Mocha-Spiced Coffee

Mocha-Spiced Coffee Directions: Place first 3 ingredients in a coffee filter or filter basket of a coffeemaker. Add 5 cups water to coffeemaker; brew according to manufacturer’s instructions. Combine milk, sugar, and syrup in a heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Stir in brewed coffee and vanilla. Serve with whipped […]

White Chocolate Latte

White Chocolate Latte Directions: Stir first 4 ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat until white chocolate morsels are melted. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Pour evenly into 4 mugs. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately. Yields:  4 servings From:

Vin Brulé

Vin Brulé Directions: In a medium saucepan, combine the wine, orange slices, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, lemon zest and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in sugar until dissolved. To serve, strain mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Serve hot wine in small heatproof mugs or glasses. Tips: […]

Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate

Coconut Tres Leches Hot Chocolate Directions: In medium saucepan combine fat-free milk, coconut milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Whisk in cocoa powder until well-combined. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve in mugs topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Prep Time:  10 minutes Yields:  5 […]

Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Chocolate

Vanilla Bean Infused Hot Choclate Directions: In a heavy large saucepan, heat the milk and cream over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat. Using the tip of a paring knife, slit the vanilla beans down the center. Using the side of the knife, scrape out the seeds. Place seeds and vanilla […]

Chai-Maple Cider

Chai-Maple Cider Directions: For a spice bag, place orange peel, broke cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, and peppercorns in the center of a double-thick, 6- to 8-inch square of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring up corners; tie closed with clean kitchen string. In a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker combine spice bag, apple cider, water and syrup. Cover; […]

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 […]