Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini at www.happyhurprojects.com

Well, we had a few days of cooler weather here in Michigan – cool enough to make me realize that fall is not that far off!  The cool nights gave me a late-summer apple pie craving… though there was enough heat in the day to make the oven feel like just a little too much…. Continue Reading…

Winding Down at Night with Kellogg’s #GoodnightSnack #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Kellogg’s cereals have been a part of my life for, well, my entire life.  I grew up about 30 minutes from “cereal city” (yes, they really call Battle Creek that!) so it’s always been a hometown pride sort… Continue Reading…

Snack Attack: Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer

Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, so this may look like a bit of a cheat… and it kind of is!  But I’ve got a snack we enjoy from time to time at our house that makes for an upscale twist on a cheese-and-cracker appetizer.  A bit of brie cheese with apples on crackers or crusty bread makes for a… Continue Reading…

Jose Cuervo Iced Teagarita

Jose Cuervo Teagarita Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Friday!  I thought I’d celebrate the weekend by sharing a new cocktail with you – and this one is totally easy.  Pour.  Sip.  Repeat.  That’s about it.  You can garnish it with a bit of lemon if you like, but there is bliss in simplicity too – meet the new Jose Cuervo cocktail: The… Continue Reading…

No-Pectin Peach Jam

Pectin Free Peach Jam with 3 Ingredients at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s been AGES since I made jam, and I’ve been wanting some lately!  I picked up some peaches the other day, and decided it was high time to make up some jam.  Now, the dilemma is always – I don’t need a huge batch.  I realize that canning and preserving makes your jam last for… Continue Reading…

Stoli Lemonade Cocktail, a Summer Getaway, and Let’s Meet Up In Traverse City!

Stoli Lemonade Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. Happy 4th, friends!!  I’m SO EXCITED for this weekend!  Okay, so it’s really no secret that I enjoy a nice cocktail when my husband and I get time away from the kids. We’ve got mini-getaway planned this weekend to Traverse City, and… Continue Reading…

Friday Finds: 15 Fresh Summer Cocktails

15 Fresh Summer Cocktails at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s post is brought to you by Foodie.com, and I had so much fun putting this collection together.  If you read here often, you already know I’m a bit of a cocktail-ista.  (That’s totally a thing.) But every season brings a specific flavor palette, in my opinion.  Summertime entertaining, to me, is fresh.  It’s things… Continue Reading…

Classic Mint Mojito

Classic Mint Mojito at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my all-time favorite cocktails is the mojito.  The classic version, and probably like, every single variation I’ve tasted.  I love the mint – adding fresh herbs to drinks just screams summertime to me. My husband bartends, so of course when he gets home, making fancy drinks is one of the last things he… Continue Reading…

Lemon Basil Gimlet

Lemon Basil Gimlet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s warm-weather beverage is a great summer cocktail recipe, especially if you love a lemon-herb combination this time of year.  Lemon and basil go great together in this grown-up version of lemonade, and it’s one of my all-time favorite cocktails. To make the gimlet, first you will need to learn how to make a herb-infused… Continue Reading…

How Do You Keep Mealtime Fresh?

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m about to confess something that most of you reading will be able to relate to: I cut corners wherever I can because there really aren’t enough hours… Continue Reading…