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by Megan Greene Everyone deserves a nice cocktail every now and then, right? Unfortunately, most of  our favorite alcoholic beverages aren't too kind to our waistline. So, that's why we're sharing a few cocktails that'll make your happy hour a little bit healthier. Check out our list of  the best 8 low-calorie cocktail recipes that are all tasty and less than 200 calories. Bourbon Grape Crush Enjoy this fruity cocktail at movie night with the girls. Just add ice, bourbon, agave and lemon juice. What you'll need: 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes 6 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish 3/4 cup crushed ice 1 oz. bourbon 2 teaspoons raw agave 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (170 Calories) Sweet'N Low... CONTINUE READING 6



We don't really need an excuse to bake gooey coconut brownie bars, but it doesn't hurt to try and make one up. Summer's officially over, so we'll unofficially be doing as much celebrating with friends and food as we can, to distract us from the fact that we must now put our bikinis and flip flops away until next year.... CONTINUE READING 16


Just a few hours from now I’ll get to throw on pajama pants, crack open a beer, put my feet up - and eat pizza. I’ve got some delicious chorizo, heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella I’ve been waiting to try out, plus arugula from my first ever home garden (ok, windowbox, but I’m still proud!). The thing is...I’ve never made... CONTINUE READING 10


I can't believe it's already almost the end of summer, and we haven't talked about cobbler yet. I've always been more of a crisp person (the distinction comes from the crust, which is more like granola sprinkled on top of fruit), but this summer, I completely fell in love with cobbler - blueberry, cherry, but particularly the peach kind. I may... CONTINUE READING 12


by Ariel Leconte Even though summer is winding down, popsicles are still IN. To prove it, a group of food bloggers got together and created Popsicle week in honor of this delicious treat. To honor the fun occasion we'd like to share some of the awesome popsicle ideas that are floating around out there on the net,... CONTINUE READING 9


Pina Coladas anyone? Wait a minute now - why go that route? There's so much you can do with rum that we're nixing the classics for something better, stronger, and much more fun (though we'll hang on to the chunks of pineapple and those cute little umbrellas, thankyouverymuch). Enjoy August 16th - National Rum Day - with a punch by... CONTINUE READING 14


[/caption] by Cass Daubenspeck On the most distinguished of weekends, I wake up at sunrise, do the dishes, go for a run, do the laundry, and plan out my meals for the week. I grocery shop and cook up big batches of foods I can scoop up and fold into lunches. I put on the radio and spend the whole afternoon standing... CONTINUE READING 5


by Cass Daubenspeck Dog days got you down? The answer is cold brew, and we’re not talking beer! We’re talking about that delicious, condensation-dappled plastic cup of supremely caffeinated java, sometimes with mocha, sometimes with soy, sometimes with a light spritzing of vanilla syrup. We’ve had so much of it this summer that we felt inspired to stand up on a... CONTINUE READING 12


by Ariel Leconte If you’re one of those drinkers who combs the liquor aisle for the section with all the zany flavors then this article is most definitely for you! Did you know that you can create your very own flavored alcohol at home? I know, your brain may have just exploded at the thought of a... CONTINUE READING 9


by Ariel Leconte It’s late at night, you’re having an awful sweet tooth and nothing in the fridge or cupboard is going to do it. Let's face it, you know this story oh too well, sometimes you just want a treat and you don't want to bake, or go buy a box of cookies, so what... CONTINUE READING 8


One dessert we thought was a goner is now back on grocery shelves, and we've got some unexpected recipes to celebrate. First off, let us explain. The Twinkie, made by Hostess, was once a slightly heavy snack with a spongy texture and a sweet white cream in the center, popularly found in the hands of “the fat kid” in children’s movies.... CONTINUE READING 8