Drunk in Love: Basil/Grapefruit Cocktail

So fresh, so clean (🎼so fresh and so clean clean🎶). I will definitely be making more of these to enjoy on warm summer evenings. This is so a porch drink. 

XO, S

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Master Chef: Mom’s “Spaghetti”

🎼 Palms are sweaty/ Knees weak, arms are heavy/ vomit on my sweater already/ Mom’s spaghetti🎶🎶

Some tunes to get you ready for dinner tonight. 

This “Mom’s Spaghetti” is actually zucchini spaghetti, a favorite of my mother’s. I promise I’m not just throwing shade at spaghetti (I would never) 😏… But if I were it would be because of this recipe!!

I made this with the veggetti– the most amazing tool. (It carves vegetables into thin strips). All I did was carve the zucchini, steam the strips and serve with sauce! Embarrassingly easy. 

I make this all the time but this time I prepared it just with Rao’s Marinara Sauce and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano (I’m sleepy). I have also made it with meatless meat crumbles in the sauce to add some protein and flavor (Gardein and Trader Joe’s are my favorites)! It is so good and so healthy and a super easy alternative to pasta if you are feeling something lighter (or if you are my mother and don’t believe in pasta). 

Bon appetit!

XO, S

DIY: Jonathan Adler-ify

I found this planter a few weeks ago at HomeGoods. I forgot to take a before picture but it was stone and kind of looked like this. I spray painted with white glossy paint and this is the final product! Jonathan Adler meets the Italian Renaissance with a rose fro. Looooveeee it! ❤️❤️❤️

XO, S

Drunk in Love: How To Stock A Bar Cart

Here is the bar cart I made for Mother’s Day! It looks amiazing (a-mee-ah-zing). 

Stocked with all the essentials:

🍷🍸🍹🍷🍸🍹🍷🍸🍹🍷🍸🍹

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Brandy
  • Rum
  • Pimm’s
  • Grand Marnier
  • Campari
  • St Germain
  • Sweet Vermouth
  • Dry Vermouth
  • Bitters
  • Sparkling Water
  • Tonic Water
  • Sparkling Lemonade and Orange Juice
  • Rose’s Grenadine and Lime Juice
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cutting Board
  • Shot Glass
  • Ice Bucket and Tongs
  • Lemons and Limes
  • Glasses

XO, S

Master Chef: Chicken Piccata

After so many ears of being off and on vegetarian/vegan I finally made my first chicken recipe for Mother’s Day!

It is SO good and pretty easy! The flavor is so rich but the actually dish is pretty light. (My phone just auto corrected “flavor” to “flavio” and I’m loling). 

I used this recipe. The only modifications I made were that I used 2 tbsp butter and 3 tbsp olive oil for the entire dish instead of what is listed in the ingredients. I also used 6 pieces of chicken and I added some white wine while the chicken was simmering. 

Bon appetit!

XO, S

Schweets: Piñata Cake

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This cake was easier than I thought it would be and would be so cute for a Cinco de Mayo (or a Cinco de Quatro) party!

I looked at a lot of blog posts on how to do this but I ended up not following a specific recipe. For the cake I used a cake mix which made my life 10,000x easier. For the frosting, I made this buttercream recipe which MADE the cake. 

Basically I made two layers of cake, cut the layers in two, cut out a circle from the top three layers, filled the cake with candy and then put one of the circles back on the top of the cake and frosted!

Make it a real party and whip up some guacamole and margaritas as well. 😊

XO, S