Vanilla almond margarita

Vanilla almond margarita | Such the Spot

Hi, friends! I’m super excited because it’s Margarita of the Month day here on the Spot! Just in case there was any doubt as to my excitement level I think the overuse of exclamation points in those first two sentences conveys my mood. :) I’ll do my best to curtail that from here on out. Are you curious about this month’s flavor? I can assure you that it has been strictly scrutinized and duly tested (it’s … Continue reading Vanilla almond margarita

Cranberry clove sparkling margarita

Ah, December. Sparkling lights, brown-paper packages and tall margaritas served ice cold. What? Is that not a part of your holiday tradition? Just me? Perhaps, but once you try this festive cranberry clove sparkling margarita I suspect you might have a new holiday tradition. Seriously, just look at this gorgeous cocktail! And just you try to tell me that it doesn’t exude The Merry. It totally does. This particular margarita is both tart and sweet … Continue reading Cranberry clove sparkling margarita

Mini Mexican meatloaves with roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Mini Mexican meatloaves with roasted garlic mashed potatoes | Such the Spot

I don’t know about you, but my family tends to quickly tire of eating the same meals week in and week out. Given our propensity for inspired menus, my husband and I spend a fair amount of time brainstorming creative new dinner ideas. What that really looks like is him throwing out some crazy idea and me responding in one of two ways: (1) turning my nose up; or (2) quickly considering if and how … Continue reading Mini Mexican meatloaves with roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Autumn spiced pear & vanilla bean margarita

Autumn spiced pear & vanilla bean margarita | Such the Spot

I teased this recipe on the Such the Spot Facebook page over the weekend and it took everything I had to wait until today to post it. You guys, this recipe is a must try. The idea was born a few weeks ago when my handsome husband and I stopped for lunch at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. The server came by and offered their margarita of the month–autumn pear–and I was tempted. I … Continue reading Autumn spiced pear & vanilla bean margarita

Horchata margarita

Horchata margarita | Such the Spot

Okay, friends.  Who hasn’t tried horchata yet?  I first tried it when my dad bought us a bottle for Christmas last year and I was hooked.  It quickly became the go to drink Jeff and I shared while we were eating homemade popcorn and watching the Arizona Cardinals games.  The liqueur we were gifted and the others I’ve seen since are rum-based, not to mention insanely easy to drink on ice straight from the bottle.  … Continue reading Horchata margarita

Cotton candy margaritas

Cotton candy margarita recipe |

The fair recently passed through town.  Confession: we’ve lived here for nine + years and still we’ve never once visited the fair.  Confession #2: I don’t think we’re missing much.  In any case, we couldn’t very well let the fair pass through town without commemorating the event in one way or another, right?  Of course not.  So we did what any Arizonans would do and we made themed margaritas.  Cotton candy-themed margaritas, to be exact. … Continue reading Cotton candy margaritas

Slow cooker black bean soup

Confession: I strongly dislike baseball season.  It’s not the sport itself that I have a problem with.  It’s the fact that I have two young children who play on two different teams and–between the two of them–I would guesstimate that 93% of our family time is spent on one baseball field or another.  And when we have to be out the door by 4:40 to make it to a game on time, dinner is a … Continue reading Slow cooker black bean soup