Cocktail Quickie: The Mojito

Come dusk on summer Saturday nights, I know I will find my friend Michael at his dining room table lining up a bag of sugar, a bottle of rum, some mint leaves and a perfect pyramid of limes. Whoever stops by first will be recruited as assistant, tasked with cutting and juicing the limes. Michael…

Cocktail Quickie: The Lemon Drop

Here’s a girlie drink that works equally well for guys. A flavored martini in disguise, the Lemon Drop gets its pucker from citrus and its sweet from superfine sugar. Mix up a batch and watch the world turn candy colors. Ingredients for 1 drink: 1 1/2 ounces frozen vodka 1 teaspoon superfine sugar ¾-1 ounce freshly…

Cocktail Quickie: The Margarita

Tequila is hot, and not just because George Clooney is part owner of a company that makes the stuff. Good friends of mine who are big tequila drinkers swear it gives them energy and a happy buzz, without the comedown that other spirits can leave behind. A classic tequila drink is the Margarita, and here’s…

Cocktail Quickie: The Manhattan

The Manhattan has always been the bad girl of cocktails. A mix of whiskey, vermouth and bitters, it is rumored to have been created in 1870s in an eponymous New York social club in honor of Winston Churchill’s mother. The drink is a classic, as smooth as the dark honey color it takes on. The…

Ate [Sic] Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

I love holiday food. Tenderloin, turkey, sweet potatoes with a marshmallow crust and all of those yummy desserts. But I’ve worked so hard to be healthy the last couple of months with my diet and exercise, that I don’t want to blow it over the next couple of weeks. Plus, as I’ve moved closer to…

Friday Links: Sexy Mom Halloween Costumes, Floggers and More

Happy Halloween Friday! I’m kind of a bah humbug when it comes to this holiday, especially since my kids don’t go trick or treating anymore. But these links will help put you in a horror-ific mood. In a good way. These “Super-Sexy Halloween Costumes for Mom” are fun. And funny. I’ve definitely dressed like this…