BBQ Chicken Tostadas with Avocado Cream

I have a feeling, based on absolutely no research, that Cinco de Mayo is one of those things that Americans celebrate more than Mexicans. Sort of like St. Patrick’s Day. Only this time with tequila instead of green beer.

BBQ chicken tostadas with avocado cream

 

Which, let’s be honest, I totally prefer. I will take a nice green margarita over a green beer any day. At least limes actually come in that color.

I don’t ever need an excuse to sip on a margarita and enjoy some delicious Mexican food, but it’s great that at least once I year, I’m given a free pass. Just in case I was feeling self-conscious or something. Continue reading

Thin Mint Ice Cream

Have I ever told you how much my grandpa loves ice cream?

Thin Mint Ice Cream

When I was little, we took a trip to a family reunion – my mom, grandpa, sister, and I. With no clue who these really old people were, and not very many children to play with, I remember very little of the reunion besides intense boredom and hot dogs.

What I do remember was the journey out to where ever it was we were going. Why? Two things: Continue reading

My New Favorite Things

 

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Typography cake from A Subtle Revelry – my two favorite things! Words + Cake

Creme brulee cupcakes from Cooking Classy – what’s better than combining two of your favorite things?

Going natural with your Easter egg designs from Lots of DIY – such a neat idea!

Oatmeal Waffle Cookies with Mexican Chocolate from Dinner was Delicious – cookies in a waffle iron! Genius!

Basically everything about Thug Kitchen – warning, the language is a foul but hilarious 180 from your typical food blog.

 

Coconut Tres Leches Cake with Lemon Whipped Cream

Can we talk about how it was 72 degrees yesterday? And I wore flip flops? And my toes saw the sun for the first time in 6 months?

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Because that was awesome.

Soon it will be time to eat all my meals outside (when possible), curse the wind because it keeps blowing my skirt up and I’m not wearing thermal leggings because it isn’t -40 degrees outside, and bust out the SPF 50. Continue reading

My New Favorite Things

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Lemon Herb Ricotta Agnolotti from Happyolks. Lemon + Pasta = perfection.

This Croissant Loaf from Not Without Salt. Like a big loaf of cronut!

These tips from Joy the Baker on How to be the Best Food Blogger of All. Hilarious!

Blueberry Almond Cream Scones from Hungry Girl Por Vida. Dreamy flavor combo.

Peach Frozen Yogurt and Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches from Desserts for Breakfast. I’m so pretending it’s summer right now.

Coconut Macaroon Cake with Chocolate Ganache from A Passing Fancy. Like an ultra-delicious Almond Joy on steroids.

Raw Citrus Cream Cakes from Oh, Ladycakes. So gorgeous!

How to Make Lemon Curd from Scratch

When life gives you lemons, screw the lemonade (unless you add some gin). Make some lemon curd.

Homemade lemon curd // The Culinary Capers

I had never made lemon curd before, but it was the easiest thing on the planet.

You’re going to see a lot of lemony-freshness coming soon on this blog because my lovely grandpa sent me some lemons from his home in Arizona.

And when your grandpa sends you lemons from his own garden, you really want to make something special with them. Continue reading