Summer Cocktails: Beat the Heat With a Cucumber Mojito

Chris loves playing bartender and I'm glad he does...because he's good at it. He makes my all-time favorite Bacon Bloody Mary, and is also the creator of this amazing White Riesling Sangria. His most recent concoction? ...more

Refreshing Summer Drinks

Well, summer is here!!  And the warmer weather has arrived also.  So everyone is in search of a tasty way to quench their thirst during the summer months.  I have been looking for some new and refreshing summer drinks to try.  I may have found what I'm looking for on Food Network.Here is a look at just a few of the drinks that are of interest to me:1.  Looking for a twist on iced tea?  Try this Peach Ginger Tea.  ...more

Almost Oprah Chai

Inspired by the newly-released Oprah Chai, my hot and spicy Almost Oprah version makes a wonderful morning pick me up or a welcome afternoon treat (minus the extreme packaging!)If you haven’t tried making your own chai, it’s as simple as assembling the ingredients, but a good loose leaf tea strainer or a pot with one built-in is also key. These ingredients should be pretty easy to find in bulk in most health food stores, but if you don’t have a good local option nearby, Mountain Rose Herbs is a wonderful online source.Ingredients...more

13 Tips For Enjoying A Summer Without A Typical Vacation

                                                   Vacations are often costly and, by their nature, time-consuming: two qualities that make them a pipe dream for a lot of twenty-somethings....more

Fish Tacos, Watermelon Vodka Slushes, and a New Name

Good morning and happy Sunday, readers! Since today is Father's Day, I would like to begin this post by stating how wonderful my own Dad is. Without a doubt, he has been the most influential person in my life and is easily the first person I run to for advice when times are tough. I am one very blessed daughter to have been given such a fantastic Father. Although we cannot be together today, I look forward to spending time with him next week....more

How Billie Holiday, Hoboken Coffee and The Pioneer Woman Talked Me Down from my Starbucks Addiction

Technology news is full of information about self-tracking apps helping to "quantify" yourself.  Fitbits track your sleep and exercise.  Apps like Mint help you track your spending habits.And...no, let's just stop right there.  Apps like Mint track your spending patterns and help you see how out of control your coffee drinking habits are....more

On Second Thought ... I'll Have Tea

Before you pour that second cup of coffee, think about making it a cup of Tea instead....more

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Monday, June 9, 2014Father's Day Gift Ideas We all know how important Dad is to all of us, so don't forget to get Dad something he will love for Father's Day!...more

This Summer Find a Beachcomber

Summer is here and it's time to roll out every summery, beachy, blue-sky, clear-ocean cocktail we can think of. We're really serious about this. For the next ten weeks, we're going to focus on cocktails with summertime words in the name because when else does an ocean breeze, summer sunset, or July passion cocktail taster better?...more