Lavender Lemonade

I'm hooked on lavender and especially lavender lemonadeStop on by my blog for this easy recipe

Sweet Leaf Tea Review & Sweepstakes

Who loves Sweet Leaf Tea? I do! I do! Sweet Leaf Tea ( is a company that offers tasty organic iced tea beverages. The unique flavors is what gives Sweet Leaf its title as the BEST iced tea out! In the past, I’ve seen the brand in my local grocery store but was always afraid to try it since I didn’t know of anyone that drinks it....more

Prickly Pear White Wine Spritzers

      This week the theme for #SundaySupper is Beat the Heat which is being hosted by Jen at Juanita's Cosina. It's been in the 90's here on and off for the past month and the only thing I wanted to beat the heat was a nice, cool drink. Whenever it's hot, I want something that is light, fruity, and refreshing....more

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

When I’m not cooking, reading is one of my favorite pastimes. Lately, with the brutal Texas heat that we’ve been experiencing, I can be found under my patio in the afternoons with a few good books and a refreshing glass of ice-cold lemonade. The key to a great glass of lemonade is first creating a simple syrup. A simple syrup is made by dissolving sugar into heated water....more

Two Cocktail Venues To Try During BlogHer Food '10

One thing I learned at BlogHer Food last year -- you don't have to stray far from the conference site to have one heck of a time and plenty of beverages to keep you sated both during the conference and during the after-hours activities. Last year, I recommended a set of bars that I will still stand by this year. If you didn't get to them, I encourage you to try them out. But this year, I have two additions to the San Francisco cocktail scene that I very much consider worth your attention while you're in town for BlogHer Food 2010. ...more

Everydayjill, I'm going to have to give that bar a try -- I hadn't even heard of it!

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Cocktails to Mix for Summertime Fun

Summer is, for apparent reasons, my favorite time of year. Lounging at the beach with your friends on a sunny Saturday, baseball games and barbecues on Sundays … it doesn’t get much better. Oh, wait, yes … yes, it does. Raise your glasses, because summer is also the season for wonderfully sugary and fruity alcoholic drinks. Here are some ideas for your summer imbibing. ...more

Beverly Mills

Co-author of Desperation Dinners

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Cocktails With a Touch of Spring Fever

I always had some idea that cocktails were seasonal. Manhattans always seemed wintry to me, while mojitos and gin and tonics seemed much more appropriate for sipping on a patio in warmer weather. But I've come to learn how lovely it can be to pair a beverage with the season, to use seasonal ingredients to make cocktails and mocktails that go perfectly with the time of year. Now that we're firmly nestled into Spring, here are some ideas for drinks that go along with flowering trees, new grass and temperatures that fluctuate from balmy to chilly, sometimes all in the same day. ...more


I can totally get how you would associate that piney smell with Christmas trees -- ...more

Fresh Raspberry Lemonade

Friday, June 12, 2009 Fresh Raspberry Lemonade I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and today was hot, hot, hot! Weather reports indicate that with the heat index, this weekend temperatures will feel as if it's 105 - 108 degrees. Wow! And it's only June 12. Fortunately for me, I have a nice shady patio and a fan with a mister. ...more