April showers cocktail

 April showers cocktail

April showers bring May flowers, but in this case they bring an April showers cocktail with edible flowers. Gin, fresh lemon juice and ruby red grapefruit make for this perfect Springtime drink.

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Rice Krispies Treats® Spring pops

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias   Rice Krispies Treats, loved by everyone from young to not-so-young and we're getting onto the 'Spring of things' with these cute Rice Krispies Treats®  Spring pops. Rice Krispies Treats® are very pliable and easy to work with right out of the box which is great for molding them into shapes. What is more fun that playing with candy? Adults ... Read more

Easter chocolate creme eggs

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Easter was my favorite holiday growing up (next to Christmas) and my favorite part was the chocolate egg. These Easter chocolate creme eggs take me right back to my childhood. Chocolate Easter eggs are a huge part of the day for kids in England. All of the candy companies make large empty chocolate shells and fill them with their goodies. It is a tradition to give these eggs as gifts and because I have a large family, Easter Sunday was a day filled with lots chocolate. When I was ... Read more

Asparagus, ricotta and mint tartlets

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Today is the first day of Spring and I have light, easy, but impressive, asparagus, mint and ricotta tartlets. These are perfect for lunch, appetizer or snack with fresh flavors and homemade ricotta. We're using bright fresh flavors because it's Spring and I'm sure those of you in the snowy parts of the world are looking forward to a good thawing out. Hoping that the weather is getting warmer where you are, I'm starting this lovely season off with a light recipe.The tartlets begin ... Read more

Homemade ricotta

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Ricotta is very versatile. It can be used as topping for crostini or pizza, made into gnocchi, mixed into sauces, or eaten as a snack on crusty bread. Homemade ricotta is so easy to make, there's no reason to buy store bought again. Ricotta consists of just 3 ingredients: whole milk, salt and fresh lemon juice. It's doesn't get any easier or more natural than that. Whole milk is better for a creamier ricotta, but 2% can be used. The lemon is what makes the milk and cream curdle and create ... Read more

Afternoon tea with a Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale® Champagne blackberry cocktail

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #KeepSpringBubbly #CollectiveBias     Afternoon tea is made simple and quick with items you may have around the house, along with a delicious Champagne blackberry cocktail for that extra splash of fun. If you love Canada Dry Ginger Ale®, you will love their new Canada Dry Blackberry Ginger Ale®. Both are made with natural flavors and make tasty additions to mixed drinks for refreshing ... Read more

St Patrick’s Day Green Dublin Cocktail

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  A Green Dublin Cocktail is all of these things: festive, fun, and green (of course!). St Patrick's Day, where people around the world are eating green food, drinking green beer and even the Chicago river is dyed a pretty shade of clover green all of this for this fun Irish holiday. I admit, I have never been to Ireland. But I am British and I lived most of my life just 200 miles from the country, but I never saw the beautiful Irish countryside. I do go back to England regularly so I have ... Read more

Pork, ricotta and sage meatballs

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Pork and sage go so well together and these pork, ricotta and sage meatballs are flavorful, moist and creamy. It's been a while since I posted one so I thought it was about time for a new meatball recipe. We have easy chicken meatballs, turkey meatballs, even mini Indian meatballs, so I though I would make pork ricotta and sage meatballs.  I love pork and sage together and the other day I was watching Cooking Channel and saw someone (I don't remember who) add ricotta to their ... Read more

Feed Your Creativity with Castello havarti tuna melt cakes

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PARTNER POST - Get creative with any of Castello's uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece. A crunchy exterior that leads to soft potato and tuna with a warm melted cheese center, these havarti tuna melt cakes are inspired by the classic tuna melt sandwich. Castello havarti is a creamy, mild semi-firm cheese that is slightly tangy and aromatic without rind. When I was asked to create a recipe to highlight this fine ... Read more

Caramelized red pepper & onion burger

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  There's nothing better than a really good burger and the key to a flavorful burger is adding flavor to the meat. These burgers have caramelized red peppers and onions in the burger itself.  Along with my tips and ideas, this is guaranteed to be one tasty burger. I was shocked that the only burger I have made for this blog is a tilapia burger. Well this needed to change. Burgers are a very versatile meal; the ground beef is a blank canvas for just about anything you want to add to it and ... Read more