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May 2018

Culinary Tales/ Smoothies

Pineapple Turmeric Green Goodness Smoothie

Most people that know me, know that I’m pretty much obsessed with smoothies. I love them. But, where I live there aren’t really many smoothie shops. I can’t walk to the corner & hit Jamba Juice or Smoothie King. Its a bummer to me, but the bright side is that I’m forced to stop being so lazy and make them myself. And this Pineapple Turmeric Green Goodness Smoothie is one of my favorites!

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Strawberry and Basil Champagne Cupcakes

For Mother’s Day we decided to bake Grandma up some Strawberry and Basil Champagne Cupcakes! A little messy, but seriously delicious! I’ve always loved the subtle combination of Strawberry & Basil. It’s a cocktail pairing favorite of mine. So putting it in a cupcake was a no brainer. The champagne’s alcohol content will cook right out, just leaving the flavor. It also makes them extra fluffy & moist, so what’s not to love! Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Savory Vegetables

Less is More Guacamole

 

Today I’m sharing my favorite Guacamole recipe with you.  Less is more. This applies to so many things in life, but when it comes to seasoning and flavor profiles, this couldn’t be more true.

My go to Guacamole recipe is simple and it’s healthy. I make this like three times a week because, honestly I’m obsessed with avocados like obsessed.. Continue Reading…

Cocktails/ Culinary Tales

The Bee’s Knees

I’m fascinated by The Prohibition Era, as well as Speakeasys and the thoughtful cocktails that came into fruition during that time. One of my favorites is “The Bee’s Knees”. It was a Prohibition Era cocktail that used sweet honey to help hide the harsh aroma & taste of home concocted gin. It consists of Gin, Fresh Lemon, & Honey. Even now with plenty of smooth gin choices the sweetness of the honey and sour kiss of lemon compliment it well! It’s fresh, light, & perfect for spring! I’m also adding rosemary and vanilla for a classic twist! Continue Reading…