AriZona Beverages 20th Anniversary Flavor Tasting

Arizona Iced Tea is holding a nationwide taste contest in search of a new flavor to put out in honor of it’s 20th anniversary. There are 3 new flavors in which to choose from, based off of classic American desserts: Cherry Lime Rickey, Chocolate Fudge Float, and Orange Cream.

The one that intrigued me most was the Chocolate Fudge Float. I had never heard of a carbonated chocolate drink before and curiosity drove me to try this one fist. The drink was sweet and lightly carbonated and although this flavor piqued my interest initially, I was left unconvinced.

Next I tried the Orange Cream; I thought it would be a smooth transition from the Chocolate Fudge. The taste was light and creamy, which was surprising for a tea. It instantly reminded me of summer – eating orange creamsicles. A bit too sweet for everyday.

Last I tried the Cherry Lime Rickey. The flavor was a perfect blend of sweet and sour and the slight carbonation was really refreshing. Cherry Lime Rickey was easily my favorite.


I Wont Grow Up

My friend Kidada Jones designed this “Never Grow Up” doll for Disney! It’s a Vinylmation treat—a limited edition set Kidada designed featuring a 9” figure of Peter Pan (underneath a sundae) and a 3” figure of Tinker Bell stuck in a chocolate bar!

Kidada for Disney Store Vinylmation 9” Figure — Never Grow Up


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Charlotte’s Holiday Decorating Tips

“I love holiday decor that is as meaningful as it is festive. My family and I celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas — always making tradition a focal point for both. We tend to celebrate with a lot of the English things we loved growing up. We have a tree and we pick up our favorite Christmas stockings from Tea & Sympathy in the West Village. They’re filled with the best Cadbury chocolates. We also get Christmas Crackers every year to decorate the table — they are crackers wrapped in a twist of bright paper and hold little toys or paper crowns inside. I also try to be thoughtful in every gift I give, down to its wrapping. I always prefer visiting fabric trim shops, such as M&J Trims, over buying wrapping paper and ribbon in bulk. I like using beautiful lace, velvet and printed florals, plaids or embroidered ribbon to give each gift a special finishing touch.”

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A Ronson Thanksgiving: Charlotte’s Favorite Recipe

Recipe: Charlotte Ronson’s Pumpkin Muffins

“These pumpkin muffins are my favorite. I always make them for Thanksgiving day instead of the traditional pumpkin pie, plus they are great for breakfast the next morning!”

Ingredients:
1/3 cup golden raisins (soak in hot water if too dry)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick salted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 -1 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/4 – 1/3 cup well-shaken buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
3 tablespoons raw green hulled pumpkin seeds (optional)

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in middle. Butter muffin pan. Soak raisins in hot water 5 minutes, then drain (optional). Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt in a large

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