Spring is one of those times of year when you’re ready for lots of fresh produce but at the same time (since it can still be a little chilly) you’re not quite committed to chowing down on crisp salads just yet. I think these 5 Spring recipes give you a good mix of both warm/soothing with some healthy options like Vegetarian Chili! That will still keep you cozy during the beginning of Spring. So now the only question is, are you ready to eat?
These Roasted Squash Bowls via Floating Kitchen offers that perfect mix of warm comfort food with crisp tasty greens
Sea Salt Brownie Cookies via Butternuts – I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but these look so good!!
Happy National Margarita Day!! Why this little holiday happens in February, I have no idea but it’s a second favorite only to Cinco de Mayo. In honor of said holiday, I wanted to share my Lemon Drop Margarita recipe with you. It’s a simple and tasty cocktail to help get you through those cold winter blues. Just remember that with every sip, Summer is coming!
There’s something I really love about fresh fruit and cocktails. Instead of using a fruit flavored liquor, I will chose the real thing every time. Clearly I’m not alone, if you look through any cocktail recipe book there are tons of fruity drinks listed. I also feel by adding real fruit it makes it a touch healthier? Like the vitamin C balances out all the tequila! I’m not sure how my math adds up on this but real fruit has got to be better than sugar flavored lemon any day. At least that’s what I’ll keep telling myself…
This margarita recipe is very simple to make and to prove it, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am a terrible bartender. I have a hard time getting through most drink recipes that have more than three ingredients. Which is sad because so often I want to make a delicious cocktail that I’ve had in a restaurant or bar. So believe me when I say that this is a very simple recipe! If I can make it, so can you. One of my best friends happens to be an amazing bartender. No, she doesn’t bartend for a living or even to make extra money. She’s just a born natural. She barely needs to look at a recipe (she’s had no formal training!) to whip together something tasty. I truly don’t know how she does it. Anyways, on to the recipe –>
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 – 3 lemons)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Lemon slice for garnish
- Squeeze lemons and strain out seeds
- Add the top four ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for roughly 10 – 20 seconds.
- Place ice in glass and pour ingredients from cocktail shaker into glass. (If you’d prefer you can shake with ice and strain instead)
- Add pinch of sea salt and lemon slice (optional)
That’s it! Now lay back, relax, and enjoy your Lemon Drop Margarita!
A side note: Adding the salt to the rim instead of in the drink is another, more traditional option. To do this, while the glass is empty, wipe a lemon wedge along the edge of the glass. Place salt onto a plate and dip the top of the glass into the salt. If you’d like to go a step further, you can then place the glass in the freezer so it’s nice and cool before you mix your margarita.
There’s something about a holiday that makes me want to eat! Seriously, it doesn’t matter the actual holiday, just give me food + something to drink and I’m happy. That’s possibly the reason that I often find myself sharing recipes around the holidays. For this Valentine’s Day (tomorrow yay!) is no exception. Get inspired by these 10 dessert and drink recipes to share with your valentine or even your galentine!!
Heart-shaped donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? These would work for breakfast or dessert. via Frau Zuckerstein (you will need google translate) but essentially you can take any donut recipe and just make them heart-shaped!
Heart-shaped and love-filled Cookies via Dune Cheri – this site easily translates into english
Dessert Tacos!! because tacos shouldn’t stop with dinner. via Taste and Tell
Rose Gummy Bears so you can eat AND drink your wine! via Sprinkle Bakes
Watermelon Mint Limeade – just add alcohol of your choice. via A Crimson Kiss
Strawberry Cream Mimosas – I think strawberries are a running theme for Valentine’s Day since they’re naturally heart-shaped. via Swanky Recipes
A little rose goes a long way! If you don’t have time to craft your way to a cocktail or dessert, this will always do the trick! via Short & Loud
I’m a firm believer of trying new things, especially when it comes to cocktails. I think it’s great that some of my friends have a “house” wine or drink. Something that they in essence, always have on tap at their house and friends get to know. However with a new year starting, I also think it’s good to mix things up a bit! Expand your cocktail horizon. These 5 cocktail recipes only deviate slightly from the norm, adding a new twist to the same old drink recipes we all know.
No matter how tasty and delicious your Christmas dinner was, sometimes you don’t want to be stuck eating the same dinner for the next few nights just because you have a ton of leftovers. Here are some amazing Christmas leftover recipes, each one caters to a different food group, depending on what you might have for leftovers including oysters, potatoes and more!
Did you ever notice that pumpkin is everywhere even after Halloween and Thanksgiving? If you’ve got too much pumpkin on your hands, try this Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe
I didn’t know potato waffles existed until I saw this leftover recipe. What a tasty breakfast for the morning after Christmas.
If you’ve got a ton of leftover vegetables, grab the recipe for this Vegetable Soup!
These holiday recipes are just waiting to be tried and tasted! Not only that but they’ll look perfect with your Christmas table-scape. There’s a nice collection of recipes here that offer up delicious cocktails, tasty desserts and even a meatless shepherd’s pie.
This Brioche would make a great edible centerpiece
Whether you’re serving turkey or going vegan this Thanksgiving, there’s a recipe or three! here for everyone. Some of these Thanksgiving recipes are a little more on the traditional side and some not-so traditional. Scroll all the way down for seafood options as well!
A little more on the traditional side:
The vegan options: