Summertime and the living is easy, right?! The dog days of August call for a refreshing, mint drink that will equip you to enjoy these last days and hours before the hustle and bustle of school and activities begin again. Take time right now to make this Mojito Slushy. I promise that you will be glad that you did. Mint is easy to gather these days. If you aren’t already growing mint in your herb garden, ask friends and neighbors, for by now mint has taken over the garden, the yard and anything in between. [Read more…]
Summertime and sangria go hand in hand like beach towels and ocean waves. While I don’t live close enough to enjoy an ocean I do know how to find a spot with water and fun whether it be a swimming pool, pond or lake. Thanks to this sangria guide, all is well as I can enjoy family and friends, read a summer novel or just relax with a cool, refreshing sangria. [Read more…]
Whiskey, hmmm or is it bourbon? Whiskey has become the new buzz word in many food circles. Heck, I don’t even drink cocktails that often but during the holidays, I purchased whiskey and planned to celebrate all the “at home” time with a whiskey cocktail or bourbon on the rocks. Well, the best laid plans….never a drop of whiskey touched my lips.
Then it happened—the cold hit and caused a layer of dark days and gloom over all. Nights are spent in front of the fire and yes, over the weekend, it did involve whiskey. Before I digress too far, let’s define whiskey vs. bourbon.
All bourbon is whiskey but not all whiskey is bourbon. [Read more…]
After all the hoopla over Cinco de Mayo yesterday, it seemed only fitting to reminisce over other refreshing beverages for the warm days ahead. With temperatures soaring into the 80’s this week, the time is now to sweep off the deck or patio and enjoy refreshing drinks as you begin to dream of the summer days ahead. Why not invite your friends over and catch up on all the news over libations?
It was great fun sharing my favorite recipe for Frozen Margaritas on the Kansas City Star’s Chow Town Food Blog yesterday. [Read more…]
There is still time for one last toast to summer. These last sunny, warm days remind me that all too soon, we will say goodbye to fireflies, days by the lake and eating outside and must say hello to steaming bowls of soup or chili. This week, however, summer is holding tight and it is fiery hot outside so I think an icy, summer cocktail is in order. This time, however, I am serving it up as an adult-only snow cone. [Read more…]