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...

Brownie Batter Milkshake

Brownie Batter Milkshake

Every chocolate lovers dream!!  This Brownie Batter Milkshake is loaded with creamy, delicious chocolate flavor, brownie pieces, and topped with delicious chocolate whipped cream!  The perfect frozen treat for cooling off on a hot day! Do you dream about chocolate?  Do you absolutely love a fresh batch of brownies right out of the oven?  Do you love chocolate treats more than anything else in the world, even more than certain family members?  If you've answered YES to any of these questions, then this Brownie Batter Milkshake is for you! Everything about this delicious milkshake is a chocolate lovers dream!!  Made with chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, brownie crumbles, and even brownie mix, this milkshake goes well beyond the standard chocolate shake.  It's even topped Continue Reading...

Blueberry Coconut Mojito

Blueberry Coconut Mojito

This Blueberry Coconut Mojito is an amazing cocktail perfect for sipping on a hot day!  Coconut rum along with muddled blueberries, mint leaves and coconut come together wonderfully to make this refreshing, delicious drink.  A great beverage to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, too! Do you remember the first time you tried a mojito?  For me is was several years ago, and mojitos were becoming very popular on restaurant menus.  My husband and I were at our favorite Tex-Mex place, and it was especially warm outside.  Ordering a cold, refreshing cocktail was definitely in order.  The moment the cocktail hit the table, I knew I would love it!  It's very pretty with fresh, green mint leaves, and even the look of the cocktail says "cold....refreshing...laid-back."  This is exactly what a delicious Continue Reading...

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

Arnold Palmer Iced Tea

Iced tea and lemonade come together for one refreshing, delicious drink!  Named after the legendary golfer, Arnold Palmer, this classic summertime beverage is perfect for sipping after a round of golf, or anytime you want to cool off on a hot day! Do you know how the Arnold Palmer drink got its name?  So, back in 1960 when the pro-golfer was competing in the US Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, CO, Mr. Palmer  walked up to the bar, and ordered a half lemonade, half iced tea, which he loved to drink at home.  Shortly, a woman in the bar overheard Mr. Palmer's drink order and specifically asked for a "Palmer," wanting the half iced tea, half lemonade drink.  Immediately, the drink name stuck, Arnold Palmer went on to golf greatness, and ever since then "half and half" Continue Reading...