Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Black Bean & Fire Roasted Corn Salsa

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Happy Fourth of July! Bring on the sparklers. Bring on the fireworks. Bring on the red, white, and blue themed cups, plates, napkins, and utensils. And, most importantly, bring on the food! I made y’all salsa because it is too dang hot to cook. I hope you don’t mind, but there is no way...

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cupcakes ~ #SundaySupper

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It’s Sunday, so gather up your family because today we’re celebrating #SundaySupper with July 4th recipes. I’m getting ready for backyard barbecues, fireworks, sparklers, and fun times with the family. I made caramel stuffed snicker doodle cupcakes for the 4th, and they are out-of-this-world AMAZING! I took these cupcakes to my brother’s girlfriend’s graduation...

Two Cocktails, One Day!

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Today is a special day. Why is it so special, you ask? Because I have two fabulous cocktail posts for you today. Exciting, right? I’ve been a cocktail making and blog posting machine, lately. Both Jen from Juanita’s Cocina and Heidi from Young Grasshopper asked me to guest post while they’re out doing their...

Strawberry Pastel Swirl Cake & Birthday Wishes

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I celebrated my birthday two Saturdays ago, and I’m just now getting around to sharing it with you. I do apologize for my lack of organization skills on getting this post together sooner. I’m not going to lie, I love my birthday. There’s cake, gifts, streamers, fancy tissue paper, oodles of brightly colored candles,...

Strawberry Basil Milkshake

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I was invited to the Great Shake 2012 with Adam Ried, an online milkshake party that celebrates Adam’s new book, The Thoroughly Modern Milkshake. I have read and re-read Adam’s book, and some of the pages are even a bit sticky with melted ice cream. I thinks it’s safe to say that I love...

Chicken and Beef Teriyaki Skewers ~ #SundaySupper

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Katie Workman, the author of The Mom 100 Cookbook, is participating in this weeks #SundaySupper. All of her recipes are simple, accessible, and delicious. I made her chicken and beef teriyaki skewers. The marinade was extremely easy to put together, and it was so good that I could have stuck a straw in it...

Blueberry Soda

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It’s officially summertime here in Baltimore. Today, it’s a smeltering 100 degrees and the humidity is out of control. It feels like hot dog breath outside- blek! Let me just tell you, this weather is not helping my hair situation. I have a mini fro going on, and it’s a frightful sight. I made a...

Guest Post: Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream

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I’m a big dreamer. I dream about learning to play the piano, having my own photo studio, writing an award winning cookbook, getting my hair to look like Jennifer Aniston’s (I’ve come to the conclusion that this will never happen), owning a vita mix blender, and the list goes on. Lately I’ve been dreaming...

Jack & Coke Baby Back Ribs

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I made something special for all of you before I went on vacation and am just now getting around to posting it. Better late than never, right? My husband adores meat on a bone, especially ribs. He. Loves. Ribs! The man is like a caveman; he could eat meat off the bone every day...