Tuesday, May 29, 2012
p.s. Please excuse the horribly lit pictures, the sun had already gone down by the time we got to sit down and relax last night.
Recipe from Mark Hough
2 oz. gin
2 oz. margarita mix
1 oz. triple sec
5 oz. ginger ale
1. In a shaker with ice, mix gin, margarita mix and triple sec.
2. Pour into a glass, add ginger ale and stir.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I'm a little behind on my blogging. I have an excuse though. My kitchen is being packed up. Things are getting pretty hectic, but I will be back soon with delicious new recipes for cookies, and cupcakes, and dinner, and other things that you can stick in your mouth!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
To me, oatmeal is a funny food. It's not so much because of the weird texture but more because of the reactions that people have to it.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Here's my recommendation: eat outside. Grill up some burgers. Make some salads and sides. Cut up fresh fruit. And finish it all off with a simple, tasty dessert.
1 c. cooked farro
1 1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 red onion
1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut into small pieces
1/4 c. finely chopped parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste
2. In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and salt & pepper.
3. Pour dressing over farro mixture. You can make this salad the night before and store in the refrigerator.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I know I'm a little late to jump on the whole grains bandwagon (it's a real thing), but you will never be too late to try farro. Farro is a type of wheat that has an amazing texture, it's easy to cook, and it's good for you. The only problem you may have with it is finding it in your grocery store.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A couple weeks ago, I made this berry spinach smoothie, and after that, I couldn't stop putting spinach in every smoothie!
This time, I tried it with banana and pineapple. The pineapple is sweet enough that you don't need to add any extra sweeteners. It's so simple and delicious. It's the perfect summertime snack to sip on while sitting out on the deck.
SPINACH PINEAPPLE BANANA SMOOTHIE
1 big handful spinach
1 heaping cup pineapple
1/2 c. milk
*Use ice, if you are using only fresh fruit. If some or all of your fruit is frozen, you can omit this.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I'm back! You may have noticed that I've been out of commission for the past week. Maybe you didn't. I'm going to pretend like you did to make me feel better :)