How to Choose Wine for Your Thanksgiving Meal

How to Choose Wine for Your Thanksgiving Meal - Ever get paralyzed by the thought of choosing a bottle of wine to serve your guests? Don

Ever get paralyzed by the thought of choosing a bottle of wine to serve your guests? Don’t fear the wine aisle anymore. The Wine4.Me App can help. Broiled Bruschetta This past weekend, I prepared a big Italian feast for my parents, sister and brother-in-law, and all the kids. Since we had six adults in the […]

Stovetop Hot Cocoa

Stovetop Hot Cocoa - Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and only contains five ingredients. That

Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and only contains five ingredients. That’s a great way to high five the morning. As much as I’ve complained about the heat this summer, my kids still want hot cocoa in the mornings. I still drink hot tea, so who am I to talk? The mornings […]

Mint + Tea = MinTea

MinTea - Mix up a batch of this minted ice tea for a delicious and refreshing drink that costs just pennies!

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s been hotter than blazes here this summer. Usually I can wear sweats through June and most of July since warmer temps don’t hit until August. I think we’ve been sweating in¬†shorts and tank tops since May. I know: California problems. It’s the drought, I tell ya. […]

Quench Your Thirst

Quench Your Thirst - Got a habit of buying a coffee drink or smoothie when you

Got a habit of buying a coffee drink or smoothie when you’re out and about? Save some coin and make it healthier at home. Chances are pretty high that when you’re out and about on a summer day, you’re tempted to grab a quick soda, smoothie, or frap before you head home. I know the […]

Naturally Sweet Treats

Naturally Sweet Treats

Enjoy a treat without all the added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. These goodies are sweetened naturally. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. […]

Favorite Juices & Smoothies

Favorite Juices & Smoothies - Tips and recipes for making juices and smoothies easier at home.

If one of your food goals this year is to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, smoothies and fresh juices are a tasty way to do it! Check out these great recipes. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

Homemade Cranberry Soda

Cranberry Soda

I used to be a soda pop junkie. A few years ago, I decided to give it up. I don’t really remember why. But, I think a handful of cavities had something to do with it. And maybe empty calories, too. Regardless, I kicked my cola habit. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes like […]

Honey Syrup

Honey Syrup sweetener

Years and years ago I bought Sweet ‘n’ Low. In fact, those pink little packets of artificial sweetener were staples in our tea and coffee cupboard, not because we liked the taste, but because we liked sweet tea. Here in California, tea is not usually served already sweetened. You have to sweeten it yourself. But […]

Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Banana

Strawberry Mango Smoothies

Make your own smoothies to save money, eat more healthfully, and bring convenience to your own home. Ever since I was in college, the siren song of the smoothie bar has been strong for me. Even after we bought a pretty heavy-duty blender, I found myself tempted to go get a smoothie rather than make […]

Lemon-Lime Sports Ade

Lemon Lime Sports Ade

Forget bottled ades. Make your own sports drinks to save money and avoid icky stuff. Today I have the opportunity of guest posting for the October Unprocessed series, hosted by Eating Rules and sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.¬† I’m sharing my story on falling in love with homemade as well as Big News and a […]