Holiday Baking with Florida Crystals

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One of my favorite ways to celebrate the season is with the gift of baking.  This year when you start to plan all your holiday baking, make sure you pick up Florida Crystals which is a gluten free, less-processed, and a naturally sweet option for baking of pies, cookies, breads and more!

As an organic, non-GMO, vegan and sustainably produced sugar, Florida Crystals gives its bakers a path to enjoy sweet moments they can feel good about because they were made with pure ingredients. Offering multiple products including organic raw cane sugar, organic brown raw cane sugar and organic powdered raw cane sugar. In addition to being the only organic raw cane sugar grown in the U.S., they pride themselves in providing full transparency through their high quality, consistency and sustainability practices.

You can visit floridacrystals.com/recipes for tons of recipes that are perfect for the holidays.  Some of my favorites are the Royal Icing, the Strawberry Swirled Fudge and the Spiced Sugar Cookies.

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One really wonderful gift idea on the site is the Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix in a Jar using both the Florida Crystals Organic Brown Raw Cane Sugar and Florida Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugar.  I plan to make these for my managers at the hospital. I am sure it will be a huge hit.

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Include Everclear in Your Holiday Cocktail Recipes

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Pomegranate Green Tea Liqueur brings together the sweet taste of pomegranate and tea with Everclear ensuring holiday cheer is never in short supply. Combine with simple syrup and water, and within two hours it’ll be ready to bottle and enjoy with Holiday Road Punch or gifted in a mason jar with festive ribbons and labels.

POMEGRANATE GREEN TEA LIQUEUR

Ingredients:

  • 8 Pomegranate green tea bags
  • 6 oz. Everclear®
  • 7 oz. Filtered water
  • 13 oz. White simple syrup

Instructions:

  1. Combine tea bags, Everclear® and water in a sealable container.
  2. Steep 2 hours.
  3. Remove tea bags and add simple syrup. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Bottle and enjoy.
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HOLIDAY ROAD PUNCH

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except champagne in a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Mix and chill in refrigerator 8 hours or more (overnight works best).
  3. Just before serving, add chilled champagne and stir carefully.
  4. Add ice, along with 10 lime wheels.
  5. Serve in punch glasses, ice optional.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel (also optional).
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Captain Morgan Introduces LocoNut

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Stemming from the launch of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, the rum company is shaking up the shots category again this spring with Captain Morgan LocoNut – an explosively delicious coconut shot.

Captain Morgan LocoNut is a summer-inspired shot that blends Caribbean rum and spices with seasonal flavors – including real coconut liqueur. Though it’s best enjoyed as a chilled shot, LocoNut can also be served in a number of delicious drink recipes (see below).

Packaged in a round shaped bottle identical to its predecessor, LocoNut boasts the appearance of a coconut that gives off the sweet aroma of coconut when you scratch the bottle. LocoNut (40 proof, 20% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $14.99 for a 750 ml bottle.

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LocoNut & Chill

1.5 oz Captain Morgan LocoNut

Pour 1.5 oz of LocoNut into a shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass

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Captain & Loco

2 oz. Captain Morgan LocoNut
0.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Pour 2oz. LocoNut and 0.5 oz. Original Spiced Rum into a shaker. Strain over ice.

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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp Recipe

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Recently I got a Bella Air Fryer and just made the best coconut shrimp in it. It was so simple too !!!

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Season shrimp with salt & pepper, then dredge in flour. Next dip in beaten egg and then a mixture of about 1/2 panko & 1/2 coconut. Finally cook at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

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For the orange dipping sauce I used:

1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
4 drops tobacco or sriracha

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Nasoya Chipotle Tofu Wrap Recipe + Free Product Coupon Giveaway

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Nasoya recently launched brand new Chipotle TofuBaked, which is a versatile ingredient for a number of delicious dishes that helps keep calories low and protein high.  I was challenged to come up with a recipe and I think I came up with a good one.  I absolutely LOVED the combination of flavors.  And the best part is that the tofu is already baked so you can just warm it up or eat it cold.

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Ingredients:

  • Nasoya Chipotle TofuBaked
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Romaine
  • Cilantro Avocado Dressing

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Along with the Chipotle TofuBaked, Nasoya also offers Sesame Ginger TofuBaked and Teriyaki TofuBaked which I have tried in the past and loved as well. I honestly didn’t think I would be into Tofu but this stuff is just so good !!!

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Now onto the giveaway…

One reader is going to win (5) Nasoya free product coupons.

To enter, leave a comment stating which flavor of Nasoya tofu you think you would like.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 2/10 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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