Cheata’ Margarita

Posted on May 5th, 2011

I'm all for holidays that make excuses to drink tequila. Like today--Cinco de Mayo. The "Mexican" holiday that isn't celebrated by most Mexicans in…

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dark and stormy supplies

Dark and Stormy and Riding Out Hurricanes

Posted on Aug 27th, 2011

Step 1: Fill a glass 3/4 of the way with ice cubes Step 2: Pour a decent amount of Gosling's black rum over the ice Step 3: Top off with ginger…

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Homemade Hot Cocoa - Poet in the Pantry

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Posted on Jan 14th, 2015

The Arctic trend continues here in Connecticut and it's wearing on me. The heat never seems to be right at work and we're always cold, all day long.…

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A hot toddy is just what the doctor ordered when you're suffering from the common cold

Hot Toddy: Tipsy Tuesday

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

Coming off the rough week I had last week, I now seem to be developing a cold. Which was expected--I felt like I was hit by a Mack truck anyway.…

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Kahlúa and Cookies and Cream

Kahlúa and Cookies and Cream #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Nov 13th, 2013

Gathering with friends requires good drinks. And boy do I have a lot of gatherings this time of year! Between my birthday, their birthdays,…

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Kahlúa Moonshine Martini

Kahlúa Moonshine Martini #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Nov 20th, 2013

Fall is the season of get-togethers. What’s a girl to do when she wants to stand out among all the other fabulous fetes being thrown? Have a plan,…

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Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martini - poet in the pantry

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Fudge and Martinis #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Nov 27th, 2013

There’s very little I won’t try to add alcohol to. Not only is the idea just appealing to me in the most general sense, but it can often give a…

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Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Coffee

Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Coffee #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

I love this time of year. It could be that my birthday is at the beginning of October--perhaps I was born for it!--or maybe it's the jewel tones…

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That's when I grab a Manhattan.

Manhattan Cocktail – A Classic for All Times

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

Sometimes, you get to the point where you're so overthinking and stressing about everything that you need just a moment's escape from your own…

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Margarita for Mama

Posted on May 5th, 2013

Mother's Day is next Sunday and in honor of Mom, I have joined a group of food bloggers in celebrating #BrunchWeek, providing ideas for how you can…

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mojito and mint-infused simple syrup

Mojito: There’s Mint In My Syrup!

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011

Mint is one of those plants that walks the line between "cultivar" and "weed" in the garden. Its tenacity is hard to beat with its speedy growth and…

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An Old Fashioned never goes out of style. This version has a dash of blood orange bitters, too, to make it all the more special.

Old Fashioned and A #MadMenBlogParty

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

It's a party--a Mad Men BLOG PARTY--and YOU'RE invited!!!! If you couldn't tell already by my loves of alcohol and vintage fashion, I am a fan of…

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Peach Shrub Collins

Peach Shrub

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

We're not talking landscaping here! One valuable lesson I learned at Big Summer Potluck was that cocktails do not have to be sickeningly…

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Piña Colada Smoothie - poet in the pantry

Piña Colada Smoothie #sponsored #NoBakeSummer

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated by Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs for this post. All opinions and photos remain my own. Thank you for supporting the…

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Pirate's Booty Call cocktail - Poet in the Pantry

Pirate’s Booty Call Cocktail #SummerSoiree

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

It's been a few weeks since I've participated in Food Network's Summer Soirée. Not because I didn't want to, but because I just had too many other…

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s'mores latte

S’Mores Latte and Espresso at Home #sponsored #coffeequest

Posted on Feb 24th, 2014

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Capresso EC50 Espresso and Cappuccino Machine for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions…

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Sangria for #SangriaDay #sponsored

Posted on Dec 20th, 2014

I used to think it was strange that National Sangria Day fell in the middle of December. Thank you, Beso Del Sol, for sending me a box of your…

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Seven Cherries

Seven Cherries Cocktail, Featuring Platinum 7X Vodka #sponsored

Posted on Feb 9th, 2013

When your driveway looks like this, it suddenly becomes an excellent time to sample some vodka. We won't be going anywhere for quite some time…

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Sidecar cocktail

Sidecar Cocktail and Car Woes

Posted on Oct 17th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I started writing a post I was pretty proud of. It wasn't what you'd typically see on here--it had nothing to do with food--but it…

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Blueberry Lemonade for Mamas and Papas

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade: Too Hot To Cook… Might As Well Drink!

Posted on Jul 13th, 2011

What do you do when it's too hot to cook? Get take-out? Go to a nice, air-conditioned restaurant? Hide in your living room with a bowl full of cold…

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Strawberry Lemonade #SummerSoiree - poet in the pantry

Strawberry Lemonade #SummerSoiree

Posted on Jun 19th, 2014

I've had this idea mulling around in my head for a while now. Of talking about making lemonade out of your lemons. Because I had a lemon, recently. A…

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Strawberry Mint Tequila Smash

Strawberry Mint Tequila Smash Cocktail #sponsored

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014

Disclosure: The Baddish Group provided me with a mini sampler of Casa Noble tequila and a gift card for writing this post. All opinions remain my…

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strawberry shortcake gelatin shots

Strawberry Shortcake — Sort Of

Posted on May 11th, 2011

Class act. Yup, that's what I am. Last week, I actually told my husband that I wanted to make these gelatin shots to have at the ready so when I…

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Tequila Sunrise - Poet in the Pantry

Tequila Sunrises and Life Lessons

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014

I'm not afraid of change--at least, when it comes to home hair dying. I started going gray at 16 and have had ample opportunity to experiment with…

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Molasses Cookies with Kahlúa Buttercream - poet in the pantry

Toasted Almond and Molasses Cookies with Kahlúa Buttercream #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013

Christmas time is cookie time in my family. Not only is it a tradition to gather in my mom's kitchen and bake together, but we do it with a…

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