Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

I’ve been having a straight marathon of Nashville on Hulu+ for the last few days {wrote this a month in advance}. And nothing goes better with country music than a good Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler—homemade, of course. Plus, what a better way to celebrate my wife’s birthday TODAY than a dollop of honey infused Greek yogurt on a warm slab of Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler?!

 

Happy birthday, baby!

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Cantaloupe & Honey Dew Wine Popsicles

Cantaloupe & Honey Dew Wine Popsicles

I think I hit the jackpot ladies and gents. I love to make popsicles with my cheap little popsicle mold from the dollar store. You know it’s summer when the popsicle mold sits on the kitchen counter or in the dish drying rack on a daily basis. Let’s be real here, everyone loves popsicles. And, nothing says the word “summer” like Cantaloupe & Honey Dew Wine Popsicles!

 

There is no such thing as laid out by the pool during summer without a popsicle in your hand, and; better yet this time, made of fruit & wine.
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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Honey Garlic Shrimp

My wife absolutely loves it when I make Honey Garlic Chick Peas. It’s one of her top favorite meals that I make at home. Since we make those quite often and incorporate chick peas in our diet whenever possible, I decided to kick it up a notch and make some Honey Garlic Shrimp. This is definitely something that I would eat with my Homemade Special Fried Rice. Although I didn’t eat it with rice the first time around, you better believe the next time will. Seriously, who needs take out when you can make better food at home?! Read More

Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Since I was little, I adored Blueberry Pie. Thick slices of ooey, gooey blueberry filled graham cracker crust lined pie. From the grocery store or made by someone we knew, I always enjoyed Blueberry Pie.

 

Growing up, I learned to cook absolutely anything and everything from my grandmother, Nana—my mom’s mom. One thing I didn’t learn to make though {refined sugar baking and all} was Blueberry Pie. All thing “American Pie” are not the sort of thing that Cuban abuelas know how to make, or any Latin grandma for that matter. I am positive that Nana could learn quickly how to make a Blueberry Pie if they taught it on one of her favorite Argentine cooking shoes, nonetheless; it is just one of those things that may not appeal to the cuisine of Hispanics. Read More

Blueberry Syrup

Blueberry Syrup

I used to love the iHop Blueberry Syrup for pancakes when I still ate refined sugar. I mean absolutely love. Head over freaking heels love. Fat girl with eating disorders type of love. I was totally and utterly obsessed. Every time my parents offered to go out to breakfast, I would beg for iHop. To which many times they obliged. I mean, it is the International House of Pancakes. Is there any question as to why someone would love their Blueberry Syrup that much? I don’t think so because anyone who tasted it before probably got hooked instantaneously—like I did. Read More

Pink Salt & Rainbow Pepper Mix

Pink Salt & Rainbow Pepper Mix

We love to use pink salt to enhance flavors in our everyday cooking and rainbow peppercorns to kick everything up a notch. Grinding a bit of each onto every dish at every meal every single day sort of became tedious. Like everything in life, we sought out to find a way to bridge the gap. What better way to add fresh flavors of herbs and spices to the foods you prepare and cook than a homemade Pink Salt & Rainbow Pepper Mix.

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Szechuan Chicken

Szechuan Chicken

Go out in the woods, go out. If you don’t go out in the woods, nothing will happen and your life will never begin. Run with the wolves. Spread your magic life wildfire. – Anonymous

 

This is a perfect quote for the moment, right now. We are probably somewhere in the Yukon right now. Tonight we stay in Whitehorse. Almost there, almost there! I can hear Shaun T screaming at me in my head from Insanity. HA! We sure have a warm bed tucked up in the mountains tonight but what we don’t have—and totally wish we had—is this amazing Szechuan Chicken. It’s one of those take-out makeover dishes. Who knows, maybe we are getting take-out tonight. It’ll probably be some amazing Canadian food that I can’t wait to try. Read More

Watermelon Slushie

Watermelon Slushie

Last week, we made the most amazing Watermelon Margaritas here on the blog. They were so good! It was something we had never thought about and we were sure missing out on.

 

In the spur of the moment, we decided to pick up my niece and nephew to spend a week with us before we leave for phase two of The Legendary Road Trip. Of course, we cannot share our delicious Watermelon Margaritas with them so we knew we could come up with something good to share with them. Insert Watermelon Slushie here. I don’t know what was easier, this recipe or the recipe for Watermelon Margaritas. Okay, fine. I do know. The winner would have to be our delicious, kid-approved Watermelon Slushie. Read More

Pineapple Basil Cocktail

Pineapple Basil Cocktail

Lala is always right. That is a fact that I have grown to understand. Throughout my life I constantly question my cousin’s advice {I honestly don’t know why at this point} but no matter what it is, she is just always right. She loves to do the I told you so dance so I just say it before she tells me so.

 

One thing she was right about, just like everything else, was the perfect flavors of a Pineapple Basil Cocktail. I truly laughed at her the first time she mentioned mixing pineapple and basil in her drink. I thought that basil leaves were meant to be used for sauces, pesto, and garnish. Definitely not for a drink. Or at least one that I would actually drink. Read More

Copper Dog Toy Basket

Copper Dog Toy Basket

Copper wire baskets are expensive! They can be extremely costly if you find the ones made of real copper in stores like West Elm or Pottery Barn {of which I love}. But who wants to spend $30+ for a copper wire basket to store dog toys in? I sure don’t. With my six pack of copper spray paint cans that recently came in the mail from Home Depot, I was ready to turn my house into copper wonderland. Okay, fine. Not the whole house! There are just some things like this Copper Dog Toy Basket that make the house come together without much more than a dime out of pocket.

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