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...]

How to Make Frozen Wine Cocktails and Easy Frozen Wine Cocktail Recipes

I remember  (many years ago!) enjoying delicious Arbor Mist frozen wine cocktails during a summer BBQ. They were so delicious!  With the weather finally warming up, I am craving frozen wine cocktails for refreshing splurge. I spent the weekend cleaning off the patio and can't wait to start relaxing out there and listening to the frogs in the pond!  If you are wondering how to make frozen wine cocktails, I thought I would share a few tips. Check out my post on basic bar essentials before you host your next party.Best Frozen Drink Makers … [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 … [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

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...]

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...]

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...]