Hot Finds for the Red, White + Blue (and More!)   Make July 4 Celebrations   a Snap (Crackle and Pop!).
Jul03

Hot Finds for the Red, White + Blue (and More!) Make July 4 Celebrations a Snap (Crackle and Pop!).

It’s the last minutes before the July 4th holiday. I don’t know of stores that will be open but I am betting there will be some. Why would you need to shop? In case you find you are going to a last minute barbeque or party or maybe you are hosting a last minute barbeque or party, you might need some “extras” for those events! Even if you don’t have others over or go to visit someone else, maybe you just...

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Cocktails for a Crowd or for Just One,  Deep Eddy Can Handle It All! #Recipes
Jul03

Cocktails for a Crowd or for Just One, Deep Eddy Can Handle It All! #Recipes

This is the really big holiday for the summer! This officially kicks off everything as it’s hot, humid and sunny someplace across this country (and right now it is hot and sunny here in Southern California with triple digits being felt in many areas). What’s the best way to cool off fast? How about a great cocktail since is 7/3/2015 and it’s Friday! Do you need more of a reason to mix up a cocktail? No… unless...

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Celebrate the Holiday with Cocktails  that Are Healthy! Paleta Potables to the Rescue!
Jul02

Celebrate the Holiday with Cocktails that Are Healthy! Paleta Potables to the Rescue!

For this holiday weekend, we have several cocktails to present that use the Paleta Potables— juice-based cocktail mixers! Paleta is not a new brand to this site. I have been talking about Paleta and it’s great products (packaged & delivered meals and cold-pressed juices) for a few years. What I love about Paleta are the rich flavors and fabulous textures of the juices and foods that the brand presents. But wait–...

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Add More Sparkle and Shine to July 4 Celebrations: Rustic Cuff  Specialty Designs!
Jul02

Add More Sparkle and Shine to July 4 Celebrations: Rustic Cuff Specialty Designs!

I remember when I first saw Rustic Cuff in a magazine, the design definitely caught my eye! When I saw it online in mid-2012, I became obsessed with the brand and went often to the website to look at the ever-evolving array of designs. Designer Jill Donovan created this fabulous line in her Oklahoma home while juggling children and teaching law part time. (WOW– right?) She’s got the eye for jewelry and the vision to keep...

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Crank Up Your July 4 Celebrations with Moonshine based Cocktails and Wine-Based Food! #Recipes
Jul01

Crank Up Your July 4 Celebrations with Moonshine based Cocktails and Wine-Based Food! #Recipes

This post is a collection of unusual recipes. Most are around foodie type flavors where wine becomes a delicate dessert with a distinctly light presentation. The other recipes are all based on crafted liqueurs made in West Virginia and based on moonshine. Each brings something unique to the table. Here’s an interesting recipe for a light amuse bouche perhaps or an appetizer.. or perhaps a light dessert? It’s a gelée which...

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Cool Cocktails for Sizzling Holiday Weekend. #July4, #ReykaVodka, #ClosduBois
Jun29

Cool Cocktails for Sizzling Holiday Weekend. #July4, #ReykaVodka, #ClosduBois

For the perfect holiday weekend, you need a fabulous cocktail. Here’s a great cocktail that is perfect for just one person but it’s even better shared as a pitcher drink which means invite people over to share it! Clos du Bois Watermelon Wine Spritz Ingredients: · Clos du Bois Chardonnay (chilled) · 2 cups sweet and seedless watermelon (chilled) · 1 tablespoon simple syrup · Club soda · Mint Directions: Combine watermelon...

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