Beverages

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 15, 2011
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Are you baking with pumpkin yet? Yesterday was the first day of the fall baking season in our house. And it was not 101 degrees outside (at least, that’s what I’m telling myself). There was a small pan of pumpkin cheesecake swirl brownies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and a custard that will turn into pumpkin spice [...]

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PPQ: Rather Sweet Sangria

August 14, 2011
Rather Sweet Sangria

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Amanda of Fake Ginger – Rather Sweet Sangria. Named after the bakery where it’s served, Rather Sweet Sangria was one of the very first recipes I ever made out of The Pastry Queen cookbook. It’s a pretty standard recipe – red wine, sparkling water, and a [...]

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Raspberry Margaritas

August 1, 2011
Raspberry Margaritas

The night before a big barbecue, when I had a house to clean and a birthday cake and 4 other dishes to make, I was standing around my kitchen island with a notepad, shot glasses, and a bunch of bottles from the liquor cabinet. My to-do list for the party less than 24 hours away [...]

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Homemade Lemonade

July 14, 2011
Basil & Mint Lemonade

Lemonade is one of those beverages that have the ability to transform your mood almost instantly. 103 degrees outside? Make lemonade. It’ll still be 103 degrees outside but I promise that, for a few minutes, you’ll no longer care. Homemade lemonade is such a simple drink to make. Our favorite lemonade packs a lemony punch [...]

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Jalapeno-Cucumber Margaritas

June 28, 2011
Jalapeno-Cucumber Margarita

It’s cool. It’s refreshing. It tastes like something you’d get at a spa on Cinco de Mayo. It tastes like the color light green. When we were creating our menu for Chile Fest, there was no doubt what our signature cocktail would be: Jalapeno-Cucumber Margaritas. Years ago, we watched one of the funniest 10 seconds [...]

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Classic Lime Margaritas

June 7, 2011
Classic Lime Margarita

When I first made the world-famous margarita cupcakes back in early 2007, we used The Foodie Groom’s recipe for margaritas, which were made with a bottled mix, and a boxed cake mix. Since then, we’ve become a little more serious about our cupcakes and our margaritas… I mean, as serious as one can get about [...]

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Blood Orange Margaritas

April 27, 2011
Blood Orange Margaritas

With grapefruit season dwindling, the area of my kitchen that was previously devoted to 18 pound bags of ruby citrus from south Texas now sits empty. We do our part to support the local industry, averaging a bag every week/week and a half. That’s a lot of grapefruit for breakfast. And lunch. And dessert. But [...]

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Grapefruit Margarita

March 15, 2011
Grapefruit Margaritas

When it comes to cocktails, we are margarita people. You know it’s the weekend when you walk into our kitchen and see the small mountain of juiced lime halves on the counter. Life is too short to use the neon green stuff from a bottle so we pooled our fun money to buy an electric [...]

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