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  • pouring homemade cream soda

    Homemade Cream Soda!

    Homemade Cream Soda is a super simple, nostalgic soda recipe that’s easy to make at home and is so refreshing on warm summer days. Once you know how to make your…

  • How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur --- my special method results in intense fruity flavor and stunningly gorgeous colors! theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make Homemade Fruit Liqueur

    Want to make your own vibrant liqueur from fresh fruit? I’ve come up with a quick and easy technique that results in the most intense fresh fruity flavors, and the best…

  • Summer's Best Pitcher Cocktails

    Summer’s Best Pitcher Cocktails (and mocktails!)

    Pitcher Cocktails are a host’s best friend. Make-ahead friendly, these delicious drinks won’t keep you tied to the bar cart for the whole party! From sangria and spritzes to juleps, margaritas,…

  • freshly made strawberry milk

    Fresh Strawberry Milk

    Strawberry milk is fresh berries whipped up with your milk of choice into a frothy dreamy drink. It’s like sipping a pint of fresh strawberries…can’t hate that. a recipe for strawberry…

  • Photo of a glass of Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea with mint leaves and a spoon.

    Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea (Hot or Iced)

    Sweet Moroccan Mint Tea is a staple of North African cuisine and culture, it’s easy to make and can be served hot or iced. This delicious tea soothes in winter and refreshes in…

  • Irish Cream liqueur made from scratch

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream

    How to Make Homemade Irish Cream ~ this diy Bailys Irish Cream is a perfect copy cat of one of my favorite liqueurs. It’s dangerously delicious, and ridiculously easy to make. Grab…

  • A glass of lemon water with sliced lemons

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water ~ I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and love it, but there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around out…

  • eggnog served with whipped cream and nutmeg

    George Washington’s Eggnog Recipe

    George Washington’s Eggnog Recipe is purported to be from our first president himself, and speaks to the longevity of this merry holiday cocktail. I researched and tested the historic recipe, and…

  • cranberry smoothie with straw

    Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie

    My simple Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie will wake you up, and slap you back into shape after all manner of foodie indiscretions…did I mention it also happens to be insanely delicious?…

  • hot buttered cider with whipped cream

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider is hot buttered rum meets fresh apple cider (you can make it boozy or not.) It’s perfect for winter celebrations, or just curling up, solo, by the fire. …

  • A glass of bee balm iced tea with a metal straw

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea

    How to Make Bee Balm Tea from fresh or dried bee balm ~ this easy infusion is not only pretty and delicious, it’s been used for hundreds of years to aid…

  • Refreshing Non Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

    Hot weather brings on big thirst, and these refreshing non alcoholic drinks have your back. Make them by the glass or the pitcherful, my colorful quenchers are a healthy alternative to…

  • gin and jam cocktail

    Gin and Jam Cocktail

    Gin and Jam ~ where has it been all my life? This 3 ingredient cocktail is the only one I’ll need this summer, it’s sweet, tart, refreshing, and incredibly simple to…

  • Limoncello Cocktails

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring

    The Prettiest Pastel Cocktails for Spring ~ they’re in every color of the rainbow and almost too pretty to sip, but don’t let that hold you back, they’re perfect for your…

  • holding a blood orange Margarita

    Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail

    My Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail is the drink of the winter season, the delicate sweetness of blood orange juice takes this classic cocktail to a whole new level. Not to mention…

  • Blood orange and tangerine spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)  ~ a traditional healthy Italian fresh squeezed citrus juice for citrus season. When was the last time you squeezed yourself a perfect glass? …

  • TEA INGREDIENTS

    The Art of Making Tea

    Beyond the Bag ~ The Art of Making Tea, Demystified. Tea making is thousands of years old, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with it! Here are some…

  • Vanilla lavender latte with fresh lavender

    Vanilla Lavender Latte

    Vanilla Lavender Latte ~ this warming drink is made with vanilla bean and lavender buds for a soothing way to start or end a busy day.…

  • Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (& How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit)

    Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie

    Warm Maple Oat Nut Smoothie (How To Winterize Your Smoothie Habit) ~ while you’re shopping for that perfect transitional cardigan, don’t forget about getting your breakfast routine ready for fall and…

  • blackberry Moscato slushies in mason jars with frozen berries

    Blackberry Moscato Slushies

    Blackberry Moscato Slushies ~ I couldn’t let summer slink away without one for the road, and this easy frozen wine cocktail is just the thing for an end of season toast.…

  • Tso glasses of Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana) ~ a slushy, minty, Middle Eastern version of lemonade that is honestly the most refreshing drink I have ever had in my life.…

  • Spring Tonic Carrot Soup

    Spring Tonic Carrot Soup ~ a vibrant raw soup packed with beta carotene and Vitamin A that’ll kick start you into the new season ~ are you ready?…