Slow Cooker Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts

Slow Cooker Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All photos, opinions, and recipe are 100% my own. How to Pair Your Favorite ALDI Wines with Snacks Absolutely love ALDI wines? Don’t we all! Here’s three amazing wine and snack pairings that are perfect for your next girls night in, movie night with your spouse, or happy hour at home! My friend Jill and I are always trying to get together for drinks. With our busy schedules, spouses, kids’ activities and school commitments, it seems like going out is more of a hassle than it is a relaxing evening. For us, having a night where we can just throw on some yoga pants, enjoy some wine and watch a movie is always more relaxing than fighting the bar crowd. Jill and I decided we were overdue for one of our movie nights! With this in mind, I Continue Reading...

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

Turn a Pumpkin Spice Latte into a healthy, delicious breakfast! If you love a PSL but don't like all the calories, sugar and fat, then you've gotta try this Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake! Make with REAL pumpkin and spices (not a syrup) this pumpkin protein shake is amazing for a healthy breakfast or post-workout drink! I've been really trying to do a better job of starting my day off with a nutritious breakfast. Most mornings during the week I'm heading off to the gym as soon as I drop of my son at school. With this in mind, I don't want a heavy breakfast, but instead something that will give me a bit of energy and still help me feel full through the rest of the morning. I also need something really quick.  Between getting my son ready to go to school, I typically don't have time to Continue Reading...

Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail

Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail

Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail - your new favorite fall drink! If you love hard cider, or imbibing in the occasional bourbon, this Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail will be your new favorite drink! Made with hard cider, apple cider, bitters and a shot of good whiskey or bourbon, this cocktail has all the amazing flavors of fall! Have you ever gone apple picking? I hadn't actually done this quintessential fall activity until I moved to the East coast, where it seems like it's on everyone's fall bucket-list. Since living here in the mid-Atlantic, apple-picking has become one of our favorite fall activities, along with bringing home plenty of fresh pressed apple cider. With having plenty of apple cider on hand, I decided that a good cider cocktail is a must.  This Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail Continue Reading...

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini

The most Amazing Frozen Peach Bellini Recipe Just four ingredients are all you need to make this incredible frozen peach bellini! Slushy, fruity, and perfect anytime you're in the mood for sipping a fantastic champagne cocktail. Summer in Virginia is always hot.  Not only is it hot, but the mid-Atlantic humidity creeps up to unbearable levels, especially in July and August. So as soon as these dog days of summer hit, I immediately want an icy cold cocktail like this frozen peach bellini!  Not only is this delicious frozen cocktail super quick to blend up, it requires just 4 ingredients making it super-easy and just minutes to make! Much like my Pina Colada Champagne Punch, this frozen cocktail is made with your favorite sparkling wine. It's a great way to add a little extra Continue Reading...

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch

Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch - the Perfect Summer Rum Punch Recipe This amazing coconut rum punch is the quintessential summer cocktail!  Made with fresh watermelon and coconut rum, this simple rum punch recipe comes together in moments.  Perfect for sipping poolside or serving at your next summer soiree! Do you have a favorite go-to summer drink?  For many its a cold, crisp glass of lemonade, or a fresh pour of iced tea.  Don't get me wrong - I really love both of these, especially my Ginger Peach Iced Tea, my Arnold Palmer Iced Tea and Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade.  But sometimes a cold, refreshing cocktail is in order.  Something fruity, crisp and with the addition of a fantastic rum is perfect on a warm summer day.  My cool, fruity and refreshing Watermelon Coconut Rum Punch Continue Reading...

Easy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Easy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Easy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie Meet your new favorite strawberry smoothie recipe! With five simple ingredients, and just seconds to blend, this smoothie is perfect for a quick, healthy breakfast or snack.  Loaded with nutrients, and light on calories, it makes for a fantastic post-workout recovery drink, too! Whenever I'm craving something fresh, the first thing I look for is fruit.  Especially during the spring, I love fresh berries like raspberries, blueberries and particularly strawberries!  Strawberries and kiwi are a fantastic combination, so as a quick snack, I decided to blend up this Easy Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie.  Making smoothies for snacks, and breakfasts are a great way to add some fresh, healthy fruit to your diet and the perfect excuse to enjoy the season's best Continue Reading...

Pina Colada Champagne Punch

Pina Colada Champagne Punch

Pina Colada Champagne Punch This Pina Colada recipe will be your new favorite happy hour drink!  Made with four simple ingredients, this fantastic champagne punch is perfect for parties, showers, Sunday brunch and girls nights!  Forget the blender, this amazing pineapple coconut cocktail is super easy and completely delicious!   Even though we've had an unusually mild, almost non-existent winter, summer can't get here quick enough.  I've been getting very tired of my bulky sweaters and am really looking forward to the days of wearing shorts and sandals.  I'm longing for the days of sitting in the sunshine, and sipping a cold, delicious drink.  Which brings me to my latest drink creation - this fabulous Pina Colada Champagne Punch! Much like my popular Pina Colada Smoothie Continue Reading...