Off Duty Mommy: Wines to Unwind With

Sometimes… Wine is Just Necessary There are many occasions for drinking wine – when you want to unwind with friends, have a celebration, or simply need to take the edge off after a really difficult day. Whatever the occasion, buying a bottle of wine doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or expensive experience. You don’t have to know anything about tannins or be able to identify the taste of “hints of tobacco leaf” in the flavor (whatever that means). I have a few of my favorites that I would like to share with you. I think they are delicious...

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A Delicious Five-Minute Watermelon Frosé Recipe

Bella Breakdown Celebrate the last glorious month of summer with a drink that’s just as refreshing and fun as the season itself! Directions To make this fast, easy, and delicious recipe, combine 3 ½ cups of ice, 1 ½ cups chopped watermelon, ¼ cup sugar, and 2 cups rose water in a blender. Blend well and serve in a glass beautifully garnished with a small wedge of watermelon and/or lime. Enjoy! For more on the amazing benefits of watermelon check out these 25 Science-Backed Health Benefits of...

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Food Hack: Make Mimosa Popsicles

Need A Way To Stay Chill? Are you looking for a cool way to stay chill this summer? Don’t worry this ‘DIY Mimosa Popsicle’ will do the trick! What You Will Need Champagne Orange Juice Popsicle Molds Stirring Spoon Pitcher Wide glass How To Make It First take the orange juice and poor it into the popsicle molds..fill completely. Then Freeze. Once frozen remove from the popsicle mold and place upside down in a wide glass. Pour the champagne into the glass with the popsicle about half way and top it off with some orange juice. Stir and...

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The Perfect Drink for Your Summer: Tropical Fruit Sangria!

Bella Breakdown No summer party is complete without a delightful (and preferably alcoholic) refreshment! If you’ve got a crowd, making cocktails one by one can turn from fun and festive to messy and difficult real quick. Instead, why not trying serving a pitcher make-ahead sangria for your next outdoor bash? All you need to whip up a batch is: 1 Mango 1 Pineapple 1 Cantaloupe 1 1/2 c. herbs 1/4 c. ginger 3 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 c. orange liqueur 1 bottle of white wine Start by preparing your fruit, go for the ripest fruit you can find, don’t...

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Morning Pick-Me-Up: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Shakerato

Bella Breakdown Think iced coffee, but better. Think Vietnamese coffee, but better. We’re really into this drink. Ingredients condensed milk simple syrup shot of espresso Preparation In an iced cocktail shaker add the condensed milk, simple syrup, and shot of espresso. Cover and shake vicariously for 30...

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