9 February

THE FIRST SIP

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THE FIRST SIP

This is the second class I’ve been able to attend at Sip Wine Bar to further my wine knowledge. Read all about Wine Class 101 here! The local wine bar here in Huntington, Sip, just hosted another wine class and my sister and I attended to taste some brand new wines to West Virginia that […]

16 January

LEMON + BLUEBERRY MARTINI

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LEMON + BLUEBERRY MARTINI

Several years ago, as in before Kyle and I were even engaged, we made these lemon and blueberry cookies from Giada de Laurentiis, and they are still some of my favorites. We don’t make them often at all, but we’ve made them a handful of times over the years, and they are just delicious. Also, […]

31 December

CHEERS TO 2016 COCKTAIL

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CHEERS TO 2016 COCKTAIL

A new year is nearly here! Hello, 2016! In celebration of new opportunities, second chances and fresh starts, I give you a sparkly cocktail that you will no doubt want to sip all year long. I have every intention of celebrating big things this year, and I feel this drink will be perfect for those […]

19 December

HOLIDAY GIN + TONIC

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HOLIDAY GIN + TONIC

Last year, I made (and fell in love with) this cocktail recipe from A Cozy Kitchen, and this year I decided to go with the same basic idea but switch it up a bit. Yield: 4 Cocktails Ingredients 1 cup fresh cranberries 1/4 cup white granulated sugar 1 cup water Juice from half a lemon […]

5 December

SPICY CINNAMON CIDER + BRANDY

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SPICY CINNAMON CIDER + BRANDY

‘Tis the season for hot, boozy drinks. I love a good hot cider, mulled wine or spiked coffee, but I’ve lately been itching to mess around with drink ingredients and come up with my own recipes. I have two problems with most ciders. One: they’re often too sweet. Two: they’re often not spicy enough. So […]