Green Super Food Smoothie

Green Super Food Smoothie

Loaded with protein, fresh fruit, kale and tons of flavor, this Green Super Food Smoothie is the perfect way to start the day!  Perfect for breakfast or great to refuel after a workout, this uber healthy drink is the perfect way to add healthy food to your diet!  Gluten free, too! Have you made a resolution to get healthy?  Maybe start eating better, lose weight or just be more aware of what foods you're putting into your body?  You're definitely not alone.  I'm always looking for new, delicious ways to enjoy healthy foods, and this Green Super Food Smoothie is definitely one of my new favorites! This yummy smoothie is loaded with everything good for you - Greek yogurt and almond milk as a good source of protein.  The banana, kiwi, and pineapple are a great source of Continue Reading...

Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate

If you love Nutella, this homemade hot chocolate is for you!  Made on the stove top in just minutes, this creamy, chocolaty hot drink is perfect for warming up when its cold outside! As the days get shorter, and the weather gets colder, the need for a delicious cup of hot chocolate becomes more and more necessary.  Hot chocolate is perfect for watching your favorite Christmas movies, and enjoying with your favorite cookies.  It's also the perfect drink for when the snow is falling and you need to warm your body and soul! I personally LOVE to enjoy homemade hot chocolate.   Homemade is WAY better than the powdered stuff you buy at the grocery store, and is pretty simple to make.  All you need is a saucepan, and a few ingredients, and you'll discover that homemade is the only Continue Reading...

Saint Nickarita – The perfect holiday cocktail!

Saint Nickarita – The perfect holiday cocktail!

Cranberry and lime flavors come together with tequila for the most amazing holiday cocktail!  Perfect for all of your Christmas parties and holiday gatherings, this easy, delicious drink is perfect for enjoying under the mistletoe! Do you have any Christmas parties or holiday gatherings coming up?  Could you use some fresh, new ideas for holiday cocktails that don't involve eggnog?  If you answered yes, then you're definitely in the right place!  This Saint Nickarita is not only the perfect holiday libation, it's festive, easy to make and wonderfully delicious! The past few years I've hosted a little holiday party at our house.  I invite a few of our friends and neighbors over for some food, drinks and holiday cheer.  It's nothing fancy, but I do serve some Continue Reading...

Ginger Snap Cocktail

Ginger Snap Cocktail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #BrighTENtheSeason The perfect holiday cocktail!  Ginger ale, spiced rum, cream liqueur and a few other goodies make this delicious drink fantastic for celebrating with friends and family.  If you like ginger snap cookies, you’ll love this! This Thanksgiving we will be hosting my husband's family, and I have to say I’m really looking forward to it!  Because all of us live in various parts of the country, this will be our chance to not only celebrate Thanksgiving, but also Christmas together!  My son is really looking forward to seeing his grandma, aunt and uncles.  With so many of us all under one roof, having ample drinks ready to go is Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine

Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine

The most amazing fall and holiday drink! Made in a slow cooker, this delicious mulled wine is wonderfully aromatic and perfect anytime you want to warm up with a hot beverage. Cheers!! This past weekend it got exceptionally cold for October in Virginia.  Between a school fall festival and baseball games, we spent most of Saturday out in the frigid, cold wind.  As soon as I got home, I knew I needed something warm and delicious to warm me up after a day in the cold.  My Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine completely hit the spot! To make this glorious Mulled Wine, I used a bottle of this fantastic Susana Balbo Crios Malbec.  Just like it states on the bottle, it's lush with hints of spice, which was a perfect pairing for the spicy notes of cinnamon and Continue Reading...

Starbucks Copycat Salted Caramel Mocha

Starbucks Copycat Salted Caramel Mocha

If you love an amazing mocha, look no further!  My Salted Caramel Mocha tastes just like the Starbucks version, but better!  Coffee, chocolate, and caramel come together to make a rich, delicious and comforting drink.  No espresso machine required! Now that we're in the cooler months of the year, I love nothing more that a hot, delicious coffee.  I love tea, coffee, espresso - pretty much anything that warms me up when there is a chill in the air.  I love treating myself to a Starbucks drink, however, as we all know, at $4+ a drink, it adds up FAST!!  So, I've come up with a way to enjoy a delicious Salted Caramel Mocha right at home with just a few ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry and fridge. This recipe is very similar to my Mint Hot Chocolate, but Continue Reading...

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

If you like the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte, you're gonna adore this white chocolate version of the must-have fall drink!  Made with just a few simple ingredients, this wonderful hot coffee drink will be your new autumn favorite!  No espresso machine necessary! Once the beginning of September hits, the lines at my local coffee shop seem to get longer by each passing day!  (Not that I'm their every day or anything!)  :)  Everyone seems to be chomping at the bit to get their hands one the seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte!  I love this classic fall drink just as much as the next person, however, I don't always love paying the hefty price tag. I decided that I needed to make my own delicious version - one that has just as much fall flavor and spice, but has a little extra Continue Reading...