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Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas

Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas

Margaritas are great drinks for a party and this particular recipe will turn a lot more heads than a traditional batch. These Jamaica-Infused Tequila Margaritas are made with my jamaica-infused tequila, which was inspired by one of my favorite types of agua fresca. The tequilas steeped with dried hibiscus flowers, which give it a unique flavor that is both sweet-tart and floral. The hibiscus needs ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Baked Churros

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Baked Churros

I find churros to be just about irresistible, especially when they are served with a chocolate dipping sauce. Churros are typically deep fried, but did you know it is possible to make a baked version of this popular pastry? Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for Baked Churros. They’re made with a choux pastry and baked in the oven until ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and that means I had my eye out for some recipes that might be good for a celebration this week! Margaritas are a must, so check out my post on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!) about how to make a perfect margarita, then whip up a batch to enjoy while you check out the rest of these ... Read More »

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres leches cake  is a sponge cake that is coaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Despite the soaking, the cake base is sturdy enough to hold up without falling apart, which means that the finished cake is extremely moist and yet not soggy. The combination of milks also gives the cake a very distinctive flavor and I ... Read More »

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

How to Make Jamaica-Infused Tequila

Jamaica agua fresca is one of the most popular – and most delicious – drinks that you’re likely to find at a Mexican restaurant. The beverage is made using dried red hibiscus flowers – jamaica, in Spanish – that are cooked with water and sugar to extract their flavor.  In addition to the agua fresca, many of my favorite Mexican restaurants offer jamaica margaritas, made ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Black Forest Cupcake Black Tea, reviewed

Trader Joe's Black Forest Cupcake Black Tea, reviewed

When I think of tea, I don’t usually think of dessert – though when I think of dessert, I often think of pairing it with tea. This Black Forest Cupcake Tea from Trader Joe’s, however, just might qualify as both. The dessert-inspired black tea is made with cocoa bean shells, carob, chicory, sasparilla and other spicy, chocolate flavors. As a fan of the classic chocolate ... Read More »

Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

Caramelized White Chocolate & Cherry Ice Cream

The other day, I stopped in to Salt and Straw, a popular ice creamery, and tasted one of their seasonal flavors: Caramelized White Chocolate & Strawberry. The ice cream was absolutely delicious, but it also made me realize that white chocolate is a lot more versatile than I thought. White chocolate is made up primarily of cocoa butter, milk and sugar, usually with some vanilla ... Read More »

Peach Blueberry Muffins

Peach Blueberry Muffins

I like to use fresh fruit when I’m baking, but I have been known to use a wide variety of frozen and canned fruit, as well. These shelf-stable (or freezer-stable) options let me use my favorite fruits all year round, so I can enjoy ripe berries in the winter and homemade pumpkin bread in the spring if I am in the mood for it. These ... Read More »

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