beverages

Caprese Cocktails

June 23, 2015
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You know I am a girl that just adores tomatoes. Today I have a real treat for you. I bet you’ve had plenty of bloody Mary’s but never a Caprese cocktail. This cocktail is light, savory and perfect to sip on a hot summer night. I used my KitchenAid Maximum Extractor juicer to make this cocktail. Once […]

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Strawberry Lemon Mint Water

June 15, 2015
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Ahhh, the hot, hot days of summer have arrived. It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the chill in the air. I was bundling up with blankets while sipping hot chocolate at my son’s soccer games. Well this weekend, that wasn’t the case. Instead I had a water ice in one hand and a spray bottle […]

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Cherry Almond Smoothie

February 14, 2015
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Happy Valentine’s Day! There has been lots of Valentine’s Day candy laying around my kitchen the last few days and it keeps finding it’s way in my mouth.  Caramels, M and M’s, chocolate hearts…it’s just not good. Actually, it’s tastes very good but you know exactly what I mean. Instead of a sweets recipe today, I need […]

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KitchenAid Diamond Blender Giveaway

December 13, 2013
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GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congrats to Stephanie! The holidays are right around the corner and the new year is less than 3 weeks away. I’ll be honest with you. I have not bought a single present, baked any cookies or even decorated yet. What am I waiting for? This weekend it will all come together. Let’s get this […]

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Citrus Cucumber Spa Water

September 5, 2013
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I’ve had a very good summer. So good that I ate and drank way too much. So good that my jeans are a tad tight. So good that I need to flush out the toxins with spa water. I made this huge pitcher a few days ago and have been drinking it ever since. Even […]

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Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzers For Aggie

August 26, 2013
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Today I am celebrating Aggie from Aggie’s Kitchen.  She has a baby due in September and we are throwing her a virtual baby shower. It is Italian themed and I decided to go with a spritzer. Instead of white wine, I used sparkling white grape juice. It is a nice refreshing summer drink that we […]

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Orange Basil Smash

August 1, 2013
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My new favorite summer drink is an orange basil smash. It is citron vodka with fresh squeezed oranges, smashed basil and some mandarin club soda. It’s not too sweet, very refreshing and it goes down smoothly. To make this drink, I had to purchase some vodka. Gone are the days when you quickly walk into […]

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Chicken, Mango and Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Wine Review

April 15, 2013
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Recently I was asked to review some wines, courtesy of The Wine Bar.   I know what you’re thinking. Tough job, but someone has to do it.  I  picked out three wines to try. Usually I prefer white wine over red wine as I like fruity and light wines. My husband prefers a more full […]

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Fresh Strawberry Mojitos

September 21, 2012

It’s Friday! Who needs a cocktail? Now before you start drinking the hard cider and winter sangria, let’s give summer a proper goodbye. The weather is so beautiful in NJ that it is still perfect to have a cocktail on the patio.  And these strawberry mojitos are just what the doctor ordered. I am dreaming […]

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Strawberry Mango Smoothie

June 11, 2012

Ahhh, it’s June and my whole family constantly craves the coveted smoothie. There are so many ways to make them but this morning I went with a strawberry and mango combination. I added some Greek yogurt for protein and a touch of honey for extra sweetness.  It makes a great breakfast in a cup. This […]

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