The sweet smell of fresh roasted coffee beans wafted under my nostrils as the server placed an over-sized coffee cup on the table in front of me. In the little town of Deland, Florida, I was about to embark on a ritual that spanned centuries in the western world…coffee.
Whetstone Chocolates Tasting Tour: St. Augustine’s Sweeter Side
Chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate turtles, truffles, fudge and more- a tasty peek inside St. Augustine’s sweeter side at Whetstone Chocolates, their factory and tasting tour.
How to Host the Ultimate Easter Egg Hunt
Who doesn’t like a good game of hide and seek? And that is what a good Easter egg hunt is all about. Make your egg hunt an Easter family-moment to remember with these helpful tips and ideas on how to host the ultimate Easter egg hunt.
Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Taking Your Family to New Orleans
Whether you are planning a fly-by day visit, a weekend adventure, or a lengthy vacation, here are some tips to help you have a better stay in New Orleans, from parking tips, an excess hotel charge to be aware of, beignets & staying safe. Make your family trip to NOLA a little smoother with some advance knowledge.
The Disney Makeover: Florida’s Disney Springs
Formerly known as Downtown Disney, the popular Orlando restaurant, entertainment, and shopping district inside of Walt Disney World recently underwent a facelift. Renamed Disney Springs, this area of trendy shops and restaurants centers around a man-made spring, a nod to Florida’s most precious natural resource.
Florida Strawberry Festivals
I walked into Sam’s Club and got a shock- the strawberries were from Mexico. Florida’s own Plant City, host of the historic Florida Strawberry Festival was only an hour or so away…
Save Cash without Sacrificing Your Morning Coffee Obsession
Java. Coffee. Kaffe, Café. It doesn’t matter what you call that deliciously addictive morning brew that us mothers rely upon to help us wake up and give us the energy to keep up with our kids, as long as we have a mug of it somewhere within reach. I became Starbucks obsessive as a new mom. The coffee I knew in Greece was a tiny ceramic cup of thick sludge, bitter or overly sweet when loaded with sugar…
Creating the Perfect Slushie (Recipe Included)
We were visiting the city and I decided to treat everyone to a iced slush- it was a chain fast food place, the same as our local fave, so I assumed we’d be getting the same thing. I took a slurp of my iced lemonade and received a nice mouthful of lemonade and bleach- ugh! Never again, I decided and headed home to recreate my favorite chilled drink in the comfort of our own home- with our own non-chlorinated well water.
COOKING WITH KIDS: THE MASTER CHEF
Now that you have decided whether a foodie lives under the roof, it’s time to take their Cooking Skills to a whole new level: The Master Chef.
COOKING WITH KIDS: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
So, you’ve introduced your child to the kitchen, shown them around the necessary utensils and started them at the basics. What comes next? Once they (and you) are comfortable in the basic level, perhaps it is time to kick it up a notch and introduce them to the next stage: Intermediate Cooking Skills.