Cherry Long Island Iced Tea is a seasonally inspired twist on the classic Long Island Iced Tea recipe.
Cheers to “accidental recipes”, darlings! I’m so glad we had leftover cherry cola from a family visit so we could make this Cherry Long Island Iced Tea, because it is one delicious summer cocktail. Long Island iced teas are designed for slow sipping on hot summer evenings. (more…)
Watermelon mint sangria is a refreshing summer cocktail! This sangria recipe is made for warm evenings on the porch.
We’re going to get our first heat wave next week, and I’m a little excited about it. The recent weather has been mildly warm and perfect for walks outside, but it’s felt like a prolonged spring rather than summer. I’ve had zero reason to complain about the heat yet and that is A Thing here in Virginia. But mild evenings, and a few dinners outside, have inspired me to break out the summer cocktails anyway! First up, this totally refreshing watermelon mint sangria. (more…)
No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It’s creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd.
Sometimes food just appears in my refrigerator and I only have a hazy recollection of making it. Even if I only made it a few days prior, which is usually the case since I also don’t like leaving food in the refrigerator a long time. Today for example, I surprised myself with leftover cinnamon rolls… rolls that I made just yesterday for a post next week. *sips tea, moves on* When this food appears, it must be used. This is how we get no churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream, magically appearing lemon curd. (more…)
A classic tabbouleh salad recipe, made in the style of my grandmother. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, and a beautiful presentation make this salad a favorite!
Tabbouleh is one of those salads that I ate all the time growing up. The ingredients are nutritious and the salad is so easy to prepare for a crowd. My mom or grandmother would chop the vegetables while soaking the wheat, mix everything together without measuring, adjust the dressing to taste, and serve. Sometimes it would be paired with a more classic Middle Eastern main dish like stuffed grape leaves, and other times, we’d eat it with takeout pizza. (more…)
Sweeten your summer lemonade with honey, and add a floral flavor with lavender. Honey, lemon, and lavender are a classic flavor combination that comes together beautifully in my raw honey lavender lemonade recipe!
I’ve been on a bit of a lemonade kick this summer, haven’t I? It actually started last November when we took my mother out to dinner at Disney Springs the weekend of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. She decided to order some lemonade, and there was a honey lavender lemonade on the menu. We found it to be very refreshing, and since I enjoy the combination of lavender and lemons, I decided to make a version at home. The project waited a year until she came to visit a few weeks ago… (more…)