Snowball Hot Chocolate

How’s everyone doing with their holiday shopping? Are you in the homestretch or haven’t even started yet? I’m probably about 70% of the way done, so I would say I’m doing okay! When I have it all done, I’ll feel EVEN better. That’s when I’ll be able to just sit down in the living room in front of the fireplace, relax and have a big mug of this completely delicious Snowball Hot Chocolate. I first shared this wonderful recipe over {Read More}

Magic Potion Punch

The cool, crisp fall air is already approaching the Midwest. To me, it means comfort food (of course), scheduling a maintenance check for the furnace, stocking up on candles, deep cleaning the house before the snow flies and replacing our summer wardrobes with sweaters, sweatshirts and long pants. To my kids, it means. . .Halloween and the return of hats and mittens. With the latter being definitely the less important of the two. Sooo. . .Halloween planning in our house {Read More}

Shirley Temple (AKA Kiddie Cocktail)

As a little girl growing up, there was a drink that I held very near and dear to my heart. It was something that I really only got to enjoy on special occasions. My fondest memories are of my family going out for dinner at a supper club that was close to our home and my Dad ordering it for me and my sister in the “lounge” before we sat down to eat. The Shirley Temple, or Kiddie Cocktail as {Read More}

Cranberry Lemonade Slush

We do a ton of summer entertaining. Heck, we love to entertain year-round. But entertaining in the summer is the best. Cookouts on the deck, parties up at the lake, picnics in the backyard, cocktails poolside. . .someone please make it last FOREVER. Getting together with family and friends is something I always look forward to. Whenever we actually have a weekend free, the following question ALWAYS comes up. . . “So, who should we get together with this weekend?” {Read More}

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Jello Slush

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Jello Slush – a cool, refreshing and beautiful refreshing drink recipe perfect for summer parties and BBQs! The first time I shared this refreshing slush recipe was over at This Silly Girl’s Life. Today, I’m bringing it on over to Bitz & Giggles to share with you! The drink is a beautiful blue and perfect for summer parties and BBQs! This Blue Raspberry Lemonade Jello Slush isn’t alcoholic in nature. It’s perfect for both children and adults and provides cool {Read More}

Fruit-Infused Water

I think I’m still recovering from the 4th of July. I’ll be the first to admit I probably didn’t need the corn-on-the-cob, burgers, s’mores and other delicious indulgences I gave into the past few days, but I will also admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, it’s time for some detox. This Fruit-Infused Water is my saving grace after a weekend like the one I just had. Fruit-infused water not only tastes great, but it does some wonderful things for {Read More}

Cotton Candy Lemonade

You know what really depressed me this past weekend? My mother-in-law told me that she could already tell the days were getting shorter. Wha. . what now? Summer JUST started! I waited months and months for that snow to melt and now that summer is finally here, I’m hanging on to every last moment of warmth and daylight! I’m posting this SUPER fun Cotton Candy Lemonade recipe today in honor of summer and to get my spirits right back up {Read More}

Berry Sparkler

I can’t believe the 4th of July is just around the corner. Over the 4th we always invite family and friends up to our cabin to celebrate and enjoy good food and good drinks, lakeside. I remember two years ago when it was so hot on Independence Day that the lake felt like bath water. We just played in the water all day. It was really the only way to get any relief. While the heat that year was a {Read More}

10 Recipes Guys Will Love – For Father’s Day or Any Day

Happy Memorial Day! I’ve been off of the grid this weekend enjoying time with family and friends! The weather has been outstanding and the kids have been having a blast up at our lake cabin. We’ve done a lot of grilling and swimming and I don’t think we could have asked for better family time. Josh (my hubby) has been very busy up here cleaning up the yard, organizing the shed and feeding us wonderful food off of the grill. {Read More}

Berries & Cream Smoothie

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BreakfastEssentials http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Now that it’s spring it’s so nice to hear the birds singing outside when I get up in the morning. At least “something” is awake as early as me! Alright, so I know many of you probably get up a lot earlier than THAT. This isn’t a competition folks, but for me, it’s early {Read More}