HONEY LAVENDER ICED LATTE

HONEY LAVENDER ICED LATTE

Last weekend, the cookie monster and I took a short trip down to Charleston to visit my mom. Aside from the heat, it was great to have a change of scenery that included swamps, beaches, some alligators and other interesting wildlife, lots of preppy clothes and cowboy boots (which I secretly adores), and of course good ole barbecue. We indulged in corn bread, smoked ribs, fried chicken, and some-game changing brioche apple stuffed French toast

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LYCHEE HIBISCUS GIN SMASH

LYCHEE HIBISCUS GIN SMASH

This past weekend my cousin came to visit from Nashville. She’s a foodie just like me (check out her blog and health coach business), so I knew I wanted to make us a fun cocktail to sip on before heading out for the night. As we were taking a walk we spotted some lychees at my local fruit stand- suddenly I had my drink inspiration.

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HIBISCUS MARGARITA

HIBISCUS MARGARITA

I happen to love enjoying a good cocktail (I mean, who doesn’t?), but even more so, I love making a good cocktail. I think this enjoyment came from back in the day when I used to make my parents screwdrivers. Why was I bartending at 10? Who knows? But I sure did love mixing up some drinks….and maybe sneaking a few. But as the weather gets warmer, drinking more seems appropriate, especially outdoors.

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SUNSHINE SMOOTHIE

SUNSHINE SMOOTHIE

  I decided to whip up this nice smoothie since everyday around my snack-time I crave something sweet, filling, and refreshing. My sunshine smoothie is just the thing is satisfy those cravings. It seems fitting to make a bright, vibrant and delicious smoothie for the summer weather- even though the past few days by me have been all too rainy. 

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