=Honestly, I didn’t think this would work. I wanted a drink with tastes of fall — pumpkin and spices and things like that. But I wanted a cold drink for once, instead of all the warm drinks I normally have about now. A milkshake seemed like the way to go, but I didn’t know if […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve really been into red wine lately. I finally bought us some grown-up red wine glasses last weekend, which we haven’t owned since our wedding presents broke like 10 years ago so we’ve been drinking it out of tiny cheap thrift store wineglasses because we break everything around here (kids. I blame the kids. Even though they […]
No question about it — we’re a hot drink family. We started with our holiday drinks the minute it looked like fall around here, and since the weather’s been especially bad lately, both kids and grown-ups here have been warming ourselves with gallons of hot cocoa (for the kids) and coffee (for the adults).
It’s no secret we’re prone to mixing our cocktails in mason jars around here. So you’re not really surprised, are you, that we’re the kind of classy people who make martinis this way? No. You are not.
We come up with these cocktails…and then spend all kindsa time thinking up fancy names for them. My husband suggested this one be called The Spicy Sailor, because it involves jalapeños and rum. A saucy name, to be sure, but none of you are going to know to search for it, and so I’m always […]
It’s mango season! I discovered recently that my picky-non-fruit-eating child actually likes mangoes…so we’re currently all about the mango recipes (side note: one of the best, most ridiculous kitchen gadgets I don’t regret spending money on is my mango slicer. I’m not much for one-use gadgets but that thing is a miracle and I no longer live […]
It’s a tricky business, naming a cocktail. I want a name that tells you a little about the drink, so you can decide at a glance if you’d like it or not. But pithy, too. And it can’t be a name that’s already been used. And it has to be unusual enough that you remember […]
It’s true, Muggles. I’m a grown woman and a Harry Potter geek who’s thisclose to organizing a game of Quidditch in the field by my house like these people. My kids (the ones who are old enough) and I have read all the books…several times, actually. We planned to watch all the movies over the […]