Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sherri Shepherd and the Clorox Lounge

On Friday night Clorox presented the finale to their online comedy competition, The Last Comic Sitting. Hosted by the one and only Sherri Shepherd, and staring finalists Frances Dilorinzo and Justin Worsham, this was a Hollywood night not to be missed. … Continue reading

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THIS GIRLS Pick of the WEEK: Titanic Ice Cubes

Has it been long enough to have a sense of humor about this? Fred & Friends certainly think so and so do I. 100 years ago this month the unsinkable luxury liner hit an iceberg and within hours sank to the bottom of … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week: Foxen Chardonnay

Nothing is better than the surprise, spectacular taste of an unfamiliar Chardonnay. This week I opened a bottle of 2009 Foxen Chardonnay on the recommendation of another discriminating Wine House employee. The bottle has been chilling in my wine cooler … Continue reading

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April Showers Sangria Cuplettes

To continue with an April Showers theme, this white wine sangria recipe will be perfect for the next spring baby or bridal shower you throw. The batch serves about 6 but can easily be doubled or tripled to fill a … Continue reading

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Skinny Drinks with Plus Red Elixir

At only 10 calories an ounce, Plus Red Elixir is a great mixer for skinny drinks. Although it’s considered an energy drink, it doesn’t taste like any I’ve tried. It reminds me more of an extremely light, sparkling juice. Pair … Continue reading

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How to Make Jello Shots!

The “Let’s Mix” videos are up and running on the new Modern Mom channel. I never imagined that Jello shots would be so popular, but an amusing amount of traffic to this blog every day stems from “jello shot” searches. … Continue reading

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Springtime Mocktails

Whether you’re looking for the perfect baby shower mocktail or just a fancy non-alcoholic drink, these springtime beverages are definite crowd pleasers. If you’d like to offer the cocktail version, I’d suggest adding rum or vodka, or even burbon for … Continue reading

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Creating Custom Cocktails

I’m beginning to refer to one section of my kitchen as “the lab.” There aren’t any Bunsen burners fired up (yet) but with every spot on my stove heating simple syrups, various jars of infused spirits lining the counters, and a refrigerator … Continue reading

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Tax Day? Just Relax Day!

Tax day is April 15th but when it falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended to the following Monday. That is unless Monday happens to be District of Columbia’s Emancipation Day, like today. For most of us this is … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday: A Random Act of Stupidity

I walked into the mountain base bar dressed in puffy snow-boarding clothes and wearing one of those giant astronaut looking snow helmets before they became main stream and fashionably smaller. The bar was extremely crowded, filled with rosy cheeked revelers. … Continue reading

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Jordan Vineyard & Winery’s 40th

Hadid Gallery Last night in Los Angeles Jordan Vineyard & Winery continued their 40th year anniversary celebration with the 4 on 4 Art Competition. Local artists created work that reflected “the elegance of Jordan wines with the flavor of each … Continue reading

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THIS GIRL’S Hot Pick of the the Week: Gear Shift Bottle Stopper

True Fabrications has done it again with this imaginative bottle stopper for all the car aficionados out there.  Nascar’s Sprint Cup is this Saturday, so surprise your spouse, host, or main squeeze with one of these spirited accessories. It also makes … Continue reading

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Easter Fizz Cocktail

Serve one of the classic cocktails at your Easter brunch or as an aperitif before Easter dinner. The egg and cream soften the brandy’s edge and the sugar provides just the right amount of sweetness. If you haven’t made a … Continue reading

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Using Raw Eggs for Cocktails

Cocktails that require raw eggs are most popular during Easter and the holiday season. There are definitely a lot of dangers associated with raw eggs, but that doesn’t mean you have to ban them from your diet forever. People eat … Continue reading

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Finalist for Saveur Magazine!

Today the finalists for Saveur Magazine’s 2012 Best Food Blog Awards were announced. We are delighted to be selected as one of the six finalists! So thanks to all of you who got us to this point and thanks in advance to all … Continue reading

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Modern Mom Channel Launches!

You won’t believe all of the amazing shows now available on Modern Mom’s new YouTube channel which launched today! From my cocktail show “Lets Mix” to the work out videos with Brooke Burke to the cooking segment “Lets Cook,” there … Continue reading

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Snowboarding Work Week

I’m heading off the mountains for a few days to snowboard my brains out. That’s me on the left. Joke. The skies are blue here and the high today will be 52*. That spells awesomeness (I’m trying to fit in … Continue reading

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