Archive for the ‘ Drinking ’ Category

Homemade Tattoos

  You know those super cute Bachelorette Party Tattoos that are all over Etsy? They are so easy to make!  I made a ton for my friend’s bachelorette party weekend in Chicago earlier this month. We had a THREE night bachelorette party and because I’m the kind of girl who loves a theme – each night had a separate themes: Last Swing Before The Ring Champs Drink Champs Boots and…

Hosting A Bachelorette Party

I’ve hosted exactly 1 bachelorette party in my life but I’ve been to more than a few.  The one I hosted was a 3 night destination party so it almost counts as 3 parties…right?  Bachelorette parties are the best.  All girls celebrating on of their closest friends or family members with tons of toasting, silly dancing and partying the way we used to before we had to “adult“.  Here are…

Blackened Fish Tacos

    Last night I made fish tacos for the second time ever, and they turned out fabulous! P and I have been trying to limit the amount of refined sugar and flour we’re eating so we thought fish tacos on corn tortillas would satisfy the urge for tacos while staying healthy.   I picked out really fresh fish from my local Whole Foods and ingredients to make my own salsa and red…

Yes Way Rose!

  I love rosé or as I usually call it pink wine.  For me there’s not much better than sitting outside during the first warm and beautiful evenings of spring while sipping on a glass of cold rosé.  Here are a few tips for picking out a nice rosé and my favorite pinks wines. Rosés can range from the palest pink blush to really vivid almost red. The color doesn’t necessarily tell you…

Spicy Man-garita

My husband P likes things hot.  Well not the temperature but he likes his food really spicy.  He’s always looking to make what I make “better” which just means hotter.  He is totally a craft beer guy and I am totally a “whatever looks best” cocktail girl.  He almost always just sticks to beer but the last few date nights, he has tried a spicy tequila cocktail and he’s hooked…

Wedding Signature Cocktail

Signature cocktails are really important to help set the tone of a wedding.  Lately it’s one of the go to questions “Are you having a signature cocktail — what is it?” Here’s how I figured out which drink to choose. Our venue had 3 beers on tap that were constant but one there was an open tap so we were able to choose a signature beer.  I left P in charge…

Root Beer that’s Beer

As you may have noticed, I like to use alcohol in my baking and cooking.  I find the flavors of a liquor or beer help add a complexity that sets my food apart from other people’s.  In general I love being just off of center.  My MIL describes me and “classic with a funky twist” which is the hugest compliment.  My new favorite drink is exactly that – a classic…

Night Shift Brewing

When P and I realized we were taking a trip up to the Boston area for a wedding, we knew one stop we had to make: the Night Shift Brewing Taproom. From visiting the website, we knew it would be a cool place to hang out and sample some of their very delicious beer.  We’ve had Night Shift a few times around Boston and Western Mass but it isn’t distributed down…

Naked Wines

My husband is a craft beer drinker.  Anyone who knows him knows this.  Because of him I am lucky enough to only drink the best beers which I love and appreciate.  But my go to beverage is wine; red wine, white wine, pink wine, and bubbly wine. Lately I’ve ordered cases of wine through NakedWines.com.  I first used them when I needed a mixed case of wine for the post party after our…

Homemade Lemon Mandarin Soda

I love oranges, they are a great snack but I get tired of them quickly.  Trader Joe’s had the cutest bag of mandarin oranges so I bought it and had 2 teeny, juicy oranges a day for a week – and then I was over them.  I still had about 7 little mandarins looking for a way out of my fruit bowl so I decided to make a sparkling orange lemonade….