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Almond Milk

When I was pregnant, and during the first 6 months postpartum, I drank a lot of almond milk – in smoothies, pancakes, oatmeal and over cereal. Although I’m drinking dairy again, I still have a soft spot for creamy nut milk, especially when it’s homemade. Not only does homemade nut milk let you control the thickness and sweetness of yourRead more

Strawberry Bellinis

I wanted to post an easy Valentine’s Day drink recipe for you guys to try this week. I know a lot of the recipes I post are pretty involved so this should be a refreshing change of pace. If you can find a bottle of champagne, a pound of strawberries, a lemon and a tablespoon of sugar, you’re in business!Read more

Peppermint White Russians

The next 3 post that I have planned have something in common – they all have only 3 ingredients! I wanted to post a few holiday recipes that aren’t as involved as some of my other treats. I know that a lot of you don’t have the time around the holidays to do the some of the recent recipes I’veRead more


I think eggnog is one of those things you either love or hate and I am definitely the former. In my mind, it’s a rich, creamy and perfectly spiced holiday delight. Doesn’t it just taste like Christmas? I usually buy eggnog from the store, but on Saturday night I decided that I wanted to make my own. We had allRead more

Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 1st is a holiday for pumpkin spice latte lovers – it’s the day that Starbucks starts selling them for the holiday season. Now, I love Starbucks as much as everyone, but I don’t love the prices. I can justify spending a small fortune on a drink as a treat every once in a while, but not enough to goRead more


I’ve come across a least a dozen different red wine sangria recipes since I started following food blogs last year. Unfortunately, most of them contain alcohol that I wouldn’t normally stock in our house (i.e. brandy) so I’ve often been turned from by making it. I’ve thought about creating my own version, but I didn’t want to stray too farRead more

Sunrise Smoothie

Smoothie season is upon us! Fruit is starting to come into season and everyone is looking for cold, refreshing drinks instead of hot ones. Smoothies also make a great, filling breakfast depending on how much fruit you use. They’re also a great afternoon pick-me-up after work and before dinner. You can pretty much enjoy them any time of day. IRead more

Blackberry Lemonade

Ah, I received another small lemon fortune this week and blackberries were on sale- time for some lemonade! I had been wanting to make blackberry lemonade of a long time now. I used to always get the Einstein’s blackberry lemonade with my bagel all the time when I was in college and I’ve been thinking about it periodically ever since.Read more


I came into a small lemon fortune this week so I decided to make some refreshing lemonade after work. I’m not a fan of most lemonades, probably because they come in either concentrated form or as a mysterious powder. They always seem to have a funky aftertaste and taste fake. Homemade lemonade is far superior! You can skip the simpleRead more

Peach Sangria

January weather is my kind of summer. I much prefer 75 degrees over 110 degrees. I mean, who wouldn’t? In Arizona you have to take advantage of the “winter weather” and enjoy the outdoors before it gets hot again. James and I are making a point to spend more time outside while the weather is so nice. This weekend weRead more