Drinks

5 New Year’s Eve Cocktails

29 December, 2016

5 cocktails to make for New Year's Eve

Come on, guys. We know the real reason we all celebrate New Year’s Eve. It’s to drink those New Year’s Eve cocktails or champagne and feel fancy. But say you’re throwing a party and are not sure what to serve. You don’t just want to be cliche and serve champagne all night. But maybe you usually don’t make cocktails, so you’re at a loss.

Well then. We’ve got you covered because we’re experts in making cocktails we drink a lot. Here are five fantastic, tasty cocktails we made this year. Any of them would be perfect for your holiday party and are pretty easy to make.

Also, these fancy cocktails are all SO delicious so be careful. You or your friends may drink too many. Make sure to have a designated driver (I was the designated driver last New Year’s!), walk home, take public transit, or call a rideshare like Uber, Lyft, Fare, etc.
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Sweets

White Chocolate Dipped Florentines (and a Giveaway)!

22 December, 2016

White Chocolate Florentines with Cranberry and Orange. Crispy and delicious!

This recipe is sponsored by Wheatsville Food Co-op

Christmas always seems to sneak up on me. The week of Thanksgiving, I’ll feel like Christmas is SO far away. Then suddenly Christmas is a few days away and I haven’t finished started shopping for presents and we haven’t gotten a tree or put out any of the decorations.

One thing that always makes it seem like Christmas though is making cookies. A few weeks ago, Josh made an orange and cranberry relish that I cannot stop thinking about. Those bright flavors were so drool-worthy. So I wanted to incorporate a bit of those flavors into a cookie. Enter… these florentines dipped in white chocolate with cranberry and orange.
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Drinks

Meyer Lemon Drop Cocktail

9 December, 2016

meyer lemon drop cocktail

Fight boredom and scurvy with this citrusy cocktail.

You’ve heard me go on about lemony cocktails before, but this one is different! Meyer lemons are in season right now, and if you’ve always been meh about lemons because they remind you of furniture polish, I promise you’ll give it up for the lovely Meyer lemon.*
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Breakfast

Granola Breakfast Bowls with Pomegranate and Blackberries

6 December, 2016

granola breakfast bowl

Remember that easy pecan granola I made? Well I had to put it to good use. Eating granola on its own is not as enticing as eating it with some creamy yogurt and sweet, tart fruit. Added bonus? Every time I eat this, I feel SO healthy. Like I just did something good for my body. And I just love the explosion of those tiny pomegranate seeds when you bite into them.

It’s so easy, that it’s hard to even call it a recipe. It’s basically just an assembly recipe where you throw stuff together and don’t worry about measurements. If you already have the blackberries, pomegranate seeds, and granola, you can make this in like 2 minutes. If you want to make everything from scratch… well then it takes a little longer.
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Sweets

Candy Corner – White Rabbits

2 December, 2016

white rabbits

Why do I love you so much little White Rabbits? Is it your delicious marshmallowy flavor? Is it your inconsistent consistency – sometimes chewy, sometimes hard-as-rock? Is it your dual wrappers – one cute and protective and covered with bunnies, the other a dry, edible rice paper instantly melting upon contact with my salivating maw?
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Breakfast, Snacks

Easy Pecan Granola

1 December, 2016

pecan granola

Here in Texas, we have a lot of pecan trees. I remember my grandma had a big one in her yard, and when we were younger, we would pick the pecans off the grass, crack them with a nutcracker, and enjoy them as a snack.

I don’t have any pecan trees in my yard now, but there are a few here in the neighborhood. I accidentally stepped on a pecan the other day and thought about picking it up and eating it. But I didn’t, because I didn’t want literal street food that had touched the sole of my shoe. Luckily, it’s easy enough to buy a bag of already shelled pecans and use them in a bunch of dishes! I use them in salads, cookies, or just to snack on. But I really love them in granola. Those big pieces taste so good with the toasted oats and honey.
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