Cranberry Margarita

Looking for a quick and easy holiday cocktail? Look no further than this bright, vibrant cranberry margarita! Fresh cranberries add color, while tart cranberry juice plays perfectly against sweet orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and of course, tequila. I remember the first time I tried a real margarita (as opposed to the frozen rail version most of us are used to). This was smooth and crisp; a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. It was a revelation! I typically consider

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Hot Buttered Bourbon

Hot Buttered Bourbon is a new twist on a classic winter cocktail that will keep you warm and cozy during the cold winter months! The first time I heard about hot buttered rum, I was intrigued but also hesitant. I love a warm cocktail in the cold winter months. The name evokes butterbeer and spiked eggnog. However, I still wasn’t so sure. Hot butter and rum? It turns out I love it just as much as spiked eggnog. Butter aside,

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Vanilla RumChata Milkshake

If you like horchata, you will LOVE this Vanilla RumChata Milkshake. It has a unique flavor that someone told me reminds them of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. I’m always in the mood for a boozy milkshake, and this one is a favorite. If you’re looking for RumChata recipes, you have some to the right place! It feels like only yesterday that I first shared my love of horchata, as well as a recipe for my own homemade version with cardamom. In

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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, but it got me

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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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