Beverages

The Skinny Margarita

August 10, 2012
Skinnier Margarita

It’s Friday! And we’re feeling even more celebratory than usual because this morning I got dressed and then immediately took my jeans off. Without unbuttoning them. Over the last few months, I’ve been “running,” which is code for “mostly walking between weeks-long hamstring problems” and keeping an eye on calories in vs calories out. Such [...]

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The Blue Margarita

July 30, 2012
Blue Margarita

I was supposed to have a fantastical ice cream recipe to share today to wrap up the giveaway for National Ice Cream Month but I ended up washing it down the sink. I know it’s difficult to comprehend but it’s true. There is a such thing as terrible ice cream. And because I refused to [...]

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Peach Margaritas

July 5, 2012
Fresh Peach Margaritas

A few weeks ago, the first Texas peaches hit our grocery store. And just in time. We were working out the logistics for a weekend trip to Fredericksburg to pick peaches. But there they were. 3.1 miles away. For only 98 cents a pound. There are times you pay for an experience and then there [...]

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PPQ: Cherry Lemonade for Emily

June 17, 2012
Fresh Cherry Lemonade

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled Project Pastry Queen for a celebration! Emily of Ruf Love and her husband are expecting a sweet baby boy this summer and A Gilt Nutmeg (another Emily – we have 3!) is hosting a virtual shower filled with fabulous baby shower eats to celebrate. I chose to make Cherry Lemonade. Because [...]

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Cherry Margaritas

June 11, 2012
Fresh Cherry Margaritas

With every trip to the grocery store over the last few weeks, we’ve picked up a big bag of cherries with 2-3 new recipes in mind. And then I don’t make any of them. Because there’s nothing wrong with standing at your kitchen island with a bag of cherries and a Diet Coke and calling [...]

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Cantaloupe Margaritas

June 6, 2012
Cantaloupe Margaritas

So I know I’ve mentioned Cantaloupe Margaritas a couple of times before – they are one of the very few margaritas that I like frozen. I simply substitute frozen cantaloupe in this recipe and then boom! It’s suddenly the next day and I’m swearing that I’ll never drink tequila again. For the second time in [...]

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Pomelo Margaritas

May 31, 2012
Pomelo Margarita

Have you ever had pomelo? They’re cantaloupe-sized citrus that make a smooth margarita. You could probably eat them, too. But I wouldn’t know Maybe you passed them over because your grocery store has them surrounded with signs that say they taste like grapefruit. Pomelo do taste a lot like grapefruit… if grapefruit were less bitter [...]

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Pineapple Margaritas

May 3, 2012
Pineapple Margarita

When we were dating, we took our first “together” trip together to Keystone, Colorado. My future husband (I was pretty certain that I had it in the bag by then) grew up skiing. Me? I grew up in Texas. In a classic – and somewhat predictable – display of grace and coordination, I ended up [...]

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