Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Scones

These homemade whole wheat cranberry orange scones are going to be the best thing you put in your mouth all day long. Perfectly balanced flavor and texture will make this your go-to recipe for weekend mornings or a special brunch.

What’s your favorite weekend breakfast food? Waffles? Pancakes? French toast? I’m partial to savory breakfasts myself; buttermilk biscuits and eggs and bacon would almost always be my first choice. Unless, of course, huevos rancheros are on the menu because I’m a sucker for that dish every single time. You might be surprised to hear, then, that sweet — not savory — breakfast scones easily make my top five list of breakfast treats. And while I meet most any scone with a devious smile, these homemade whole wheat cranberry orange scones are just about the best version to come out of our home kitchen. I promise that if you make these, you will devour every single crumb on the plate.
These homemade whole wheat cranberry orange scones are going to be the best thing you put in your mouth all day long. Perfectly balanced flavor and texture will make this your go-to recipe for weekend mornings or a special brunch.Continue Reading

5 BEST BITES IN THE WINTER VILLAGE AT BRYANT PARK

No visit to the Winter Village at Bryant Park is complete without tasting these five foodie favorite bites from artisan booths. Skip sitting down for dinner and make a meal of snacking your way around this awesome holiday market in New York City.

Until our recent Thanksgiving week visit to New York City, I had never been to a holiday market. In fact, I didn’t even know holiday markets existed. As I researched for our trip, I kept reading more and more about two holiday markets in New York: the Winter Village at Bryant Park and the Union Square holiday market. I read that these specialty pop-up markets are filled with artisan booths from all over the world. Visitors can peruse aisle after aisle of handcrafted goods, unique gifts and delicious foodie favorites, but only during the holiday season. It sounded like an event I would love and so I made sure to visit both markets during our trip.

No visit to the Winter Village at Bryant Park is complete without tasting these five foodie favorite bites from artisan booths. Skip sitting down for dinner and make a meal of snacking your way around this awesome holiday market in New York City.Continue Reading

CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIE MARGARITA

This sugar cookie margarita recipe is a ridiculously fun and festive drink to serve at your holiday cocktail party. It can be made more or less sweet according to your tastes.

When we lived in Tucson we used to frequent an amazing Mexican restaurant perched in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. When it wasn’t too hot, we’d sit on the patio, sipping margaritas and enjoying the view of saguaros on the mountain, set stark against an Arizona sunset. You’d be amazed at just how good a margarita can taste when it’s accompanied by views like that. That Mexican restaurant featured a “margarita of the month.” It was always something seasonal and delicious, very much like the recipe I’m sharing today. Hold on to your Santa hats, boys and girls, because I’m about to introduce you to a Christmas sugar cookie margarita.

This sugar cookie margarita recipe is a ridiculously fun and festive drink to serve at your holiday cocktail party. It can be made more or less sweet according to your tastes.Continue Reading