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Spicy Friday

Happy Cinco De Mayo Eve!!  

If there is a better way to kick it off then I don’t know it. I love a good margarita but sometimes I feel like there needs to be a little something else. Playing with drinks is always so much fun for me. Must be my inner bartender. 

This margarita packs the most delicious punch. Perfect for CINCO DE MAYO! Its simple to make too.

What you need: 
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What you do:

 Middle two thin slices of jalapeño in your shaker with lemon, lime, and simple syrup. Add in the 1800, Triple Sec, and some ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with cucumber, jalapeño, and lime. 

For the rim: 

I used salt, chili pepper and sugar. 

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Cheers everyone! Have a fantastic weekend! 

Brunch, Baby, Brunch

My Slow Down Sunday is BACK! Sunday's are for relaxing and mimosas and brunch! Thats my motto and since wedding season is quickly approaching I am really taking in two day weekends while I can. Brunch food is hands down the best food ever so I'm sharing with you this epic and easy crowd pleasing recipe. 

Brunch Monkey Bread

1 can refrigerated biscuits  

3 tbsp butter

6 large eggs

1/2 pound sausage 

1 cup cheese of your choice

White Sauce: 

1/4 cup low fat mayo

1/2 light sour cream

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp mustard

Yellow Sauce: 

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup milk

add cheese until it is smooth and mixed (I used cheddar)

dash garlic salt

What you do:

Preheat your oven to 350

- Cook meat and eggs

- Cut your biscuits into fourths and add to a large freezer bag with melted butter

- Add the cooked eggs and meat and shake around to combine everything

- Pour mixture into 6 cup greased bundt pan

- Bake for 30 minutes, while it bakes make your sauces. 

- Give it 5 minutes to cool and add your sauce. 

Believe me when I say this is delicious, lopsided yes, but delicious nonetheless. I hope you have a relaxing and fabulous Sunday full of all the things you love..including brunch.  

Cheers! 

Fast and Fresh

Ahhh the kitchen. One of my favorite places to be. One thing I am known for is loving magazines. Probably because it's a faster read than a book. Recently I picked up Food and Wine's "Fast + Fresh". Because I don' t think there is a better food combo. What I didn't realize is it also pairs a wine with each recipe. Um that means me in heaven. I'm sure there will be more to follow but I wanted to share my first recipe from this amazing mini cookbook.

Sichuan-Style Green Beans with Pork

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 3/4 lb green beans, sliced thin and clockwise
  • 3 small red peppers (the recipe called for chilies but I couldn't exactly locate them so I improvised)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 lime juice and the same for soy sauce

How to: Cook the pork in oil, then add green beans and peppers (or chilies I guess, haha) and garlic, cook until the green beans are crisp-tender, then just throw everything else in and season with salt and pepper.

Wine pairing: German Riesling

I don't know about you but I'm in love with fast, fresh, and ..wine. This is a must try for a quick weeknight dinner.

Have a lovely Wednesday!
xoxo