Fresh Juice Gin Cocktail

1 oz. fresh clementine juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 oz. rosemary and mint simple syrup

4 oz. gin

Put all in a cocktail shaker or ball jar with ice. Shake and pour over ice cubes with rose petals frozen inside them. Add sprinkle of julienned mint.

National Margarita Day

If you're like me, you probably don't need an excuse to lift a celebratory sneeky. Still, even this classic margarita gets its own holiday. So Happy National Margarita Day! I'm serving up these refreshing Clementine Margaritas on this beautiful California day. Cheers!

Clementine Margarita

2 oz. Tequila 2 oz. Clementine juice (You can also use orange or grapefruit. Whatever is in season) 1 Freshly squeezed lime 1/2 oz. Cointreau

Shake, shake, shake. Pour over ice. Adorn with a clementine slice and sprig of rosemary.

Super Bowl Sunday


Super Bowl Sunday

Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos

February 2nd, 2014

Display veggies in vases and glasses you have around the house for a chicer adaptation of the classic veggie tray

Use kraft paper (you can find at hardware store in large rolls), white painters tape and number stickers to pull off this easy look!

Take ordinary cans and turn them into football servers using paint and craft paper!

Burger Potato Bites


  • 16 large frozen French-fried waffle-cut potatoes (1/3 of a 22-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 teaspoons grilling seasoning blend
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese, cut into quarters (4 oz.)
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Mustard, ketchup, dairy sour cream, and/or dill pickle slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Evenly space potatoes on baking sheet.
  2. Bake potatoes for 18 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Adjust oven racks and preheat broiler.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine meat and seasoning. Form into sixteen 1-ounce mini burgers (about 2 tablespoons).
  4. In a 12-inch skillet cook burgers, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, turning burgers once halfway through cooking. Drain fat.
  5. Top each potato with a burger, cheese quarter, and tomato slice. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and tomato begins to brown.

Serve with mustard, ketchup, sour cream, and/or pickles. Makes 16 snacks.

Any Juice Margaritas

  • 2 oz. Tequila

  • 2 oz. Clementine juice (You can also use orange,grapefruit, lychee or anything you may have on hand.. Whatever is in season) 
1 Freshly squeezed lime

  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau or Patron Citronage

Shake, shake, shake! Pour over ice.Adorn with mint, clementine slice or slice of cucumber. Mint and Rosemary are always a fun garnbish too.