Ginger and Blackberry White Wine Sangria
Drinks, Food & Wine

Ginger and Blackberry White Wine Sangria

White wine Sangria is a refreshing cocktail that is welcome all year round! This recipe for Ginger and Blackberry White Wine Sangria is elegant and fun, and would be a couture cocktail for a luncheon or get-together. This blends homemade ginger simple syrup, Cointreau, fresh blackberries, Sparkling lime water, and dry white wine. Ginger Simple Syrup The essence of this ginger…

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mulled wine cabernet syrah
Drinks, Food & Wine

Mulled Wine

Cold evenings during the Holidays call for a warm, spiced cocktail. Mulled wine is a traditional drink that uses red wine, brandy, citrus, and a few of The Holiday Baking Spices to give you a comforting drink to cozy up with by the fireplace, or sip while snuggled under your favorite blanket watching Christmas movies. When we have friends or family over…

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The Holiday Baking Spices

The Holiday season is in full swing. Pies, cakes, cookies, and all the rest of the sweet treats you will be baking and enjoying during the Holidays are going to have special flavors that come from unique and necessary baking spices. Being from Sri Lankan Heritage, spices such as whole cloves and cardamom pods were a part of my everyday meals,…

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Hot Toddy Ritzy Mom
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Cozy & Comforting Cold Weather Cocktails For All 12 Days of Christmas

‘Tis the time for cardigans, holiday cheer, and cozy cocktails! There is nothing like coming in from the bitter cold to the inviting warmth of your home and a hot drink to wrap your frozen fingers around. Even better when that comforting concoction is spiked! Here’s a list of the 12 coziest and most cheerful cocktails of them all to get you through all 12…

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parsley, sage, oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary,
Food & Wine

The 6 Essential Herbs of Fall

As our holiday feasts are only weeks away, it is time to move our attention to the most herbaceous upcoming months. Herbs will play such an important role in all of your dishes that they are your secret MVP’s! Vibrant, festive, decorative, and pungent in flavor and smell, certain herbs shine during the holidays. Herbs will enhance your dishes, cocktails,…

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Food & Wine, Recipes

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding & Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

The holidays cannot go on without a sticky, warm, bourbon glazed bread pudding. I insist on this! And as much as I love pumpkins and all of the craze that goes with them, I’m shining my light on the underrated butternut squash. And let’s face it, the butternut squash is feeling a whole lot like the pumpkin’s shadow around this…

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dark chocolate brownies
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Dark Chocolate Brownies

I love chocolate. Let me clarify. I love dark, decadent, rich, smooth, indulgent chocolate. Get it? Good! Let’s get to baking these gooey dark chocolate brownies that will make you groan in guilty pleasure with your very first bite. Making brownies is a simple and quick process that yields the most indulgent dessert. You only need a handful of ingredients and…

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chocolate covered wine bottle
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Creative Ways To Use Leftover Wine

Leftover wine? Red, white, or sparkling, don’t throw that last bit out! From candy  to cleaning, here are the best ways you should be using your leftover wine. And waste not, that empty bottle and corks can be recycled in creative ways too! Mulled Wine As the weather turns cold and spices like cinnamon, cloves, and anise will be in your…

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Food & Wine, Recipes

Vanilla Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

Imagine a soft, fluffy, chewy cookie which tastes like birthday cake and cheesecake got married, adopted a sugar cookie and lived in bliss! It’s Bea’s turn to take in snack tomorrow. That’s a big deal in her class, as she will get the coveted daily leader position! So of course we used this as a delicious opportunity to create the…

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french press coffee
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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Saturday mornings are made for enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee. If you have kids, this coffee may not be as leisurely as you hope for, however, it should still be perfectly brewed and thoroughly enjoyed! It is the weekend after all, and you deserve a blissful morning pick me up. When my mother still lived in St. Louis she…

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