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Uncle Nearest // The Best Whiskey Maker the World Never Knew

As owners of Dogwood Tavern, we were recently invited by the new whiskey brand Uncle Nearest 1856 to go to Tennessee to attend the Founder’s Tour and learn more about the history behind the premium whiskey, Uncle Nearest, in the town of Lynchburg Tennessee. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go, but my business partner Chad hopped on …

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Summer Smoothie // Wild Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish I’m all about sneaking in a few extra veggies into my smoothies lately. Not because I don’t love veggies, because I do! But because why not? This Wild Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie is nutritious and delicious and I promise you don’t even …

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Strawberry Cauliflower Smoothie Recipe – Yes!

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish Yep. Cauliflower. Frozen cauliflower to be exact. I know, it sounds crrrrrrazy. But, it’s my new favorite thing. Frozen cauliflower makes your smoothie thick an creamy, without any weird flavor! It’s kind of a game changer. Plus it’s a great way …

Halloween Ideas // Spooky Drowning Zombie Merlot Cocktails

I’m just a little bit OBSESSED with these Zombie Wine Cocktails… Though if I’m being honest, they’re not really, technically – cocktails, but a simple upgrade to the already delicious Ecco Domani Merlot, complete with a reaching zombie arm for all the Halloween goodness. They’re PERFECT for Halloween parties because they’re super quick and easy …

Summer Drinks // Sparkling Peach Cucumber Lemonade

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish This peach lemonade gives me life.   Like really. It’s the most refreshing, fun, and most beautiful drink I’ve ever made. It’s got all the flavors of summer. Fresh peach, cool cucumber, lemon, mint, and of course BUBBLES! It’s really not …

Prosecco & Mixed Berries Sweet & Scintillating Summer Cocktail

It’s May and I’m anticipating summer already and that means it’s time to celebrate upcoming lazy days in the sun, lounging along the lake, and warm summer nights spent laughing and relaxing with friends. Not that I need an occasion to celebrate, but SUMMER is calling my name hard this year, so I thought I’d …

Emerald Isle Ecco Domani Wine St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

I love holiday-themed cocktails! I mean, who doesn’t, right? Last year for St. Patrick’s Day I made a very green and very sweet Green Apple Wine Cocktail with Ecco Domani Prosecco, stirred it with green apple stick candies and topped it with sour apple gummy candies, and it was surely tasty. Ecco Domani Wine cocktails …

Smirnoff Ice® Watermelon Freeze FANtail Recipe for GameDay!

As you know, I’ve partnered with Smirnoff Ice® to celebrate Football Season, and along with my Tips to Making your GameDay Homegating Event Chic Football Headquarters I’ve created this super delicious and easy-to-make watermelon slushie to share with your girls on GameDay, because YUMMMM! Now, you may ask, Why on earth do I need to …

Getting GameDay Ready with Smirnoff Ice®

The Friday of Football Season is upon us and we’re getting gameday ready with a refreshingly crisp and delicious Smirnoff Ice®. That’s right ladies, it’s the yummiest ready-made cocktail available in tons of great flavors, making my gameday prep and final gathering THAT. MUCH. EASIER. I’ve partnered with Smirnoff Ice® to celebrate the season and …

Spooky Glam Halloween Tablescape & Wine Cocktail Recipe

Oh I just love Halloween! How is it not your favorite time of the year and holiday? I think I may even enjoy it more than Christmas! Some years I decorate and some years I don’t, but no matter what, I feel a festive creativity come over me each October that I just love. I …

Breakfast or Dessert // Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe Because FALL

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish HELLOOOOOOOO FALL! Yes, it’s actually FINALLY Fall – but LA still thinks it’s Summer! Come oooooooooooon. I’m so ready. I’m dying for those fall flavors, cozy sweaters, and yep… Apple pie. Since it’s not quite time for apple picking, and it’s …

Ecco Prosecco Cocktail Recipe & Patio Pizza Party

Oh glorious summer, you are finally here! And that means afternoons and evenings spent enjoying the warm breeze on the veranda and patio with friends and family and of course, pets! I’m all about easy but delicious food and refreshing drinks for summer, with little mess to clean up because that just takes all the …

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie w/ Homemade Almond Milk

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish It’s your lucky day. You get 2 recipes in 1 post! And even better? 2 EASY recipes in 1 post. Happy May! What? May? How is this possible? It’s practically summer, which means it’s basically Thanksgiving, and now it’s the holidays! …

Cocktail Recipe // Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish Nothing says ‘fiesta’ like a margarita! Am I right? And making it from scratch using fresh pineapple takes it to a whole new level of fiesta. Actually, it kind of takes it to a whole new level of danger considering it’s …