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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I have some great cocktail recipes to share with you today and over the next couple of weeks. Selecting a few cocktails to have at your holiday event keeps your overall costs down. This week’s Thanksgiving cocktail offerings are the Sparkle and Spice and the Whiskey Peach Pit Pie Cocktail. The Sparkle and Spice needs some extra planning as you need to infuse a bottle … Continue Reading →
Homemade Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Homemade Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

As promised here in another hearty soup, this time Homemade Shrimp Gumbo. I love soup and really enjoy the process of making homemade soup. It is comforting to eat and relaxing, at least for me, to make. Plus when you make your own soup at home you put in exactly what you want and leave out what you do not want. This one takes a while to make but it … Continue Reading →
How to Keep Produce Longer with Rubbermaid FreshWorks PLUS GIVEAWAY #FreshWorksFreshness

How to Keep Produce Longer with Rubbermaid FreshWorks PLUS GIVEAWAY #FreshWorksFreshness

I go to the grocery store about once a week which means I want the freshest produce the day I shop and I want it to stay fresh throughout that week. Sometimes it works out well, other times, not so much. So when SheSpeaks asked me to try out the Rubbermaid FreshWorks line I was happy to test it out to see if it could improve on keeping my fresh … Continue Reading →
Cinnamon Mulled Sangria Plus Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Fall

Cinnamon Mulled Sangria Plus Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Fall

The weather is turning chilly but the outdoors are still bright, crisp and full of fabulous colors so you sit back outside, wrapped cozily in your favorite fall sweater, and enjoy a nice warm mug of Cinnamon Mulled Sangria with friends. How nice is that scene? Well, you can do it! This recipe for Cinnamon Mulled Sangria is a perfect blend of hot apple cider and fruity sangria wine. Plus … Continue Reading →
Easy Chicken Pozole Soup

Easy Chicken Pozole Soup

Pozole, which means hominy, is an amazing soup from Mexico. Pronounced pa-sol-eh. This is not an authentic recipe, but rather my version of an easy homemade pozole. I’m not Mexican, but I love the flavors of Mexican foods so much and I love soup so I had been wanting to make this for quite some time. I have seen pozole made on cooking shows over the years and it always … Continue Reading →