Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer

This Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer is a healthy drink that comes together quickly and is perfect for entertaining. Happy Monday! I wanted to start off by letting you know I’ll be taking over the Wyman’s of Maine Instagram account this week to help promote their #ResolutionRebound campaign. I definitely need to refocus on healthier eating; Jeff’s out of town and I have been going a bit overboard on the junk food. I also let myself fall out of the habit

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The Classic Martini + The Dirty Martini

I keep ingredients for a few cocktails on hand when we have parties, and can always quickly whip up a Classic or Dirty Martini for guests on demand. This post is a collaboration with Better Homes and Gardens. I was not compensated, but I’d like to note that they sent me a copy of their lovely new magazine, Get Together, along with some recipe cards which you can download here!

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Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Melting Hearts

Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Melting Hearts is the perfect end to a romantic meal. All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter & a few ingredients! It’s almost Valentine’s Day! You should totally make this. If you’re not a fan of this particular holiday but like the concept, make melting stars instead. Or melting whatever-cookie-cutters-you-have.

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Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Love Bailey’s Irish Cream? You need to try making it from scratch! Homemade Irish Cream is so easy and it tastes AMAZING. I’ve recently begun delving into the world of homemade liqueurs, and it’s a lot of fun. My friend Shannon got me started when she suggested we make a Romanian cherry drink called Vișinată, which is made from freshly picked sour cherries, granulated sugar, and alcohol. It’s really good. I didn’t document the process for the blog (I will do so

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The BEST Green Smoothie + How I lost 30 Pounds

The BEST green smoothie is sweet, healthy and filling. Ingredients include bananas, yogurt, pineapple, mango and spinach (which you cannot taste!). Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I need to stop eating so much junk. I’m not just saying that because it’s a January cliche to eat healthy, or because I want you to make this smoothie. Sure, I’d love for you to try it, but I’m also serious. If I don’t refocus, I stand to undo a

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Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

This Blood Orange Gin and Tonic is a vibrant, sweet and citrusy cocktail made with high quality ingredients! Unlike Meyer lemons, which I find to be a bit overhyped, blood oranges are an ingredient that I really love working with every year. I always look forward to their arrival in the middle of winter. Not only are they visually stunning, but their flavor is notably different from other oranges. It’s sweeter. More vibrant. Blood oranges almost have a ruby red grapefruit quality, if

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Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk

Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk is a healthy, sweet drink that can be enjoyed on its own or used as the base for a smoothie.  I love making nut milks from scratch. It’s not very time consuming or expensive to make and the flavor is, in my opinion, far superior to anything sold at the grocery store. There are no weird preservatives or stabilizers. It’s a nice, unprocessed drink that can be used as a base for smoothies or in place

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Spicy Chocolate Latte

This spicy chocolate latte from Savory Simple will warm you up when it’s chilly outside! It seems like every year there’s one month where I find myself traveling to multiple work events. I’m right in the middle of that hectic time right now. I’ve been home from a visit to Seattle for just two days and in another two days I’m headed to Pennsylvania. It’s tiring but I’m enjoying catching up with old friends and acquaintances. The more I do this,

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Homemade Soy Milk

It’s very easy to make homemade soy milk! The final product has a smoother taste than the store bought stuff (and no weird ingredients). I made soy milk. To be totally honest, I’m more of an almond milk girl. I do love a good iced soy latte when it’s hot outside but these days I try to keep soy products in my diet to a minimum for various health reasons. But that didn’t stop me from tackling homemade tofu last

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Is it breakfast or dessert? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie is both! I don’t consider myself to be a writer. It’s kind of weird because I actually have a bachelors degree in English with a focus in creative writing. But I feel like that was in another life 15 years ago that I barely connect with anymore. I’m no longer the same person. I followed that path because I had no idea what to do with my life and an

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