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Blueberry Yogurt Popsicle Recipe

Homemade Popsicles are all the rage in food circles this year. They blow those plastic tubes of neon colored sugar water Popsicles out of the water! I officially declare 2011 The Summer of the Popsicle. It's a nice follow up to 2010 The Summer of the S'more. My family discovered frozen fruit bars last summer. I felt better about serving a snack that is fruit and juice. It became spendy because a box of frozen fruit bars never lasted more than a few days after I brought it home from the store. Lo and behold, the winter holidays dropped a family gift of a set of  BPA free plastic Popsicle molds similar to these down our chimney. Thanks, Santa me! ( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience. ) Last week Mother Nature turned off the cold and turned up the heat to full blast. Ahhhh, a nice homemade frozen fruit bar would be refreshing in this weather.     Save this homemade popsicle recipe to your Pinterest boards for later! Share it with your friend

Simple Spiced Hot Toddy Recipe

Last weekend after the day’s snow shoveling adventures, Husband quipped that a hot toddy would be just the thing we needed to defrost on a Saturday night.

That wasn’t such a bad idea but hot toddies can be a bit plain. I didn’t feel like rooting around the kitchen for cloves and such when the sofa, a movie, and world’s snuggliest and warmest dog were calling my name.


Fortunately the lovely people from Salada Tea and Red Rose Tea recently sent me several of their new teas to to celebrate that January is National Hot Tea Month.

I had two good candidates in the Red Rose Simply Indulgent Peach Cobbler teabag and the Red Rose Simply Indulgent Cinnamon Bun in single serve cups.

Since the Cinnamon Bun is already sweetened with Stevia, I chose the Peach Cobbler because I wanted to add honey to my drink. I’m glad I did! The Red Rose Simply Indulgent Peach Cobbler tea I used added a just enough sweet and savory spice to my drink that it was a nice extra taste and not overpoweringly sweet like a flavored creamer can be.

You will need:

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Peach Cobbler  tea
Hot water
1 Tablespoon of honey (or to taste)
1 Teaspoon or lemon (or to taste)
1 – 3 oz (depending upon the size of your mug) of rum, brandy,  or whiskey (or not if you do not want to drink alcohol)

Make it:
1. Steep the tea bag in a mug of hot water until it reaches the desired strength. Remove the tea bag.

2. Add the honey, lemon, and rum/brand/whiskey (or not if you do not want to drink alcohol) to the hot tea and stir.

3. Enjoy!

Red Rose Simply Indulgent Peach Cobbler  tea makes an excellent hot toddy to enjoy on a snow day. No need to add extra spice, just rum. Yum.

The  Red Rose Simply Indulgent Cinnamon Bun also makes a tasty hot toddy especially if you like cinnamon. The Cinnamon Bun cups are already sweetened with Stevia so you can skip the honey if you use it to make a hot toddy with a single serve cup machine.  It is another keeper!

Salada Tea and Red Rose Tea Giveaway!


In honor of National Hot Tea Month, Salada Tea and Red Rose Tea is sponsoring a giveaway on Lazy Budget Chef! You will win a prize pack with the four delicious teas I sampled:

· Salada ACTIVE BLEND Green Tea – Energy Boost (single serve cups)
· Salada ACTIVE BLEND Green Tea – Fiber Boost (single serve cups)
· Red Rose Simply Indulgent Peach Cobbler
· Red Rose Simply Indulgent Cinnamon Bun (single serve cups)

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The Lazy Budget Chef Salada Tea and Red Rose Tea Giveaway  will run from January 27, 2014 to February 10, 2014 12:00 AM EST. Open to US residents only. I will use a random number generator to select the winner. Good luck!

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Disclosure: Red Rose Tea and Salada Tea provided me with samples of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed in this post are 100%.