This sparkling sangria is sure to be a spring hit. Full of pizzazz and vibrant color this cocktail sparkles like no other. The strawberries and peach brandy mingle elegantly in your glass.
I served this at dinner one evening when my mom came up to visit. She’s not much of a wine drinker-so she said! Three glasses of this light and fruity sangria later and she was loving every last drop of this wine. Surprisingly (not), this sparkling sangria stole the show. While the lasagna was good , it was the sangria that was talked about days later.
Sparkling strawberry sangria is a must make for your next spring soiree. Gorgeous and delightfully good, perfect for warm spring evenings. Your crowd will love this sparkling sangria.
With Easter just around the corner I wanted to make something that would be perfect on our family’s Easter brunch table. This raspberry pecan bread turned out extraordinarily good. I can’t wait to impress my family with it!
The bread is tender, not dense. The raspberry jam swirled through out adds a wonderful sweetness and gorgeous color. I love how when baking the pecans they get soft and tender. This is a truly melt in your mouth bread.
I adore simple recipes with few ingredients. When creating a simple recipe I cannot stress enough how important it is to use high quality ingredients. When you make this bread be sure to use the best jam, flour, yeast and pecans you can afford. It makes all the difference in the world.
With the help ofRed Star Yeast this raspberry pecan bread turned out beautifully. I was amazed when the dough had risen perfectly. I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to the effort of making homemade bread only for my loaf to come out looking very pitiful. It’s embarrassing and maddening. Every time I made cinnamon rolls or sandwich bread I always thought, “Is this really going to come out as planned or will I be left with a dense gross mess?”Red Star Yeast has helped me take the question bread making. My loaves of bread come out gorgeous!
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I hope your family loves this Raspberry Pecan Bread this Easter holiday.
This is weeknight dinner is quite possibly a new favorite in our house. I made this on a whim one evening when I was craving something warm and comforting. I’ve never worked with polenta much but, holy cow, is it super easy to make and it taste wonderful.
The texture of polenta is smooth and cream. This versatile ingredient is most definitely a pantry staple to have. You can serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you haven’t tried it, I highly suggest it.
Loaded with chicken, black beans, corn and cheese this dish makes for the ultimate weeknight dinner. All of these ingredients are wrapped up in a beautiful tomato-enchilada sauce and rest beautifully on top of the cooked polenta. Topped with a cozy blanket of cheese. This polenta dish is one you will make week after week. I know you will love it.
With close to 80* temperatures headed my way, I’m off to prepare for some outdoor time! I hope you all have a great weekend!
Today, I’m sharing with you a list of my very favorite Spring recipes. These are light, refreshing and absolutely delicious. These spring recipes get me excited for the much warmer days of summer. Grab a fork and let’s celebrate spring!
On a rainy spring day this roasted cauliflower soup is the ultimate in comfort. After a long winter of heavy foods I always crave lighter fare come spring. Here in VA we have some cool wet spring days that leave me craving something warm but not heavy.
By replacing cream with potatoes, this soup transforms into a light yet satisfying bowl of goodness. The roasted cauliflower and garlic adds a wonderful robust flavor that is quite unforgettable. If you are making this for dinner guests I might suggest making it the night before, that way you have time to air out the house. My family hates the smell of roasted cauliflower. I adore roasted cauliflower so much I don’t mind it.
This skinny roasted cauliflower soup is one delicious warm recipe you will want to make before the hot days of summer get here.
The season of BBQ’s, picnics, family reunions, camping trips and neighborhood get-together’s, is almost here. I have the perfect pasta salad for you, today! This, I can assure you, will be the hit of all your summer events.
Full of colorful everyday ingredients this pasta salad is healthy and over the top good. The vibrant red grape tomatoes add not only lush color but a wonderful sweetness. Have you tried cornichons? They add lots of crunch and a bit of bite that I adore in this salad. To add a bit of fun texture I choose to throw in some garlic white cheddar cheese. This made for a great combination with other flavors. Olives are always a good idea!
I wanted to create a sense of creaminess without over doing it, so I added a few tablespoons of Dijonnaise. This is just a great condiment. It has the wonderful flavor of Dijon and velvety texture of mayonnaise. I would highly recommend not omitting it from this recipe. It’s amazing.
With a big Tupperware full of this pasta salad, consider yourself prepared for all your summer festivities.
I’ve been on a real blueberry and lemon kick lately. It’s just a refreshing spring combo. Spring seriously can not get her soon enough. I’m ready for lighter dinners, refreshing drinks and most of all warmer weather.
We recently discovered the wonderfulness of sparkling wine. I adore it so much that whenever I see recipes creating these fancy cocktails with it, I shun them. Honestly, why mess with a good thing? I used to think how could you possibly make sparkling wine any better?
That was until I had half a bottle of sparkling wine left over from a dinner party. I decided to play around and try a few different combinations and not surprisingly I loved the blueberry lemon flavor.
Not only does the blueberry lemon syrup add a gorgeous color to the sparkling wine, it adds a wonderful refreshing yet deep flavor. Simmering the syrup really brings out the true flavor of the blueberries. This festive cocktail is perfect for a spring get together.
I can’t wait to serve these at my next brunch or dinner party!
This pasta dish is spicy and loaded with all kinds of goodness. Full of everyday ingredients this pasta dish takes just a few minutes to pull together. I used left over chicken breast which also helped cut down on cooking time.
I’m always looking for new weeknight meals. My family gets so bored with the same old dishes. This spicy creamy chicken pasta definitely was the highlight of our meal plan.
Since this dish is a little rich, I served it with a big side salad. While this creamy bowl of goodness is not something we would have every week it was nice to change up our usual routine.
Adding a splash of cream really makes this dish. It brings all the flavors of the bacon, pepper jack and chicken together.
If you are looking to spice up your menu plan this week, you really must try this creamy chicken and bacon pasta.