Enjoy a Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail and Mocktail!

The holiday season may elicit thoughts of cranberry everything, but that isn’t the only reddish fruit out there. I also love pomegranate. (The pomegranate mimosa my local bar and grill used to make is still my favorite!) So why not try it as a holiday cocktail and mocktail? Sparkling water gives you the fancy and festive fizz of champagne. Serve in decorative holiday-themed glasses for even more seasonal cheer! Want to keep it non-alcoholic? All you have to do is leave out the vodka. Your whole family will enjoy it before or during dinner!

Yield: 2 drinks
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes Continue reading “Enjoy a Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail and Mocktail!”

A Holiday Twist: The Cranberry Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule has been making a huge comeback over the past couple of years. Everyone is in love with that gingery deliciousness in a copper mug. So why not give it a twist this holiday season? Find out how to make a Moscow Mule with a colorful festive feel in the Cranberry Moscow Mule! 

Yield: 1 cocktail
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes Continue reading “A Holiday Twist: The Cranberry Moscow Mule”

Gifts of time and love are …

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”

~ Peg Bracken


We talk about this all the time and it’s something I harp on even more now that I don’t have my parents. When I look back at Christmas Past, I do remember a few gifts that I received. I remember my excitement over getting tapes of my favorite musicians and sitting at Grandma’s for dinner listening to them. I remember the year I turned 16 and my sister was evil, wrapping up a set of car keys in a box, and then telling me that my gift was actually hiding in the car. I thought I had gotten a car, because that’s what most 16-year-olds want for Christmas. And then there were all of those tchotchke gifts that my mother would find near the checkouts at Elder-Beerman. But what I remember the most is the family traditions that we had that made all of our Christmases truly our own. And I remember just spending time with my family every year and greatly wish I could do it again. So treasure those gifts of time and love as you make your Christmas memories. Those are more important than the gifts and material items and the false idea everything has to be perfect.