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Mexican Mimosas. Howerton+Wooten Events

I’m claiming it friends — Today is Tequila Tuesday! Goodness knows we could use it. If you know me, you know I love a unique and yummy mimosa!  (Have you seen the recipe I created a while back for mimosa smoothies!)  Anyhow, I found this Mexican Mimosa recipe on the Don Julio Pinterest page, and I […]

Mexican Mimosas

Low Calorie Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are trying to figure out what to do with all of those blueberries you recently picked, check out our new favorite recipe for a low calorie cocktail. (yes, we are still counting points) This blueberry lemonade recipe calls for our favorite 15-calorie Minute Maid, and it is perfect for August entertaining.  It can also […]

Skinny Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you follow this blog, you know that one of my favorite drinks to make when I entertain is a two-ingredient low-calorie recipe for strawberry lemonade. But, since the 4th of July holiday is upon us, I wanted to add a little vodka to the situation. Why?  Well, I am counting weight watcher points again, […]

Our Favorite Skinny Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Beverage. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever Chris Wooten and I get together with friends at our home, I serve a super easy, two-ingredient lemonade beverage that everyone enjoys.  To top it off, its calorie count is incredibly low. So, what are those two ingredients?  I place the contents of a 16-ounce bag of frozen whole strawberries into a pitcher, then I […]

A Two-Ingredient Beverage Your Guests Will Love

Lavender Hot Chocolate Cocoa. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are looking for a luxurious non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during a winter weekend with your girlfriends, check out this lavender hot cocoa recipe. Ingredients — Four (4) cups of Whole Milk (I actually prefer vanilla soy milk because it’s a little easier on the stomach and a little bit sweeter) 1/3 cup of […]

Lavender Hot Cocoa for a Winter Afternoon with the Ladies

White Cosmopolitan. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Our entire team loves a good cosmo, so this winter white twist gives this classic drink a seasonal look and feel — Ingredients for the Beverage — Two (2) ounces of Vodka One (1) ounce of White Cranberry Juice ¾ ounces of Cointreau Triple Sec One (1) ounce of Fresh Lime Juice Ingredients for the […]

Winter White Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Macarons vs. Macaroons. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Okay, I can’t take it anymore. Macarons and Macaroons are not the same thing! I can see how one could easily confuse the two — Their names are spelled very similar; they both got their start in Italy; and the recipe for both cookies start off with a base of egg whites and sugar.  But, that […]

Is it Macarons or Macaroons?

Fresh Watermelon Margarita. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Looking for a fun drink to serve at your 4th of July Barbecue?  You can’t go wrong with watermelon — It’s the fruit of summer. So, check out this recipe for a Fresh Watermelon Margarita! Ingredients — ½ Cup of White Sugar ½ Cup of Water 3 Strips of Orange Zest 2 Cups of Watermelon […]

Fresh Watermelon Margarita Recipe for Your 4th of July Barbecue

Basil Lemonade. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Summer is finally here, and no drink screams summer more than a glass of lemonade. Yes! This lemonade recipe became a “fan favorite” for me and my girlfriends because the fresh basil adds a refreshing twist to an otherwise “super sweet” beverage. It works perfectly for an afternoon lunch on your deck. Ingredients – 12 Cups […]

Sunny Basil Lemonade for a Light Summer Lunch