Tips to Escape the Stress of the Holidays

Cafe Escapes Coffee Cup on Bed with Book Relax

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Calendars are packed, to-do lists are long, and stress levels are high! I’m bound and determined to keep this holiday season as happy as possible, so I asked some Twitter friends to share their tips and rituals for escaping the stress of the holiday season.

Apple Cider Smoothies & a Green Mountain Coffee Discount Code

Apple-Cider-Smoothie-by-dineanddish

I told you earlier in the month when I introduced Hot Apple Cider Funnel Cakes that I was going to be a bit submerged in Apple Cider for a bit. Remember, I’m doing some recipe development for my friends at Green Mountain Naturals using their tasty Apple Cider K-Cups? All this fantastic apple business has…

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Fantasy Versus Reality {Recipe: Peaches & Cream Frozen Cocktail}

Peaches-Cream-Frozen-Cocktail

I woke up with an itch… the road trip itch. I nudged my husband. “Let’s get out of town… go someplace for the day.” It’d be a happy day, full of picture taking, shopping for props at antique stores, prancing through fields while notes from The Sound of Music filled the air. We all pile…

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A Wild Mountain Blueberry Shot of Coffee

Wild Mountain Blueverry Shot of Coffee

Did you read my post from yesterday about comfort? Well, combine a morning in that gorgeous robe and the fluffy slippers with a cup of Wild Mountain Blueberry Green Mountain coffee and you’ve described my favorite form of comfort. Wrapped in comfort and indulging in a rich, aromatic mug of coffee… it’s moments like this…

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Another Year of #ShotOfCoffee (and a Green Mountain Coffee Discount Code)

#ShotofCoffee on barn boards

I’m beyond thrilled to let you all know that I will be joining Green Mountain Coffee again this year as an ambassador for their brand. I’ve made it no secret that I love my Keurig and K-Cups® almost as much as love my own children, so partnering up with Green Mountain Coffee for a second…

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Then There Were Two {Recipe: Cherry Poke Cake Cocktail}

Cherry Poke Cake Cocktail

Nick and I just got back from enjoying a kid-free vacation in Park City, Utah… the first we’ve shared in over 6 years. In 6 years time, it is pretty easy to forget all the reasons you fell in love with your spouse in the first place. I definitley knew I still loved my husband,…

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Ahem…Magic Mike {Recipe: Blackberry Gin Shooters}

Blackberry Gin Shooters by Dine & Dish

My eyes had the pleasure of taking in Magic Mike earlier this week. If you aren’t familiar with this movie, you can find more about it here, but in general, there really isn’t much of a plot, but lots and lots of eye candy. Before the movie even started, the packed audience (of mixed ages…

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Focus {Recipe: Avocado Smoothie or Milkshake}

Avocado Smoothie From Kristen at Dine & Dish

Oh my goodness, I’m tired. I’m not sure exactly what my deal is, but I have had the hardest time focusing on anything this past week. I’ve wanted to sit down and write, but wow… my brain is not working at all. Everything I do is taking one hundred times longer because I’ve been getting…

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Fresh Squeezed Lemonade {Giveaway: Overstock Stylesetter Beverage Dispenser} CLOSED

Blog Homemade Lemonade

This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen via Random.org, was Lillian from My Recipe Journey. Congrats and thanks to all who entered! Fresh squeezed lemonade is a definite spring and summertime staple around our house. Have you ever made freshly squeezed lemonade? It’s really a lot easier than you’d think! Now, don’t go and…

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