Drinks

5 Surefire Ways to Drink More Water

These tips to drink more water are good for people on-the-go...not the usual infuse it with berries and put out eight cups in the morning stuff
I mentioned yesterday that we've all had some health issues going on, part of which ties back to the fact that we've been too dang busy to focus on a good routine for ourselves. Finding ways to drink more water tops every doctor's list of health...

Butter Coffee that’s Better than Bulletproof

The very best butter coffee in the world. The key is the addition of a couple other ingredients, and it's so easy to make at home. I drink this instead of eating breakfast because it's so rich.
I stumble out of bed in the morning and instantly mutter the same words over and over again. "Butter. Coffee. Need butter coffee. Butter coffee now." Yes. Butter coffee. I literally put butter in my coffee. But My Butter Coffee is the BEST ...

Red White and Blue Martini

Red white and blue martini
Toast today's national holiday with a red white and blue martini! Now, I know this is a heated subject. Before I get a bunch of "informative" emails, allow me to say that I am well aware that Labor Day technically is not about the...

Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Perfection

How to make perfect cold brew coffee overnight. You just need coffee, water and a french press. No french press? Steep in any glass container and strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
It's summer, which to me means cold brew coffee time! Nate and I are very different in our coffee tastes. We both enjoy a cold cup but he gets inventive with sweets and blends, whereas I'm more of a purist. I like my coffee rich...

How to Enjoy Moscato (and a Sangria Recipe!)

Strawberry mango sangria made with white or pink moscato for a light, refreshing drink
"You put it to your lips and you sip!" I will never forget Papa's hilariously simple advice when I asked him, years ago, how to drink an unfamiliar beverage. Many alcohols are like that. Wine, on the other hand, can be finicky. The more I learn...

DIY Bottled Cocktails

How to make DIY bottled cocktails for Valentine's Day or parties
Last spring, I had the pleasure of attending a conference called The Big Traveling Potluck up in Temecula. A ton of bloggers gathered with their most show-stopping dishes to listen to inspirational speakers and learn key tricks of the trade. And what did I...

12 Hot Cocktails to Keep you Warm

12 hot cocktails to keep you warm this winter
I don't drink all that often, so when I do I like to make it something really special. Hot cocktails in the winter are one of my favorite indulgences. Warm spiced cocoa, mulled wine or Irish coffee are some of my favorites when we...

Just Peachy Simple and Sweet Iced Tea

Simple and sweet peach iced tea for one
I love sweet iced tea in the summer. Sitting on the porch with a sunset streaming through my tumbler, a lazy dog at my feet and kids playing around the chicken coop. This is my idea of heaven, right outside my doorstep. I used to make...

How to Drink Gin Like a Grown-Up

How to drink gin like a grown-up
I ain't gettin any younger. And that's just fine with me. There was a time, just a few years ago, when having a "good time" meant something much more involved than relaxing with my family. It was a much more taxing event. My music...

Girls’ Night Drinks, minus the Alcohol

Girls night in drinks (minus the alcohol)
Back in college, girls' night was ALL about Margarita Monday or Wine Wednesday. We studied hard and partied harder at UCLA! Now, though, it seems like every gal I know is pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Seriously. I think there's been something in the...