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St Germain, Gin and Tonic with Grapefruit

St Germain, Gin and Tonic with Grapefruit

Looking for a quick cocktail to make that tastes AMAZING. This St Germain gin and tonic is just that! If you are not familiar with St Germain, it is a liquor made from elderflowers and is a little sweet. It tastes so delicious in so 

Aperol and Soda- A Quick Aperol Drink

Aperol and Soda- A Quick Aperol Drink

Aperol and soda is a wonderfully light and delicious drink. Aperol liquor is actually made from rhubarb! It requires little to no mixers to make a drink with it and it screams warm sunny days when you sip on it! Aperol was invented in Italy 

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

Healthy Homemade Mango Lassi

  Mango Lassi is an Indian drink that is made in the hot Indian summers and is a twist on the more traditional Lassi which is a plain sweetened yogurt drink.  This is such a healthy drink and it is very easy to make requiring 

Mexican Horchata

Mexican Horchata

Mexican Horchata is a drink with origins that are believed to date all the way back to the 8th century.  Some horchatas are made from the starches of rice and some from the starches of nuts. Many countries have their own version of this drink 

Quick Cranberry and Grapefruit Shrub

Quick Cranberry and Grapefruit Shrub

​ Shrubs️️️ are of one of my favorite drinks over the last few years, in fact I didn’t even know it had a name until this year. It is a mix of vinegar, sparkling water/soda and juice/ fruit and it just makes you feel alive 


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Pork Kabobs with Sticky Cherry BBQ Sauce

Pork Kabobs with Sticky Cherry BBQ Sauce

Pork kebobs with a sticky cherry bbq sauce is my new favorite skewer for grilling. The pork that is used is from a boneless pork chop cut and the sticky bbq sauce is made from fresh summer cherries and all the usual bbq ingredients. If 

Three Delicious Zucchini Recipes for Summer

Three Delicious Zucchini Recipes for Summer

Zucchini is such a delicious and versatile vegetable that is readily available at the grocery stores and farmers markets in the summer. When zucchini is in abundance in the summer having a arsenal of recipes is important in making sure you don’t get sick of 

Italian Basil Mayonnaise

Italian Basil Mayonnaise

Italian basil mayonnaise is a really simple and delicious way to enjoy mayonnaise on your favorite sandwiches. This mayonnaise recipe starts with regular store bought mayonnaise and then adds bright vibrant flavors to make this traditional condiment taste out of this world delicious. The ingredients 

Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade

Cherry limeade is one of those all American summertime drinks that is so refreshing and full of flavor and a great way to cool down during those hot summer days. Also, cherries and limes are in abundance during the summer and this drink is a 

Sweet Cherry Simple Syrup

Sweet Cherry Simple Syrup

Cherry Simple syrup is delicious simple syrup that goes so well in so many drinks. For this recipe, we used sweet cherries since they were available but sour cherries would be great too. Flavored simple syrups are one of the easiest things to make and 

Aperol and Rhubarb Fizz

Aperol and Rhubarb Fizz

Aperol and Rhubarb Fizz is a delicious and easy drink made with Aperol, Rhubarb simple syrup, gin and tonic water (the fizz). The rhubarb simple syrup works beautifully with the Aperol liquor because Aperol is actually made from Rhubarb, among other ingredients. The gin imparts 

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Rhubarb simple syrup is a really easy and delicious syrup to use in drinks, cocktails or even hot beverages. The rhubarb adds a beautiful pink color to the simple syrup and an almost apple note to the taste. If you are a fan of rhubarb 

Ottolenghi’s Seeded Chicken Schnitzel

Ottolenghi’s Seeded Chicken Schnitzel

Crusted Seeded chicken schnitzel is the stuff that dreams are made of and on a constant rotation in our house! If you are not familiar with schnitzel, it is less fancy than it sounds and is basically a cut of meat pounded thin, breaded and 

Easy and Delicious Berry Sauce

Easy and Delicious Berry Sauce

Homemade berry sauce whether it is made from all strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or a combination like I did here, is the easiest and tastiest way to dress up so many things. Berry sauce is not the same as homemade preserves that you might make for 

Mini Cheesecake Bites

Mini Cheesecake Bites

Good old fashioned cheesecake doesn’t get the credit it deserves and I’m here to change that with these mini cheesecake bites! Normally baking a full cheesecake can be a bit challenging or a bit too heavy for a dessert. It also in my opinion is