Merry Margaritas

Today with Cinco de Mayo just a few days away I thought we’d take a look at some margarita recipes, even a few treats you can enjoy!

Drinks:

Snowball strawberry margarita

Strawberry banana margarita

Strawberry cucumber margarita

Strawberry rhubarb margarita

Mango coconut margarita

Mango margarita

Frozen mango margarita

Pom berry margarita

Blackberry margarita

Grilled pineapple margarita

Pineapple margarita

Pineapple cinnamon margarita

Watermelon margarita

Tequila sunrise margarita

Blood orange margarita

Guava margarita

Coconut margarita

Icy cranberry margarita

Ginger peach margarita

Margarita fresca

Grapefruit margarita

Pomegranate margarita

Honeydew margarita

Margarita granita

Frozen hibiscus margarita

Heart of darkness margarita

Lime ricky float margarita

Desserts:

Margarita cupcakes

Strawberry margarita jam

Strawberry margarita dessert sauce

Strawberry margarita mousse

Strawberry margarita ice pops

Margarita cocktail cubes

Margarita pops

Key lime margarita pie

What’s your favorite margarita?

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Green Tea Time

Today in thinking about Earth Day on Sunday I thought we’d take a bit of a spin on the green concept and look at green tea recipes, both food and drink recipes you can make to enjoy and celebrate Earth Day.

Food:

Lunch and Dinner:

Green tea poached chicken with green tea rice

Pacific halibut in green tea broth

Green tea poached shrimp stir fry drizzled with green tea vinaigrette

Poached tilapia with green tea with lemon butter sauce

Green tea poached salmon with ginger lime sauce

Green tea salmon with quinoa

Green tea baby back ribs and jicama green apple salad

Green tea ramen soup

Oven cooked green tea rice

Dessert:

Green tea cookies

Frozen green tea souffles

Green tea shortbread leaves

Pears poached with green tea

Green tea sorbet

Green tea cupcakes

Lucky leprechaun frozen green tea

Green tea and coconut popsicles

Jasmine green tea truffles

Green tea infused blondies

Tempura bananas with coconut green tea sauce

Drinks:

Green tea with lemon and pomegranate

Iced green tea with cucumber

Green tea and cranberry spritzer

Green tea and spiced apple drink

Coconut green tea

Strawberry green tea

Green tea and fruit medley smoothie

Sweet cinnamon and green tea marTEAni

Peachy green tea cooler

What’s your favorite green tea food or drink?

Bright Bananas

Today we’re going to take a look at one of the least expensive items you can eat: bananas!  Sometimes we don’t know what to do with them when they get beyond the point that we want to eat them by themselves so these recipes are a great way to use those older bananas.

Breads and Muffins:

Banana chocolate chip muffins

Peanut power banana bread

Banana muffins

Whole grain banana bread

Double chocolate banana bread

Banana walnut bread

Banana bread with pecans

Blueberry banana bread

Banana bran bread

Banana bread with streusel-nut topping

Banana millet muffins

Banana multigrain streusel muffins

Banana coconut bread

Banana crunch muffins

Cupcakes, Cake and Pie:

Banana cinnamon bundt cake

Banana cream pie

Banana whoopie pies

Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting

Banana nut pound cake

Cookies and Treats:

Banana fudge cookies

New Orleans banana shortcakes

Caramel bread pudding with coconut and banana

Bananas foster

Banana pudding

Tiny banana splits

Chocolate covered banana pops

Banana empanadas

Banana oat breakfast cookie

Peanut butter banana bonbons

Banana bars with butter rum frosting

Banana fritters

Banana galettes

Banana chocolate triangles

Banana sour cream pancakes

Drinks:

Banana daiquiri

Orange banana smoothie

Papaya banana smoothie

Banana raspberry smoothie

Banana, peach and flax smoothie

Gluten Free and Vegan:

Gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins

Gluten free banana muffins

Gluten free banana bread with coconut and flax

Gluten free whole grain banana muffins

Vegan banana bread

What are your favorite banana recipes?

St. Patrick’s Day Feasts

Today we’re going to start getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on next Saturday with some Irish inspired recipes for the whole day!

Breakfast:

Bruleed Irish oatmeal

Irish breakfast porridge

Bread, Scones and Muffins:

Irish cream scones

Irish soda scones

Irish soda bread muffins

Seeded sourdough soda bread

Rye soda bread

Irish soda bread

Currant orange Irish soda bread

Gluten free Irish soda bread muffins

Dinner:

Irish lamb stew

Roasted root vegetable Irish lamb stew

Irish beef and stout stew

Mustard herb beef stew

Smokey cheese potato soup

Beer glazed sausage and apples

Braised beef shanks with mushrooms and olives

Squash and sausage shepherds pie

Garlicky steamed mussels and little neck clams with pesto toasts

Treats:

Irish cream shortbread

Irish butter shortbread

Shamrock cookies (video)

Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee cupcakes

Black and white Irish cream cupcakes

Irish coffee bar

Pistachio bars

Irish whiskey cheesecake

Chocolate Irish cream cheesecake

Stout gingerbread with lemony hard sauce

Irish cream delights

Drinks:

Irish ricky

Irish buck

Irish whiskey sour

Maple Irish coffee

Hot nutty Irishman

What are you planning for St. Patrick’s Day?

Passion for Passionfruit

Today I thought we’d look at a special fruit that isn’t usually used and some sweet and savory recipes for it: passionfruit!

Sweets:

Passionfruit meringue pie with macadamia crust

Tapioca passion fruit parfait

Passion fruit curd icebox cake

Passion fruit sorbet

Passion fruit souffle

Passion fruit melting moments

Pavlova with passion fruit

Passion fruit filled cupcakes

Passion fruit cheesecake tart

Passion fruit ice cream pie with ginger crust

Lemon passion fruit meringue pie

Lemon coconut tart with passion fruit cream

Peach and passion fruit muffins

Ginger passionfruit trifle

Passion fruit cheesecake

Maracuya passion fruit mousse

Chocolate coconut bread pudding with passion fruit sauce

Cranberry passion fruit sauce

Passion fruit soup

Chocolate passion ravioli with ricotta souffle

Passion fruit and coconut cream parfaits

Gluten free passion cake

Drinks:

Passion fruit orangeade

Brazilian passion fruit and mango smoothie

Passion fruit margarita

Other dishes:

Salmon with warm passion fruit vinaigrette

Bacon wrapped shrimp with passion fruit

Macadamia nut crusted fresh catch with mango passion fruit sauce

Blue corn pancakes with piloncillo syrup and passion fruit butter

Passion yellowtail snapper

What are your favorite ways to enjoy passionfruit?

Minty Fresh

With the new year I thought we’d take a look at an ingredient that can bring a little freshness to your cooking: mint!

Dinner and Snacks:

Mint avocado dip

Green goddess mint dipping pots

Crunchy sprout and daikon salad with mint

Quinoa salad with squash and mint

Orzo stuffed peppers with feta and mint

Lemon mint risotto

Potatoes with mint mayonnaise

Bulgar salad with chickpeas, feta and mint

Scallops with mint pesto

Grilled swordfish with citrus, saffron and mint

Poached salmon with lemon mint tzatziki

Lamb ragu with mint

Desserts:

Chocolate mint torte

Triple mint ice cream cake dessert

Mint chocolate cheesecake

Minty cookies and cream tassies

Butter mint stars

Mint tuilles

Melting mint brownies

Fresh mint truffles

Chocolate mint sandwiches

Mint chocolate brownies

Star mint meringues

Mint meringue kisses

White chocolate mint mousse

Mint chunk ice cream

Pink peppermint stick ice cream

Mint ice cream

Mint Greek frozen yogurt

Gluten free chocolate peppermint snaps

Drinks:

Minted iced tea

Mint julep

Minty lime refresher

Mint strawberry crush

Peach mint green tea

Cucumber mint refresher

Mint shakes

Pineapple mint ginger water

Bourbon mint tea

Pineapple mint juice

Blueberry mint smoothie

What are your favorite mint recipes?

Christmas Food Gifts

Today I thought we’d look at some awesome DIY food gifts you can give to family and friends.

Granola and Trail Mix:

Pumpkin seed trail mix

Fig ginger granola

Savory thyme granola

Gingerbread granola

 

 

Cookies, Scones:

Christmas macaroons

Lemon crispies

Toffee pecan cookie

Toasted coconut drops

Triple fruit fruitcake mix

Toffee blondies

Coconut crunch cookies

Gingerbread scones

Apple cinnamon muffins

Chocolate nut cookies

Toffee blondies

Cranberry bran muffins

Blueberry ginger hotcakes

M&M cookie mix

Chocolate peanut butter M&M cookies

Cinnamon spice muffins

Soup Mixes:

Curried lentil soup

Spicy three bean soup

Drinks:

Flavored vodkas

Limoncello (video)

Hot chocolate mix (video)

Spiced apple tea mix

Peppermint hot chocolate

Sauces and Syrups:

Herb infused olive oil

Spicy cinnamon syrup

Sundae sauce

Caramel bourbon vanilla sauce

Slow cooker pear and apple butter

Sweet pomegranate syrup

Chunky cranberry relish

Peppery peach sauce

Cranberry syrup

Lemon curd

Cranberry chutney

Strawberry chia jam

More ideas:

Salt blends

Personal coffee blend

Scented sugars

Candy cane marshmallows

All purpose spice rub

Jamaican jerk rub

Multipurpose meat marinade

Savory herb salt rub

What DIY food gifts have you received and loved or are your favorites to give?