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Cranberry Champagne Punch

I made this Cranberry Champagne Brunch as an early cocktail to our Thanksgiving dinner this year. We had this in the afternoon while we finished up cooking – it was delicious and lots of fun! I used fresh orange juice which I highly recommend but when not available, I’d think it would be fabulous to [...]

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Apple Sangria

Recipe: Apple Sangria Adapted from Cooking Light September 2010 Ingredients 3 1/2 cups Apples – chopped (recommended: Honeycrisp) 1/2 cup Apple Brandy (recommended: Lairds) 1/4 cup Honey 1 Naval Orange – quartered 4 Cloves – whole 2 large Cinnamon Sticks 2 slices Fresh Ginger – peeled and sliced in 1/4″ pieces 1 bottle (750 ml) [...]

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Bourbon Ball Martini

This is a nice cocktail for the fall, especially if you are a bourbon fan. It is is a bit sweet but yummy! It reminds me of those bourbon chocolate balls you eat during the holidays. Recipe: Bourbon Ball Martini Summary: Recipe from Erin’s Food Files Ingredients 3 oz. Bourbon Whiskey 3 oz. Creme de [...]

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Moroccan Night – Z’s Moroccan Martini

Last Sunday we had a Moroccan themed dinner of course, we needed a Moroccan cocktail to kick-off the evening while we waited for dinner. Not knowing of a good Moroccan cocktail I came up with this one, bringing forward the flavors of mint and rose. It was very enjoyable and a great cocktail to whet [...]

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Spiked Mulled Apple Cider

Recipe: Spiked Mulled Apple Cider Adapted from Epicurious Ingredients 3 cups apple cider 2 tbs firmly packed light brown sugar 3 whole allspice berries 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 Naval Orange 4 whole cloves 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks 1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced 1/2 cup Apple Brandy or Spiced Rum Whipped Cream Instructions [...]

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Taking the Pink Challenge – 31 Days of Cooking with Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My friend Whitney from Mommies with Style along with Colleen from Classy Mommy, Audrey from Mom Generation and Vera from I’m Not Obsessed has committed to wearing Pink everyday for the month of October to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Inspired by them, I have decided to try to [...]

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A Mojito for Gin Drinkers.

I saw this cocktail recipe for “That Cucumber Drink” on Imbibe Magazine’s site recently. Happening to love cocktails with cucumber, I had to try it. My husband and I made them this past weekend. They were deliciously refreshing. They tasted to us like a gin based version of a mojito. Recipe: Cucumber Cocktail Ingredients 8 [...]

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Game Day – Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos, Apricot Tequila Drumsticks and Grapefruit Margaritas!

Sunday we had my sister and brother in-law and a friend over to watch football while we obsessed over our fantasy football scores.  I was out to breakfast with my sister in the morning so didn’t have much time to prepare food for the game when I got back. While trying to decide on what [...]

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Meeting Chef Marcela Valladolid at Sauza Tequila’s Ladies Night In Party.

Thursday night I had the fabulous opportunity to meet Chef Marcela Valledolid, taste her wonderful cuisine and learn from her how to make several delicious margaritas all featuring Sauza Tequila. I attended a Ladies Night In event sponsored by Sauza Tequila. The recipes were really great for simple yet impressive entertaining year round. One of [...]

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Mocha Frappe and a Visit to Max Brenner’s.

. It is tradition in our house that before school starts, each child gets a special day with Mommy. This year my 6 year old, Zach and I headed into Philly. Zach’s pick was Monk’s Cafe for lunch (we both love the mussels and burgers there) and the Archaeology Museum on University of Pennsylvania’s campus. [...]

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