Not Your Average Christmas Cocktail: 25 Festive Drinks to Cure Your Winter Blues

Sure, we all love a bubbly spritz or fruity cocktail over the summertime, but what about during the cold months of the year? Wintertime drinks don’t just have to be Christmasy cocktails nor hot drinks – which aren’t always my style. (I tried to like mulled wine, but I don’t love the hot spices!) I’mContinue reading “Not Your Average Christmas Cocktail: 25 Festive Drinks to Cure Your Winter Blues”

12 Unique, Mouthwatering Dishes to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table This Year

The annual Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t just have to be turkey and mashed potatoes (although potatoes are unashamedly my comfort food). So… were you asked to bring a side dish to the family dinner and you’re just not sure what to make? Here are some fresh and new ideas, from finger foods to tasty sweets. FingerContinue reading “12 Unique, Mouthwatering Dishes to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table This Year”

Why The Aperol Spritz is the Drink of this Summer

This spritz makes a great summer drink due to its bright orange color! It’s light and colorful, and just in time for the sunshine. Recently, I’ve been in the mood to whip up a dinner and cocktail recipe to sit and enjoy on the porch. This spritz may be what I’m craving. The Aperol spritzContinue reading “Why The Aperol Spritz is the Drink of this Summer”

How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board

What’s a picnic without red grapes, sharp cheese and some breadsticks? Truth is, there are a lot of ways to put together a charcuterie board. What is a charcuterie board? How do you even pronounce that? Charcuterie actually means a selection of meats (see also: charcuterie store). When put together on a “board” or plate,Continue reading “How to Make the Best Charcuterie Board”

Top 10 Green Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Feelin’ lucky this year? You will be after you whip up a few of these tasty cocktails! With everything from a classic green beer to a boozy martini, this list will have you covered for the family get-together and the afterparty. 1. Green Beer This is the all-too-famous drink that my father makes every year.Continue reading “Top 10 Green Cocktails for a St. Patrick’s Day Bash”

The Time-Saving, Spinach-Dip Pasta Dish You Need to Try

I made this dish for my friends last week and we all LOVED it. The key to making such an easy yet totally-not-boring dinner is this: skip the pasta sauce aisle. Instead, try using a dip! I bought Litehouse’s Spinach Parmesan Dip and Spread. I used just about the whole 15oz container to go alongContinue reading “The Time-Saving, Spinach-Dip Pasta Dish You Need to Try”

Chips, Dips, and all the Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Need

Picture this: you’re all gathered around a table filled with dishes of warm dips, chips and finger-food snacks. The whistles and cheering fans roar from the TV. There’s little bits of popcorn on the carpet and your friends are all digging into your homemade buffalo chicken dip (and probably asking for the recipe). What’s betterContinue reading “Chips, Dips, and all the Super Bowl Snacks You’ll Need”

7 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts

Looking to make something sweet for your special person on V-Day? Don’t worry, these recipes aren’t too difficult AND they’re super cute. By the way… these are also great snacks to make for when your girl friends come over to watch some sappy rom-com and laugh off their last breakup. Who said V-Day had toContinue reading “7 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts”

How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has become quite trendy, as you can find it in most of the coffee shops around small towns and cities. If you’re an avocado lover, it makes a great breakfast. I love to make toast at home in the mornings, and sometimes I’ll have a sunny-side-up egg or two along with it (yolkContinue reading “How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast”

A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share

Wondering how to make the kids eat their veggies? No, seriously, this recipe is so tasty and it doesn’t even taste like you’re eating a whole zucchini. I LOVE a homemade pesto sauce! I put this sauce on spaghetti and added a couple sautéed, sweet grape tomatoes. Pair it with some white wine and you’veContinue reading “A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share”