1. Strawberry Rosé Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

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    Cinco de Mayo calls for Margaritas and this year I am serving up Strawberry flavored ones that include my favorite ingredient, yes you guessed it, Rosé! Super easy, I whipped it up right on my Cinco de Mayo Table {and will be sharing all the details in an upcoming post!}. In the meantime find my delish recipe below as well as a list of some of my favorite new bowls, placemats, and more that I will be using this Cinco de Mayo!

    Strawberry Rosé Margarita {inspired by this recipe on epicurious.com}: makes 4 margaritas

    • 16 strawberries, hulled, sliced
    • 4 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 1 cup AVION tequila blanco
    • fresh lemon juice from 1 whole lemon
    • 6 Tablespoons of Rosé – but I use it more like a topper!

    Instructions: Muddle strawberries and brown sugar until lightly crushed. Add tequila, lemon juice, rosé, and ice. Cover and shake or mix hard for 30 seconds. Pour drink over ice {do not strain}. Add more Rosé to taste as well as a few sliced strawberries!

    And for what I am loving for Cinco de Mayo: fringe and ikat placemats {like these and these – the ones in this post are Homegoods!}, gold-rimmed glasses for margaritas {mine are these}, aztec bowls {like these} for guac and salsa, pastel baskets for displaying lemons and lines {here}, an assortment of white ceramic vases to display wild flowers {mine are from West Elm}. Cheers!

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  2. Passover Apple Kugel

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    This year my husband and I hosted the cutest seder for a few families and their children. Searching for Passover recipes that are actually tasty for adults and kids can be a bit harder than you would expect, so I began browsing the internet for a Kugel substitute that everyone would enjoy. I stumbled upon a version of below and after baking and serving, I can say it is actually delish! I am not kidding, it doesn’t taste like your usual kosher for passover cakes! Sliced and placed on a cake stand, it’s perfect for a family gathering, or it’s great to serve as a sweet side dish if you are desperately missing carbs this week! Enjoy!

    Passover Apple Kugel {makes one loaf}:

    • 5 apples cored and diced
    • 5 eggs
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 1 cup matzoh meal
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup oil

    Mix ingredients together and bake in greased tin pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve hot or cold as a side dish or dessert.

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  3. Spring Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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    I am so excited to have been featured in the Food Network Magazine April 2016 Issue sharing a yummy recipe for Spring! Brought to you by the Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Repairing Shampoo Line, the Food Network team and I crafted a Spring salad recipe that is packed with amazing seasonal ingredients while the home-made honey dressing is perfectly light and tart {and incredibly easy and healthy!}! See the recipe below and be sure to check out the magazine for other amazing recipes for your Spring soirees! {And for those of you looking to refresh your beauty routine as much so as your salad, check out Garnier’s Whole Blends Collection which has essences of honey to nourish and repair your locks!}.

    Golden Honey Vinaigrette with Spring Greens {serves 4}:

    Ingredients:

    • 3 tablespoons of honey
    • 1/4 cup white balsamic or white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
    • pinch of salt and pepper
    • 1 head of Boston or butter lettuc
    • 1 cup baby swiss chard
    • 2 cups pea shoots
    • 1 cup snap peas
    • 1/2 cup lima beans
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced summer squash
    • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
    • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped

    Directions:

    To make vinaigrette, whisk together the honey, vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and olive oil until completely combined. Set aside

    To make the salad, tear lettuce into pieces and mix in a bowl with Swiss chard, pea shoots, peas, lima beans, summer squash, and goat cheese. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with vinaigrette.

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    Thank you to Garner and Food Network Magazine for partnering on this post.

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