drinks

Tangerine Sparkler

February 25, 2013 Beverages

  All the glitz and glamour of last night’s Oscars put me in the mood for something bubbly. A fizzy drink that I could toast, clank, and sip while waiting for the winners to be announced.  The tangerines were ripe and the champagne chilled to perfection. Cheers. Ingredients: Adapted from Cooking Light 1 1/3 cups [...]

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“Witch’s Brew”

October 28, 2012 Beverages

  I can always conjure an excuse to eat ice cream. These glasses of “witch’s brew” are nothing more than your basic coke float with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. The bubbles and fizz give it a magically eerie effect that’s fun for party guests and kiddos. All you need is a quart of [...]

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Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Milk Shake

July 23, 2012 Beverages

Here we are, midway through the summer. The heat these past months has steered me to lighter foods so that if I had to choose a theme for this summer’s eating, it would be, surprisingly, vegan.  It’s not something I consciously aspired to, but everyday decisions helped me get there. Being a vegetarian it’s easy [...]

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Cilantro Tequila Lemonade

June 29, 2012 Beverages

Let’s cool off a bit. I’m about to head out of town for a long, lazy week in the mountains with the family. I could not be happier about this. As the summer days grow longer and hotter, I find myself craving all things cool and refreshing. Like this lemonade. It’s as sassy as my [...]

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New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ideas

December 30, 2011 Beverages

Whether you’re hosting or simply toasting, you’ll need something festive in your glass to ring in the new year. Here are some of my favorite Keep It Simple Foods cocktails of 2011 to get you ready for the celebration. A few of these ought to warm up the party. Cheers! Ginger Lime Rickey Vino Cola [...]

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Pumpkin Vanilla Smoothie

November 20, 2011 Beverages

I think I’ve finally managed to crawl out of my breakfast rut. It took a little effort and more than a few tries in the kitchen, but, thanks to this smoothie, I am once more excited for breakfast! (Who am I kidding?- I can once more tolerate breakfast and that’s saying a lot!)  I know [...]

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Sweet Raspberry Iced Tea

September 14, 2011 Beverages

I don’t know where my head is lately. I’ve got a zillion things to check off my to do list, but all I find myself actually doing is playing around on Pinterest and watching Girls Aloud videos. Seriously, it’s becoming a problem.  Oh, and I guess now would be a good time to mention that [...]

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Blueberry Infused Vodka Lemonade

August 3, 2011 Beverages

Every time my fiancé and I go down to visit his family in NC, his dad ribs me about all the rednecks we come across. Like I’m some fish-out-of-water, ain’t never seen no rednecks before, “city girl.” I always have to remind him that I hail from East Tennessee where the moonshine flows steady and [...]

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Vino Cola

June 3, 2011 Beverages

Let’s kick off this weekend with a cocktail! How about a little vino and cola? Mixed?? Like, in the same glass?! That’s right, you heard me.   I know it defies all logic, common sense, and good taste. But you’ve gotta try it.  Here’s what you need to get the weekend started right. 2 parts [...]

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Ginger and Lime Rickey

May 16, 2011 Beverages

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Scott who stayed up late with me on Friday night, helping me concoct the tastiest possible signature drink for my upcoming wedding. I was on the hunt for something refreshing, slightly sweet, and mighty tasty. Scott recommended recreating a beverage he tried at a local D.C. bar, [...]

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