Monday, February 29, 2016
What is it that is so magical and tempting about butter that has been whipped to airy perfection? Then when you add a flavor to it...honey, vanilla, orange, just to name a few. It elevates it to a whole new level. Call it compound butter and you've just blown everyone's mind!
Friday, February 26, 2016
I don't know about you, but I am beyond ready for the weekend. And I have just the thing to celebrate it's arrival. Biscoff and salted caramel chocolate hazelnut french toast. Yes, it's a mouthful but it is AH-MAZING!
I actually made this recipe for the first time over Christmas break. My little man was dying to go over to his cousin's house and hangout while they were out on break. Once he voiced his desire to do so, we quickly scheduled a play date. I wanted to do a little something special for them, so I came up with this recipe and took it over when I dropped him off for the day.
Monday, February 22, 2016
When I have those big, beautiful bell peppers starring at me through the window there are several recipes that come to mind, but there is one particular recipe I look forward to during the summer. Stuffed bell peppers. I've made a lot of variations of stuffed bell peppers and they've all been a hit.
There's something so comforting about stuffed bell peppers. I grew up on them, so in a way I'm always transported back to my childhood and sitting at the table with my brother and parents.
Friday, February 19, 2016
I't truly is hard to beat the original recipe, but I've played around with a few different variations and the outcome of each of them was delicious. It doesn't take away from the original, gooey, buttery flavor, it only elevates this amazing dessert.
This margarita funny cake is no different. Loaded with tons of lemon, lime and orange zest. The buttery, chewy base is the perfect platform and offset for those strong citrus flavors.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
While other of you are probably thinking, margarita biscotti? Heck yeah! A breakfast cookie that breaks all the rules! Now I can have my margarita first thing in the morning!
Well, no matter what you are thinking I have one request. Please give this biscotti a chance. Whether you are an avid biscotti lover or a margarita maniac, you are going to LOVE this biscotti. Crunchy cookies packed with tons of lime juice, lime zest and a hint of salt and some white chocolate for balance. It's then given a healthy drizzle of margarita glaze and sprinkle of tart, lime salt.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Treats like milkshakes. I'm sorry...but when you hear the word milkshake does the song "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard" start running through your head? Every time I see the word, take a sip or even think about a milkshake that song starts playing.
Anyway, sorry for the sidetrack.
But, right now the warmer weather has me thinking milkshakes. And this milkshake, my friends, is the easiest milkshake recipe ever. Three ingredients, or four if you want to make it an adult milkshake, are all you need to make this deliciously, refreshing shake.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
There's just something about that almost rustic charm of the mason jar.
Aside from mason jars, I'm also a huge fan of cheesecakes. Cheesecakes in any shape, size and form. It truly is hard to beat a classic cheesecake; thick, silky, rich cheesecake atop a buttery, crispy graham cracker crust. YUM! But there are times when
So in times like that I turn to a no-bake cheesecake.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Who doesn't love a good margarita. A cold, citrus-y drink served in a glass rimmed by coarse salt granules. The perfect combination of sweet, sour and salty. This little thing is the beverage of choice for girls nights, fiestas and accompanying Mexican food.
Did you know this meager little beverage even has it's own holiday? BUT, it's not just limited to a day. Something of this drinks power has to have a whole weekend. The third weekend of February is National margarita weekend!
Monday, February 8, 2016
I'm dedicating this week to all things Valentines! Whether you celebrate with your special someone or cozied up on the couch with a glass of red and your favorite movie, I'm sure there will be a recipe or that you can enjoy!
While most people consider Valentines day a celebration strictly between you and your sweetheart, that doesn't mean kids can't join in the fun. Since Tucker has come into the picture, Valentines is a day we all celebrate together. Tucker gets a card, a few presents and ALWAYS joins us in the kitchen to cook our special celebratory meal.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
February is here and Valentines day is right around the corner. Our Valentines usually consists of a good bottle of wine and making one of our favorite, special meals. As for gifts, Spencer and I typically don't exchange gifts, sometimes he'll get me flowers, some of my favorite cupcakes or maybe some chocolate; but for the most part we tend to keep gifts simple and to a minimum.
Josh Cellars' and a bar and package of Ghirardelli Chocolate.
Ghirardelli, they know their chocolate. Ghirardelli is a company that is over 150 years old and is deeply rooted in tradition. In 1867 a Ghirardelli employee discovered a way to treat cocoa bean that enhanced that chocolaty flavor and this process soon became the industry standard.
Josh Cellars wine was named in honor of Joseph's father who was a volunteer firefighter and also served in the U.S. Army. Made in California and available from retailers all of the United States, Josh Cellars offers 6 varieties of wines with bold, complex flavors.
I am giving away one $75.00 pre-paid American Express credit card to one lucky reader. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite chocolate and wine. The winner will be announced on February 13, 2016. This giveaway is open to all readers within the Unites States.
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