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

Easy Starbucks-Inspired Red Cup Lattes You Can Make at Home

It's a very special time of the year. No, I'm not talking about the holidays. I'm talking about Starbucks red cup season! Alas, they are only here for a limited time and it's a busy time of year. It's not always possible for me to pop out to a Starbucks when I get a craving. Luckily, the internet has those moments covered. I was able to find speciality coffee recipes for all of our seasonal favorites. Click, brew, and enjoy! ...more
This is so awesome... Now I can make Creme Brulle Latte at home... Thanks for sharing! Lots of ...more

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment. ...more
Odetomrskatzcohn my parents always have Chock full 'O Nuts at home so I grew up around it.  It ...more

Sparking Cranberry Sprizer

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Holiday Drinks

With the holidays around the corner and on a teacher buget it can be hard to give all your loved friends a great gift. So whats a girl to do? Get crafty of course.... what do we love this time of year? Hot coco with some added yummy-ness! Yes please! Michael's (that wonderful crafty trap of a store) is having a sale on Mason Jars! 99Cents a jar. The new one in San Mateo near Hillsdale Mall is amazing, how anyone leaves with just one item is a mystary to me...kinda like Target. ...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

What you need is some Mommy Juice from Bethenny Frankel's 'Skinnygirl Cocktails' book

How's that Thanksgiving menu going? Got it nailed down? Is your turkey ordered? Did you buy the brussels sprouts before the stores ran out? (The stores run out -- trust me.)Is everyone invited? Even that aunt? How about the house? Are the carpets clean? Do all the dishes match? Do you have enough chairs? Serving spoons? Alcohol?Alcohol? Glad you asked....more

Pan Am Boeing 707 Bottle Opener, Amazing

We love a bottle opener with a good story.  As one of the most used tools in your bar, it is always around to use and maybe even show off.  And in the case of the Pan Am Boeing 707 bottle opener, it is well worth showing off!...more

Easy Starbucks-Inspired Red Cup Lattes You Can Make at Home

It's a very special time of the year. No, I'm not talking about the holidays. I'm talking about Starbucks red cup season! Alas, they are only here for a limited time and it's a busy time of year. It's not always possible for me to pop out to a Starbucks when I get a craving. Luckily, the internet has those moments covered. I was able to find speciality coffee recipes for all of our seasonal favorites. Click, brew, and enjoy! ...more
This is so awesome... Now I can make Creme Brulle Latte at home... Thanks for sharing! Lots of ...more

Wine for Thanksgiving

Your gorgeous turkey is in the oven, the mashed potatoes are velvety smooth, the gravy is simmering on the stove, and your table is set to perfection. What’s missing? Ahh – you forgot the wine. Don't let your Thanksgiving dinner be served with the White Zinfandel your "favorite" cousin brought....more

Christmas Vodka by The Gourmet Mom

Christmas Vodka by The Gourmet Mom:  http://thegourmetmom.com/10827/62720/a/christmas-vodka...more