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Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita This strawberry rhubarb margarita has the classic flavors of strawberry and rhubarb, but by roasting the rhubarb before incorporating it into the drink brings out a whole new level of flavor that you have to taste to believe. It’s rich and fruity, the perfect accompaniment for a frozen margarita! Though I am typically an “on the rocks” margarita gal, this fruity frozen margarita has convinced me to be a frozen margarita fan for life!

Mango Mojito

Mango Mojito

The sun is out, the weather is warm and it’s officially the start to a great spring season. I love breaking out the bright, refreshing cocktails as soon as the weather gets warm. After feeling like I’ve been living in a cave, hibernating from the bitter cold temperatures, this mango mojito is a breath of fresh air. The mango and mint work together so well, giving you just the right balance of sweet and refreshing flavors. 

Christmas cookies: Eat it or gift it!

Christmas cookies: Eat it or gift it!

Let's agree that December, is a month to treat ourselves with nice homemade sweets. There is no better way to say thank you than by giving a little box of cookies prepared with love in your kitchen.

Get your apron on and choose a recipe!

Hot chocolate cookies - Almond chocolate and marshmallows

You can easily gift them, carefully sealed in a container. Even though they probably won't last too long, just know that you can store them up to one week in an airtight container. But who am I kidding, the cookies weren't even cooled, and half of the batch was already gone. I had to hide a few to be able to share these cuties with you! 

Classic shortbread cookies

I know the statement "My diet starts next week." very well, I say it month after month. If that's the case for you, you might want to consider this quinoa salad. If not, here are some tasty recipes for you.

Spanish Mantecaos

If you are baking for a nut-free environment or want to stay classic, you can't go wrong with those shortbread cookies. The warmth of the sugary-buttery mix will make you eat them by the handful.

Classic shortbread cookies

Classic Shortbread cookies

(Yield 15-20)

Ingredients: -

1 cup of butter, diced 

1/2 a cup of sugar 

1 cup of flour, sifted

Vanilla, optional

Preparation:  - Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. In a bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and flour until it holds together. Refrigerate 15-20 min. Roll the dough out half an inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, make squares. Repeat until finished. On a baking sheet, place the shaped cookies. Bake 25 minutes. 

Is it cold outside? Are you are in a hot chocolate and marshmallows kind of mood? No problem, we got you covered with those oh so addictive almond-chocolate shortbread bites. Don't try to control yourself in front of those, you can't. They are a buttery treat with the perfect balance of chocolate and almond, plus a sweet touch of marshmallow. Irresistible.

Hot chocolate cookies - Almond chocolate and marshmallows

'Hot chocolate cookie', almond-chocolate and marshmallow

(Yield 15)

Ingredients: -

1 cup of flour

1/2 a cup of almond ground 

1/4 a cup of sugar 

A pinch of salt 

2 tablespoon of cocoa powder

1 cup of soft butter, diced 

1 egg yolk, medium size

Preparation: - Preheat oven to 325 F. In a bowl, put the flour, ground almond, sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Mixing well, add in the butter, it will be crumbly. Add the egg yolk and continue to mix. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.

If you want to add a little European twist, with a world-flavored cookie, you'll impress your friends with your pronunciation of Maaantecaos, if you make these delicious cookies! You'll be the Christmas star of the evening... not the one on the tree! You'll love that little orange flavor... Close your eyes, you could be on the street of a little town in Andalucia, where Orange trees make the shadows on the sidewalk...

Spanish Mantecaos


Spanish Mantecaos (Yield 15)

Ingredients: -

1 and 1/2 half cups of flour 

1/2 cup of sugar 

100ml of oil 

2 teaspoons of orange blossom water

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Preparation: - Preheat oven to 370 degrees F. In a bowl, put the flour and the sugar. Mix. Pour the oil and the orange water. Mix well until it holds together. Make little balls of 1.5 inches diameters. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Decorate with icing sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon on top.

Written and photographed by Melanie from Bon Appét'Eat.

Overnight Bacon & Chocolate Chip French Toast

Overnight Bacon & Chocolate Chip French Toast

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In the dead of winter, all I want to wake up to is something sweet, savory and super easy to make. That's why this Overnight Bacon & Chocolate Chip French Toast fits the bill almost every weekend. It's got sweet french toast, rich dark chocolate and savory bacon which when combined together in a baked up casserole of goodness, will completely blow you away with every single bite.

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What I really love about this recipe is that you can easily make it the day or night before. That way when you are groggy in the morning, reaching for your cup of coffee, all you have to worry about is setting the oven and placing the baking dish in there. By the time you feel awake, you'll be sitting down to a heaping, gooey portion of this deliciousness...

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It's perfect for the holidays, especially when you have family staying with you and the chaos of Christmas morning! However this recipe can keep you going and going throughout the cold months that are still ahead of us, so don't go only making it once ;) Happy holidays everyone! Enjoy the long weekend!

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Overnight Bacon & Chocolate Chip French Toast from Pig of the Month BBQ on Vimeo.




INSTRUCTIONS: Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Add half of the cubed bread to the pan and top it with half of the chopped bacon and chocolate chips. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Pour mixture over bread evenly to coat everything. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and the center is set. Top with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

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