  But what happens when the good-for-you smoothie becomes a c...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 23:01:00 PDT