What's the best drink for friends to sip on while catching up? Some Caribbean rum punch.Rum punch is a "go to" drink for most people in the Caribbean. It's quick, easy and includes rum. What else do you need?
Wouldn't it be nice to sleep like a baby again? Well, a recent study of insomniacs who drank a cup of tart cherry juice twice per day slept for an amazing 84 additional minutes than when they drank placebo juice. Cherries contain melatonin and may be the active element that helps with sleep....more
If the recipes a blogger posts in a month says a lot about her, July says “hey world, I love fresh berries”.I have to admit that I’m not a super organized blogger working off of big dry erase boards and spreadsheets to plan out her posts. What looks good at the grocery store or the farm stand, what my family requests, and often just whatever idea happens to float into my head dictates what I make. I don’t cook or bake to blog, I blog what I cook and bake....more
It has been more than 4 years since I left my ex, and I've been thinking of what I would go back in time and say to myself then if I could. Divorce is so disorienting. The ground is shifting under your feet, and it's hard to know what to believe. In the end, all you have is your instincts, and mine told me to swim for the shore....more
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.
There are tons of moms out there who rely on wine to help them with the daily grind that is motherhood. I am not one of these moms simply because I have a ridiculously low tolerance. A simple glass of wine with dinner has the potential to make for a very embarrassing night for anyone who happens to be with me. I’m not sure how I became such a lightweight, but it is what it is. ...more