Thanksgiving Mocktails (drinks without alcohol)

Thanksgiving Mocktails (drinks without alcohol)

I promised you all some mocktails (cocktails without alcohol) for Thanksgiving or anytime during the holiday season. Not everyone drinks alcohol but everyone loves a festive drink during celebrations. These are perfect those who chose not to partake in alcohol because they just don’t like it, they are in recovery, they are pregnant, and also perfect for all the kids. Cranberry Champagne Mocktail Ingredients: 1 ounce cranberry juice 1 lime … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Apps for Your Smartphone

Thanksgiving Apps for Your Smartphone

Thanksgiving is almost here and your smartphone can help get your meals cooked and keep you entertained. There truly is an app for just about everything these days. Below is an update list of some of my favorite apps to help with Thanksgiving plus a few new ones. Thanksgiving Food Big Oven Millions of recipes of all kinds including plenty for Thanksgiving, even Thanksgiving leftover recipes. Also a grocery list … Continue Reading →
Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods for breakfast in cooler weather. The instant oatmeal packets you can buy are very convenient but give you little control on what is in them. I recently made my own homemade instant oatmeal packets and they turned out great. I had total control over what went into them and made them with our favorite ingredients. Plus I made a whole batch of the … Continue Reading →
2017 Holiday Light Displays in the St. Louis, Missouri Area

2017 Holiday Light Displays in the St. Louis, Missouri Area

Christmas lights are one of my very favorite thing about the holidays. There are lots of holiday light displays all around St. Louis for you and the family to check out. Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights Where: AB Brewery, 1200 Lynch Street When: Nov 16-Dec 30, Thursdays-Sundays, 5-10pm Cost: Free www.brewerylights.com  The walking tours are free and open to all ages. If you are over 21 you will get a wristband … Continue Reading →
Binge Watching on Hulu: This Is Us, Mom, The Goldbergs, The Handmaid’s Tale

Binge Watching on Hulu: This Is Us, Mom, The Goldbergs, The Handmaid’s Tale

I have been doing some binge watching on Hulu again lately and thought I would share some of my favorite shows. If you aren’t familiar with Hulu it is a streaming video service and I have been using it for quite some time. One thing that Hulu has is more recent episodes of many shows. They also have added a commercial free option for just a couple of dollars more … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Events in St. Louis

Thanksgiving Events in St. Louis

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. If you aren’t up to cooking this Thanksgiving you have plenty of options to get your turkey fix at local restaurants and more options if you want to cheat and eat at home but skip the work by ordering takeout. Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Meals Ameristar Casino St. Charles, MO The St. Charles casino has several restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. The Landmark Buffet will … Continue Reading →
Homeless Veterans Infographic

Homeless Veterans Infographic

Today is Veterans’ Day and I appreciate anyone who has joined our military. I say this as someone who hates war. Just because I hate the politics of war does not mean I do not value anyone who has been a part of our military, voluntarily or involuntarily. What really angers me is that the military recruits people to join touting the benefits, of which there are many, but yet … Continue Reading →
More Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

More Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? I have got two more Thanksgiving drink recipes for you this week to consider for your Thanksgiving Day menu. Make sure you check out last week’s Thanksgiving cocktail recipes as well and stay tuned for more next week. Gathering all your ingredients ahead of time and setting up your bar area with pretty glasses is a nice touch for your guests. You can assign … Continue Reading →
Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

As a blogger I get a ton of emails this time of year from brands and PR people wanting me to include things in holiday gift guides. I also see a lot of random things as I surf the internet myself, see and hear commercials, and the like. What I want to know from you is what you love and/or hate about holiday gift guides on blogs. What kinds of … Continue Reading →
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

I was watching The Chew the other day and Carla Hall, one of my favorite chefs, made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark (here is Carla’s original recipe). Now I do not have a very big sweet tooth but others in my family do. And, once you add peanut butter and peanuts to the mix they go crazy. So I decided to try and make this recipe. The Chocolate Peanut Butter … Continue Reading →