Raid the garden, farm stand, or the grocery store so you can make this delicious strawberry basil lemonade from scratch! It’s the perfect summer drink to take you from porch to park to beach.
I am a devout water drinker about 10 months out of the year. You will usually catch me walking around with a water bottle in my purse, refilling it multiple times a day. That is, until the dog days of summer roll around and the temperature hits 100 or something equally ridiculous. Then I want something a little more exciting than a twist of lemon to make drinking water more interesting, so I indulge in some homemade lemonade! (more…)
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I make it no secret that I really really really love avocados, and I’ve even referred to avocados as a “lifestyle”. So naturally, when I came across the Vida Aguacate website, I was super excited. So excited that I grabbed my Avocados From Mexico and whipped up this Mexican Cobb Salad. Who doesn’t love a good salad? When you visit the Vida Aguacate website, be sure to enter for the chance to win a $125 gift card or a selfie stick! The site also has all sorts of tips and recipes for incorporating even more avocado love into everyday life, which makes it very worth checking out. (more…)
A classic at picnics and barbecues, this Southen style potato salad recipe is a simple dish, easily customized, and great to feed a crowd!
Fourth of July weekend was definitely all about potato salad at our house. My baby sister and dad were both in town visiting, and they are the family potato salad lovers, so I decided to make versions for each of them! My dad absolutely love the Spanish potato salad (ensalada Rusa), so I made one for him (recipe coming soon), but my sister and her husband prefer to keep it American classic and they like the Southern style potato salad – the kind with eggs, and a mixture of mustard and mayo in the dressing. So for a barbecue with 6 adults and 1 child, we had 2 different potato salads (ha!). (more…)
Summer tea time calls for a mango bundt cake loaded with fresh pieces of mango. Not too sweet and easy to make, this was made for lazy afternoons and iced tea.
I’ve been into mango flavors this summer, specifically, a mango iced tea I tried at a local restaurant, which inspired me to buy mangoes at the store with no real plan. So why not make a cake? I was inspired by a Miami Mango Cake listed in one of my cookbooks, but that wasn’t the recipe I wanted to make. First of all, it had a ton of fall flavors, and I just can’t see combining fall spices with mango for a summer cake. Second, it was a frosted cake, and I wanted the mango flavor to really shine. Finally, I was making a ton of iced tea and wanted a good snack cake to serve with. So, mango bundt cake was really my only option, right? (more…)
Inspired by a dish we tried at a local Hawaiian restaurant, The Godfather created grilled root beer sticky ribs! With an addicting sweet and spicy flavor, this is a great unique grilling recipe to try.
While we lived in California, we had the opportunity to try casual Hawaiian food. In a lot of ways, it reminded me of how Cuban food is plated for lunch in South Florida: every meal comes with white rice, food is served in white Styrofoam plate containers, and while very tasty, you will likely need to cancel your afternoon plans. Actually, it’s not all that different from your “meat-and-three” plate lunches in the South as well. What the Godmother and I really enjoyed about Hawaiian food best though, was sharing the experience with the Godmother’s baby sister, who would request a trip to eat Hawaiian every time she came to visit. (more…)