Herbal White Sangria

As we count down the days to autumn equinox lets enjoy as many summery treats as we can, shall we? Please make sure one of those treats, is this deliciously refreshing herbal white sangria, with hints of thyme and cardamom I feel it’s the perfect cocktail to help you slowly transition from summer to fall. Herbal White Sangria ...more

Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Covered Pops

Remember the cocktail I made for you last Friday? Well, as promised here is the garnish that goes along with it. Ok… so they are a little more than just a garnish ....more

Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini

Happy Friday folks! What better way to kick off a long weekend than with a grown up sweet treat right? Well, that is unless you prefer these types of treats instead (which is totally cool) ....more

Peanut Butter Cookie Brittle

Cookie brittle has been on my mind for some time now. I have to say the thought of whipping up some sort of cookie brittle began the day I came across Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle during a routine trip to Costco. Since that very day, the idea has lingered on and off ....more

Ginger Whiskey Sour

In honor of Whiskey Sour Day which will take place on Monday. Yes… I admit, I’m one of those who keeps an eye on these things. In my defense though, if I may… Let it be known that I selectively choose which food holidays I like to partake in ....more

Hawt Chocolate Custard

Although I’ve heard of Cinepolis in passing here and there for some time now. It really hadn’t caught my eye until just recently when one of my co-workers posted an Instagram pic of an Iced Mexican Mocha which him and his wife procured during their last visit to said establishment while going to watch The Expendables 3. Not only did he rave about the Ice Mexican Mocha, he also mentioned the fact that he and his wife never go without ordering some of their gourmet popcorn ....more

Cherry Hazelnut Tart

So perhaps cherry season is pretty much over according to the almanac… I seriously have my doubts though, since grocery stores here in Southern California keep taunting me with 2 lb. bags of reasonably priced gorgeous looking cherries. Being a sucker for a good deal this weekend I couldn’t resist so I caved in and picked up one of these said two pound bags of cherries and proceeded to whip up this tart to share with you ....more

Extra Dirty Vodka Martini

Monday I shared with you this easy to make Father’s Day ice cream cake for all the sweet toothed dads. So for today’s cocktail I chose to skip the typical sweet/dessert inspired cocktail and prepared for you my favorite savory cocktail, which I’m sure most dad will also enjoy. Extra Dirty Vodka Martini ...more

Easy Father’s Day Ice Cream Cake

For all of us moms who have super tight schedules and are swamped with work, I came up with the perfect dessert to serve the amazing father’s of our children. Since I haven’t met a soul yet who didn’t have an appreciation for a little Ben & Jerry’s, I figured I could totally get away with this. We are talking a layer of Chubby Hubby and a layer of Peanut Butter Cup snuggled between two layers of vanilla bean cake frosted with a little talenti Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream which is then topped with an entire bottle of chocolate fudge magic shell ....more

Lost In Translation Cocktail

I know the movie “Lost in Translation” was released way back in 2003. But, it was just last week that I actually got to watch it for the very first time. I’ve been meaning to watch it since my trip to Japan but just hadn’t had a chance to ....more