With the cold weather behind us, Mother Nature once again graces us with warm weather and sweet, colorful produce. Bury your snow boots for the year, lace up your running shoes, and enjoy these (mostly) healthy, energizing treats.
With pomegranate juice, tequila, and triple sec, this fruity cocktail tastes best when chilled for an hour before serving.
With a fresh peach, peach schnapps, and champagne, this Venice native is one of Italy's most popular cocktails. Garnish with a peach slice or cherry.
Gin-Ger Beer Cocktail
Gin and ginger give this recipe both its name and enticing flavor.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this after-dinner cocktail, a sweet and smooth blend of chocolate milk, ice cream, and brandy.
Appetizers for Entertaining
Spicy Kale with Polenta
Crushed red pepper adds a hint of spice and goat cheese mellows out the flavor in this polenta dish.
Granola Cheese Balls
Delicious by itself or spread on a bagel. You can also make this recipe dairy-free with soy cream cheese.
Chipotle Peanut Sauce
An Asian-inspired topping, ideal for homemade Pad Thai or as a sauce for chicken wings.
Traditional Cheese Fondue
A fondue favorite with dry white wine, Gruyere and Emmental cheeses, this flavorful fondue can be served with French bread, mushroom caps, asparagus spears or a selection of other veggies.
Easy Cookie Recipes
There may not be a spice as festive as ginger, and what better than incorporating it into a cookie?
Soft Sugar Cookies
A slight deviation from standard sugar cookies, this recipe uses Greek yogurt to give the cookies extra moisture.
Peanut Blossom Cookies
The perfect peanut butter cookie, dusted with sugar and sealed with a kiss.
It isn’t a holiday gathering without the ever-popular shortbread cookie—an easy-to-make recipe using your Vitamix.
Chocolate Espresso Fondue
The perfect "please-a-crowd-in-a-hurry" dessert, combining the rich flavors of chocolate and espresso. Suggested dippers: sponge or pound cake, pretzel sticks, marshmallows, or your favorite fruits.
Chocolate Orange Mousse
Use this mousse to frost a cake, fold into a soufflé, or dollop on your favorite coffee drink.
Fresh Ginger Pound Cake
A pleasantly spicy cake, perfect with a cup of tea.
Cranberry Coconut Squares
The light, mild flavor of shredded coconut balances the tartness of the cranberries in this holiday dessert.