Chocolate Earl Grey Shortbread Coins

My favorite kind of tea is Earl Grey. I probably drink it too much. But don’t worry, I switch between brands so I don’t get sick of it. My favorite? Revolution Earl Grey with Lavender (in a box with a silk bag!). So this “grown up cookie” has been on my list of things to bake for a very long time. Ever notice how that list always gets longer, even during my week off? I need to stop looking at new cookbooks, reading blogs, and watching cooking shows until my entire “to bake/cook” list is checked off. Yeah, sure. Anyway, this is the perfect cookie to bake for a tea/coffee get together with friends, and the perfect end to a meal. Why? Because it’s easy to make. All you need is a food processor and some pantry staples. And some loose earl grey tea (only about a tablespoon). And I have plenty of that in my house (decaf, too!). Continue reading

Passion Tea Lemonade

Ever been to Starbucks and spend way too much money on a drink? I know I have. And I love their passion tea lemonade. So when I bought Tazo passion tea from the supermarket, I had an idea. Instead of only drinking it hot with a little bit of honey, why not prepare some iced passion tea and drink it just like at Starbucks? I added some homemade lemonade and it was a hit! A little more lemonadey than the Starbucks kind, but that can definitely be tweaked according to taste. I definitely like it that way.

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