Mason jar salad is all the rage lately. It seems that every magazine you page through, or hip TV cooking show is featuring salads in mason jars. Why are they so popular? As it turns out, when you tightly layer the ingredients, and add them to the jar in a carefully considered order, salads in mason jars stay fresher, longer. Plus, they’re easily portable and stay cool. Sounds like a winning combination to any salad lover like me.
This post brought to you by STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. The dog days of Summer are upon us. One of the great joys of summer is sitting with friends and having a great cocktail. Of course, you want a cool, refreshing drink, not one that’s going to make you feel warmer. A Stoli Lemonade cocktail is perfect for this occasion. It’s easy to make, even if you’ve never played mixologist before. [Read more...]
Did you know that July 11th is National Mojito Day? Yep, it’s true. Mojitos are one of those cocktails that are just classically summer. Sweet and tasty, yet cool and refreshing at the same time. Traditionally, most mojito recipes are made with Rum. The pineapple moonshine adds a unique twist to this Pineapple Mojito recipe.
Soup seems to be a mainstay in everyone’s recipe repertoire. But what do you do when summer rolls around? It’s too hot to spend all day slaving over a big pot of soup, and no one wants something that’s hot.
Enter chilled soups. Comprised of a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients, these soups are a perfect starter for any backyard barbecue, picnic in the park, or beach bash. Simply prepare them at home, throw them in the cooler, and serve them up in small disposable cups when you’re ready to eat!
Cinco de Mayo has always been a major part of mylife. Perhaps it’s the growing up in SoCal, and the deep immersion of Mexican culture. Although it’s almost Cinco de Mayo, Tequila can really be used in a myriad of ways. While it’s great in margaritas, there are so many other uses. Check out these 4 great uses for Tequila!
Tequila Tip #1: It’s all in the presentation – Wow your friends with a fabulous celebration by creating a fun watermelon punch bowl to hold your delicious margarita. To begin, start with a seedless watermelon. Using a sharp knife, carefully trim the bottom to make it a flat surface. Next, cut off the top (about ¼ of the watermelon) and with a melon baller hollow out the flesh. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scrape the inside walls of the watermelon clean. Fill with your favorite margarita recipe and enjoy!
It’s your favorite time of year again. Nope, it’s not technically a holiday, but it is a day that affects everyone in the US. It’s Tax Day!! Get your taxes finished, then have one of these delicious tax day cocktails to celebrate a job well done.
Even though spring has officially sprung, the weather is still fluctuating between warm, beautiful days and cold dreary ones. This creamy and smooth Carrot Ginger soup may just be the thing to get you through. Vegan, yet totally satisfying. It’s quick and easy too.
You can make this Carrot Ginger soup in about 30 minutes, and everyone will think you’ve been slaving away all day.
Let’s face it – no one really wants to cook dinner after a long day at work. You’re tired, stressed out, and ready to chill out and relax. What if I told you you could make a wholesome dinner in about the time it takes to go get fast food.
This easy pasta bake recipe is one of the recipes that is a go-to recipe in our house. I was allowed to cook when I was a kid, usually with adult supervision. Around 6th grade or so, I just decided that I’d start making dinner. I made a lot of these types of decisions – good or bad! This easy pasta bake recipe was one of the things that I went to often.