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

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

Ecosak Nut Bag Review - Make Your Own Nut Milk

I have been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are mine and honest in nature.Well, can you believe that I am trying out a nut bag to make my own almond milk? (I'll pause a moment so that you can let the shock wear off!) I can honestly say that never in my life did I intend on making my own almond milk....more

Is a $5 bottle of wine worth your money?

What To Drink This WeekendI’m all for saving money, especially when you have a weekly wine and beer post. So, this week I wanted to try a $5 wine to see if its worth the expenditure. I went to the source of bargain, Trader Joe’s and bought the Coastal Merlot....more

Tour de France - A French Wine Regions Class

Last night we had the fun experience of taking a wine class at Total Wine & More.  Our class came just in time for Monday, July 14th...Bastille Day.  "A Tasting Tour of France":...more

Brunch Has a New Cocktail

I love a good brunch. Who doesn't? It's an excuse to drink booze and eat copious amounts of eggs. Or is that eat eggs or drink copious amounts of booze?This week I decided to change things up a bit. Frisky Whisky1 oz Irish Whisky1 oz Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur1 oz Fresh orange juice.25 oz Simple syrup...more

Pumpkin Juice {inspired by Harry Potter}

Day 3! And today is inspired by Harry Potter…because I’m too obsessed for my own good.Every summer, I reread the Harry Potter series and every summer I catch something I didn’t notice before. One thing never changes, though–Rowling somehow makes pumpkin juice sound like both the most refreshing and the most comforting drink in the universe.Ever since The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in Orlando, I’ve been dying to go and try all of the food and drinks mentioned in the book. In the meantime, I thought I’d try my own recipe....more

Banana Coladas

If you have ripening bananas, let me encourage you to let the banana bread wait for fall and enjoy a banana colada while you still can....more

The Staggering Physician

I try to be a "to each his own" type of person. I try not to judge what others are drinking. I try.  But I fail miserably....more

Madison Avenue Whiskey Decanter Set, Style and Class

If you are looking to add a touch of class to your home bar, the Madison Avenue  Whiskey Decanter set is the perfect addition.  Its combines the best of both of 60′s style and today to create a classic look that fits perfectly in a home bar....more

Apricot Scones

It was like any other normal morning in San Francisco. Woke up, went to work, ate breakfast, and headed out around 8:45 am with a few coworkers for a quick coffee break. Most of us get into the office around 7 am and like to take a break together to get our morning caffeine (we call ourselves the “Coffee Brigade”)....more