Thirsty Thursday

Another Thursday, another cocktail. Here’s a good one… Hot Caramel Apple Hard Cider! Perfect for the winter. I found this great recipe at Cooking in College.


1/2 gallon Apple Cider (I used spiced cider)
1/2 bottle of Caramel Vodka
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar

Mix all the ingredients in a large pot. Heat over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture begins to steam (Don’t overheat. The alcohol will burn off.)

While the cider is warming, take your glasses and rim them with brown sugar.

Drink Up!

Holiday Gifts 2012

Well here we are… The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to buy gifts. I am pretty lucky because my mother and sister are easy to shop for. My mother is a cookbook and kitchen gadget freak, and my sister loves jewelry, art, movies and a million other easily bought products. SCORE! On the other hand my father is an impossibility  My mother once got him what he asked for and the next week he sold it on Ebay. Smooth, dad, real smooth.

Anyway, here is a list of great gifts for the people in your family for the Holidays and some of my favorite new products.


Salad Dressing Mixer

$14.95 plus shipping

Heb Mill

Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook

Avocado Cuber

Espresso Cup Set
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Phone Cases from Etsy



Love Bracelet
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Glow in the Dark Nail Polish
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$6 each

Gifts for Dad

Bottle of His Favorite Liqour


Hot Sauce
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These are my ideas for my mom, dad and sister. I think they will go over well. I can’t wait for Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

What are your favorite holiday gifts for this year?

Thirsty Thursday

In honor of Thirsty Thursday, I am going to start posting a recipe for my favorite drinks every week. This weeks drink is a Sparkling Pear Cocktail from Cooking Light. I made this for Thanksgiving and they were delicious. Plus, it’s the easiest recipe to make.



1 1/3 cups sparkling wine (I used Andre Champagne)
2/3 cup pear liqueur (such as Poire Williams), chilled
Pear Slices, optional


Combine wine and liqueur and add in pear slices if desired.

Yield: Serves 4 (1/2 cup servings)

And it’s as easy as that. Drink up, my friends!

Pop Tarts

So not only was I offline because of Hurricane Sandy, my computer now has a virus and I need a new one. That’s why I have has such a lack of posts lately. Well, I’ve hijacked my sisters computer for the night so I can stay connected and I figured it was time to talk about these AMAZING new Pop Tart flavors.

I must say, I haven’t eaten a Pop Tart in about 10 years but that doesn’t mean I don’t remember how good they were. And now they have come out with holiday Pop Tarts… Drool! My favorite part is that you can eat them for any meal. They sound and look amazing and I felt like now was the time to share them with the world!

Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts

Gingerbread Pop Tarts

Sugar Cookie Pop Tarts

Marshmallow Hot Chocolate


Hurriaince Sandy

NYC Subway!!! YIKES

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts. This is actually my first time on a computer since last Monday. I’ve been out of power for almost 6 days😦 It sucks but at least that’s the worst of my problems. We didn’t have any damage and everyone in my neighborhood is OK. I live in North Jersey so it wasn’t as bad as the shore.

I hope everyone is staying safe and warm! I hope to have some new recipes soon!

Trader Joe’s

I was just on the lovely blog Delighted Momma and I was inspired to make a post about my two new favorite Trader Joe’s products.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter

I’ve been putting it on everything lately. It’s really good with peanut butter!

Trader Joe’s Cream Cheese

I love all things pumpkin and I love all things cream cheese so it was natural that I would love this product🙂

*Disclaimer: None of the photos in this post are mine.

Hollywood’s Hottest

So I’ve been wanting to make a list of, in my opinion, the hottest Hollywood men! Here are my picks, in no particulay order:

James McAvoy

Jason Bateman

Chris Evans

Jason Sudeikis

Of course, Ryan Gosling

Robert Downey Jr.

Chris Hemsworth

Chace Crawford

Honorable Mention:

Ryan Reynolds
Michael Caine (yes, I have a crush on Michael Caine… all 79 years of him)
Zac Efron
Bradley Cooper
Joseph Gordon Levitt
Adam Levine
Seth MacFarlane

Those are just a handful of my crushes! Let me know what you think.