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Frozen Hot Chocolate

Cooking Connections Sweet Treats Class {Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate}

It is no secret that I love sweets. In fact, when Lent rolls around each year and I see people giving up sweets, I hide… I don’t want those kind of crazy thoughts to invade my brain. I can tell you straight up, me without sweets, would not be a pretty sight. When the folks […]

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Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka – Valentine’s Day Cocktails

Quick post here tonight, to let you know that I’ll be participating in a Girls Night Out Twitter party this evening. For more information about the Twitter party, you can visit the Mom It Forward blog. Join in from 8-10pm CST to find out how Godiva Chocolate and Valentine’s Day can go hand in hand! […]

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Holiday Cocktail Hour {Recipe: Godiva Chocolate Martini}

The other day, my girlfriends and I were sitting around, comparing December calendars trying to figure out a good time we could celebrate the holidays together. As each of us dissected our individual calendars and started sharing dates we had available, it became very clear that December was a crazy busy month for all of […]

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Happy Thanksgiving {Recipe: Peppermint Hot Chocolate}

I just wanted to take a moment today to wish you, my friends and family, a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. May your table always be full of food, friends and family, may your life be rich, and may you remember, even when times are tough, to always be thankful for the many, ever present blessings in […]

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A Little Know It All (Recipe: Epicurious Vodka and Watermelon Cooler)

Earlier this week, my husband walked in the door from a long day at work and I immediately handed him a drink. “What’s this for?”, he asked. “I needed a drink and I felt guilty drinking alone, so I’ve been waiting anxiously for you to come home so I can have my drink.” I don’t […]

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Summertime Memories (Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Float)

Summertime… when the living is easy. Or at least it was when I was a kid. I have fond memories of playing Red Rover, having dance contests to politically incorrect songs, working lemonade and brownie stands on 30th Drive, playing Wonder Woman in my underoos. Life was easy and carefree. As I got older, playing […]

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Time to Be Free (Recipe: The Perfect Margarita)

I’m leaving my family. Saying goodbye to my husband and kids. Packing my bags and heading south. Don’t worry – I’ll be back. I’m just going on a very much needed girls weekend! This is the first girls weekend I have been on, kid/baby free, in more years than I want to count. I’m excited […]

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Happy Happy Hour (Recipe – Pomegranate Margarita Martini)

Today was that kind of day. The kind of day where a week of new back to school schedules, unseasonably perfect August weather, and a The Best Summer Drinks recipe book tempting you from your kitchen counter…all giving you signs that an impromptu happy hour is in order! My friend Kathy and I were making […]

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Freedom to Eat (Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake)

We left our three oldest kids with Grandma & Grandpa yesterday. For the first time, they will be spending a week away from home. We’ve left them in the past to go on vacations, so they have been without mom and dad before, but never away from home. After day one, I miss them a […]

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Family Recipes and The Viva Diva Cafe

I have been thinking a lot about family recipes lately. The other day I called my mom for the millionth time asking her to repeat her spaghetti and meatballs recipe to me. I know most of it by heart, but I like calling her to hear her version of it, just to make sure I […]

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