Juicy strawberries and fresh basil make the perfect pair in this delicious Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash. 

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash - juicy strawberries and fresh basil are the perfect pair in this bourbon cocktail recipe!

Happy Friday!

This week flew by. The month flew by actually. How is May almost over?! My kids’ last day of school is next week and I’m gonna be real honest with you, I have no clue where they’re going to school next year. Like, I don’t even know what state they’re to go to school in. That’s where my life is right now.

So the end of the school year is exciting because you know I love summer and all the fun that comes along with it but it’s also super stressful because… I really just need someone to figure out my entire life for me so I don’t have to make any more decisions.

That’d be great.

I’ll talk about it all eventually, don’t even worry.

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Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

Guys.

It’s hot in Texas.

Did you know it’s hot in Texas?

You did?

Oh, okay.

I guess this is news to no one.

Anyway, I’m really into showing up at at my friends’ houses with homemade boozy popsicles these days since it’s so hot and also because they’re so much more fun than showing up with cocktail supplies. And lucky for me, I’m usually just walking over to my neighbors’ house so popsicles are easily transported.

For these really easy Sangria Popsicles, I used Woodbridge by Robert Modavi Chardonnay. Woodbridge has been around for over 30 years and is one of my go-tos because I know I can trust their wines to be delicious and make any occasion more fun.

And what’s more fun than popsicles made from wine?!

Like I said, these are SO EASY. Cut up a bunch of fruit – I used strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and kiwi, but use whatever you like. And then mix together the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and a little bit of lemonade. And then combine it all in popsicle molds. Freeze for 8 hours and then get ready for your friends to really love you when you show up at the block party with a tray of frozen wine.

They are so pretty – I just can’t get over all the bright colors! And seriously delicious!

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Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

Sangria Popsicles

12 servings

Ingredients

1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1 cup peeled, sliced kiwi
2 cups Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
1 cup lemonade

Instructions

  1. Divide the fruit among 12 popsicle molds.
  2. In a large measuring cup with a spout, stir together Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay and lemonade. Pour into the popsicle molds. Cover and insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze at least 8 hours before serving.
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Sangria Popsicles - easy and delicious! Only a few ingredients! Perfect for your next party!

 

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Strawberry Jalapeno Salmon - only 5 ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes! This delicious, healthy meal is going to become a regular in your house!

Happy Monday, guys!

I have officially entered that weird space where I really need my kids to go back to school because they are driving me crazy but I also want it to be summer forever so I don’t have to go back to real life.

I’ve been trying to get back into cooking more though. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had cereal for dinner this summer. It’s just so easy to lose track of time and all the sudden it’s 6 pm and everyone is starving and maybe I haven’t been to the grocery store in a couple weeks.

Whatever.

So I’m currently obsessed with simple meals that only require a few ingredients and only take a few minutes to prep.

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Heeeeeey guys!

Happy almost 3 day weekend! We just have to survive today and tomorrow and then we’ll get to relax, grill up some burgers, and drink some sangria!

Speaking of, I posted this delicious Pink Berry Sangria over at eBay and I made a list of cute things that would be perfect for your summer wine party!

Make sure you hop over and check out the really easy recipe!

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Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes - the perfect spring dessert!

I know some of you are covered in snow right now (and I’m jealous, trust me) but I have to tell you that it so feels like spring in Texas!

They weather is amazing, the bluebonnets are popping up, and the berries are already so delicious!

I am buying pounds and pounds of fresh berries every time I go to the grocery store and I’m putting them in everything I eat. I can’t get enough. I just want to bake ALL THE THINGS with berries.

Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes - the perfect spring dessert!

I decided to make these Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes because I wanted something to pair with my favorite Gloria Ferrer wine.

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is Carneros’ original sparkling wine house, owned and founded by the Ferrer family of Spain. The winery opened in 1986 in the breezy, now-famous region in southernmost Sonoma County. Their wines have earned over 400 gold medals and 50 90+ scores in the last 5 years.

My personal favorite Gloria Ferrer wine is the Chardonnay. It’s aged for 9 months in French oak barrels to intense complexity. It has notes of peach, pear, pineapple, and meyer lemon, as well as the delicious toasty oak note.

I thought the bright citrus flavor of the Chardonnay would be perfect with these shortcakes!

Meyer Lemon Strawberry Shortcakes - the perfect spring dessert!

If you haven’t baked with meyer lemons yet, you’re definitely missing out! They’re a bit sweeter than regular lemons, a little bit like an orange. I actually caught my 4 year old eating one the other day and couldn’t convince him that it wasn’t an orange!

So the shortcakes themselves have the meyer lemon zest inside and then they are topped with sweetened strawberries! And then you put a big dollop of meyer lemon whipped cream on top to make them extra delicious!

I loved the meyer lemon twist on a classic and they really did pair wonderfully with the Gloria Ferrer Chardonnay.

Make sure you check out the Gloria Ferrer website to find out more about the winery and the other wines they offer!

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