What Grandma Drinks: Winter Pleasure

♫ Baby, it’s cold outside ♫ It’s that time of year when we slow down and take stock of ourselves and the year past. Needed items for introspection: Roaring fire.  √ Adult drink. √ Toasty blankie. √ What more does one need? ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your […]

What Grandma Drinks

What Grandma Drinks usually highlights an adult beverage or two, but this post is different; this post is about my morning joe. I’d like to say three things before this post gets underway: #1) I’m certified. #2) I’m happy to share most of my embarrassing foibles in hopes of a laugh.  We need more laughs. […]

Slushie Sangria

Summertime is Sangria time! These hot and sticky dog days were made for icy dranks.  Put down the heat and enjoy the chill, Robin. Let us take a moment of silence to stand in ♫ awwwwwwww ♫ …. Yes, I know the martini glass is in fact a martini glass and technically inappropriate for sangria, […]

Flour Power

Bakers know it.  Pizza lovers know it.  Now you’re about to know it.  All flours are not created equal. Please, no marches on Washington. All Purpose Flour:  This is the flour most everyone has in their pantry, or if you came to my house, in my fridge. (it’s humid here, so in the fridge it […]

What Grandma Drinks

Grandma drinks?!  Whaaaa….. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog at no cost to yourself. It’s much appreciated!~ Oh come on, don’t be like that.  Some alkeehol can be good for the soul.  Just ask The German.  […]

Pico De Gallo

I know it’s spring in most of the country, but we’re on the verge of summer in Texas.  And once it’s summer, Texans eat pico de gallo by the 10-gallon hat full; we love it!  Although, we usually shorten the name to pico, no de gallo necessary! What is pico, exactly?  The loosest definition is […]

Barefoot Bubbly Review. Yes, Please.

About a year ago I wrote this and it stands the test of time. How to Weekend 101 Sister came to visit last weekend.  We had a little bit of fun. OK, fine, we had a little bit more than that… If you look closely, there’s also cake on the table. Cake and Pink Champagne?! […]

For Your Health

I’m a whiskey drinker.  I also like beer, wine, mixed drinks…fine, alcohol, I like alcohol.  But, whiskey, ahhh whiskey, holds a special place in my heart. Maker’s Mark makes a fine whiskey.  Maker’s Mark also makes Maker’s 46. It’s my latest love. Put me beside a roaring outdoor fire, fill my glass with 46 and […]

Cocktail Hour Nibbles

My great auntie is 93-years-old.  She hails from a time when the cocktail hour was sacred and she still, to this very day, adheres to the hour’s tradition. I love to call her right after she has mixed her Martini and is relaxing.  That’s when the magic happens. My aunt is a northern gal and […]