Thanksgiving Morning Coffee

Thanksgiving Morning Coffee

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Entertaining family and friends over Thanksgiving?  Take a few moments to enjoy a light breakfast and a delicious cup of coffee with these special people.  After all, enjoying time with your family and friends and giving thanks for the special people in our life is what Thanksgiving is all about. #Feast4All #CollectiveBias Thanksgiving day often becomes busy and rushed, especially if you're hosting and cooking the big meal.  Having hosted Thanksgiving many times, I know first-hand that breakfast tends to get overlooked if not forgotten completely.  Having Nescafe Tasters Choice Coffee along with Nestle Coffee-Mate Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer is the perfect way to get your Continue Reading...

Caramel Coffee Toddy + $300 Giveaway!!

Caramel Coffee Toddy + $300 Giveaway!!

If you're a coffee lover like me, then you NEED a Caramel Coffee Toddy!  The perfect after-dinner drink, dessert cocktail or great on a cold night after a long day.  Just a few ingredients, five minutes and your set for the night! Today has been one of those days.  The house is a disaster, my son is sick, meals went unmade, about 15 things were completely neglected all on top of operating on about 2 hours of sleep.  If you're a mom, or for that matter, a human, you probably have an idea of how this goes.  When days like this get the better of us, its always nice to have a savior at the end of the day.  The savior I'm talking about is a Caramel Coffee Toddy! This Caramel Coffee Toddy is the perfect drink to make when you want to kick-back and Continue Reading...

Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie

Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie

Meet your new favorite raspberry smoothie recipe! This delicious Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie is not only pretty, but it's really good for you too!  Loaded with protein, antioxidants and packed with flavor this smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie - the very best Raspberry Smoothie Recipe! On any given weekday, what will you typically have for breakfast? Do you have time for breakfast? Is it a challenge to eat something healthy, while also trying to wrangle kids and get them out the door for school? Do you have a long commute where stopping at your local fast food place seems like the best option for breakfast? I'm here to tell you that this Raspberry Smoothie recipe is here to save you!! My Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie is the Continue Reading...

Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate

  As we move into the cooler (and flat out frigid!) months of the year, I always love a great cup of hot chocolate!  It is always so warm, and satisfying, especially on those cold, dreary days.  Thanks to LorAnn Oils and Flavorings, I was able to recreate a classic hot chocolate using a bit of coconut flavoring.  Wow!!  If you're someone that enjoys coconut, you're gonna LOVE this Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate! If you've never been to LorAnn's website, you need to stop over.  They have some of the most amazing emulsions, flavorings, oils, and baking supplies that you could ever imagine!  If you're someone who occasionally likes to bake, you need to check them out!  I used the Super-Strength Coconut Flavoring in my Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate.  After testing, I Continue Reading...

Melon and Mint Mojitos

Melon and Mint Mojitos

  Served icy cold, this refreshing mojito cocktail is perfect on a hot day! Cantaloupe, honeydew, lime and mint make this drink amazing!! Fantastic for Cinco de Mayo, too! I can hardly believe that the summer is coming to a close.  Like every summer, it has flown by in a wink.  However, its not to late to enjoy a nice, refreshing cocktail.  In fact, I love to enjoy a good cocktail any month of the year, however, a mojito seems more "summery."  To enjoy the flavors of the summer even more, I've made a fantastic Melon & Mint Mojito. Now that cantaloupes and honeydews melons are in their peak, I love picking up a couple during these hot summer days.  Not only are these sweet melons great for snacking, they're fantastic when you add them to a drink or cocktail! Continue Reading...

Ginger Peach Iced Tea

Ginger Peach Iced Tea

A refreshing, thirst-quenching iced tea perfect for sipping on a hot summer day!  This delicious beverage has amazing peach and ginger flavor, and way better than any powdered mix! It is now July here in Northern Virginia.  That means heat, humidity, and sweating before 9am.  Don't get me wrong, I've come to really love living in the South.  In fact, one of the major advantages to being a Southerner (even if just by geography) is getting early access to some of the finest, best tasting peaches this side of the Mason-Dixon line.  With this in mind I've come up with a sure-fire way to beat the heat and humidity - this amazingly delicious and refreshing Ginger Peach Iced Tea!   Drinking iced tea is a very Southern thing, right along with BBQ and college football.  (I Continue Reading...

Iced Mocha Creames

Iced Mocha Creames

If you know me at all, you'll know that I'm a sucker for a good cup of coffee.  It's pretty much how I start every day.  If it didn't keep me awake at night, I could easily drink it all day long.  I normally take my coffee with a bit of sweetener and a splash of cream - just enough to give it a nice, creamy texture.  I liken a good cup of coffee to warm, comforting hug in a cup.  ;) There's just one small problem...when it gets hot, like it is now in Northern Virginia, a hot cup of coffee when the heat and humidity is at 80+ first thing in the morning...yeah, that hot cup of coffee isn't so desirable.  Solution: The oh so delicious Iced Mocha Cream! This is easily one of my favorite things to whip up in the blender.  Its really easy, takes just a minute or two, and just as Continue Reading...