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Simple Herbed Simple Syrup

Simple Herbed Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is used in so many great cocktail recipes so I always like to have some on hand. You’ll find that if you try to buy it bottled, there is a lot of extra crap in there that you don’t need. Simple solution – […]

Crunchy Cocktail Hour Podcast

Crunchy Cocktail Hour Podcast

It’s happening! My friend Larisa and I are starting a podcast as a part of the Life, Listened network! This has been an absolute labor of love and we are so excited about getting the Crunchy Cocktail Hour Podcast off the ground. Every week, I will be […]

Meet Alison!

Meet Alison!

Alison is a Canadian-born, American-raised, working mom of one under one. She has been described as a dainty maple leaf with resting pleasant face, but she’d say she’s SLIGHTLY more edgy than that. Alison is the less-crunchy voice behind the Crunchy Cocktail Hour and SilverLinedandWined.com. Working […]

Crunchy Cocktail Hour: Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Crunchy Cocktail Hour: Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Check out this delicious recipe for a Strawberry Watermelon Margarita from Episode 1 of the Crunchy Cocktail Hour podcast. I’m not usually a huge fan of blended drinks, they tend to be a bit too sweet for my taste, but this recipe is heavy on the […]

NYE 2015 Champagne Cupcakes

NYE 2015 Champagne Cupcakes

Even though we moved and no longer have our fantastic roof deck, we decided we still wanted to throw a New Years Eve party. I’ll do a separate post on the party and decorations, but wanted to share the updated cupcake recipe. Last year I made champagne cupcakes with […]

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas was fantastic this year. It was our second year with our little family traditions and everything was so special.  We spent Christmas eve with Kyle’s family, and they were kind enough to let us host! It was great to have them up for Christmas […]

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

I have officially been blogging (with varying levels of consistency) for a year! I started in December 2013 with So, I have decided to start a blog. Can’t believe it’s been a year. I’ve loved building this blog and filling it with my own silly stories and […]

Merry Christmas – Christmas Card!

Merry Christmas – Christmas Card!

Design by Minted Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!xoAlisonAnd just because, our card from last year. Design by Minted

Thanksgiving Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Butter Cream

Thanksgiving Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Butter Cream

Thanksgiving this year was a busy one for us. Kyle is big on creating our own little family traditions, so this year he wanted to do a Thanksgiving dinner just the two of us. I loved this idea, but we still wanted to have Thanksgiving […]

Wait… I have a blog?

Wait… I have a blog?

It happened. I promised myself it wouldn’t, but it did. My blog went the way of the many, many diaries that proceeded it. Ugh, for shame! I really enjoy writing this blog, capturing both my mundane and exciting moments, but life just seems to get […]


Meet Alison!

Meet Alison!

Meet Alison!

Alison is a Canadian-born, American-raised, working mom of one under one. She has been described as a dainty maple leaf with resting pleasant face, but she’d say she’s SLIGHTLY more edgy than that.

Alison is the less-crunchy voice behind the Crunchy Cocktail Hour and SilverLinedandWined.com. Working full-time for a Management Consulting firm, Alison likes to unwind with home projects, baking, soaking up every minute of her daughter and, of course, enjoying cocktails with friends and family. Prior to having her daughter, Alison thought crunchy only referred to pizza crust. Oh the simpler times.

Follow Alison as she fumbles through a healthier lifestyle via @crunchycocktailhour on Instagram and Facebook, or check out her blog SilverLinedandWined.com. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Crunchy Cocktail Hour on iTunes or Apple Podcasts.