Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Over the last few months, I have received requests from some readers asking about Vegan supplements. To be honest, I am not a Vegan and am completely ignorant on the subject. But luckily today, I am teaming up with Wiley’s Finest to bring you a Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie recipe that is sure to educate and delight our senses. Normally you get your Omega 3s from fish. Now whether you are Vegan or not, this can often be a stinky affair. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn’t stand to sight of fish, let alone eat it. …

Citrus Ricotta Mousse

Citrus Ricotta Mousse + S.Pellegrino Essenza

This post is sponsored by S.Pellegrino Essenza but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Anyone else missing restaurant date nights? Yeah me too! I want to keep doing my part to stop the spread, stay safe, and ease the burden on healthcare workers, but I’m itching for a fancy night out. So to break up the monotony, I’m creating a fancy night in for my family. With a decadently refreshing S.Pellegrino Essenza and a Citrus Ricotta Mousse recipe, I’m bringing a fine dining experience to my kitchen table. It’s amazing how a little TLC and planning can …

Easiest Old Fashioned Cocktail - DeKuyper Classic Liqueur

An ‘Old Fashioned’ Father’s Day

This post is sponsored by BabbleBox.com on behalf of DeKuyper Cordials. Like everything in 2020, your Father’s Day celebration is probably going to look a bit different this year. Normally, my daughter and I would plan a day out in the city, filled with sightseeing, people watching, and restaurant hopping to celebrate my husband and the wonderful father he is. But since we can’t do any of that this year, I am opting for a creative at-home option.  In collaboration with of DeKuyper Cordials, I am setting up a fun Old Fashioned cocktail and snack bar to spoil the special …

Southern Patio Spring Fling with Evan Williams Honey

Classic Rewind: Honey Whiskey Lemonade

We’re on month two of the quarantine and I don’t know about you, but I need a drink. So today, I’m revisiting one of our classic spring cocktails that is sure to bring a bit of relaxation to an already stressful time. And as an extra bonus, make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a prize! Honey Whiskey Lemonade Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of Evan Williams Honey 4 cups of fresh squeezed lemonade 2 tablespoons of chamomile-infused honey Garnish: Fresh basil leaves, lemon slices, and figs DIRECTIONS: …

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

This post is sponsored by Milk. Love Whats Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. At the beginning of every year, I feature a New Year’s Swap. Something small that I am swapping out for a more conscientious option. For example, swapping a breakfast donut for a bowl of oatmeal. Or swapping a streamed episode on the couch with a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Little changes can make a big impact. But there is one swap I will not be making… I will not be replacing the real milks in my refrigerator. Seriously, why …

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Create the Best Drinks at Home for More Exciting Beverages

Photo by Adam Jaime on Unsplash It’s not always easy to be interested in the things you drink. Sometimes you just have a drink because you’re thirsty and you’re not that interested in what it tastes like. Other times, you can get bored of drinking the same things again and again. Perhaps you’ve had enough of soda or you’re fed up with orange juice or coffee. But when you’re not sure what the alternatives are, you can struggle to feel inspired to make a change. If you want your drinks to be more exciting, but without necessarily having to put in too much …

Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Thank you Castello Cheese for sponsoring this post. Castello Cheese makes entertaining easy with its range of flavors. Hanging out with your family during the holidays can be filled with warmth, laughter, and fun. It can also be filled with awkward moments of silence and utter boredom. After the initial excitement and hurried catching up that takes place, there can definitely be lulls in the hoopla. Let’s face it, you might not have a lot in common with most of your family members. But there are two universal forces that never fail to please… cheese and wine! So, in preparation …

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

Mulled Gingerbread White Wine

This post is sponsored by McCormick® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The holidays are upon us! That means friends and family will be gathering for good food, good conversation, and good drinks. Why not add a bit of wow-factor to your holiday drinks with my twist on the traditional mulled wine? With the help of a delicious selection of McCormick® products at H-E-B, I have created a fabulous libation to elevate your seasonal gatherings. Inspired by the flavors and spices of the holiday’s most famous cookie, here’s my recipe for Mulled Gingerbread White Wine… Mulled …