Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

It’s National Margarita Day, and you know what I’d be doing if I weren’t 33 weeks pregnant. But because margaritas are a pregnancy no-no, this year I had to get creative in order to join in on the celebration.

I’ve seen some delicious looking margarita cupcakes on Pinterest, but you know I’m really picky about my margaritas. I don’t love margarita mix AT ALL. I like my margaritas made with fresh citrus. And the more tropical, the better. So I experimented turning my favorite margarita – Mango Margarita – into a cupcake. And the result? Pretty darn delicious:  Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting are almost as good as the real thing.

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Guava Shortbread Cookies

guava shortbread cookies

You may have noticed that I love posting recipes for Valentine’s Day. I swear I’m not one of those lovey-dovey cheeseballs. But, I can’t help but get excited about a holiday that’s semi-revolved around sweets. Frankly, I can use all the excuses I can to bake. And, uuum, eat.

In the past I’ve made lots of delicious sweet treats like…

Conversation Heart Cookies..

Brownie Marshmallow Sandwiches with Strawberry Sauce

and His n’ Hers Ice Cream Floats.

All of these were fun, but this year I recreated my Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread recipe with a new twist: the sweet and tangy flavor of guava. And with that, I give you… drumroll… Guava Shortbread Cookies. Ta dah!

guava shortbread cookie

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Hawaii Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal! It’s a …

Confession time. We’ve known the gender of our little one for over a month now. I know – I’ve been holding out on you! As much as I couldn’t wait to share the good news, I was consumed with a few[…] Continue reading

mocktail recipe roundup

Festive Mocktails

Okay you guys. I’d be lying if I said I was really excited to be the sober one this new year’s eve. It’s not that I’m a heavy drinker, but it’s no secret that I love a cocktail or two on[…] Continue reading

best of the blog 2014

Recipe Roundup 2014 {best of the blog}

Like most years, this one was full of highs and lows, all kinda blurred together. Like, finding out about our pregnancy – that was an emotional roller coaster. And moving to Hawaii. It was such an exciting job opportunity, and of course the[…] Continue reading

cranberry coconut smoothie

Cranberry Coconut Smoothie

Sam made me homemade ravioli on our 3rd date, and it pretty much sealed the deal. Gotta love a man that cooks, am I right?  Even though we both love to spend time in the kitchen, we each have our[…] Continue reading

no bake energy bites

Katie’s Raw Energy Bites

As you might imagine, there are a lot of truly magical things about living in Hawaii. The traffic is not one of them. Especially this time of year. It’s like the holidays come around and everyone decides to drive like maniacs. Man oh[…] Continue reading

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Lola’s Big Move

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Hawaii for 3 and a half months now. It’s even harder to believe that our long, drawn-out move isn’t wrapped up yet. But – the end is near. With one month left of[…] Continue reading

pumpkin butter mochi

Pumpkin Butter Mochi

After my pumpkin-season rant last week, I’m suuuper excited to share some good news: I found the queen of pumpkin recipes. As in, the end-all-be-all, look no further-type recipe: Pumpkin Butter Mochi. It’s deliciously pumpkin.  With a twist. 

frozen greek yogurt pumpkin pie

Frozen Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie

In case you’ve been stuck under a rock – or, on a rock, in my case, it’s officially pumpkin season. And even though I get caught up in the excitement every year when the season rolls around, I’m always a little cautiously[…] Continue reading