Category Archives: Cocktails

A Thanksgiving Week Menu You’ll Really Love

Share, if you dare…Are you ready for the November meal that leaves you stuffed and comatose? I am very ready. Shopped and prepped ready. But there’s a huge presumption that all parties can’t wait for the big bird, potatoes, stuffing, … Continue reading

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Mimosas: saying goodbye to an old friend, and hello to a new one

Share, if you dare…We’ve been friends, close ones for many years. We have shared so many moments together. And its not as if this is an unhealthy relationship. This just isn’t working anymore. You’re uninteresting. A relic of the 80s … Continue reading

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A lime shortage on Cinco de Mayo? What about my margarita?

Share, if you dare…You might have heard about the worldwide lime shortage. The timing of it couldn’t be any worse as Cinco de Mayo is here. What will we do without our precious and key ingredient: limes?  ¡Cálmate! Share, if … Continue reading

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What Men & Women REALLY Want For Valentine’s Day

Share, if you dare…What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase, Valentine’s Day? WOMEN: Chocolate! MEN: Oh shit. I know it sounds harsh. But I mince garlic and not words on my blog. Many women have high expectations … Continue reading

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Watermelon Lemonade

Share, if you dare…There it sat on my counter for almost a week. And I knew if I cut it open, that watermelon would be mealy but sweet. I don’t throw produce away if I can help it, but what … Continue reading

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The Mimosa Alternative: Juicy Bubbly aka Watermelon and Champagne

Share, if you dare…I love champagne. But I also love variety. As do most women. And the orange juice, champagne combination is old. And it’s time for a change. My husband came up with what I’m calling the Juicy Bubbly … Continue reading

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Ginger Mint Tea: A Lesson

Share, if you dare…This blog post is in man-speak. Brief, direct and visual. Picture this: it’s a chilly winter night. You emerge from the kitchen with this: Place it on the nightstand, coffee table, wherever she’s sitting and plant a … Continue reading

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10 Delicious Bites for the Holidays

Share, if you dare…When asked by the amazing Liza Palmer (author extraordinaire) to write my own version of the 12 days of Christmas on my favorite subject: food, I immediately started to think about delicious bites.  Below is my ultimate … Continue reading

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Mulled Wine, Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

Share, if you dare…Watch Episode 3 from my You Tube channel! Just click “play.” Or read it the good old-fashioned way below. Picture this:  your beloved woman enters your home on a cold winter night.  She takes off her coat, … Continue reading

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Go Out…Get Laid

Share, if you dare…Here’s a sample email I get pretty regularly, “Mona, post some tips so I can find a woman to cook for!” I’ll oblige you.  After all, I want you to succeed in your romantic quests and healthy … Continue reading

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