Today's Recipes to the Rescue Guilty Pleasure

by Roselyn Sebastian One of the best parts of imbibing during the summer is being able to do it alfresco. Chilling by the pool or heading to the beach call for refreshing summer drinks. But nobody wants to spend their time chained to the blender while everyone else is getting their tan on.  So cool off with these easy thirst quenchers. Elderflower Cosmopolitan Ingredients: 1/4 parts Red Stag by Jim Beam® Black Cherry 1/2 part Triple Sec 2 parts Pineapple Juice 1 part Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 1/2 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum Preparation: Build over ice in highball glass. Pour ingredients in order listed and stir until well chilled.... CONTINUE READING 6



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


Summer is not an oven-friendly time of year, so as it gets warmer we feel less inclined to cook at home. But since woman cannot live on takeout alone, here are some ideas to keep yourself full, on budget, and cool in the hot summer sun! -Ariel Leconte Beer Can Chicken by Budget Savvy Diva This recipe is... CONTINUE READING 2

Best Wines under 10

Craving a nice glass of vino but don’t want to shell out a lot of green? No problemo! With any of these wines under $10, enjoy a delicious taste and save some mullah for dessert. - Courtney Leiva 1. Casa Larga Vineyards Dry Rose 2011 Love a good glass of rose? Try a bottle of this budget-friendly blend rich in notes of... CONTINUE READING 12