Monday, December 23, 2013

25 Days of HotHolidayHints: Day 23 with Vallory Vance

We have just a few more days left of 25 Days of Hot Holiday Hints! Vallory Vance joins us today with her special recipe. Leave her a comment for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate!

Homemade Chai Tea
Two years ago, my best friend made this for me. Since then, the soothing drink has become a staple in my home. Not only does it remind me of a decade’s long friendship, but it smells like Christmas.
What you’ll need:
·       2 individual tea bags
·       1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
·       ½ teaspoon ground ginger
·       ½ teaspoon ground allspice
·       1 cup water
·       1 cup milk
·       1/4 cup packed brown sugar
·       2 tablespoons French Vanilla nondairy creamer
Put the tea bags and spices in the coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water and brew.
In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour milk mixture into mugs, first. Then, stir in the tea.
Enjoy the tastes and smells of the holiday in a cup!

Vallory Vance is the author of One Stormy Night!

Alexis Joplin, popular host of the travel show, Overnight Stays, is embarking on her final scouting expedition with her partner and best friend, Shane Fowler. Over the course of the last two years, the duo has grown closer not only at work, but outside of the job. While their friends and co-workers may whisper that something more than friendship is the source of their mutual admiration, they deny it even as their personal feelings are reaching a critical apex.

Shrouded in the dark beauty of a hundred year old inn, while lightning flashes and thunder rumbles, neither Alexis nor Shane can hold on to the pretense any longer. They give in to one night of passion with the promise that in the morning, they’ll awake as friends.

But is it a promise they both can keep?

Find One Stormy Night here!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Chai tea recipe it looks really good. Your book looks really interesting.

amy bowens said...

Look forward to using the recipe, thanks for sharing. Love the excerpt looking forward to reading.

elaing8 said...

My dad loves Chai Tea. I will have to give him this recipe.
Merry Christmas.

Marie Mattingly-Woods said...

I love chai tea.

Life Without Frank said...

I think I'm going to incorporate this into ice cream!

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Eva's Flowers said...

Mmmm...I love chai tea, I will have to save this to try later!