White Wine Sangria Recipe with Fresh Herbs

If you are looking for a sweet, summer cocktail, try this white wine sangria recipe with fresh herbs.  Using white wine makes homemade sangria a little lighter and fruitier, which is perfect for hot summer days.    Fruity Sangria Is Perfect for Summer! Nothing quite says summer like fresh fruit and herbs.  Here in Georgia, the weather is HOT  and I spent the weekend gardening, weeding, and cleaning the patio.  Needless to say, today I am definitely feeling a bit sore and am just going to relax!  White … [Read more...]

Avocado Fruit Smoothie Recipe with Blueberries and Chia Seeds

For the last couple of months, my blender has gotten quite a workout.  My daughter was in a bad accident and broke her jaw in three places.  She is, thankfully, on the road to recovery but I am plying her (and all of us!) with loads of healthy smoothies for maximum nutrition.  This avocado fruit smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients and easy to make.  If you are looking for nutritious smoothies to start your day, this one is perfect! Avocado Smoothie Benefits So, why add avocados to your fruit … [Read more...]

Creamy Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe for a Better Night Sleep

Life has been incredibly stressful lately, and that stress has been keeping me awake at night.  I bet you know the feeling, right?  Do budget issues, health concerns, and work deadlines seem to pop up in your brain the minute your head hits the pillow? Homemade hot chocolate to the rescue!  When stress levels are high, this creamy lavender hot chocolate recipe is just the thing you need for a better night sleep! Tips for Making Homemade Hot Chocolate Making homemade hot chocolate takes only a few minutes.  It is also … [Read more...]

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Recipe

I love a good smoothie recipe but most of my favorites involve summer fruits.  Berries and peaches and fresh tropical fruits make delicious homemade smoothies but they aren't in season in September.  Fall is apple season so I decided to create this cinnamon apple smoothie recipe for breakfast today. It was a deliciously healthy smoothie recipe that took only minutes to whip up in my blender.  If you are looking for more delicious oatmeal recipes, check out my homemade oatmeal cookie recipe! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a … [Read more...]

Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Sunrise High Protein Breakfast Smoothie Recipe is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Premier Protein . The opinions and text are all mine. Many years ago, I acquired a smoothie maker. Basically, it is a blender that has a single serve attachment to make individual smoothies. It is one of those appliances that has gained coveted counter space in my kitchen because it is used so often. My family starts the day with a smoothie almost every weekend and they are popular weekday afternoon snacks. This tropical … [Read more...]

Refreshing Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe

This refreshing grapefruit cocktail recipe has been sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka, but all opinions expressed here are my own. When you think of seasonal fall flavors, what really jumps out at you?  Pumpkin, obviously. Everywhere you look, you can find pumpkin-flavored foods.  Apples, cinnamon, and eggnog are also flavors popular during the cool months of autumn. But did you know that citrus fruits such as grapefruit reach their peak of availability during the holiday season? Yes, that giant of the citrus family is at its peak during the cold … [Read more...]

Homemade Eggnog Latte Cocktail Recipe

If you are looking for a winter cocktail recipe, this Homemade Eggnog Latte Cocktail Recipe will keep you warm on a chilly night! Make this homemade latte with eggnog instead of milk and add a shot of your favorite whisky if you want. This is one eggnog recipe you won't be sharing with the kids! Coffee OR Cocktail?  How about BOTH! Have you ever pushed away from the table after a special meal and been offered an after dinner drink?  Sometimes your hostess asks if you would like a coffee when you are finished eating. … [Read more...]

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

This Mexican hot chocolate mix is a delicious way to warm yourself up from the inside out.  Enjoying a mug of hot cocoa is one of the things I love most about the colder weather.  Sure, I could drink hot chocolate in the summer but who does that?  I have discovered over the last few years that I love Mexican hot chocolate.  If you aren't familiar with this hot cocoa recipe, it is basically a traditional hot cocoa mix that also has cinnamon, chili powder, nutmeg and/or cayenne pepper in it.  The addition of these warming spices to the already … [Read more...]

Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail recipe is sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka .  All opinions are my own.  #PinnacleCocktailClub #PinnacleVodka After a scorching hot and miserable summer, fall has finally arrived in the Atlanta area.   The mornings are actually chilly and my daughter is heading out with her sweatshirt on instead of shorts and a t-shirt.  My favorite part of fall is enjoying the fire pit on our patio in the evenings. It's so nice to sit by a warm fire with my husband and just wind down from a busy day.  Of course, enjoying a little something that … [Read more...]

Raspberry Vodka Mojito Recipe and Everyday Reasons to Celebrate

This #PinnacleCocktailClub raspberry vodka mojito recipe has been sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka .  All opinions expressed here are my own. Let me paint you a little picture of summer in the south.  The weather is in the mid to upper 90s all week with high humidity. The rumbles of thunder as storms move in during the afternoon sound ominous.  The cicadas are singing and the frogs are chirping as the sun starts to set.  A slow after dinner stroll creates such a sweat on your body that you need a second shower before you put on your pajamas.  By … [Read more...]