dinner and a drink, #steviva #sweetandeasy

Mexican flatbread pizza

I was recently allowed to opportunity to participate in the Steviva Brands Sweeteners Blogger Recipe Challenge. Of course, I accepted the challenge before a few big unexpected  events in our  life happened; a hurricane and a newborn baby. Life has a way of saying “surprise” at just the precise time. And, during the time of  chaos and construction, my mind was whirling with recipe ideas. Then, our power came back and it was testing and tasting…. and now: I have for you,  my friends: dinner and a drink. There’s dessert, too. But that’s another post. Let’s talk taco. Let’s talk […]

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The Floridian

The Floridian

This, my friends is the Floridian: This is the sunshine state in a glass, with bright ruby red grapefruit,a squeeze of sweet orange, tangy lime, and tropical coconut, poured over ice in a salt rimmed glass, it’s like a visit to the beach that you hold in your hands and drink. Minus the sand and sunburn, of course. As a Florida native, I know these flavors well. When I was a child, my mother would take me to “the groves*” as she would call it, and we would take a tram ride into a forest of citrus trees, pregnant with […]

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sparking wine and glitter

citrus sparkler

Note: This is a sponsored post, however the opinions expressed are my own. This time of year, I tend to see random flecks of glitter…. everywhere. Be it that I have little girls, and nowadays it seems like all the clothing is embedded with glitter, and,  that every holiday card I get in the mail has glitter, and be it that most of my ornaments sparkle with… you guessed it: glitter. So: I’m not surprised when I glance in the mirror to fine glittery specks on my forehead. I’m convinced there is a glitter elf that sprinkles glitter on my […]

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