Happy Hour! (It’s Happy Hour somewhere, right?) Stephany Tullis is here today. Obviously a gal after my own heart, Stephany has brought not one, but two lovely cocktail recipes for us today. Also – BARGAIN ALERT – you can get Stephany’s book 48 Hours ’till Christmas for only $0.99 right now!
I love to write, travel and hang out with family and friends. From my perspective, mouth watering food, a frosty or hot drink , depending on the occassion and season, are necessary ingredients to guarantee a good time for all. Add some music and the sky’s the limit!
My smorgasbord of passions is reflected in my writing. My characters love nothing more than to celebrate, memorialize, or toast an occassion with friends and family. Small town southern charm and hospitality season my writing style, my characters–and their desire to entertain with homespun flare and, as befitting the occassion, a sophistication that rivals the best of the best.
Kristina Knight in the house! I’m so excited y’all. I’ve known Kristina since we were both debut authors in 2012. She was releasing What a Texas Girl Wants, the very first book in her Texas Wishes series, and well, I live in Texas and… Friendship! So of course Kristi showed me up by bringing something delish that’s also healthy. Chocolate and strawberries. Make sure and scroll past the recipe to check out The Anthem Series which include her latest book Start Me Up!
The days are getting shorter and cooler here on the North Coast, but I’m still craving one of my summer favorites: smoothies! RadioMan and I made mudslides (natch) and last week he created a Snickers Smoothie which was *so* good, but my go-to this summer has been Chocolate Strawberry. I’m not sure what happened with our local farmers, but their strawberries this year have been to die for. I’m going to be in serious withdrawal in a couple of weeks, but for now I’ve got fresh strawberries so let’s give this recipe a try!
Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
1 Cup Fresh strawberries – if you can freeze them overnight, even better, they’ll act as ice!
1 Cup 2% milk – or whatever style of milk you prefer
1/2 packet Carnation Instant Breakfast, either the milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Your preference!
2 Scoops protein shake powder – I use Pure Protein Vanilla Continue reading
I know it is Foodie Friday – but this Friday I thought we would do a drink. This is mostly because I just got the bill for my car repair and I need one. Also, last time I posted a picture of a pisco sour on my Facebook, people seemed to approve. Yes, I am that desperate for approval. Also, it is summer, and pisco sours are a yummy and refreshing drink.
Before we start, let me say I am not exceptionally finicky about my pisco. Some people will insist on Peruvian pisco and others favor Chilean pisco. Yes, they are slightly different, but they will both work for this recipe. If you want to embroil yourself in a 400-year-old debate about who has the better pisco, google away. If you want a tasty drink, read on!
Ingredients for 2 Pisco Sours:
- 3 shots pisco
- 1 shot fresh lime juice*
- 1 shot simple syrup*
- 1 egg white (optional)
- dash bitters (Chilean or angostura – I’ve never found the Chilean ones locally)
(*adjust lime and simple syrup amounts to taste) Continue reading