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Passion Fruit Strawberry Margaritas

passion fruit strawberry margaritas

You know how I feel about margaritas. OBSESSED.

But in a strange twist of events, I didn’t miss margaritas while I was pregnant. Like, at all. When it came to alcohol, all I wanted was a cold beer. And this craving lasted for pretty much the whole pregnancy, to the point where it actually sorta bothered me. I enjoy a good microbrew from time to time, but I never would have chosen beer over margaritas pre-pregnancy. Leave it to me to develop a serious love for beer after leaving Portland. Sigh. I wondered if I’d ever be “normal” again. Continue reading


Fresh Rhubarb, Strawberry & Ginger Scones

Fresh Rhubarb Strawberry Ginger Scones

In the midst of packing, I had a rhubarb-induced panic attack. As in, oh my god I just remembered Rhubarb doesn’t grow in Hawaii- based hysteria. It wasn’t a problem growing up because I had no idea was I was missing. Now that I’ve been enlightened, I’m not quite sure how I’m going to cope with the loss when I move to Hawaii in 2 weeks. Naturally I’ve gone into rhubarb-everything mode and stocked up at the farmer’s market this weekend. Is it possible to have too much rhubarb in the fridge? Definitely not. Especially when it comes to these Fresh Rhubarb, Strawberry and Ginger Scones. Continue reading


Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktails

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Summer hit Portland like a freight train last week. The weather went from 60s-and-rainy to high-90s-and-super-hot within a 24 hour period. And all I could think about was a Lava Flow. Like, I probably would have had one for breakfast if that was appropriate. I finally got around to inviting some friends over and making a batch – and let’s just say that it was totally worth the wait.

Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail

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Patriotic Cupcakes In-A-Jar

patriotic cupcakes in a jar

We have, like, 8 parties to attend during the 4th of July holiday this year. And it’s against my religion to show up to a party empty handed. Are you in the same boat? Don’t stress, I’ve got your back. These Patriotic Cupcakes In-A-Jar are the perfect make-ahead treat that are easy to transport from party to party.

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You maaaay have noticed that I’ve been slightly nutso for strawberries this season. It all started with the Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. Not only were these cupcakes delicious, but I loved the natural pigment that came from the fruit. So next, I made Strawberry Donuts with Honey Bourbon Frosting – another delicious baked good. And clearly I haven’t filled my pink baking quota. As I thought about prepping for 4th of July, I couldn’t break away from my colorful baking spell. So what did I do? I made strawberry cupcakes in a jar topped with blueberries and fresh whipped cream. Red, white, blue, and oh so delicious.

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Baked Strawberry Donuts with Honey Bourbon Glaze

baked strawberry donut with honey bourbon glaze

Remember that rant from last week? About baked donuts? Well guys and girls, the quest continues. And I have to tell you about another rockstar baked donut recipe that totally classifies as a good baked donut (however hypocritical it might sound): Baked Strawberry Donuts with Honey Bourbon Glaze.

baked strawberry donut with honey bourbon glaze

Although I’m not normally a huge fan of whisky, I recently discovered honey bourbon. And, I am a changed woman. It’s so yummy and smooth that apparently I thought it was a good idea to add to breakfast food. Oh wait, this has happened before, hasn’t it? Please don’t judge me.

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