Friday, February 6, 2009

Semi-Homemade Mocha Latte and A New Magazine



Well, we have a new favorite publication. A month or so ago I got my new Tea Time Magazine and on the cover was an offer for a free trial issue of Sandra Lee's new magazine Semi-Homemade. Now I am a huge fan of Sandra Lee and her whole Semi-Homemade approach to cooking and decorating. Plus she always has a tablescape segment at the end of her show. So I was pretty excited to see that she had a magazine. Of course I had to sign up. I mean who can pass up free?


So I think that it is only appropriate that we make a little semi-homemade Mocha and sit down and see if we like this new magazine. The recipe is easy. Take this morning's left over coffee, put about a 1/2 an inch of chocolate syrup in the bottom of the cup. Pour re-heated coffee in over the syrup and add Half & Half till it is just about the color of chocolate milk.
Stir and Yum!



Now! Let's get comfortable and start perusing this lovely new publication.

Hhhhmmmm... Cost and time saving menus... Check!


Fresh, new, cost and time saving decorating ideas... Check!

Cute, new ideas for our favorite thing... TABLESCAPES... Check!

Fresh, new ideas to be creative... Check!

More fresh, new ideas to be creative... Check!

And of course all presented in beautiful pictures worth looking at again and again...
Check, Check and DOUBLE CHECK!


23 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

It looks like a great magazine! Thanks for letting me peruse it w/ you.

Jill said...

Ohhhh..I like, I went to her site to see if I could get a freebie...love those freebies!
~Jill

Jill said...

I did a little bit of research and found a link where you can receive the first copy for free.

https://w1.buysub.com/loc/SEM/FreeTrial

~Jill

prof en retraite said...

Hi Liz...Funny...one of my friends was telling me about her the other day! Thanks for the tip on the free mag!...Debbie

Happy To Be said...

This looks like a fun Magazine!! I'll have to CHECK it out!! thanks for sharing and the Mocha was great girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Danette said...

Liz~
Thanks for giving me a peek at this fun looking new magazine. I'll be looking for this one!
Have a great day!
~Danette

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing - may just need to check the magazine out.
Have a great weekend.
Glenda

Raggedy Girl said...

I went to my little back water township and to the one and only grocery store here and did they have this magazine...NO ! was I surprised... NO ! But I did go out and find her web site and subscribe. Thank you for the neat tip.
Roberta Anne

Janna said...

Hey! I remember you signed up for this!! Looks like a good magazine :)

Bo said...

Hi Liz...looks like she's got a winner going on with this magazine...I'm going to try your chocolate latté... ;-) Bo

Ms. Tee said...

I really like Sandra Lee's ideas - I'll have to check it out. Such pretty photos, too! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there...thank-you for coming by my way and saying HI! LOVE your blog...I missed out on your give-away..thank-you for telling me about it. I have that SAME fat little birdy that looks vintagey. I picked it up in a shop in Ferndale, CA of all places. Lovely vignette. cherry

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Liz! I too love this new mag and did my review too!lol I really watch the show more for the decorating; I love her style! My first visit here so I must go check out your other posts! Enjoy your weekend! Sincerely, Jeannette

Blondie's Journal said...

Liz,

I'm definitly getting this subscription and your little "tour" made the decision for me. At first I didn't know what to think of Sandra Lee on the FN (she seemed a little hyper to me) but during the holidays she did some shows with family & friends and she really is a sweetie! :-)

Am going to try the Mocha! Yum! Just looked at some earlier posts of yours I missed, love your hutch and china. Also love your sidebars w/ favorite movies & books. What a fun blog you have!!!

OK, I'm done!! ;-)

xoxo
Jane

Miss Janice said...

I can't help it...I love Sandra Lee and those tablescapes...and her kitchen decorated to coordinate with the tablescape theme! I think I received an e-mail the other day from her company about this magazine, but I have not seen it yet...must get it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I will CHECK it out. :)

Rue said...

Hi Liz :)

That looks like a great magazine. I'll need to check it out since I'm down to one magzine I actualy like reading now that all my favorites have gone belly up.

I'm so sorry I missed your giveaway. I've been swamped! LOL

rue

Stacey said...

I saw someone else talking about this magazine too. Looks like a winner. I really enjoy watching Sandra Lee's show. You are right, her food is great and I love the way she sets up the tables for each meal.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I haven't seen this magazine yet! It looks great. I'll have to look for it next time I'm shopping. Thanks for letting us know about it! Hope your weekend is great!!!

tam said...

Hi Liz! Nice magazine-thanks for sharing! I love magazines too -and who doesn't love it when they are free!Yipppeee! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!~Smiles~Tam!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I like her recipes. They're great for busy women. I'm going to check out the link from Jill to see if I can get a free copy.

Thanks for the mocha recipe too, sounds yummy.
Take care, DebraK

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Just had to comment you again regarding my Sunday post and your comment to me. My "thorn" is my back pain. When I originally wrote this piece I made mention of my last visit with my spine doctor. I know what you go through, pain is something I deal with daily and I'm coming to learn that I lean so much more on the Lord on bad days. Hope your pain is completely healed one day as mine as well!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

the wild raspberry said...

I bought a mocha latte today and I bet that yours was better than mine! It was a bit strong for my taste.
Chasity