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Watermelon Mint Sangria – A Perfect Summer Cocktail Recipe

Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch. * GoodieGodmother.com

Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch. We’re going to get our first heat wave next week, and I’m a little excited about it. The recent weather has been mildly warm and perfect for walks outside, but it’s felt like a prolonged spring rather than summer. I’ve had zero reason to complain about the heat yet and that…

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Sparkling Mint Julep

Whether you make it as a cocktail or a mocktail, this sparkling mint julep is a lovely drink for a celebration! Large hats optional. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Whether you make it as a cocktail or a mocktail, this sparkling mint julep is a lovely drink for a celebration! Large hats optional. Let’s believe in celebrations, darlings. Life brings so many challenges it’s easy to forget to celebrate, and yet celebrate we should. And we should wear large, decorative hats while sipping something sparkling, because why not? Whether it’s for a Derby party or just because, I’m loving…

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Blood Orange Vesper Martini

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a James Bond love story. When it comes to this time of year and the focus on all things pink, red, and love, I think of James Bond. I know,how romantic, but follow me here. If you put his vices and tendency to get himself into dangerous situations aside, James Bond exhibits qualities one would find really attractive: he’s a…

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Bourbon Maple Leaf Cocktail

A perfect drink for cool evenings and changing seasons, the Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail is great for sipping alone or pairing with cool weather comfort food. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

A perfect drink for cool evenings and changing seasons, the Bourbon Maple Leaf cocktail is great for sipping alone or pairing with cool weather comfort food.  Bourbon is one of my favorite spirits. This is strange for someone originally from Florida, where depending on which side of Lake Okeechobee you live it’s a toss-up between rum and Jack Daniel’s. Bourbon was something I wasn’t exposed to until college, and since…

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Beverages/ Breakfast

Pumpkin Spice Mocha Protein Smoothie

Add a fall twist to your post workout recovery or meal replacement with this pumpkin spice mocha protein smoothie! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Add a fall twist to your post workout recovery or meal replacement with this pumpkin spice mocha protein smoothie! On our road trip last month, the Godfather and I stopped at a rest stop somewhere along the highway to grab a coffee to share. I don’t remember the highway, nor the exact coffee shop. What I do remember is the different take on the classic pumpkin spice latte that we…

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Ginger Turmeric Sore Throat Soother

A natural caffeine-free way to sooth a sore throat, Ginger Turmeric Sore Throat Soother * GoodieGodmother.com

Soothe a sore throat with one of my favorite natural remedies, a ginger turmeric sore throat soother!  Early this year, I was introduced to cooking with fresh turmeric, and I now use it whenever possible in lieu of dry. Not only is it supposed to be super good for you and full of great anti-inflammatory curcuminoids, it tastes good. With seasonal colds starting to make the rounds in the Godfather’s office,…

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Beverages/ Breakfast

Peach Basil Protein Smoothie

Peach Basil Protein Smoothie - seasonal ingredients make this unique protein smoothie recipe a favorite! * GoodieGodmother.com

Make your afternoon (or morning) protein smoothie exciting using fresh flavors and seasonal ingredients from the farmer’s market or your garden. This peach basil protein smoothie is a new favorite for this fitness-loving foodie! I ran into a girlfriend at the gym this morning, and the topic of working came up thanks to an article we’re reading for book club this month. It’s a good read if you have a…

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Beverages/ Blog Recipes/ Breakfast

Tinkerbell Inspired Smoothie

This Tinkerbell inspired smoothie may not give you the ability to fly, but its nutritious ingredients and lovely layering do make days a little more magical! Pineapple spinach layered smoothie recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This Tinkerbell inspired smoothie may not give you the ability to fly, but its nutritious ingredients and lovely layering do make days a little more magical!  Confession time! I’m terrible at making themed foods. Pinterest mom I am not. BUT… I really like the idea behind themed food. Recently, I read a post in a Facebook group where this creative mama makes themed dinners for family “movie nights” for her girls…

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade is a delicious non-alcoholic lemonade recipe perfect for summer. Naturally flavored with fresh fruits and herbs! * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Raid the garden, farm stand, or the grocery store so you can make this delicious strawberry basil lemonade from scratch! It’s the perfect summer drink to take you from porch to park to beach.  I am a devout water drinker about 10 months out of the year. You will usually catch me walking around with a water bottle in my purse, refilling it multiple times a day. That is, until…

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Beverages/ Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake

Easy Neapolitan Milkshake - 3 classic flavors blend perfectly in this layered old fashioned milkshake recipe. * GoodieGodmother.com

It takes just a few minutes (and only 1 flavor of ice cream) to make this delicious and easy Neapolitan milkshake. Vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate make the perfect treat on a hot day!  In second grade, my teacher used to hold ice cream parties each Friday if the class accomplished certain goals that week. We looked forward to it all week, and it was an extra exciting week if we…

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Key Lime Margarita

Key Lime Margarita Recipe * GoodieGodmother.com

A key lime margarita is an easy, tasty cocktail to enjoy during the summer months! Quite a few years ago, I went through a brief period in time where I would actually stop flipping channels and watch “Real Housewives of Whatever” while I folded laundry. One of those days, watching a show from one of those cities, I happened to catch one of the housewives ordering a “skinny margarita”, which she explained…

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