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Strawberry Milk

Strawberry Milk

Given the choice between strawberry and chocolate milk, chocolate reigns supreme. If you need concrete proof, just poll your local preschool classroom at lunchtime. Those sweet little faces with the discerning palates¬†will choose chocolate every time and then, with their eyes locked on yours, proceed to pour the strawberry milk out on the floor in front of you, as if to say “how dare you even suggest I drink such a revolting beverage?” Never mind that you just watched them eat dirt five minutes earlier. But I digress.

I, too, am a lover of chocolate milk. But I’ve always thought that strawberry milk never really got a fair shake.

Strawberry MilkEnter: this fool-proof homemade strawberry milk.

It turns out that if you blend real, honest-to-goodness strawberries with milk, sugar, and buttermilk, magic happens. Instead of the sickly sweet strawberry Nesquik from our childhood, you get a creamy, perfectly pink, lightly sweetened, unbelievably delightful treat. Happiness in a glass.

Strawberry Milk


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte

Hello, my name is Nikki, and I’m a pumpkin addict.

You probably think I’ve gone off the deep end. I mean, this is only the third recipe I’ve shared with you since being back and two of the three have admittedly involved pumpkin. I realize that’s a little obsessive, even for me. You’re probably thinking “sheesh, Nikki, I like pumpkin and all, but isn’t there more to fall?”

Sure, I could be baking with apples. Or cranberries. or even acorn squash. And I will. I promise I will.

But not today.

Because today I’m still in pumpkin love.