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!