Category Archives for "Drinks"

March 15, 2017

3 Asian Cocktails and a Mocktail

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3 Asian Cocktails and a Mocktail

While a night on the town used to hold so much excitement, as a busy mom approaching my forties like a freight train barreling down the tracks, I find myself wanting to stay in more and more. I have also found that a night in can be just as much fun, if not more, than a night out.

P.F. Chang's Home Menu and 3 Asian Cocktails and a Mocktail

Inspired by the new family size meal options from P.F. Chang’s Home Menu, offered in Orange Chicken and Chicken Fried Rice, I decided to go all out and create a night at home that rivals any night out at a restaurant. Wok Wednesday is our new family tradition! Combining several easy to make P.F. Chang’s Home Menu skillet meals and appetizers with several fun Asian cocktails makes for a fantastic mid-week celebration of family and fun. I also made a mocktail for the kids so everyone could toast the occasion.Continue reading

December 20, 2016

Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

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   I have kids and unfortunately they are not old enough to drink beverages with alcohol nor do I really want them to be old enough yet or drink. We  developed these Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes for them and myself. I do not drink but I hate going to a party and being the only one that doesn’t drink. I am a girly girl and I love a good looking drink without alcohol. I am the kind of chick that drives people to drink. HA, HA, HA,  what I love about this recipe is you make up the recipe and then you can add a shot of rum or vodka to the drink to make it a cocktail. I find it to be refreshing and lovely without the vodka or rum but others like that extra bit of courage or as my friend calls it “relaxing juice”.

Cocktails and Mocktails Recipes

The difference between a cocktail and mocktail is leaving out the liquor.

This is how you create our fancy lemonade mocktail:

 

Gather a nice glass, a pitcher, 4 cups of water, Frozen lemonade, bottle of Lemon Lime soda, and a handle full of fresh berries for a garnish. We like strawberries the best. Then of course you need a lemon because lemonade without a fresh lemon isn’t lemonade. I have made this fancier by dipping the rim of the glass in sugar. I used this technique in my cheap cake decorating post.

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December 6, 2016

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes to Make the Cold Weather Warmer

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes
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We just had our first flurry of snow of the season and when it snows at my house, me and my daughter break out the Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes! When you come in from the cold there is nothing better than warming up with a mug full of delicious chocolate cocoa, of course topped with mini marshmallows! It’s become a tradition. Go sledding and end up cuddled up on the sofa with cocoa! We don’t get a lot of snow usually. I have searched for more recipes to try out this season though. I had a a friend tell me about her famous white hot cocoa which I am very excited to try out this week! I want to share with you some really good Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes that I found and enjoy!

Whether you prefer a simple hot chocolate recipe, need a vegan hot cocoa recipe or like to try a new fancy holiday peppermint cocoa recipe. We got a great list for you to try! There is even a Star Wars recipe for you to try out! We have it all! Tell me what you have tried from our list and please send me your favorite recipes too! I am always up for a mug of hot cocoa in the winter!

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes

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Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Christmas Drink Recipe: Grinch Punch

Grinch Punch

Christmas is almost here ya’ll! This year we are throwing a Christmas party for our family and friends and I wanted to make a fun drink to serve at the party. I asked my daughter what we should serve and she said she wanted something “green because that is the best Christmas color” Ha! So I thought what would be more fun than a Grinch Punch!? How the Grinch Stole Christmas is my daughters favorite Christmas movie so we had fun making this easy Christmas Drink Recipe that I’m sure our friends and family will love. Would you like to see how easy it is to make? Continue reading

October 3, 2016

Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Your Family Will Love

Smoothie Recipes

I go on a kick near holiday season to replace a meal with a smoothie! I also coax my kids to drink smoothies because they think it is a fun snack but it is packed with lots of fruit and veggies! #MomWin I know these smoothies are packed with great vitamins and nutrients we normally would not eat every day. I have several go to smoothies I want to share with you all. If you have one you want to share with us, please send it to me to try too! I love sneaking in veggies in a smoothie! Here are 8 Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas Your Family Will Love.

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August 26, 2016

Quick Way to Stop the Whining When Children Come Home from School

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed here are mine.

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids

Here is a quick way to stop the whining when children come home from school

The day has ended for them. They are tired, overstimulated, and hungry. They are in fact so hungry that they have taken on the persona of people you do not recognize. It isn’t their fault it all goes back to lunch time at school. You packed them the best possible lunch. They ate nothing or just ate the dessert, or they may have eaten what their neighbor traded them. You have no idea what they have consumed, but it wasn’t enough.Continue reading