Mango Piña Colada Popsicles-14752

Mango Piña Colada Popsicles

With sunshine, sand, and surf, summer brings with it something else… guilt. You know, the guilt you feel when you want to dive into that super fruity drink poolside or that refreshing ice cream on a sweltering day. Guilt because it’s also swimsuit season and a time when you are wearing the least amount of clothing for the year. So you want to splurge, but you also want to be healthy. I know because I am currently in this quagmire myself.  Well my friends, life is too short to not enjoy yourself a bit. So let’s find a compromise between …

Almond Maple Oat Bites-14697

Almond Maple Oat Bites

If there is one thing I struggle with, it is eating a balanced breakfast. My morning routine is filled with manic diaper changes, a quick shower, semi-conscious bottle feeding, and frantic gulping of coffee whenever I have a free hand. By the time I get around to eating something, I literally just grab the first thing available… which could be anything from a handful of goldfish crackers to a half-eaten slice of pizza. Honestly, by that point in the morning (or early afternoon), I just need some sustenance and I will take what I can get. I know, considering this …

Vena’s Fizz House: Giveaway + Recipe-14680

Vena’s Fizz House: Giveaway + Recipe

Today we start a new series of articles with the sole purpose of exposing you to the coolest, most unique foodie products out there. Not only will you be in the know about the newest food and drink trends, you will actually have a chance to win them. So without further ado, let’s get started with Vena’s Fizz House. A family-friendly soda shop located in Portland, Maine, Vena’s Fizz House is at the forefront of the craft cocktail revolution. They’re reinventing the classics with ingenious recipes and products. From their New England take on a Mexican institution, the ‘Maine Margarita’, to …

Sequoia Grove Chardonnay, Watermelon, cheese dip

Sequoia Grove Chardonnay + Swiss Watermelon Dip

Thoughts of summer are often filled with beach trips, popsicles, and sunshine. But thoughts often gloss over the inconvenient realities, like the sweltering heat. You know the type of day:  you look outside at the bright blue sky, put on a nice outfit for a day in the sun, and then you go outside where you’re hit with a wall of fire. Within a few minutes your overheated and look like a wet dog that got trapped in a Roman bath house. The last thing you want on that sort of day is a heavy meal and drink. Feeling refreshed …

Sacré Sauvage Cocktail-14613

Sacré Sauvage Cocktail

Summer has officially begun, so you know what that means: surf, sand, BBQ, and if you’re anything like me… cocktails! Seriously, what’s better than relaxing poolside with a icy, albeit boozy, drink in your hand?! Nothing. Yeah, I know! So let’s kick off tanning season with a killer cocktail recipe.  Part of my super hard job is to taste test some of the world’s best libations and mix up drink recipes. I know, I lead a very difficult life. But, one of the perks of this job is that I get to report my findings back to my lovely readers. That’s …

Florida Blueberry Pancakes-14569

Florida Blueberry Pancakes

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.   Earlier this month, I introduced you to the food educational campaign by the Florida Department of Agriculture called “Fresh From Florida”.  The program is aimed at promoting locally grown Florida produce and fresh seafood, while educating the public about the seasonal produce that comes out of the state. I was excited to team up with the group since I actually rarely know where my own food comes from… a sad, but common reality amongst many home cooks.  The wonderful thing about buying Florida produce …

Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches-13425

Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches

I have a secret to admit that I am ashamed of. I am in a dinner rut. That’s right, in my family we have four dinner dishes that are constantly on repeat. Now before you get all my-cooking-is-holier-than-thou on me, don’t pretend that you’re not doing the exact same thing. I can see your downcast eyes and slightly flushed cheeks! But, hey it is an easy trap to fall into… you rush to the market without an ingredient list so you just buy the stuff you need for the three to five different meals you already have memorized. And so the …

Mionetto Prosecco Slushie-13475

Mionetto Prosecco Slushie

Most people associate prosecco with milestone celebrations like a wedding or a fancy birthday dinner. But I personally like to drink the libation during more casual settings. There’s something so relaxing about popping open a bottle of the bubbly after a long day of work and sitting on a breezy patio as I sip. In particular, one of my go-to brands is Mionetto Prosecco. It’s has a lovely light fruity flavor, whereas many of the more economical proseccos tend to be more harsh and acidic to the palette. I almost always have a chilled bottle in the fridge. Since I am very familiar …