Cognac Cocktails

Forget your preconceived notions on how Cognac can be enjoyed. Certainly a glass goes well after dinner, with chocolate or with cigars. But if you only drink Cognac neat, you are missing out. In the pre-Prohibition United States, Cognac was often used as an ingredient in cocktails like the Sidecar or Mint Julep. While other […]

Summer Cocktails from RA Sushi

Beat the heat with a trio of summer sips from RA Sushi. For a limited time, the Midtown Atlanta restaurant will serve three cocktails that are reminiscent of warm weather treats and beach vacations. The Orange Dreamsicle, Coconut Mojito and Key Lime Martini will be available from from July 1st through August 15th and will […]

Healthy Dishes for Super Bowl Parties

For many people, the best part about Super Bowl Sunday is overindulging in all sorts of unhealthy foods.  But those who are a bit more calorie-conscious shouldn’t have to miss out on the fun. Here are some healthier alternatives for your pigskin pig out: Football Favorite: Chili Replace With: Lentil Stew Lentils are a great […]

Holiday Rum Cocktails

Spice up your seasonal celebrations with some holiday-inspired rum cocktails! These recipes come from mixologists with Mount Gay Rum.  The distillery has been producing rum on Barbados since 1703, making it the oldest rum brand in the world. Each cocktail calls for Mount Gay Eclipse, a medium-bodied rum that has notes of ripe banana and […]

Favorite Fall Pumpkin Recipes

It’s the time of year when pumpkin makes anything taste great!  Here are my family’s recipes for pumpkin bread and pumpkin soup.  They are a big hit each fall with family and friends. Pumpkin Bread  Ingredients: 3 1/3 cups flour 1 tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon ½ […]

Lentils with Turmeric and Vegetables

This hearty lentil stew gets its flavor and color from turmeric, a bright yellow spice that resembles a mix of ginger and pepper in taste.  Additionally turmeric is thought to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, so it’s a great addition to any diet.  Combining the spice with lentils and vegetables makes this a nutrient-packed meal […]

Chocolate: Seed to Sweet Opens at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Bring your sweet tooth to the Atlanta Botanical Garden this fall for Chocolate: Seed to Sweet! The new exhibition is fun for chocolate fans of all ages.  After passing through a giant cacao pod visitors learn how chocolate is made, starting with the cacao tree and ending with candy factories. At this weekend’s grand opening […]

The Perfect Marinade for Grilling

Planning on firing up the grill for the 4th of July?  Try my simple and delicious marinade that tastes great on lamb or beef.  It’s always a hit with my family and friends — I guarantee yours will love it too! Be sure to scroll down for some helpful grilling tips. Here’s what you’ll need: […]

Meringue Kisses

Put off that New Year’s resolution to eat healthier for a little bit just so you can enjoy these delicious meringue kisses!  Light as air with a nice crunch, these cookies can almost pass as a guilt-free treat. This recipe from my mom has always been a hit with family and friends.  Just be careful […]