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Mastering Coffee at Home

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels If you are like most people, you enjoy a cup of coffee every now and then. In fact, most of us drink at least one cup a day, with some people rising beyond that to three or four. Any more than that might not be a good idea, but up to that point you can be sure that coffee is going to do a lot for you, and there is nothing wrong with having it as a part of your life. If you are something of a foodie and you are interested in different tastes, then you’ll be …

Italian Entertaining

Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Citrus, rosé, & coffee with Nexium 24HR

Citrus & coffee, oh my! Not with Nexium® 24HR

Irony is karma’s court jester. It’s fate’s whoopee cushion. Irony is landing a dream job as a food photographer & writer and then ending up having horrible heartburn. In particular, a few of my favorite things to consume and work with ignite a heat inside my chest comparable to a pre-game bonfire… citrus and coffee. My two true loves. Sure, I love my husband and daughter, but I cannot live (or do my job) without coffee and citrus. Plus, what would be the point of living? Seriously?! But thanks to a little trick up my sleeve, I no longer have …

New Years Resolution - The Swap

New Year’s Resolution: The Swap

This post was sponsored by Splenda Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I was reading an article the other day by a psychologist that said the best New Year’s Resolutions are the simple ones. I don’t know if there’s any actual science behind this theory, but it certainly resonated with me. Sure, I could make grand goals and lofty statements, but reality often dictates that major changes are hard to maintain. So this year, I’m sticking to a simple idea that will only take small decisions to enforce. My …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Classic Rewind: Red Velvet Hot Cocoa

Every so often, we hit the viral jackpot. You know, that one recipe that gets so many hits that it crashes our website? Well this is one of them. About two years ago, I created a Red Velvet Hot Cocoa recipe. Not only was it delicious and a hit with my loyal readers, it has turned into a viral sensation. So today, let’s revisit this fabulous recipe and whip up a fresh batch… If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red …

Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Peet’s Espresso Capsules for Nespresso

Caffeine Fix with Peet’s Espresso

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Like I always tell my husband, I am easy to please. Of course, he never believes me, but there are some fundamental truths that hold the key to my happiness. My daughter’s laugh will always warm my heart. A crisp Autumn day with falling leaves will forever make me feel peace. And a hot cup of espresso in my hand will never cease to put a smile on my face. Yes, that’s right, I place caffeine in my top three list of things that make me happy. I clearly …

Dunkin’ Donuts, Cold Brew, Coffee

Beat the Heat with Dunkin’ Donuts Cold Brew

This post was sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company, all opinions are my own. As warmer weather rolls in, there are a few items that you probably want to retire. The chunky knit sweater should be nowhere in sight. That amazing potato soup recipe you perfected over the holiday season? Put it away! Oh, and you know that weather app you’ve been glued to this winter? Shut it down, because thanks to the summer season I can already give you the forecast for the next 4 months: It’s going to be hot with a side of sticky. But if you …