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

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.  Occasionally, someone will offer you an after dinner cocktail.  You know what?  Maybe I want BOTH of those things!  This homemade eggnog latte cocktail recipe is an easy solution for people who want both coffee AND a cocktail! Homemade Eggnog Latte Cocktail Recipe using the Ninja Coffee BarWhen I was browsing through Pinterest looking at latte recipes, … [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 #PinnacleVodkaAfter 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.  … [Read more...]

White Wine Sangria Recipe with Fresh Herbs ‪#‎LBandMe‬

White Wine Sangria Recipe with Fresh Herbs has been sponsored by Luigi Bormioli Italian glassware but all opinions expressed here are my own.Nothing quite says summer like fresh fruit and herbs.  Here in Georgia, the weather is already warm and I spent the weekend planting flowers and veggies and then tacked the patio cleaning.  Needless to say, today I am definitely feeling a bit sore but my patio is clean and bright and just waiting for me to invite friends and family over for a drink and a few appetizers.  White wine … [Read more...]

Mocha Cappuccino Protein Smoothie Makes a Healthy Afternoon Snack

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For most of the day I cruise along at full speed ahead and get stuff done quickly and efficiently.  I am a type A, high energy, slightly anal retentive type of person.  I have lists, plans, and work well with a deadline.  And then 3 PM hits and I crash hard!  Seriously, it's like if my body isn't moving in the late afternoon I feel this intense need for a nap!  I usually try to grab a cup of coffee and a healthy afternoon snack to … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cocktail Recipe

There are certain things I really love about this time of year.  The crispness of the air, the smell of a fresh pine tree, baking Christmas cookies and socializing with friends are all wonderful things to enjoy in December.  But, sitting down in the evening in front of a roaring fire with a delicious Christmas cocktail is probably the best ending to a chaotic day I could possibly ask for this month!  December is busy and the to do list is long...some nights the best way to unwind from the stress is a drink in front of the fire!I really … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Have you ever brought your kids grocery shopping with you and they randomly pick up stuff and try to sneak it in the cart?  Think only little kids do that? teens and my HUSBAND are the worst offenders!  There are certain things that they love that I just don't like buying.  Whether it is due to the price or the questionable ingredients, sometimes mom just says NO!  That jug of chocolate syrup almost always tries to leave the store with us but have you actually LOOKED at the ingredients?  I'm not calling out any brands by name here but … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Fizz

This easy summer cocktail recipe has been sponsored by Prairie Organic Spirits but all opinions expressed here are my own. If you are looking for an easy summer cocktail you need to think about what flavors are in season before you start looking for recipes.  In my mind, winter cocktails are heavier and often cream based.  When I think about summer cocktails I usually think light, refreshing, and often fizzy!  A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post all about how to infuse vodka with different flavors.  I decided to create a … [Read more...]