Aperol Spritz is a signature drink from Venice in Italy. It contains liqueur and it's super refreshing, making it THE summer drink. Its bright and orange color will want you to try this drink out. The refreshing notes make it also a great party drink. Aperol is a kind of "fruity" but to be honest the flavors are hard to define. It's simply Aperol! In Italy, they serve it up with little appetizers and I LOVE my aperol spritz with pigs in a blanket and my husband has been enjoying his with…
Hot Butterbeer Recipe
If you're a Harry Potter fan, you're going to love this delicious recipe that will allow you to make some of Hogsmeade's finest butterbeer in your very own kitchen! Even if you don't know what butterbeer is, you definitely need to give this recipe a try. This warm version of the cult-classic treat is so creamy and the amazing butterscotch flavor is one you can't help but love. If you're looking for a recipe your kids will love, check this one out! Don't worry about the "beer" in the name…
Cranberry Apple Cider
We just can't get enough of this delicious cider recipe! We love all ciders but this one is something special. The cranberry mixed with apple makes for an amazing fall drink that's a little more unique than your typical cider. If you are in charge of the drinks for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving get-together, this is an excellent, nonalcoholic option! Everyone will be expecting a fall cider but this little twist will blow their expectations out of the water! Just make sure you get some…
Sun ripened tomatoes, fresh garden basil, and sweet garlic combine to bring you summers best in this easy Bruschetta recipe with a flavorful balsamic glaze. This easy appetizer brings out the best of the season in just a few simple steps. Friends and family just love this scrumptious recipe and have even donated fresh garden tomatoes to the cause. Fresh summer tomatoes that have been allowed to ripen on the vine are the best. They are so flavor packed and really transcend this recipe to…
Grilled Eggplant, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Roll Ups
If you're looking for a grilled appetizer, these grilled eggplant roll ups are perfect. They're filled with prosciutto and mozzarella and grilled to perfection. They take about ten minutes from start to finish, so you can make them quickly for your hungry guests while they're waiting for the burgers and hot dogs to grill. The post has a few tips on how to make alternate versions of this, plus tips on how to reheat them if there are any leftovers.
Baked Potatoes On The Grill
Baked Potatoes On The Grill is an easy way to make the perfect side dish. You can prepare them while your main course is cooking on the grill! The traditional baked potato is usually served alongside a grilled steak or beautiful slice of prime rib. I always think of the classic baked potato as a staple in the traditional steak houses. You know the ones, with red velvet wallpaper, dimly lit with an old waiter in a suit who has worked there for years!
Best Lard Substitutes
Its happened to all of us. Were flipping through an old cookbook when we see a recipe we just have to try. But one look at the ingredient list has us rethinking everything. This recipe calls for lard. Some people have no problem using lard in their baking but others worry about the health concerns associated with it. So if youve made the decision to skip the lard, do you have to give up on that recipe youve been dying to try?
Easy Protein Zucchini Bread
I am looking for ways to work more protein, fruits and vegetables into my diet (and my family’s diet). This easy protein zucchini bread has been a huge hit with my entire family. You can serve it on its own or dress it up with a chocolate glaze as an easy way to add veggies and protein to breakfast or a snack. It’s a sweet bread with a very subtle peanut butter flavor. My family doesn’t even realize that they’re getting extra veggies and protein, they just know they love the taste.
The Best Oatmeal Raspberry Bars
I enjoy baking snacks and desserts for my family and friends. These are the best oatmeal raspberry bars ever and are a family favorite. These bars make wonderful holiday or anytime gifts and are perfect for afternoon snacking. I drizzle a bit of cream cheese icing over the bars and add fresh raspberries as a special treat. Pssst, don’t tell my kids, but adding fresh berries is a great way to sneak some fresh fruit in with their snack. The great thing about these raspberry oatmeal bars is…
Authentic Pico De Gallo
This Pico de Gallo is full of fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lime juice. Simple ingredients combined to make this delicious Salsa Fresca. This recipe does not require any cooking. The hardest part to making this fresh salsa is dicing the ingredients. This Pico de Gallo can be served as a fresh salsa, or a topping for so many different foods. A few ideas are tacos, eggs, pork carnitas, burritos, or even on top of guacamole dip. So delicious and fresh.
No-bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
If you like Strawberry shortcake you will LOVE this no-bake strawberry dessert! Made with just 3 simple ingredients and barely any prep work, this no-bake icebox cake really could not be any easier to make. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight). But trust me, the wait is worth it! Served straigt from the fridge, this strawberry icebox cake is cool, creamy, and absolutely delicious.