Peachy Canyon Zinfandel Wine Review Paired With BLT Sliders

Most people look forward to hash tagging a photo for throwback Thursday. But this girl looks forward to Thursday for a new drink to try and share. I’m continuing my path through Paso Robles wineries, and this week I went with Peachy Canyon Zinfandel....more

Eat, Drink and Be…Pumpkin

http://authormcaldwell.wordpress.com/Attended the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Fest gathering hosted by my husband’s friends. The wife is a baker and made everything from pumpkin bread to ginger and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches. Good food, relaxing atmosphere and friendly folks. Only downside: itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Confirmation that I am indeed very allergic to dog hair. But I want one. :(Anyway, a couple of pictures below for your viewing pleasure....more
Lol, are you working with my husband? Seriously, as much as I'd love one, I know we're not in a ...more

Sugar Free, No-Cook Eggnog {Low carb}

Here's a super qucik and easy (and delectably tasty) eggnog recipe from last year to get you in the holiday spirit! ...more

The Keurig 2.0 Is An Environmental Disaster

(Note - this is the most popular post in the 9 year history of my blog. I received a lot of flack from product reviewers for not appreciating the freebie. So I wrote a follow up post detailing why a product review is not a freebie at all.)...more
Whatever happened to the simple French press, that's what we use in our house, it makes the best ...more

Sparkling Ginger & Apple Cider Sangria

My friend was having a 40th birthday party for his husband. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to bring some food and also offered to make some sangria since she was doing a taco bar for dinner. I started grabbing the supplies that I use to make sangria ... they always have to have brandy and triple sec. I quickly realized the only juice that I had in the house was the apple cider that I made earlier in the week. I contemplated changing it up though ......more

NaBloPoMo days 5 & 6: wine Wednesday & am i a pro?

well, duh. it was completely foolish to think i'd actually write my post last night after a wine Wednesday out with the girls. creatures of habit that we are, this episode of writers wining once again took place at Baronda, where we were lucky enough to snag our favorite spot at the corner of the bar....more

Shoes, Scarves And Spice

 Fall and winter are by far my favorite time of year. I love the flavors and scents of fall like apple cider, cinnamon and nutmeg, and peppermint. I do peppermint all year round but I love it a little bit more in the cold. I love cold weather. My city has what I consider to be best smell in the fall and winter. It’s a cross between roasting green chile, wood burning stoves, and that quintessential crisp fall air smell. I just love it!  Of course though my favorite parts of the season are fashion followed closely by food and drink....more
I'm right there with you. I love this time of year.more

Learning How to Make Whiskey

Russian River Brewing Company- A Beer Adventure

As a woman in her thirties, I like beer. No, I love beer. This was not always the case though. There was a time, a very dark time, when what I thought of as beer was watery, flavorless, slightly yellow drink that came in cans....more