Drinks

HOMEMADE LEMONADE

Homemade Lemonade is not just for summertime! I make a batch of this and keep it in my fridge often. It is perfect for cocktails, added to confection sugar for icing on a cake, warmed during sore-throat season, or simply drink it for a very refreshing cool drink! You can […]

LEMONADE COCKTAIL – THE LULU LEMON

Lemonade Season is finally here, and oh the cocktails you can make with homemade lemonade!! My niece Lauren Upton is an event planner for Ken’s Creative Kitchen, in Annapolis MD. This catering company has been wining and dining beautiful brides, prominent politicians, a prince or two, and lots of Hollywood […]

KIDS SMOOTHIES

Yesterday’s shakes are now called Smoothies, and wow are they fantastic! The perfect breakfast, lunch, or after-school snack for children. You would be amazed at what you can hide in them. This one was made just for my granddaughter, Rebecca. She loves strawberries, and so with a few other yummy […]

BLUE MOON COCKTAIL

It’s a Blue Moon. No, it’s a Blood Moon. In fact, it’s a Super Moon! This event that has not appeared to us in 152 years needs a cocktail dedicated to its splendor. Blue Moon Cocktail came to me in a dream. Crazy I know, but the fierce energy being […]

FRUIT SMOOTHIES

Cold and flu season is that little monster that sneaks in at night and robs you of a productive day. Build your immunity, and those little monsters will know they aren’t welcome!! Smoothies are fast, easy to make, and can be your to-go breakfast, or a leisurely sip while you […]

TROPICAL MEDLEY SMOOTHIE BOWL

I’m a sunshine kinda gal. I never felt healthier than when I lived in Brazil and ate tropical fruits and veggies every day, that is, until I was back here in the states, in the dead of winter, when I experimented with fresh tropical fruits and veggies from the freezer […]

POMEGRANATE MARTINI

Who needs a holiday to enjoy a great martini! Well, if you do, this one is perfect for Valentines Day. The ruby red color, yet refreshing flavors make this a winter cocktail to sip on all night long!! While I am most comfortable popping the cork on a bottle of […]

WINTER SANGRIA

Part of the food and dining experience, is about the drink! And while I can pop the cork on my favorite bottle of wine, I know nothing about cocktails. I have invited my favorite mixologist, who happens to be a wedding planner as well, to show me some of the […]

APPLE CIDER

Apple Cider is not just for the autumn. Its crisp, tart flavor lends itself to many other options. For example, I love to use a chilled splash of apple cider in my pie crusts, in place of water. Or, add it to a simmering pot of pork ribs. But on […]

BRITISH ROYAL NAVY MEDICINE

Flu season is not pretty! Neither is nausea (ugh). That nasty flu bug seems to be knocking everyone over this winter and it is down-right ugly. My British hubby in informed me that when the British Royal Navy would go out onto the rough seas, nausea was a way of […]