Sparkling Berry Sangria

sparkling sangria

It’s almost summer, so I say bring on the sangria! I created this recipe for the coffee shop I work in, and I decided it would be perfect to share on the blog because it is super simple and looks really pretty for a party or event. (Or perhaps a little Mother’s Day Treat? Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely mamas out there!)

This recipe is created to serve one individual 16 oz wine glass. Since it involves sparkling wine, it works best to serve in individual glasses rather than combining everything in a large pitcher so the bubbly … Read More

Cold-Busting Turmeric Green Smoothie

turmeric green smoothie

Unfortunately, I’ve come down with another cold/flu. I’m trying my best to kick this one fast so that I can get back to work and doing things besides watching Netflix in my pajamas all day (not that I haven’t enjoyed that!). To get some fluids and nutrients into my system, I whipped up this cold-busting green smoothie with a healthy dose of turmeric.

Turmeric is super anti-inflammatory, which is just what your body needs when it’s fighting off a cold. Not only should you eat it when you’re sick, but it should be something you include in your diet all … Read More

Holiday Butter Cookies


There are certain things about the holidays that bring you back to those magical days when you were a child. These cookies are one of them for me. My family has been making these cookies every Christmas for as long as I can remember, and for good reason. They are super simple to make, they hold the shape of the cookie cutter very nicely (unlike some failed sugar cookies my sister and I just made!), and of course they are really yummy.


These are butter cookies rather than sugar cookies, which means they have essentially the same ingredients as sugar … Read More

Holiday Warm Spiced Sangria

sangria 1I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! My mom and I wanted something festive to sip on while the family relaxed and watched The Holiday, so we tried this recipe for warm spiced sangria and just modified it a tiny bit.

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2 bottles of your favorite red wine

1 cup brandy

1 bag frozen cherries

1 bag frozen peaches

1 sliced orange

1 sliced apple

3 cinnamon sticks

1 cup simple syrup

For the simple syrup, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and then simmer … Read More