I don’t know about you, but there are those days when this Momma needs her evening cocktail. As a stay at home mom, 6:oo PM, a.k.a “Daddy time” can’t come quick enough, that is when I take my ten minute much needed break, which sometimes includes a cocktail. As a nursing mom, I can only have beer or wine and its a one drink maximum rule for me. Just beer and wine can get very boring. When I want a “cocktail” I go for my “poor mom’s sangria.” Its “poor” because it requires cheap red wine. We family gals gotta pinch pennys and for this recipe cheap is just fine. This tastes just like the real deal and if you add fruit you can get by calling it healthy. Here’s your new favorite drink recipe: Read more →
I have extremely sensitive skin – the kind that breaks out in hives when I slip on a pair of jeans that was tossed in a load with a dryer sheet. Regular cosmetics make my skin break out, and forget about heavy skin creams and lotions. It should be no surprise, then, that I’m always on the look out for beauty products that work well (so many “natural products” can seem less effective) but won’t leave me a red, blotchy, itchy mess. Skin lotions seem to be a particular challenge – whether it’s because the reaction they cause is compounded by the amount of body area that’s affected or if it’s because of basic ingredients used in making lotions. Read more →
Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, celebrity chocolatier MarieBelle has announced her new line of decadent Frangelico Truffles. These silky chocolates coat Frangelico Hazelnut Liquor ganache with right layers of fine dark chocolate, with hints of coffee and vanilla bean for a rounded, complex palate.
New Yorkers can find the truffles for sale at chocolate boutique in Manhattan, and those of us shopping outside the Big Apple can find them for sale at our local Nieman Marcus or online at the Mariebelle store.
The gift sets come in packages of 4 ($15.00), as well as 9, 16, and 25 ($61.00) piece assortments.
Looking for the perfect cocktail to set the mood for the evening? A box of these luxurious chocolates can be perfectly matched by Frangelico’s signature cocktail, the Chocolate Covered Strawberry.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
1¼ oz Carolans Irish Cream Liqueur
¾ oz cherry brandy
Shake with ice and serve up in a chilled martini glass; garnish with a fresh strawberry.