Coffee in the morning; wine in the evening

I used to have only a few cups of coffee every year. And then I started having coffee time with a friend of mine at work, so now I have coffee on a more regular basis. It's still not every day, but around once a week....more

The Cocktail Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

A fine bottle of vodka, scotch, whisky, bourbon, tequila…you get the idea is always a welcome holiday gift. "-PJ Gach...more

Lessons in alcohol

While reading my son the story of Dumbo, I had forgotten there was a passage around the clowns drinking some "funny water." And of course my son didn't understand what that meant. So that became the moment when I told my five-year-old about the effects of alcohol. ...more

Headbangers, rejoice!

I came of age in the 1980s. My husband, being 10 years older than me, came of age in the 1970s. This creates some difficulties because he thinks real music was 1970s music and 1980s stuff was awful. I think he’s delusional. Besides, 1970s “music” is depressing. Go Duran Duran!...more

When in doubt, craft it out!

Every so often I like to get creative with gifts. It's one thing to buy something for someone but the fact that you can make something just as good blows my mind. So whenever I have the chance and patience, I like to search through Pinterest to find ideas for future crafts that I could do for the people in my life.As it turned out, I had a birthday party to attend that weekend and I wanted to make something cool and cheap. After about 30 minutes of browsing, I found the neat idea to make a booze bouquet. What exactly is a booze bouquet? Keep reading and find out!Supplies...more

Taking that first (legal) drink

At a recent happy hour with my coworkers, we started talking about our 21st birthdays. There were the usual tales of being taken out by friends to have their first legal drink, with lots of admissions that they had had alcohol well before that milestone birthday. ...more

Jack + Coke Cupcakes: The Sequel

Bourbon Chocolate Mousse

Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds – Part 2

She Bacame Addicted To Meth If you didn’t read Part 1, we moved and then things got worse. (Part 1 here) We moved for her father’s job and to get her out of that town, away from Heroin. For the first few weeks she stayed home and was looking into going to college! Then she got lonely and bored. So she went out one night. She met the worst possible people she could! People around this town are on Meth. I mean, a lot of them! It turned out to be one of the worst places for that drug! We couldn’t believe it. It was devastating!...more

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

After I shared the low-down on the 4 "healthiest" things to drink at the bar, a reader (hi, Laura!) posed a fantastic question in response. Though she's already making the relatively low-sugar, low-calorie choices of "liquor + club soda + lime" when she's out, drinking alcohol "feels like the one 'unhealthy' habit left when eating well and exercising. It feels like two steps forward, one step back!" ...more