Spiked White Hot Chocolate Two Ways

Spiked White Hot Chocolate Two Ways

If you're a fan of Rum Chata or Bailey's, you're gonna LOVE this Spiked White Hot Chocolate!  Homemade hot chocolate made with just a few simple ingredients, along with your choice of your favorite creamy liqueur!  Topped with whipped cream, white chocolate chunks and caramel this cocktail is decadent and delicious! As I write this, the wind is howling!  A cold front has just moved in, and the weather has turned from a warm and beautiful to blustery and brutal.  The frigid, biting wind is literally taking our garbage bins and tossing them down the street like a golf ball down the middle of a fairway.  As I go chasing what is left of the bins and bring them back into our garage, I can help but feel the wind bite right through my sweater all the way to my bones. It's definitely time Continue Reading...

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Want a delicious, classy cocktail that everyone at your holiday party will love?  My Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail is made with sweet blood orange slices, pomegranate juice and seeds, citrus vodka and topped with Champagne.  This libation is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and fantastic for brunch, too! Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or maybe a holiday party with friends and family?  At one point or another, I've hosted pretty much all of these types of events, with family, friends or a mixing both.  My general thoughts on the success of a party is to have ample amounts of alcohol!  I say this for a few reasons; 1) It's not really a party without drinks (its really just an after-hours meeting); 2) alcohol is typically a great way to break the ice, Continue Reading...

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

Have you gone Apple Picking yet this season?  Do you have a bounty of apples just waiting for you to turn them into something delicious? We've got 25 delicious fall apple recipes perfect for celebrating National Apple Month this October! I've teamed up with my fellow food bloggers to bring you some seriously amazing apple recipes that are perfect for just about anything that you're craving.  From sweet and decadent to savory and delicious, these apple recipes are some of the best you'll find on the internet.  I've also compiled all of my own apple recipes at the end of this post to give you even more apple inspiration!  How 'bout them apples?!   Whole Grain Apple Crumble from Whole Food | Real Families This individual serving Whole Grain Apple Crumble is always a Continue Reading...

Apple Ginger Moscow Mule

Apple Ginger Moscow Mule

The perfect apple cocktail to enjoy on a crisp autumn day!  My Apple Ginger Moscow Mule is made with spiced apple cider, Ginger liqueur, Ginger beer, and topped with a fresh, crisp Granny Smith Apple slice!  How 'bout them apples?! Do you and your family go apple-picking?  Apple picking wasn't something I had even heard of until I had a family, and then moved to the East Coast.  I quickly discovered that apple-picking is the all-American thing to do in the fall.  It's a nice way to spend a fall afternoon, and an even better way to enjoy fresh, local produce at its peak freshness! A few years ago we made our way to a local orchard, and picked more than our fare share of apples, and even brought home some delicious spiced apple cider.  With my bounty of apples, I made all kinds of Continue Reading...

Cold Brew Coffee in 3 Easy Steps

Cold Brew Coffee in 3 Easy Steps

Ever wondered how to make cold brew coffee?  It's much easier than you think!  Cold Brew Coffee is a fantastic base for frappuccinos, iced coffee recipes, or great to heat up as a traditional brew.  Smooth, not bitter, and a must-know for every coffee lover! Do you love a good cup of joe?  If so, you're definitely in good company!  I've been a coffee lover for as long as I can remember.  My grandma gave me a mini coffee maker to put in my dorm room when I went off to college, and I've never looked back.  Normally, I'll brew up a traditional hot pot of coffee, but when the weather gets especially hot, a delicious cold brew is definitely where it's at! I recently made and posted a recipe for Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee that is absolutely incredible!  (I recently made this drink for Continue Reading...

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee

Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee

Forget the morning rush at your local coffee shop - make your favorite iced coffee drink right at home!  My Vanilla Bean Iced Coffee is made with a super-simple vanilla bean syrup, as well as cold brew coffee, and half and half.  An amazing drink to start your day! When its 90+ degrees outside before 9am, its definitely time for iced coffee.  Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than drinking a warm, comforting, delicious cup of joe first thing in the morning, but when the heat is overly oppressive, iced coffee is where it's at! I just recently tried cold brew coffee (I know, I know....sometimes I can be slow at trying new things.)  Well, I don't know what I was waiting for, because cold brew is AMAZING!!  Cold brew has all of the amazing flavor and smoothness of coffee, but Continue Reading...

Double Chocolate S’mores Martini

Double Chocolate S’mores Martini

All the amazing flavors of s'mores in one glorious cocktail!  This fantastic summer cocktail is made with marshmallow vodka, creme de cocoa, along with graham cracker crumbs, and toasted marshmallows.  This drink will take you back to fun campfire memories, without the sticky fingers! Does your summer involve gathering around a campfire or back yard fire pit, and making S'mores?  Over the last several summers, Jason, Harrison and I travel back to South Dakota to visit our families.  While visiting, it has become tradition to have at least one campfire, with lots of s'mores!  Especially for Harrison and his cousins, this fun summer tradition is one of the highlights of the summer, and undoubtedly, when some of the best memories are made! I really do love a yummy, gooey s'more! Continue Reading...