Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!!
I have a special post for you today. “Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way! ”
Are you a fan of Arrested Development? We LOVE that show! We watched all the episodes back in the day, we own the whole set on DVD, and are in the process of re-watching them all right now. Do you know why? Because a new season is coming out on Netflix!! The new season starts on Sunday May 26th, and I am so excited!
I couldn’t give you lots of Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo and leave out the margarita, could I?! We have had Baked Chicken Taquitos, Teedo’s Famous Salsa that was perfect for chips or dipping the taquitos. And last, but not least, there was the Cafe Rio Chicken Tostadas. I still can’t get enough of the Cafe Rio chicken, so many different things you could do with that stuff (enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, taco pizza etc.) See, I think you are ready for one killer party!
I am excited to introduce to you Jen today. Jen writes over at Savory Simple, and has some stunning photography! She also has some amazing recipes like her Cheesy Baked Jalapeno Poppers, Blueberry Bourbon Crisp, or Chocolate Malt Truffles. When I first mentioned I was going to Japan on the blog, Jen and I started emailing and talking about the trip. Hopefully some day I will meet her in person!
A couple weeks ago I shared with you, a full on green smoothie; my Kiwi & Spinach Smoothie. As much as I love that one, this is my 7 year olds all time favorite smoothie. The first time I made it for him I didn’t tell him what was in it. Just let him finish it, asked him what he thought, then I broke the news that spinach was involved. He was shocked to say the least!
Thank you so much to all of you who have completed the survey yesterday. If you didn’t get a chance, please go to Thursday Things to take it. It will take 2 minutes, and you get to tell me more about what you like and want to see here!
So a green smoothie. Never in a million years did I think I would be posting about one. I saw them on other blogs, and other recipe sites, and thought not a chance! They all said you couldn’t taste the spinach, but I didn’t believe it. Well, as the ultimate skeptic, I am here to tell you that you can’t taste the spinach! Continue reading
Today is New Year’s Eve!! What do you have planned? Are you going out tonight? Are you hosting a party? Do you just stay in, and hang out with your family? We just stay in. My birthday is tomorrow and my parents are here this year, so we will probably go out to dinner to celebrate, then hang out. We will see if we even make it to midnight!
For those of you hosting parties, or even just hanging out, I have a fun and festive drink for your night. This is really easy to make. I just put a few pomegranate seeds in a glass, squeezed in some lime juice, and topped with Prosecco (a sweet champagne). The lime adds a little tart to the sweet champagne, and it is just a little different than plain champagne.
I hope that you had a great 2012, and that your 2013 is even better!
This theme and post was planned well before all the events that unfolded on Friday. #SundaySupper’s mission is to bring families together each week. It is unbelievable what happened, and that these families can no longer be together.
Today, Connie from The Foodie Army Wife is hosting our #SundaySupper holiday party. We are sharing our favorite appetizer and drink recipes with you, just in time for your holiday get togethers.
I made this festive, and fun drink to share. When I was out with a friend recently, who ordered a Vodka and Cranberry with extra lime. This got me thinking about making a citus-y version at home. While at the store I saw Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash, and I knew I had to use it. I love a drink that has lots of fizz, so this was perfect!
What goes best with cranberry? Orange! I learned that last year when I made Cranberry Bread. So I decided to add some fresh squeezed orange juice, vodka, and a little bit of lime to this. I garnished with fresh cranberries, and it was perfectly fruity, and tart, and slightly sweet. Great for sipping on, while mingling with friends.
This drink is also being shared as part of the Shine Supper Club
Welcome to day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Peppermint Surprise”.
I love peppermint this time of year, but since I shared Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies yesterday, I wanted to go a little different today. So I did a drink! I am not a coffee drinker, but I do like going to Starbucks for one thing. Their Peppermint Hot Chocolate is amazing! I am sure it is full of whole milk, and full fat whipped cream, but I made something pretty darn close with a lot less calories at home!
Hot Chocolate from scratch is so easy, and tastes so much better than those instant packets. All you have to do is heat some milk over a low heat, throw in some chocolate to let it melt. Stir in a little sugar, and in this case peppermint, and you are done. You don’t even have to stand over it, stirring the whole time!
I made this while my son was at school, but made sure to save him some for a snack. He was thrilled. He loves hot chocolate, and was very happy with this version. Plus he got a candy cane out of it, so how could I go wrong This would be great to have around for the holidays. Make this, dump it in the crock pot to keep it warm, and you have a great party drink. You could even swap out the peppermint extract for a peppermint liquor for the grown ups!
This isn’t my only post today! I am also making Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies as part of #25recipestoXmas. I hope you will check them out, they are kind of over the top and delicious!
I realize I kind of missed the boat on the Harry Potter treats. But Halloween is all about witches and wizards, so I thought it was time to bring it back! That, and I have a 7 year old who is completely obsessed. He has read 5 of the books so far, and is just waiting until we let him start book 6. He will sit and read them for hours, he loves them so much. I am sure you can guess what he is being for Halloween
So, I thought it would be fun to make him some Butterbeer this Halloween. There are so many recipes out there, and it was way easier to make then I ever thought it would be. I made the whipped topping from scratch, but if you were in a hurry, you could flavor some cool whip, and I am sure it would still be great! In a matter of minutes you can be transported to The Three Broomsticks.
My 7 year absolutely loved this. He was so excited that we made it. Even I enjoyed my glass. I hope you make this for all of your witches and wizards for Halloween.