Is the weather where you are frightful? Here in Colorado, it’s downright terrifying right now. We had a snow day today (so actually inside my house was probably more terrifying). And on days like today — I like to drink. Not that kind of drinking (although after Hour 2 of our Snow Day, I wouldn’t rule it out…). Warm […]
I’m not sure if it’s obvious, but I’ve got a thing for fall and winter drinks. Cozy, hot drinks in mugs, meant to be sipped in fuzzy jammies and giant socks. Sparkly, elegant drinks for holiday parties and New Year’s toasts and Christmas dinners. Spiced drinks, winter fruity drinks, minty drinks — I love ’em all. […]
You hear all about cranberry cocktails and sparkling cranberry drinks this time of year (confession: I might be working on one myself to share soon). But you know what you rarely hear about? Cranberry cider. You should, though. I don’t know how apples cornered the market on hot cider, because the humble cranberry is quite tasty […]
My husband gets up for work at 2:30am. I get up at 5. And neither of us has super-powers (if I did, I think the ability to function on no sleep would actually be a really useful power. But flying would be more fun. Oh, this is hard).
This is my family’s hot chocolate recipe. We have it when the weather gets chilly. We have it when we’re looking for a little something sweet along with breakfast. We have it when we visit my parents’ cabin, where my mom taught each of the kids to make it so that she can get up […]
It’s spring, it’s spring! The Uggs have been banished to the deepest, darkest corner of my closet where I do not intend to revisit them for six whole months. The snow jacket has been washed and is hiding in the front closet and I’m praying I’m done with him for a long time as well. […]
Oh, my. Summer cocktails. Perhaps the best part of summer? Except for the warm weather and the swimming and the not getting grumpy children up and out the door while making sure no one forgot their homework or their lunch or their jacket. Hallelujah to all of it. I’m so ready.
Ohhhh, so close I can taste it. Those warm summer nights, sittin’ on the deck, watching the kids play and sipping on a wee summer cocktail and chatting with my husband. We. Are. Almost. There. Except today, though, it’s snowing. We’re in that mid-spring weather that tricks you for like a week with warm sun and […]
I’m on a health-food kick. I get these a lot, actually, so I make all these plans for good, healthy dinners and walks with the family and extra veggies and more water and they’re awesome, admirable plans except that they all live inside my head and they’re trapped and they cannot get out. Such great things going […]
Ohhhhhh, yeahhhhh. It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time, people! Which means that while our neighborhood will be full of up-and-at-em, go-and-get-em girls knocking on doors and sweetly demanding you buy some cookies, I’ll be here with my daughter all, “Oh. Yeah. We’ll go out cookie selling in just a bit,” and then I’ll panic and buy […]