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Margarita Cupcakes With White Chocolate-Lime Buttercream


Permission to speak freely? April has been a shitstorm. Just a crappy month. I’m ready to say sayonara. Buh bye. And I can think of no better way to kick April to the curb than by celebrating with Margarita Cupcakes. Sweet Kate over at ¡Hola! Jalapeño organized an entire Margarita Week that runs from now until May 5…scroll to the bottom of…

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Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider


I was completely inspired by Half Baked Harvest’s maple apple cider recipe in which she uses a slow cooker to make it. I was so inspired, that I got up off of my arse and played around with the recipe a bit. I have four apple trees so fasten your seatbelts…there are quite a few more apple recipes coming your way. My…

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Five Spice Fig Jam


This post has so many ties to Beijing. Not that I had an affinity for figs while I was there. Nor did I make fig jam while living in China. But autumn was my most favorite season in Beijing, with spring running a close second. Winter was cold and dry and summer was steamy, hot and wet. In fall, everyone was back from…

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{ pomegranate + rosemary cocktail }


pomegranate + rosemary cocktail { holiday cheers } This is part of the DisplacedHousewife Christmas Eve Dinner…or if you’re just looking for some holiday sparkle, this is it. I know I said I would have this up by Sunday…but…I’m never one to turn down a good time in the month of December. And that’s what’s been happening. A lot. But…

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{ blackberry + lemon vodka cooler }


blackberry + lemon vodka cooler { spring fever } I’m acting like I’m on Spring Break even though I haven’t been in school in, let’s just say, quite some time. Every year, for as far back as I can remember, I get a little crazy come spring. I want to shrug off responsibility, spend more money than I have, shove my…

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{ five-spice cranberries three ways }


five-spice cranberries cranberries + cocktails + appetizer I like a recipe that will serve multiple purposes. For instance, when I make tri-tip, you can always expect beef tacos the next day. And if it was an especially big tri-tip, than I will roll it into chili and I’ve got three meals under my belt. Boom. These cranberries are just like that. First, they’re a…

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{ gardening surprises }


{ lime basil vodka mojitos } I love gardening. Anyone that’s known me for any length of time would find that a fascinating fact. I don’t much like to play in the dirt or lay on the grass. But for some reason, the ebb and flow of gardening trumps all the negatives of getting dirty and being around bugs. One…

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