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Perfectly Pear Champagne Cocktail

Pear Champagne Cocktail

While I don't get to entertain as much as I used to, I'm a firm believer in greeting guests with a festive cocktail when they walk through the door. Typically I vote for only planning to start the party with a specialty drink. You can easily switch to beer and wine but something about starting off with a cocktail just gets the party going. This pear champagne cocktail is a great way to celebrate fall flavors. The bubbles also balance so well with the delicate tastes of pear. It's easy to make and will still...

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3 Summer Sangria Recipes

My baby girl graduated pre-school today. Sob. I can't believe that next month it will be five whole years since she joined our family! How is that possible? Le sigh. As you can imagine, I've collapsed into a puddle of tears at this point and am in serious need of an adult beverage or three. Bwah! Being that it's National Wine Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of our favorite summer ready sangria recipes...

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16 Margaritas Perfect for Celebrating

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, we wanted to start getting ourselves prepared. Mexican food is such a staple in our household and among so many of our friends. It also serves as a great way to teach the kids about another culture and geography. My 5-year-old still struggles a bit with understanding North and South America and how there are several countries etc. This is a great learning opportunity! And while there are many delicious things on the menu, the one I'm most looking forward to is a nice ice cold margarita! Of course going...

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Sparkling Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

Sparkling Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new cocktail post. As I write up this Sparking Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail concoction, I’m actually headed to New Orleans for a few days where I’m sure I will be indulging in several local cocktail specialties. A fun way to get inspired! I love on a late afternoon looking around at what’s on hand in my kitchen and whipping up a fun toast to all that was accomplished in the day. After all, each work day starts early and tends to feel a bit like a marathon. Like many...

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Our Best Winter Cocktails

So, it's officially my least favorite time of the year. You know that icky winter period after Christmas otherwise know as January. Bwah! As I've mentioned in the past I just love holidays that allow me to bake, decorate and dress for them and until February arrives with Valentine's Day, there isn't much of that going on. Actually, I may be doing a little pre-Valentine's Day celebrating. There are too many heart day treats calling my name, haha! But if you aren't quite ready to move onto another holiday yet, that doesn't mean you can't...

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How to Make A Baileys Martini

Baileys Martini

The holidays are still lingering in my house. After a wonderful holiday season with the boys, I'm just not ready to let go of all the twinkly lights and warm glow. It was our first year where both kids were REALLY into it and also each a little more self-sufficient. Having two kids born in December means that I've had a newborn or a one-year-old almost non-stop for the past 5 years of holidays. I too was very ready to kick back and truly revel in the holiday. One little way I like to soak it...

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Christmas Sangria

Christmas Sangria

Never one to let you down with ideas of festive cocktails, this Christmas Sangria is one of my new favorites! I really love sangria but sometimes it feels like it is meant to be solely a summer drink. I typically drink it on a warm summer night. But why must we suffer and miss the deliciousness of a good sangria in the winter months? No more my loves. This year I present to you the Christmas Sangria. Using clementines and pomegranates, as well as a cranberry-apple drink, all of the fresh flavors I love in winter...

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Warm Cranberry Citrus Punch

Cranberry Citrus Punch

It's the time of year for hosting friends and family (yes I may be singing Christmas Carols in my head). Sometimes for me, it can feel a little overwhelming to get it all together between cleaning, shopping and preparing all the food. Oh and not to mention as soon as I get something clean there is a mess from my two little monkeys in another room. I still have a long way to go to perfect the art of hosting while having children. But it's still important for me that we have our friends and...

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Cranberry Margarita Recipe

cranberry margarita

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for this year! And what better way to really enjoy the extra long holiday weekend than to whip up a batch of Cranberry Margarita cocktails and relax with family and friend? Whether that quality time involves telling stories of the past year or playing board games (we played Twister!) this weekend is all about family and kicking off the holiday season. Making this Cranberry Margarita recipe would be a fun way to use up any leftover cranberries laying around the house...

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