July 1, 2020

4th of july cocktail hack

For many of us, we are heading into a long weekend with cook outs and hopefully, time spent with family–from a safely masked distance. As we prepare for food, fireworks, and (possibly) friends–here’s a quick cocktail hack to help save time and keep you focused on the quality time amongst your loved ones. (Or, a quick cocktail to sip as you indulge in some weekend reads.) Ingredients – Individual bottle of your favorite white wine –I tried Riesling and Moscato and found that I enjoyed the Moscato a bit more – Simple syrup –1/2 c sugar –1/2 c water – Club soda – Ice – Sugar for the rim of the glass – Strawberries – Blueberries – Mint for garnish Directions Combine…

Book Review: Kaleidescope

I have read so many of Kristen Ashley’s books it’s not even funny. She has several series and I just love so many of them. Kaleidoscope is part of Ashley’s Colorado Mountain series, which is one of my faves of hers. (It’s also a primary reason I have been so infatuated with moving to Colorado!) In a nutshell: Kaleidoscope follows the story of Jacob (Deck) Decker and Emmanuelle (Emme) Holmes. They were best friends, years ago....

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Recipe Roundup: Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

My quest to find delicious non-dry boneless, skinless chicken breast recipes continues. And I finally found one that is good enough to share. Also, with all things in the recipe department–I changed a few things. Enjoy! Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken From Plain Chicken Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breast* 3/4 cup honey 1/2 cup Dijon mustard 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp paprika lemon pepper to taste 4 Tbsp bacon, cooked and chopped (I used Oscar Meyer...

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Book Review: Raw

Raw by Belle Aurora is one of those books that was following me. It was constantly turning up in my Goodreads search. It appeared, repeatedly, when I was on Google. I saw it on other book blogs. It was in my  Twitter feed. Seriously, the book was stalking me! Which is funny because… In a nutshell: Twitch is a sociopathic stalker. He’s been watching Alexa (Lexi), forever–and she knows it. He’s covered head to toe...

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Recipe Roundup: Mashed Potatoes with Kale

Welcome to March! Since it’s still cold here, very cold, and there’s still a lot of snow on the ground–thought I’d kick off the month with some comfort food. And what says yummy comfort better than mashed potatoes? Giada DeLaurentiis is one of my most fave celebrity chefs–I even went to see her at a personal appearance and got my cookbook signed. Plus, I DVR her show every week. Which is where I discovered...

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Recipe Roundup: Sausage-Swiss Muffins

I’m someone who needs a quick breakfast during the weekdays. I mean really quick. Like, cereal isn’t fast enough–understand what I’m saying, now? So when I came across this savory and super fast breakfast, I had to give it a try. It’s like brunch in a muffin–yum! This originated on Plain Chicken Ingredients 1/2 lb sausage 1 3/4 cup Bisquick 1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese 3/4 tsp ground sage 1/4 tsp dried thyme 1...

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Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I was MIA last week because my day job has been insanely busy and I’m still figuring out this whole thing called balance–bear with me. But I’m here now! So I admit, Mindy Kaling’s book was a filler for me. I was waiting for some of the books on my to read list to be released and I ‘needed’ a book in the interim. I was rewarded with a fun and quick read. Mindy...

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