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Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita

On the second episode of the Crunchy Cocktail Hour Podcast, I made a Skinny Margarita. I can’t say that it necessarily married well with our topic, but it was yummy. On this episode, we discussed the many uses of breastmilk besides feeding your child. Things […]

My Birth Story

My Birth Story

Ok, ok, this post may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I get that. Will not be offended if you click back over to the cocktails – they are delicious and a hell of a lot more fun. No hard feelings. But giving birth is one […]

Cucumber and Lime Infused Gin & Tonic

Cucumber and Lime Infused Gin & Tonic

The Crunchy Cocktail Hour is officially live! On this first episode, Larisa and I talk through our dietary restrictions and the challenge of dining out with friends. The title of the episode is ‘Noone Will Eat With Us’, so of course, we needed a silly […]

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 […]

Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Strawberry Watermelon Margarita

Check out this delicious recipe for a Strawberry Watermelon Margarita from the Crunchy Cocktail Hour podcast. Interested in cocktails? Click here to check out some of the other cocktails from the podcast! I’m not usually a huge fan of blended drinks, they tend to be a […]

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 […]