SUPREME COVER: Pinay power

This photo of Hidilyn Diaz was taken at the Rio Olympics. Photo by ABAC CORDERO MANILA, Philippines – It was hours before her flight back to Manila, and Hidilyn Diaz was only now packing her bags. Things have been a blur since she won the silver medal for the women’s 53-kilogram weightlifting competition at the […]

Chocolate Chai Tea

Chocolate Chai Tea Directions: In a small saucepan, bring water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add loose tea or tea bags. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain brewed tea into a large saucepan; discard loose tea or tea bags. Stir sugar and cocoa powder into tea, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring to boiling; […]

Vanilla Cafe Latte

Vanilla Cafe Latte Directions: Into a 5- to 6-ounce cup, “pull” the espresso or pour in the coffee. Stir in vanilla-flavored syrup. Add steamed milk and top with frothed milk. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or grated chocolate. Tip To make frothed milk, use the steam wand on your espresso machine to steam and froth the […]

Oatmeal Cream Pie

Oatmeal Cream Pie Directions: In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker whisk together half-and-half, oat milk, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add butter. Using a small sharp knife, split vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the cooker; add the pod too. Cover; cook on […]

White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate Directions: Combine 1/4 cup of the half-and-half or light cream, vanilla baking pieces or chopped candy coating, stick cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan; whisk over low heat until vanilla baking pieces or candy is melted. Remove stick cinnamon. Add remaining half-and-half or light cream. Whisk until heated through. Remove from […]

Hot Gingerbread Punch

Hot Gingerbread Punch Directions: Combine first 7 ingredients in large saucepan. Using vegetable peeler, remove peel from orange in strips (orange part only) and add to stout mixture. Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer over medium-low heat 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 15 minutes. Strain liquid into […]

Gimme S’more

Gimme S’more Preparation: Whisk 1 tablespoon Graham Cracker Liquor, brandy, and cocoa in 12-ounce heat-proof mug. Top with marshmallow. Serve. Graham Cracker Liquor: Mix rum, cinnamon stick, and honey in large jar. Cover and place on sunny window sill. Shake 1 time every day for 4 days. Yields: 1 serving From:  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/gimme-s-more

Dressed Up Irish Coffee

Dressed Up Irish Coffee Coffee Directions: Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar melts. Stir in the Irish cream, Irish whiskey and schnapps. Top with a nice dollop of Whipped Cream and some shaved dark chocolate if using. Whipped Cream Directions: Add the heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar […]

Hot Spiced Green Tea

Hot Spiced Green Tea Directions: In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add boiling water. Cover and steep for 5-6 minutes. Strain, discarding tea bags and spices. Stir honey into tea. Serve immediately. Prep Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 Servings Nutritional Facts: 33 calories: 1 cup, trace fat (0g saturated fat),0mg cholesterol, trace sodium, 9g carbohydrate […]