6 Homemade Spins on the Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s Shamrock Shake season. If you’re too embarrassed to hit the McDonald’s drive-through—you may have food blogger cred to maintain, after all—we’ve rounded up six recipes to help you get your fix. From boozy to healthy, BlogHer’s food bloggers have you covered. There are even recipes for Shamrock Shake-inspired cupcakes and a layer cake. ...more
That looks delicious! I love the shake that McD's does..oh yumminess! :)more

Agave Sweetened Hot Chocolate

Image shot by my husband Rayshan Sanoon - thanks babe!...more

Wine accessories for the Vino-holic

I’m in a relationship. It makes me feel me beautiful, calm and emotional. It is a love affair that is slow and steady. I’m committed… to wine, in a non-addicted way of course. I’d like to think sometimes it is healthier than some of my previous relationships. Wine has become somewhat of a female ritual, a connection that is flirty and dreamy. I strongly insist that sipping on a glass of wine with friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures....more
Love the Italian colors of the Moretto Corkscrew.more

Strawberry and Mango Smoothie

I am a huge fan of Berries. They are pretty, flavorful, taste amazing on cheesecakesand hold a long list of health benefits. When in season, berries are delicious on its own or with yogurt for a creamy, refreshing snack. When you do not get the best of the berries, smoothie’ing is the way to go...more

Chicago in 10 degrees

I'm in the Presidential Suite at the Hyatt lying in bed, doing what I love to do when it's quiet...be on my Apple laptop.  Mr Wonderful is in the other room working on calculations of ppm's for water chemistry, waiting to go work out with me.  We are on the 36th floor, so we are going to climb the stairs to the 36th floor and then go to the Navy Pier after.  We almost hate to leave because we have such an amazing room....more

Red Smoothies We LOVE

 Celebrate the season with RED treats for all of your Valentines!  Smoothies are so yummy, good for you, and easy (you know I like simple).  Below are some of my favorite Red (and pink) smoothie recipes!  Whip these up, add a festive straw, and you'll have the perfect holiday treat!My Recipes:...more

King Cake Cocktail

Happy Mardi Gras, ya'll! Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday and it's something we love to celebrate in our family. Every year, my parents send us a King Cake from a local bakery near their home in Louisiana and it's always a highlight of our dreary winter....more

Women and Whiskey: A Perfect Match

The rise of women consuming booze is no longer a new trend in the alcoholic beverage industry. But women who hail whiskey as their drink of choice? That's new. At least it seems so, on the surface.Forbes reports that around 37 percent of whiskey drinkers in the United States are women—up from seven percent in 2012....more