Heath Bar Shortbread Cookies

Blitz Heath Bar Shortbread Cookies drizzled with Chocolate are a re-creation of my favorite childhood candy bar in cookie form and they are absolutely delicious! Can you hear that sigh…that huge exhale of relief? I’ve decided that this year I have to be more cognizant of MY priorities and that might include saying no to […]

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Blitz My favorite cheesecake is a simple lemon flavored one. I’ve modified it to make this equally delicious Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake studded with blueberries and topped with a fresh blueberry sauce.   I have had it in my mind to make my favorite Lemon Cheesecake for some time now. The photos are only OK and […]

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Casamigos Tequila Margarita

Blitz The Casamigos Tequila Margarita is one of my favorites. A simple cocktail made with great tequila and fresh juices; it’s a favorite year round. I have a very old memory from my first experience with a margarita and it was awful! I blamed my lack of experience with hard liquor but over the years […]

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French Onion Galette

Blitz If you love French Onion Soup, then this rustic French Onion Galette is for you; caramelized onions with Gruyere cheese and thyme on a flaky crust. Très délicieux. The term galette has a loose definition that is tied to the French word galet, meaning a smooth, flat pebble. A reach into history and many […]

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Spanish Tapas Chicken Thighs

Blitz Perfect for a party, these Spanish Tapas Chicken Thighs are delicious finger food that go well with a variety of small bites.   Today is World Tapas Day and my Progressive Eats group is joining in with a theme showcasing delicious tapas recipes. I’ll be honest, I’m not a tapas expert, Spanish food is […]

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Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Blitz One of our favorites of all time, this Marinated Grilled Flank Steak is so versatile and easy; try it at your next outdoor event. I don’t think there is a much more versatile piece of beef than a flank steak. It’s lean, takes on a variety of flavor depending on how it’s marinated; it’s […]

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Watermelon Raspberry Cooler Cocktail

Blitz This Watermelon Raspberry Cooler is a super refreshing beverage that will be a great thirst quencher for summer heat with watermelon, raspberries and lime added to rum.   I love watermelon…but I mean really good watermelon. When the grocery store is selling watermelons in the winter I walk on by…we all know they will […]

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Summer Campari Cocktail

Blitz A luscious and complex cocktail, this Summer Campari Cocktail is the perfect blend of ingredients and my favorite use of Campari.   One thing I never have to worry about is running out of ideas for cocktails each week. I’ve got more ideas than I have time to develop them but even so, sometimes […]

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Brandy Slush Cocktail

Blitz One of my favorite cocktails for summer, the Brandy Slush Cocktail is made by combining orange juice, lemonade or limeade, and pineapple juice, with brandy. It’s frozen and then served topped with lemon-lime soda. It’s a great crowd pleaser too! Today is my monthly participation in Progressive Eats. Our group event has members sharing […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Margarita

Blitz Combining the ease of lemonade concentrate with fresh strawberries, lime juice, and tequila for this Strawberry Lemonade Margarita makes for a delicious cocktail that is so easy to make; perfect for summer sipping! As much as I love margaritas, there are days when I think I’ve pretty much run the gamut of variations. I […]

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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Blitz There is nothing quite like a delicious Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce to up your ice cream game but be careful; it’s so good you could finish it off with a spoon! I think one of the best things in this entire world is good vanilla ice cream served with a Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce. […]

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20 Favorite Margarita Cocktails

Blitz If you love margaritas like I do, then you’ll love this list of my 20 Favorite Margarita Cocktails. I have lots that I love! Prickly Pear Margarita Surprisingly this year, the celebration of The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo fall on separate Saturdays…we should proclaim this a necessity every year! I do love […]

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Sunflower Seed Bread with Honey

Blitz Honey and sunflower seeds flavor this delicious loaf of Sunflower Seed Bread; it’s worth every minute you have to wait for it to rise! I am not the biggest break baker; it’s never been my claim to fame. I could lament the time it takes but come on, we’ll all been stuck at home […]

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French Onion Veggie Burger

Blitz This French Onion Veggie Burger is a veggie version of the delicious Avalon Burger from Ted’s Montana Grill. It’s all about the condiments! Our challenge this month for Progressive Eats is to make a ‘copycat’ version of a restaurant dish. I followed that guideline but went a step further and took the delicious Avalon […]

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Molasses Cookies

Blitz I love these Molasses Cookies! Some might call them Gingersnaps but they aren’t…the molasses is distinct in their flavor and the ginger is one of the spices that complement it. Molasses cookies are normally something we make in the fall and serve with apples but are also a staple in our Christmas cookie jar. […]

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Best Homemade Molasses Cookies

Blitz I love these Molasses Cookies! Some might call them Gingersnaps but they aren’t…the molasses is distinct in their flavor and the ginger is one of the spices that complement it. Molasses cookies are normally something we make in the fall and serve with apples but are also a staple in our Christmas cookie jar. […]

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Boozy Hot Chocolate Bombs

Blitz Hot Chocolate Bombs are all the rage, filled with marshmallows for a fun ‘explosion.’ The explosion is more subtle with a Boozy Hot Chocolate Bomb; it includes an ounce of liqueur or liquor inside delicious chocolate for a fabulous treat! You must have seen them, right? The Hot Chocolate Bomb phase is very real; […]

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Mandarin Orange Salad

Blitz Mandarin Orange Salad is one of my favorite green salads. The addition of oranges and candied almonds to the mix is fantastic! Talk about a walk down memory lane…I first included a post about this Mandarin Orange Salad on my baby blog almost 25 years ago. Back in the ‘olden’ days, there was no […]

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Raspberry Lime Vodka Soda

Blitz My favorite cocktail when I’m not in the mood for fussing is a Vodka Soda, combining a great vodka with sparkling water. I’ve elevated it just a notch with this Raspberry Lime Vodka Soda but it’s still a light and delightful cocktail. After months of indulgence, I think everyone tries to cut back in […]

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Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail

Blitz Blood oranges are so stunning and make the most amazing Blood Orange Margarita Cocktails. Grab some quick before their short season is over! I can not post this cocktail today and ignore the events of this week. My heart is breaking and quite frankly, I’ve been anxious like everyone else. I’ve struggled to regain […]

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Sparkling Fruit Punch Cocktail

Blitz With fresh fruit and minimal sugar, this Sparkling Fruit Punch Cocktail is perfect for everyone, sans the addition of Prosecco, kids and teetotalers will love it too! The Progressive Eats group that I started seven years ago usually takes off in December, with the glut of shopping, cooking, baking and holiday gift buying, we […]

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Pizzelle Italian Waffle Cookies

Blitz A very old fashioned cookie that I’ve always loved, Pizzelle Italian Waffle Cookies are typically flavored with anise, orange or vanilla. These are cookies of my youth and I haven’t had any that were homemade in years. I remember vividly that my Grandma Bathe made Pizzelle Italian Waffle Cookies using an old fashioned Pizzelle […]

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Buttermilk Pan Fried Chicken

Blitz I thought it was just a memory that had me elevate this Buttermilk Pan Fried Chicken recipe my dad made to celestial heights. It’s been awhile and I’ve tried several recipes in the interim and this is still the best. I’ve been on something of a fried chicken discovery tour. It started with this […]

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