Slow Cooker Frito Pie (Vegan)

When I was in Austin Texas last summer, I had the pleasure of  feasting at La Barbecue, which is widely regarded as one of the best BBQ joints in the country. Everything was incredible, mouthwatering and unlike anything I had ever tasted before. This place shattered the ceiling on what I considered BBQ to be, and it also opened my eyes to some Southwestern dishes I had never heard of before, like the Frito Pie. Growing up in California, we lean a little on the healthier side in our dining and cooking decisions, but sometimes you just have to indulge. That is…

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Holiday Libations: Vanilla Cranberry Cocktail

What is a holiday without a few good libations, am I right?! Last weekend A and I threw an Ugly Christmas party and last minute, we thought it would be fun to add a signature cocktail to the menu and not just jello shots and mulled wine.  I made a version of this cranberry cocktail, but added some vanilla vodka to it and I must say, it fits deceptively well with our winter vibes despite it’s crisp, refreshing taste! It takes just a second to make and it looks so beautiful on a holiday tablescape (pictures of that to come soon!).…

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This Year’s Thanksgiving Cocktails

As I am sure you gathered from this post, I am a huge advocate for using holidays as an excuse to create (and drink) overly elaborate libations! This year’s Thanksgiving cocktail is a maple rye sour, and it is a real crowd pleaser. I used a version of this recipe here and just subbed out the amaro for some orange liqueur and a dash of bitters!

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Delicious Coconut Chews (Vegan)

  As a kid, I was convinced that I hated coconut because of its strange consistency (so basically I was Woody Harrelson from Zombieland). This led my childhood resentment of anything even resembling coconut, including Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen. Fast forward to present time and somehow coconut is now one of my favorite things in the world. I love that it is so sweet, but still packed with vitamins and all their benefits! That is why when I tasted a coconut chew in a local restaurant, I know that I had to try and make my own vegan version. I was beyond excited to…

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Thie Year’s Signature Halloween Cocktail

As I have mentioned a million billion times, Halloween is my favorite holiday. And what is better than some spooky, ghoulish cocktails for Halloween party or just a fun night at home? I used a variation of this recipe here to create this holiday cocktail to get me in the Halloween mood! All I did was add some black sanding sugar to the rim and a few halloween candies!

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