Post Holiday Health Rescue: 5 Detox Drinks
Overindulging is a well known holiday tradition, right? Only, after the holidays are done, Present Alexandra is not such a fan of Past Alexandra's decision to observe that tradition. I don't know about you but I don't think I can look at another plate of turkey. Or mashed potatoes. Or stuffing. And please, don't even offer me any sort of chocolate or cake.
To help get...
11 Food Cheats and Delicious Recipes
Sure, we can all drool over Martha Stewart's impeccable spreads and dishes. But actually making them? Um, forget it. And yes, Pinterest
does provide us with endless inspirational photos, but I think those are usually best left to the professionals. Besides, who's got time for all that fancy pants business during the holidays?
What's a less-than-Martha type of chick to do...
3 DIY Holiday Cocktails
When you get asked to come by for a personal mixology lesson at a downtown restaurant and local, you whole heartedly say: 'Yes! A thousand times, yes!'. So obviously when local hot spot Brassaii
asked us to do exactly that, we went on over immediately to see what they had in store for us.
They did not disappoint. Brassaii's
mixologist, Simon Desilva-Naimji was on hand to show...
Dessert DIY: Molten Lava Cake Recipe
A moist cake outer shell with warm and gooey chocolate that oozes out? Yes, please and make I'll take three! Here is why I love lava cakes: they combine two delicious desserts in one and while each on it's own is pretty darn good, together it's like a decadent explosion of flavour in your mouth. I rarely actually get the chance to make them though. So when Lisa, of Rice Pudding
5 DIY Junk Food Recipes(images via nola.com, bust.com)
When the news hit that Hostess would be going out of business, we all collectively freaked out. And by 'we' I mean, myself and maybe a few other people. I like to believe I was justified in my freak out. Afterall, had Hostess gone under there would be no Twinkies left in the world! No. Twinkies. Left.
Thankfully though, it was announced that the...
DIY Holiday Drink: Whisky Cocktails
I know it's not exactly lady like, but I'm a big fan of whisky. Sure, it's kind of an 'old grandpa' drink, but I like to think I look classically sophisticated drinking it. In any case, though you may not know it, whisky actually makes a mean cocktail and there's no reason to shy away from it!
We were recently introduced to these two cocktails made with a vanilla...
DIY Holiday Drinks: Cranberry Splash Beer Cocktail(images via weheartit.com, eatmoredrinkmore.com, firehow.com)
Normally, when you hear the words 'holiday' and 'cocktail' together, it's usually after words like Irish cream or eggnog
. It's not often that you hear beer and holiday cocktail together in the same sentence. Beer isn't a traditional cocktail ingredient at all. So imagine my surprise when I tasted one at...
We Love Fridays: The Split Decision Pie Pan
Some people are gaga for donuts
, others for chocolatey treats
, but give me a good old fashioned pie
any day of the week.
There's just one problem: I'm terrible with deciding which kind to bake. That's why when I saw this "Split Decision" pie plate
, I immediately put it on my Amazon wish list and spammed my husband's email with this happy piece of Christmas gifting intel.
10 Decadent Dessert Recipes with Leftover Halloween Candy
When I was a child, it was well known that parents had the right to 5% of your Halloween candy. It was like a tax. A fee for them taking you out for the night. No, I wasn't happy about it, but it wasn't up for discussion.
Now, I suggest that those of you with children (if you haven't already done so) totally put the 'candy fee' into practice. I mean, they can't finish...
Tip Tuesday: 6 Money Saving Tips with your Groceries
With all the foodie talk I do
, it shouldn't be a surprise that I love delicious food. Because food and I are so tight, I eat out a lot. It's a fun adventure for me! I love trying new things and there is nothing more satisfying for me than checking off a restaurant on my 'To Try' list. The only problem with this is that it can get pretty pricey.
It occurred to me that if I...