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
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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

The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more
Laurend1985 Thanks and I actually have started using Almond milk for my smoothies and I love it. ...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
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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

Booze Baking: Pink Champagne Cake

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Grapefruit on the Fly Cocktail by Roberto Rosa

Here’s a refreshing smooth cocktail made with Diplomatico Rum and Barrow’s Intense. -PJ Gach...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 20: Drinking Tea – part 3, wisdom (Our Daily Tea)

Yesterday I wrote about my rituals around taking tea and today I want to write about the little nuggets of wisdom that tea can bring and how that inspired a new (photography) project for me....more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 19: Drinking Tea - part 2, a ritual

Yesterday, I wrote about how I love tea and how I was introduced to it. Today is all about rituals. My tea rituals....more

Austin’s Best Breweries

We went to Austin, Texas for 4th of July this year. Brew and food trip, and a little house hunting. We made a spreadsheet before visiting Austin of the best breweries, their address, website, tasting room and tour schedule and hours, and other notes. It came in really handy since some breweries were listed on sites but not all the info and trying to remember who was open when was a feat in itself. The Mr....more
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Lower Carb Spiced Apple Mulled Cider

My house is humming with activity this week as I am busy preparing our home for a pre-Thanksgiving luncheon later this week & Thanksgiving next week. Sure it’s busy around here, but I’m not stressed. Thanks to a little planning & foresight, necessary tasks will be completed in a timely manner without sleep deprivation &/or crankiness  ....more