Appetizers · Cooking · Drinks

Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

This week, I'm sharing some of my favorite Christmas Party foods. Everyone needs a few good, go to items to bring when you're invited out at the holidays! We're starting off with a recipe I stole from a friend after she brought it to a party last Christmas. The beautiful red color of the cranberries… Continue reading Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

Drinks

Lucky Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Drink

If you are looking for something to put a little jig in your step and are not the Irish Whiskey or Guinness drinking type, may I suggest this delicious and delightfully festive St. Patrick's Day drink? It's bright emerald color is perfect for all your Irish gatherings. It packs a wallop of gladness and is… Continue reading Lucky Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Drink

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Witch’s Elixir (The Best Party Punch EVER)

No Halloween party would be complete without a powerful punch. This Witch's Elixir is deadly good. You'll need a GIANT cauldron or will need to scale down the recipe to fit it in a normal punch bowl. I recommend the cauldron, it really lends to the atmosphere of a good Halloween party. At every shindig… Continue reading Witch’s Elixir (The Best Party Punch EVER)

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Snow Bear

It has already been a long hot summer here in the Pacific Northwest. And it isn't even August yet. June and July have been far too sticky and sweltering for this mild-weathered girl. Thankfully, I recently returned from an Alaskan cruise. Blissful 50 degree breezes blowing across the deck of our ship were the perfect… Continue reading Snow Bear

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Top 10 Drinks for Summer

It's the last day of school in my area. Time for relaxing by the pool during the day, languid summer evenings, beach parties, bar-b-ques and camping trips. It occurred to me the other day that while I've shared many of my favorite drink recipes in the past few years, it might be nice to compile them… Continue reading Top 10 Drinks for Summer

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Dirty Vodka Martini

Any day is a good day for a dirty vodka martini. June 15th is an exceptionally good day. It's the day I remember a man named Jeffrey. Most called him JD. He was my husband's dad. I called him Jeff. He just referred to me as "the girl". He was funny and crazy and I… Continue reading Dirty Vodka Martini

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Better Than Childhood Fruit Punch

Do you remember Hi C fruit punch? Getting bright red smile lines from the corners of your lips up to your cheeks? Do they even sell that stuff anymore? Probably not with all the sweeteners and dyes I'm sure it was made from. Apparently such things are horrific and we were lucky to survive childhood… Continue reading Better Than Childhood Fruit Punch

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Blue Ballz

The title of this drink truly irritates me. I hate it when normal words are spelled incorrectly on purpose to make them "interesting". For me, it only serves to make a word totally annoying. As if the English language isn't odd enough, I have to explain to my kids why some marketing "genius" decided to… Continue reading Blue Ballz

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Kihei Killer

Not only is my friend Bethany an excellent cook, she also enjoys mixing cocktails. It's one of her many endearing qualities. She threw together this little drink while we were visiting and it was delicious! We decided to name it the Kihei Killer. Enjoy! Kihei Killer from Bethany's Bar 2 ounces pina colada mix 2… Continue reading Kihei Killer

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Bikini Martini

I stumbled upon this drink and thought it was only fitting to share as I will soon be basking on the warm sand of a Hawaiian beach. I am not genetically blessed, or maybe just didn't appropriately apply coconut body lotion while pregnant and as such, I will not be in a bikini - but… Continue reading Bikini Martini