Category: Cocktail

Thirst-Aid Kit: Beach Cocktails and Book Giveaway

With Memorial Day, the unofficial kick off to summer right around the corner, I have a book to share and giveaway if you’re dreaming of white sandy beaches, tiki bars and umbrella drinks: *Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks  (Oxmoor House, May 2017) by the Editors of Coastal Living, is a full-color book packed with 125…

Welcome May: Celebrations, Recipes & Party Inspiration!

Happy May 1st! I’m celebrating with a May Day Basket, a nod to the charming and forgotten tradition of filling a basket with flowers to leave on your neighbor’s or friend’s door on the first day of May. My basket is filled with wildflowers blooming, free-for-the-picking,  Bachelor Buttons and Ox-eye Daisies. The month of May brings with…

Making Merry and Welcome December!

Happy December! Are you ready for a month of making Merry? Here’s a little merry from the archives to make the season bright . . . A fun gift wrap embellishment, a poinsettia in lieu of a bow, blooming from a cocktail napkin! You can find the beautiful and complete tutorial for growing a poinsettia from a…

Keep Calm and Gobble On: Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is two weeks away?. . . me, neither! I pulled together a round-up of recipes for your Thanksgiving feast from the archives and to help you Keep Calm and Gobble On! Click on the links for the complete recipes and Thanksgiving inspiration! *Note: There is a printable recipe link for the recipes that allows you to…

Weekend Waterview and Labor Day Forecast

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We’re enjoying some cooler temperatures this morning (62 degrees!) and lower humidity this weekend, with highs in the 80s instead of 90s and sunny skies after Hermine passed through. The perfect temperature to enjoy your coffee on the dock or porch or and open the windows. We’re looking forward to a little…

Teatime, Party and Giveaway!

I’ve had tea on my mind in anticipation of a Mad Tea Party at A Fanciful Twist. I’ve been working like mad ;) to join the fun this Saturday! In celebration of all things tea, Mad or otherwise, I’m sharing a little teatime fun with a giveaway that includes some tea party books from tea party week with The…

Peach Caprese Salad and Just Peachy Recipe Round-Up!

The best thing about summer is the bounty of fresh produce! If you’re a fan of caprese salad, I think you’ll like this summery twist on the classic caprese salad made with fresh, juicy peaches!  If you haven’t tried peaches and summer tomatoes together in a salad, you don’t know what you’re missing. Best of all, no…

Mother’s Day Brunch: Strawberry-Almond French Toast Casserole

Strawberry-Almond French Toast Casserole is a quick, make-ahead recipe, ideal for Sunday or Mother’s Day Brunch and easy enough for Dad or the kids to assemble! I ran across this recipe in Taste of the South Magazine. The recipe calls for baking this French toast in a 10-inch skillet. I used a 12 x 8 baking dish to serve…

Cinco de Mayo: A Fiesta of Flavor and Recipes!

Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days and I have a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration! Click on the links in red for a taste and the complete recipe. To start your fiesta, let’s mix a Cucumber Margarita! This is a favorite margarita we enjoy in the summer with the cool and refreshing flavor of cucumber…

Peeps-a-licious Giveaway!

Easter is just a month away and it’s not a holiday without my Peeps! Apparently I’m not alone since 5 million PEEPS are hatched daily in the Just Born plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I can’t resist their holiday shapes and colors. . . I like them as swizzle sticks for a PEEP-tini. . . or with lemonade for a…