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...

Almond Coconut Mocha Frappuccino

Almond Coconut Mocha Frappuccino

This post has been sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.  The recipe, photos, and opinions are 100% my own. If you like coconut, almonds and chocolate, you'll love this Almond Coconut Mocha Frappuccino!  This delicious frozen frappuccino drink has amazing flavor perfect for waking you up and getting you going!  Your morning coffee will never be the same!   As we suffer through the hottest days of the year, I love nothing more than enjoying my morning coffee COLD!  Normally, a piping hot cup of coffee is how I look forward to starting my day, however, when the morning starts off uncomfortably hot and humid, blending up a delicious frappuccino is an amazing way to start the day! My family and I absolutely LOVE almond milk, so when I came across this Almond Breeze Continue Reading...

Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake

Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake

Love Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshakes?  My Copycat Chick-fil-A Peach Milkshake has delicious chunks of fresh peaches, and creamy vanilla ice cream blended together for the most amazing shake right at home! If you live anywhere near a Chick-fil-A restaurant, you've probably enjoyed one of their delicious milkshakes.  Thick and delicious and topped with loads of whipped cream, these milkshakes are pretty fantastic!  Come summertime, they also roll out their seasonal Peach Milkshake, which, could possibly be my all-time favorite! While enjoying one of these milkshakes, I thought to myself, "I need to figure out how to make this at home!"  That thought got me into the kitchen with my blender testing away.  After a couple tries, I've come up with a tasty, delicious replica of the Continue Reading...