Island Escape Sangria

Is there anything better in the summer than enjoying a nice chilled glass of sangria…you know, other than enjoying the wine-soaked fruit at brunch the next morning! 😉  Sangria is playful, classic, and oh so pretty!  It begs to be savored among friends over conversations of fabulous summer travel plans and exotic sandy beaches.  How […]

Indian Summer Cocktail

I love trying out new cocktails – especially ones that match the season.  A friend of mine hosted a brunch this weekend (did you see my tots?!), which gave me the perfect excuse to make a nice, light summer punch.  Yes, I know it’s not technically summer yet, but have you been to Tucson at […]

2013 Southern New Mexico Wine Fest – Part 1, or Quenching My Thirst at the Wine Fest

Wow, what a day!! Mike and I had a great time at the wine fest today. The heat was quickly forgotten once we stopped for our first tasting. In just five hours we managed to partake in 12 wine tents and 8 food tents, so it’s not like we had time to dwell on the […]

Almond and Panko-crusted Chicken Breast

Another Sunday dinner!  We splurged quite a bit yesterday at a potluck and then a little bit more at the movies (hello, hot buttered popcorn and Reese’s Pieces!)  So the goal tonight was to make a tasty, but healthful dinner.  It was a total bonus that the meal was also easy to put together with […]

Taylor’s Margarita Guacamole

First, can I tell you how hard it is for me to share this recipe?!  It should probably be called “Magic Margarita Guacamole” because I never even liked guacamole before I started making my own.  But really, what’s not to like about tequila and grand marnier?!  This guacamole is so magic that it has successfully […]

Black Magic Beans

This a great, healthful side dish for any Mexican-themed meal.  They would also be a great addition to a vegetarian burrito or quesadilla! Black Magic Beans   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins   Pair these with your favorite Mexican-themed meal (like my tasty tequila-marinated chicken fajitas!) […]

Tequila-marinated Chicken Fajitas

Last weekend I managed to not over-schedule our Sunday, which meant that my evening was free to make another tasty meal.  Mike’s vote was fajitas so I went to work finding the perfect inspiration.  As soon as I found a recipe that called for tequila, I knew we had a winner!  The following recipe started […]

Tater-iffic Breakfast Casserole for Two

This has become my go-to recipe when I want a tasty, complete breakfast.  And of course I frequently make a larger version when we’re hosting brunch.  I really love how versatile this recipe is – I can swap out the meats, cheeses, and seasonings to suit my mood (or to use up whatever is in […]