Monday, April 29, 2013

Outrageous Orange Amaretto Syrup

This weekend we enjoyed the company of several local Phoenix blogger friends.  We served an outrageous pancake brunch with an insane pancake bar.  There were requests for every recipe.  Our most popular item was my orange amaretto syrup.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Brunch, Banana Pancakes and a Giveaway!

We are only 2 days away from our Spring Brunch sponsored by Smirnoff.  We are so excited to have partnered with them to introduce some fabulous new flavors.  We will be hosting a fabulous pancake bar - our favorite combinations.  Orange Raspberry Pancakes, Blueberry Lemon Pancakes, Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, Banana Nut Pancakes and soooo much more!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cheesy Fiesta Taco Dip in Just 30 Minutes

Cheesy Fiesta Taco Dip is loaded with layer upon layer of your favorite Mexican flavors. It is the perfect easy taco dinner, any night of the week.

Can you believe Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner.  You may remember our 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip and our 4 Layer Pizza Dip that we have raved about.  Loaded with our favorite flavors all packed into an awesome dip.  We love these dips that double as a meal.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream & Top 10 Easy Blender Recipes


I have had so much fun with my Vitamix over the last few months.  Not only have I dove into their fabulous recipes, but I dove into my favorites.

If you haven't had a chance, pop on over to their Facebook page and like them.  They have the most fabulous recipes and I am in love with the quality of my blender.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza in 30 Minutes

Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza is the ultimate for the pizza rebel. It starts with tender garlic and herb pizza dough topped with a fabulous marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil is then sprinkled with lemon zest. It is everything!

We are all pizza lovers in this house and a lovers of all things lemon.  No meal could be better than to bring those loves together.  Well except a 30 Minute Lemon Herb Margherita Pizza made with a marinara sauce that is made in your FREE Vitamix Blender.  Have you entered?  {{Giveaway ended}}

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mallomar Inspired Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Trifle

Mallomars truly whisk me away to days long ago.  Stacks of chocolate covered marshmallow and graham cracker cookies...  dreamy!

In honor of a cookie from days gone by I have created this fabulous 7 layer Mallowmar Inspired Trifle.  It is a treat to remember!

Monday, April 15, 2013

5 Minute Marinara Sauce

We were absolutely giddy when Vitamix sent us our very own 5200 blender to review 2 months ago!  We have had so much fun with it. We have used it almost every day and I can tell you already it has made my life soooo much easier.  I have already remade my 5 Minute Easy Peasy Marinara Sauce in the blender.  We are all about simplifying things so it was  perfect match for us.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

You're Invited to a Spring Brunch

You're cordially invited to a Spring Brunch 
with Smirnoff and The Slow Roasted Italian
When:  April 27th @ 11:00AM PST

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Top 10 Favorite Dessert Cocktails

Happy Thursday y'all!  It's Ladies Night.

Chad has been working on a dessert cocktail for me; one of my favorite candy bars transformed into a cocktail.  I am so excited for next week.  In the meantime we decided to share some of our favorite desserts and treats that he transformed into cocktails for us in his magical mixology lab.  Enjoy and come back next week to share my new favorite candy bar cocktail or cocktail candy bar !

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lemon-Pepper Breaded Chicken over Garden Salad

Spring has sprung and I am craving light and fresh flavors.  Of course a salad was a great way to go.  But, this isn't just any salad.  The lemon-pepper chicken is so flavorful it will take you by surprise and the salad has a special ingredient that really makes it pop!  Can you guess what it is???

Crisp, crunchy and flavorful.  I would tell you I am going to have this for lunch again...  However the chicken is apparently so good that it magically disappeared (I am pretty sure I have a suspect).

Hurry and make it while no one is looking!

Click here to get the recipe and read the article

Monday, April 8, 2013

Simple Baked Chicken Pesto Bites

Recipe and giveaway at the bottom of the page.
Disclosure:  I am working in partnership with the Gourmet Garden brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.

Chad and I attended Blended 2012 in Phoenix this January (our first blogging conference) is was a lovely get together and a fabulous way to meet others with the same passion as us and get to know some really great brands.  There were a lot of door prizes and 2 HUGE swag bags full of goodies that we got to take home.  One door prize that I had my eye on was a cooler of 11 organic herbs and spices.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blue Polka Dot Bikini Martini Cocktail

While I was out in the garden yesterday watching Chad and Munchkin fly kites it occurred to me...  It is certainly Spring.   If I don't embrace it, I am going to miss it!  Spring is one of my favorite times of year.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

10 Quick and Easy Bite-Size Meals (Perfectly Freezeable too)

10 Quick and Easy meals that are perfect to be made ahead and frozen.  They make the perfect toddler lunches, appetizers orserve for dinner with your favorite sides.  We love them with potatoes, pasta, rice, veggies or even alone.  They are perfectly pop-able and totally scrumptious!

CLICK ON PICTURES TO OPEN RECIPE and ARTICLE (Recipes are at the bottom of the pages)