Drinks

Triple Hot Chocolate with Homemade Whipped Cream

When I was a kid, I remember the spark in the air the night before a snowfall. We would be jumping out of our skin, listening to the radio and hoping for a snow day, with enough of the white stuff that my dad would have to create tall mounds of it as he plowed […]

Ginger Tea with Lemon and Honey

Homemade ginger tea is about the easiest thing in the world to make, and it is pretty perfect for dealing with an annoying stuffy nose. My fiance, Jeffrey, was a bit stuffed up over Christmas, but he thought it was just allergies. Think again! Turns out he a he had a tiny cold, which he […]

Apple Cinnamon Sangria

It’s the perfect time of year for sangria! Most people think of sangria as a summery drink, but the truth is that you can tailor your sangria to the season by using different fruits, spices, wines, and alcohols. How about a nice apple cinnamon punch for the holidays? Added bonus: it looks really pretty on […]

Iced Coffee with Chocolate Ice Cubes #Choctoberfest

Y’all… I have a new obsession: Caveman Coffee! This year, Caveman signed up to be a Silver Sponsor for #Choctoberfest. Thank goodness they did, because I had never heard of them before, and I was missing out! I received their White Gold coffee, which has a light, nutty flavor and a creamy texture. I’m usually […]

Skinny Mocha Frappuccino #Choctoberfest

My boyfriend and I are trying to give up Starbucks. I used to be the girl who would laugh at the people who stood in line every morning for their morning crack. Then, suddenly, I became one of them. I started spending more and more time in cafes, just to get out of the house […]

Blueberry Honey Smoothie

I’m definitely on a blueberry kick. Last month, we posted a Berry Beer Cooler recipe for Secret Recipe Club, and today I’ve got a yummy blueberry smoothie recipe. I love pairing blueberries with honey for smoothies, not only because the flavors really shine through, but also because it’s a much healthier option. I love the […]

Berry Beer Coolers

It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Every month, our little group swaps blogs “Secret Santa” style and we all try out recipes from our assigned blogs. This month, we got Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen, and oh man it was hard to choose which of Kelly’s recipes to try. But then we decided to have an impromptu […]

Orange Mango Banana Spinach Smoothies

I’ve been resisting the green smoothie trend for a long time. But no more! This month, for Secret Recipe Club, I was given Fit Mama Real Food, and reveal day happens to be today, on the last day of #HotSummerEats. What is summer without a refreshing smoothie? Heather’s refreshing Green Orange Mango Banana Smoothie recipe […]

Peach Ginger Smoothies

Who doesn’t love a frothy fruit smoothie on a warm summer’s day… Wait. What? It’s not summer anymore, you say? PSH! Labor Day might be behind us, but fall doesn’t officially start until next week. So that means I can still have smoothies and eat watermelon and fire up the grill for at least a […]

Watermelon Slush Recipe (Because I’m Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Summer Yet!)

Oh my goodness, wasn’t it just the fourth of July??? Seriously, I think it blinked and became October. And while I’m enjoying all the pumpkin-flavored recipes hitting Pinterest yet again, I am having a hard time letting go of summer. I live in Virginia, so it’s definitely time to put the shorts and flip flops […]

Beer Mimosas (Because We’re Classy Like That)

I do not understand people who say they don’t like wine, much in the same way I don’t understand people who say they don’t like cheese or chocolate or cats. But some people just aren’t into it, I guess. So while the rest of us are drinking mimosas, what are they going to drink? A […]

My Favorite Watermelon Orange Sangria (Being a Wino is not so Bad, Right?)

It likely comes as no surprise to you that I love sangria. And yes, I have a favorite recipe! Most of the time, sangria is made with dark red wine, but that’s not my favorite, so my recipe switches things up a little. It’s more of a “blush” sangria, and it also uses a lot […]

Rich & Creamy Homemade Spiced Hot Chocolate

Who needs store-bought pouches of powder when you can make yummy, rich hot chocolate on your stove top? I’m a big fan of knowing what I’m putting in my body, so even though I’ve been known to enjoy a little Swiss Miss from time to time, I’m in love with this homemade hot chocolate recipe. […]