Beverages

National Margarita Day. It’s like a thing.

Classic Lime Margarita

A real thing. February 22nd – today! – is National Margarita Day, declared by someone who knows someone who knows something about these things. So here’s wishing you & yours a wonderful, margarita filled day! Of course, around here, it seems like every day is Margarita Day. It mostly seems that way because it is [...]

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Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

Totally honest here. I would have never, ever tried this if I hadn’t been “January motivated.” That “New Year-Healthier You” high can make a person do really crazy things. Like running to undo that afternoon cupcake snack. And enjoying it. Or deciding to stay in for a healthy dinner and dirty dishes rather than going [...]

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Happy New Year!

Blackberry Margarita

We celebrated the way we always do in Texas: with a pitcher of margaritas and watching the neighbors set stuff on fire. Yeehaw. 1/3 of my household was asleep by 6:30 pm. 1/3 of my household was sick. And my third settled in with a carafe of Blackberry Margaritas, some crab & artichoke dip, a [...]

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Baileys Marshmallows

Homemade Baileys Marshmallows

Some days, regardless of how bright it is outside, are just… gray. A dear friend I made through blogging lost her father recently. We’re all just so heartbroken for her and her family’s loss. Grief and comfort is so very individual and we all cope differently. Often you just can’t find the right words. Or [...]

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Cranberry Margaritas

Cranberry Margaritas

‘Tis the season – cranberry margarita season! It’s what comes between Raspberry Margarita Season and Grapefruit Margarita Season We’re big margarita people so finding new seasonal fruits to blend with tequila has become our Friday night hobby. Sometimes we get a little too serious about getting a recipe just right with “official testing,” complete with [...]

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

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

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

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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