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Margarita Recipe Roundup

margarita day roundup

In case you missed the memo, I LOVE MARGARITAS.

You, too? Good. Because it’s almost #NationalMargaritaDay, which means margarita calories don’t count. Last year I wasn’t able to partake so this year I’m not wasting any time. I’ve rounded up some of the most cheers-worthy margs below. Check out the list and let me know how you’ll be celebrating! 

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Festive Mocktails

mocktail recipe roundup

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 festive occasions.

Although I’m no expert at making virgin cocktails (“mocktails”), there are many other fine folks who are. Because, a girl can pretend, right? Without further ado, if you’re the designated driver like I am tonight, give one of these recipes a whirl so you won’t feel left out. 

Whether you’re going big tonight or staying home, I wish you the happiest and healthiest of years ahead.

HAPPY 2015!

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Recipe Roundup 2014 {best of the blog}

best of the blog 2014

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 chance to be closer to family. But leaving our Portland-community was harder than I anticipated. 

Thankfully life’s little surprises typically seem to have happy endings. So I’m encouraged to keep patient, continue going with the flow, and have faith that 2015 will be filled with even more adventures.

And speaking of happy endings, last year y’all seemed to like the 2013 end-of-year recipe roundup. So, here’s a look back at this year’s best Margaritas In The Rain recipes!

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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup

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This time last year, I was in LA filming a video for Sauza Tequila. The theme was “Cinco de Mayo Ladies Night,” and it involved drinking margaritas for about 10 hours straight in a mansion in the hollywood hills, while me and several other bloggers were pampered and styled from head-to-toe. It wasn’t hard to look like we were having fun. In between giggling awkwardly and sipping margaritas, the makeup crew would run up to us to touch up our lipstick, straighten our dresses… and I remember distinctly feeling like I was getting way more attention than I had at my wedding (where I got a lot of attention!). And you know what? It was fun to feel like a big deal for a day. A girl could totally get used to that.  Continue reading


Warm Winter Cocktails {recipe roundup}

I never thought I’d say this, but a cocktail just isn’t going to cut it this weekend. A cold cocktail, anyway. Hot bevys are a whole different story. They warm you up from the inside out, and feel somehow a little more appropriate than drinking an ice-cold margarita in 10 degree weather. I’ve been collecting a list of warm cocktail recipes for my own benefit, and thought it was time to share the wealth. So – put that margarita glass away, grab your favorite mug, and pick your weapon of choice!

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No-Cook Recipe Roundup

no cool meals recipe roundup

My new Plum Deluxe article was published this week – and the timing could not have been more perfect.

The article is a round-up of no-cook recipes. I don’t know what the weather’s like in your neck of the woods, but it has been crazy hot here in Portland. And because of the heat, I haven’t turned on the oven once this week. 

If you need some inspiration for summer meals that don’t require slaving in the kitchen, make sure to click through and check out the article for yourself. You can thank me later.



Summer Picnic Upgrades

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Picnics are one of my ALL TIME favorite summer activities. Our little neighborhood is surrounded by four parks in walking distance, and believe me when I say that I spend every possible second bouncing between them when the sun is out. Each one has their perk; one allows dogs so I can bring Lola, another is closer to the local ice cream shop, and so on. You can see where my priorities are, clearly.

Anyway. Last month I wrote an article for Plum Deluxe about all things Pineapple, and I’m excited to share my next article with you: 10 Easy Upgrades to Classic Picnic Foods. Check it out – and then share your favorite picnic recipe below.


Party like it’s Cinco de Mayo

Cinco De Mayo recipe roundupGiven the name of this blog, you’ve probably induced that I’m a big fan of Cinco de Mayo. And right you are my friends. In fact, here’s the photo booth evidence from one of our recent Cinco de Mayo parties:

And yes, those are homemade cardboard photo booth props made by my husband extraordinaire. But I digress. Whether you are going to go big or stay at home this Cinco de Mayo, you’ll want to check out this roundup of recipes.Homemade Infused TequilaBaked Margarita Donuts

Fruity White Sangria
Mini Rosemary Cornbread muffinsSouthwest Brown Rice Bowl
Baked Apple Empanadas
Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup
Frozen Lime Yogurt Mini Pies

Thanksgiving Dessert Roundup

Have I mentioned that I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the first time? Eek. I spent the weekend grocery shopping, prepping recipes and dusting off old platters. And I’m ready for the in-laws to arrive. All that’s left is cooking the Turkey and doing some baking. I’ve always found that having fresh baked treats is the best way to welcome guests. So without further ado, here’s a list of my favorite fall festive treats for your holiday table and beyond. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting
pumpkin pie pops



Rhubarb Roundup

I’m a sucker for all things seasonal. Fresh, locally-grown berries and tomatoes taste so real compared to their counterparts found in the grocery store, grown out of season and shipped in from Timbuktu. We’re currently in the middle of rhubarb season, and naturally I’ve come home from the farmer’s market with stalks and stalks of rhubarb.
My go-to rhubarb dish is pie, but this season, I’m looking to spice it up. Let’s just say that Sam is a little bit sick of it. So, in the interest of being a good wife and not driving my husband into rhubarb madness, I’ve collected a roundup of delicious-looking rhubarb recipes to help our marriage survive the Spring.
Do you have a tried-and-true rhubarb recipe? I’d love to hear it!