Icy Rum Punch from the Islands

It was 104 degrees F. last weekend here.   Although it has only been in the lower 90s thus far this week, I still need to beat the heat.

Welcome to the August round of C.L.U.E. where we are all trying to BEAT the HEAT!

I was the assigned blog-stalker for Stacy from Food Lust . . . → Read More: Icy Rum Punch from the Islands

Blue Hawaiian for #PartyLikeAMadMan

Giveaway alert! Win a copy of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook as we celebrate the season finale. . . . → Read More: Blue Hawaiian for #PartyLikeAMadMan

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

A great appetizer, a spicy dipping sauce, and even a bonus martini….all for this month’s C.L.U.E. . . . → Read More: Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce for C.L.U.E.

Singleton Cosmo for Food ‘n Flix

Care for a blue cocktail? This is especially good while watching a chick flick like “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” the Food ‘n Flix feature for January. . . . → Read More: Singleton Cosmo for Food ‘n Flix

Elixirs for Xmas: Chocolate Bourbon Kahlua

Bourbon Kahlua from a handy bartender in Tulsa. (This stuff is golden!) . . . → Read More: Elixirs for Xmas: Chocolate Bourbon Kahlua

Tuscan Sangria

I have made a lot of sangria.   Let’s see how many recipes I have on this site:

Sangria Uno:  A Moscato, limoncello, Amaretto concoction

Sangria Dos:  A Cab Sauv, white Zinfadel mix-up

Wow, only two????   I would have bet good money that there were at least a good half dozen or so.

 

. . . → Read More: Tuscan Sangria

The 12-Mile Dinner

Our truly locavore meal featured a Blueberry-Mint Lemonade, Sautéed Padron Peppers, a Spring Pasta with a Butter-Wine Sauce, and Fresh Blueberry Crumble. You are getting four recipes today for the price of one! . . . → Read More: The 12-Mile Dinner

Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

Amen, brother!

It is time for patio sitting and sipping.

Especially on a rainy day.

 

Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

2 c. frozen mango cubes 1 c. coconut water with pulp 2-3 oz. blanco tequila 4 large mint leaves 1 oz. lime juice

Place all ingredients in . . . → Read More: Coconut Mango and Mint Margaritas

Cherry Lemon Vanilla Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo, ya’ll! This will be one of the obligatory margarita postings for today’s holiday, but I hope you keep reading….it is extraordinary! . . . → Read More: Cherry Lemon Vanilla Margaritas

Cherry-Sriracha Cocktail

During my time at the lake this summer and my magazine reading marathon, I saw an ad for Texas Pete hot sauce and a cocktail recipe.    I decided that it sounded interesting and that a cherry-sriracha cocktail might just be an interesting combo.  (We love sriracha.)   I saved this recipe then to use in . . . → Read More: Cherry-Sriracha Cocktail

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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