Seasonal Garden Cocktail Recipe with Beet Simple Syrup

I’m not much of a drinker, but I for sure love a tasty seasonal cocktail every now and again. It’s why Sama Sama Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants in town; their drinks are well flavored, refreshing, just the right strength to get this lightweight girl tipsy… and they’re super pretty, too. The Fresh Exchange crafted this delicious sounding bevy, including gin, beet syrup, mint, fennel, and a splash of fizz. I want it right this second, but my coffee and toast with almond butter and smushed bananas will have to do until Happy Hour strikes. Check out the full recipe here!

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Not for the Faint of Heart: Cotton Candy Donuts Recipe

I don’t even know what to do with this. Cotton candy donuts? Yes. Cotton candy donuts. Not only that, but this sugar-high lunacy comes with a recipe so you can whip up a batch and mail them to me. I thank you in advance for your kindness and wickedness in equal measure. See the full post from Studio DIY here!

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Pear and Prosecco Sorbet Holiday Dessert

This light and refreshing pear and prosecco sorbet Holiday dessert would be the nicest addition to a dining menu, don’t you think? It’s packed with sensory delights and even has a sprinkle of pomegranate for a pop of color (and a extra dose of healthy). Get the full recipe over on Camille Styles. And hey, drop off a batch at my doorstep, won’t you?

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Mini Pancakes Love

When I was growing up, my dad would make mini pancakes for me on the weekend. It was a sweet and loving tradition and it always made me smile. To this day, whenever I go back east to visit, he’ll have the pancake batter ready to go when I awake and arrive in the kitchen. Still a special treat for me years later. So, naturally, coming across this recipe from Oh Joy! is making the nostalgia return. Makes me feel swell at even the thought of it. Want to take the sass up a notch? Try these rainbow pancakes! You’re very welcome. And a happy day to you…

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Japanese Coffee / Cardamom and Rose Iced Latte

Everything about this cluster of words sounds delicious: cardamom and rose iced latte. And I don’t think I’ve ever had Japanese coffee, as this recipe calls for, but here’s a great explanation of its process… Japanese iced-coffee style which is simply brewing a hot concentrate over ice. The ice dilutes it back to normal coffee concentration and simultaneously flash chills it to prevent the coffee from cooking more (this is important because hot coffee that’s cooled slowly can taste “burnt”). This method for iced coffee, as opposed to the ever trendy “cold brew” method, preserves all of the sweetness. So there you have it. I encourage you to check out the full recipe over on local milk. You won’t want to leave her blog, it’s SO well curated.

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Make / Edible Spray Paint Donuts DIY

Well this is adorable. It would have never dawned on me to try this beautiful watercolor spray paint on donuts, but this Lisa Frank inspired DIY is spot on. It’s all edible, of course. And to just have these sittin’ pretty on a plate is enough for me. Better still is to chow them down. With friends. Party-style. You can really mix up the colors… solids with splatters + speckles, pastels, primaries, and to go with the trend-craze…a 70s palette. But this styling by aww sam is perfection (tap the link to get the full DIY). Would you try it?

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