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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 »

Tequila Sunrise

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

I love making Tequila Sunrises when I’m entertaining for brunch. While champagne cocktails and bellinis have a festive carbonation to them, I like the colors and the simplicity of these a bit better. Plus, I feel obligated to use up the whole bottle of champagne when I’m making cocktails with it because I don’t want it to lose its carbonation. That means that when I’m ... Read More »

Tequila Sunrise Muffins

Tequila Sunrise Muffins

A Tequila Sunrise is a classic brunch cocktail and one of the most popular uses for tequila outside of a margarita. The cocktail is easy to make, with a combination of fresh orange juice, tequila and grenadine – with the grenadine playing a key part by adding both color and sweetness to the drink. These Tequila Sunrise Muffins are inspired by the cocktail and use ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make A Great Margarita

How to Make A Great Margarita, Two Ways

Margaritas are a crowd pleasing cocktail, whether you’re enjoying them with friends at your favorite Mexican restaurant or mixing up a pitcher to enjoy at a backyard cookout. A good margarita is simple – made with just tequila, lime, sugar and orange liqueur – and flavorful, but can be hard to get a good one because it is easy to mess up that simple formula. ... Read More »

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