Cooking Method: Hot

Cozy Toddy

Perfect fireside companion, along with a blanket and good company! Relax with the flavors of cognac, rum, and lemon.

Apple Pie Martini or Hot Apple Pie

Super simple and versatile. Just 3 ingredients. Serve hot or cold, with or without the booze.

Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine)

For a holiday punch that will warm your belly: hot red wine spiced with cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and fresh orange.

Pear-and-Applesauce

Why limit applesauce to one fruit? Pears pair well with cinnamon too! Serve warm as an accompaniment to pork chops, or enjoy it chilled with cottage cheese and sliced almonds (as a light snack) or by itself, as a dessert.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Get your mugs ready! This one is sure to provide warmth on a cold evening. Hot chocolate, with vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper – and of course, tequila!

Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Mint-kissed Vinaigrette

Michelle Rateau, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest.

Apple Mint-Kissed Pork Tenderloin

Apple Mint-Kissed Pork Tenderloin

Beautifully light and succulent. A delicious, fruity preparation of pork.
KISS Recipe Contest: 3rd PLACE WINNER, Savory Category
Darling Saunders
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Braised Spearmint Pork Short Ribs with Poached Mushrooms

Such incredible talent on display. Who would have thought to use a "cocktail mixer" in such a unique way? Tyler Bernier, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,

Lamb Sausage with Minty Tzatziki Sauce and Crispy Pita Chips

This is a time-consuming but heart-filled recipe for authentic cooks. Robyn Comer, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus), submitted this recipe for the KISS Recipe Contest,

Cinnamon Cider KISS

Cinnamon Cider KISS

A sip of Autumn: This drink is as healthy as it is refreshing. Enjoy it hot or cold as an alternative to hot chocolate and coffee. Make it by the pitcher!

Raspberry Mint Coulis

Use this versatile sauce instead of maple syrup over pancakes/waffles, or as a topping for ice cream. It's also delicious with savory dishes; e.g. drizzle it over pan-seared, peppered salmon.

Spearmint-Kissed Hot Chocolate

Simple to make, and so much better than powdered mixes! For those who want to trade up for a better cup of hot chocolate.

Autumn KISS Toddy

Autumn KISS Toddy

Warm yourself up with these cold weather flavors: apples, pomegranate, cinnamon, & orange!

Hot Mocha Kiss

A warming dessert drink for a cold winter day.

Spearmint-Glazed Corned Beef

Use this sweet and spicy glaze for a Sunday supper.
KISS Recipe Contest: 1st PLACE WINNER, Savory Category
Chelsea Barret
, Stratford University School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program (Richmond, VA campus).

Roasted Butternet Squash with Sweet Cinnamon

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sweet Cinnamon

A KISS of cinnamon enhances the sweetness of roasted butternut squash. For a fall stunner, year-round, try it with sweet potatoes too!

Cinnamon Latte

Much tastier than the popular coffeehouse version, and completely free of artificial additives.