A Mocha Latte Recipe and the Syntia Focus Espresso Machine


    A couple of weeks ago I was excited to receive this Syntia Focus Espresso Machine from Philips Saeco to try out. I have to admit, I was kinda nervous when it arrived. Excited, but apprehensive. I’ve never been a fancy coffee barista chick. I add chocolate to coffee, along with some milk and… 

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Getting Refreshed with Family Time


  Cookouts, fireworks, dirty feet, summer camp, fireflies, giggling cousins, and lots of sunscreen means summer is here. It’s a busy time full of fun, but boy does it fly by. Summer for us is a time for getting refreshed, re-energized, and recharged, but that can easily get lost in the hectic schedules we allow… 

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Lemon Mint Ice Cubes


A couple of weeks back I made a batch of these Lemon Mint Ice Cubes. They’re so basic I almost didn’t post them, but then I thought how they’ve been so handy to have in the fridge for a little something extra in a glass of water or iced tea, so why not share? I chose lemon and fresh mint, but just think of all the fun combos you could come up with too using mint, basil, lemon, lime, orange, and other herbs or berries.

Thirst Quenchers


There are so many thirst quenching finds to enjoy during these hot months. Fruit slushies, smoothies, flavored waters, lemonades, and many more. Plus, it’s fun to have a special something on hand for all the cookouts and summer get-togethers coming up. I’ve been bookmarking and printing out recipes left and right myself. I thought I’d do a quick round up of a few I’ve posted and a list of other tasty ones for you to check out.