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Wise Cocktails: Fall Spiked Cider

I’ve been making my own version of this drink for years.  All you need to do is bring some of your favorite apple cider to a low boil, add in some rum, and cinnamon sticks.  Let it steep to absorb some of the cinnamon flavor.  Here’s another take that I had at The Owl Bar in Baltimore.  It was a hot cider infused with rum and served in a glass with caramelized sugar around the rim.  Yum.

Rum and Cider Cocktail

Rum Infused Cider from The Owl Bar, Baltimore

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Halloween Recipes: Dracula’s Dentures

Halloween Dessert: Dracula's Dentures

Halloween Dessert: Dracula’s Dentures
Image Credit: Amand Gill

Happy Halloween!  Over the weekend we celebrated at a costume party held by some of our closest friends.  (Check back later this afternoon to see our costumes!).  Among all of the Halloween decor, costumes, and games, were some of the best themed treats ever.  I didn’t get pictures of everything, but these were amazing!  Pictured above are Dracula’s Dentures, a spooky dessert made by my friend Diane.  She found the recipe over at The Girl Who Ate Everything and I wanted to share!

Here’s the recipe:


  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup prepared vanilla frosting, tinted red
  • 1 3/4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 48 slivered almonds


  1. Prepare cookies as directed on package or according to your favorite recipe. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; place on wire rack to cool completely. Cut each cookie in half for a total of 48 halves.
  2. Frost the bottoms of all cookie halves with frosting. Place 6 marshmallow teeth around curved perimeter of 24 halves. For additional support, an additional marshmallow can be placed behind the teeth. Top with remaining 24 halves. Insert two almond slivers in between teeth for fangs. If fangs do not adhere, dip tips into frosting.

Original recipe by Lori Fillmore; NestleUSA.  See more from the original blog post here.

Peaches and Cream Greek Yogurt Recipe

Peaches and Cream Yogurt

Yogurt is so important to me, that I keep the large tub size in my fridge — sometimes even two of them.  When I started incorporating Greek yogurt into other recipes, I stopped buying the pre-packaged snacks.  I realized I could use it to make similar yogurt cups in the flavors I enjoyed, without the extra preservatives.  You can read more about my yogurt obsession in this post.

This recipe is for a fresh Peaches and Cream blend of Greek yogurt that is sure to delight.

1/2 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Fresh Peach

Drizzle of Local Honey

First rinse, peel, and cut up your peach into small chunks.  I couldn’t resist taking a bite, however it was my yogurt I was fixing.  Add some of your peach pieces (about half) to the bottom of your cup or bowl.  Scoop a half of cup of Greek yogurt on top of the peaches.


Drop in the remainder of the peaches and drizzle with honey.  The amount of honey you use is entirely up to you.  I added a little extra because my peach was on the tart side.  Take a quick photo for Instagram, mix up, and indulge. 😉


Peaches and Cream Yogurt Recipe

Photo Credit:  Me — Amanda Gill


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