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Vanilla Vodka Infused Watermelon Sprinkled In Lime Sugar

Vanilla Vodka Infused Watermelon Sprinkled In Lime Sugar

Vanilla vodka infused watermelon sprinkled in lime sugar is the perfect deconstructed cocktail to serve at your next party.

Have you ever had vanilla vodka infused watermelon sprinkled in lime sugar? If your answer is yes, then you and I can be friends. If your answer is no, then you must give this recipe a try at your next gathering and we will quickly become friends. This is definitely the kind of deconstructed cocktail you want to serve when getting festive. As I like to call it the ‘party starter of all party starters.’ I say cocktail loosely because no cup needed and munching is part of the arrangement. (more…)

Homemade Pizza: Add What You Want To It!

Homemade Pizza: Add What You Want To It!

Homemade pizza, add what you want to it.

I woke up yesterday knowing it was time to feed my bread starter. I laid in bed wondering what to do with my day and suddenly a fun idea floated across my brain. I asked my son “Do you want to make homemade pizza today?” He looked at me and said “homemade pizza?” I nodded, then said (more…)

Cherry Tres Leches Cake

Cherry Tres Leches Cake

My Cherry Tres Leches Cake is the best I've ever tasted.

I’m a big fan of cherries. They are probably my favorite stone fruit. I only say that with a little hesitation because I’m thinking that statement through, but yeah, cherries are my favorite. I’ve been making cherry desserts since I was thirteen. I’ve made a few here even, my cherry almond mini cakes, chocolate cherry bread pudding, and pecan cherry pancakes. You get my point, I’m a cherry cheerleader. (more…)

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl served with a cheese stuffed chile, and a side of grilled artichoke

Vegetarian BBQ Bowl is what I’ll be serving Memorial Day weekend! It’s funny because I get invited to BBQ’s all the time but usually the person having the BBQ will say “please bring your own food, we’re only grilling meat.” It use to take me by surprise that I was invited somewhere but being asked to bring the vegetarian option, but I’ve become accustomed to it at this point. (more…)

Vegetarian Chile Verde paired with Sutter Home White Zinfandel   #SutterHomeSweetOnSpice

Vegetarian Chile Verde paired with Sutter Home White Zinfandel #SutterHomeSweetOnSpice

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 Vegetarian Chile Verde paired with Sutter Home White Zinfandel #SutterHomeSweetOnSpice

Have you ever tried a sweet wine with spicy food? Mmmmm, I think it may be my new favorite flavor combination. I had never thought about it, until recently I was out to dinner and I ordered a super spicy green chile enchilada. I took one bite and the chile heat in my mouth shot up to ‘can you handle these flames’ status. As I sat there inhaling ‘save me’ gulps of air my friend handed me her glass of Sutter Home White Zinfandel . I reached for it thinking it was my life line back to a neutral palate, but was instead surprised at what a lovely transformation the spicy combined with the sweet wine evolved into. I immediately took note and asked “what are you drinking?” (more…)

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles: Perfect for Vegans

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles: Perfect for Vegans

,Spicy Noodles In Peanut Sauce will bring miles of smiles to your family

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles: An great way to make your family swoon.

I’m always thinking of setting the tone through food. There are definite ties to food and moods. When I’m happy and celebratory I want all the comfort food. Feeling my fitness I drink lots of water and eat salads. If want to relax, I drink tea and have a cookie. When I miss my Grandpa (which is often) and want to feel closer to him I eat Mexican food or a sandwich with chips. You get what I’m saying. (more…)

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

crudités and serrano cilantro pesto make entertaining easy.

I enjoy hosting people over at my house, but as you know hosting requires serving, cleaning up, pouring drinks, changing the music selection and so forth. Sometimes you get so wound up in attending to people that you actually don’t have time to sit down and enjoy your company. (more…)