Monday, May 4, 2015

Pineapple Margarita Recipe


The weather is warming up, the sun is setting later, and to me, that’s all I need as an excuse for a fresh margarita! As good as the whole lime standard is, I love seeing all the new spins people are putting on margs like Smokey Chipotle or Mandarin Mango! I decided to take a stab at the whole mixology thing and put together a cocktail that will become your summer staple from Cinco de Mayo to Labor Day!

Ingredients:
1 part Revel Blanco (Or your favorite blanco tequila)
1 part triple sec
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part fresh pineapple juice
Agave, to taste

In a shaker with ice, combine all ingredients and give is a good shake.
Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with fresh pineapple, a little lime zest and a tiny sprinkle of chili powder for a little somethin’ somethin’. 


Dadadadada Dun.... TEQUILA! 















Monday, April 27, 2015

Best Mug Shots On The Internet!!





Did that title get your attention?? Sorry to be a tease, but these really are some of the cutest mugs out there!

I'm thrilled to announce my collaboration with Moore Avenue! Together, we've created a set of foodie-inspired mugs to bring a bit of wit and whimsy to your kitchen.

This collaboration plays off the designs used in my "Eat Your Heart Out Collection" and utilizes some of my favorite foodie puns and infamous hashtags.

Order yours here!

Want to win your own? Just comment below with your favorite design of the three and you're entered! I'll be picking a winner at the end of the week!

Cheers!




Friday, April 24, 2015

STOP EVERYTHING: This 90's Disney Mashup is Brilliant!



I'm a huge fan of Todrick Hall. I remember seeing him audition on American Idol way back when and thinking, this guy's got something. A few years after that his Target flash mob catapulted his viral fame and with each video (usually because they are Disney-eque) I feel this odd sense of pride of the work he is doing! He is a true role model for never giving up and not letting a closed door stop you from following your dreams!

This latest video has everything I love - Disney, 90's Jams, and former Wicked cast members!

Enjoy!


Craving another taste of Disney? Grab the recipe for my Grand Marnier Slushie from Epcot! Just click the photo below!





Thursday, April 23, 2015

I've Got The Blues: Kraft Makes a Big Announcement

Kraft Mac and Cheese GIF

If you're like me, days off from school meant sitting home watching Nickelodeon, seeing the sassy pig-tailed girl above and subsequently and chowing down on a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. With lyrical genius such as "If Daddy wants to please me, he's only got to cheese me..." how could one resist?

Kraft Mac and Cheese
So you can imagine my despair when I received an email from my husband with the subject line "We Need to Build a Shelter and Stock Up STAT!". Turns out, Kraft just announced that starting in January 2016, "Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in the U.S. will no longer be made with artificial preservatives or synthetic colors.”

Kraft Mac and Cheese

Listen, I'm all for healthy alternatives - but there's something to be said about the nostalgia of a brand. I get it, I mean didn't Coca-Cola used to actually have cocaine in it? Change can be good. However, I will be sad that my children will never get to experience the splendor of the neon orange powder in a blue box. 

With the recent news, I decided to collect "The Best of The Blue Box" with some fun images that will hopefully take you back to that simpler time of faking sick and binge-watching Stick Stickley. 

Kraft Mac and Cheese

Kraft Mac and Cheese


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Caramelized Peach Salad Recipe




I recently recreated a dish from one of my favorite spots in Los Angeles. Call me hokey, but I LOVE Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills. Sure, their food isn't as stellar as it used to be which if you're a fan of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you would know that there was a huge blow-out between Lisa Vanderpump, the restaurant's owner and their head chef. You can get filled in on that drama via Bravo.

Anyway, there used to be a salad on their menu that was out of this world. It had everything I loved, fruit, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and a dressing with some serious spice! It was the perfect combination of flavors.