Ohhhh, goodness! I know everyone says it, but I can’t believe it’s a new year already. Wow, that was fast. Did you go somewhere fabulous for New Year’s? I went to a friend’s, and just as I was bemoaning having to put on pants, she texted and reminded me it was a pajama party. Hallelujah […]
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 […]
=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 […]