To be honest, it seemed a little silly to write a post about a recipe for DIY simple syrup (which is sooooo easy to make), but after posting a few cocktail recipes in the past, that required the ingredient, I was surprised that I actually received a lot of comments about it. What it was, where to buy it, and how to make your own. So, to make things simpler moving forward, and to prevent you guys from having to search the web for a tutorial, I’m dedicating this post to all things DIY simple syrup!
From what I’ve read around the web, I’m not the only one intimidated by the thought of making my own marshmallows. I don’t know what it is about those pillowey little clouds of sugar, but they are intimidating AF. (Don’t you guys agree?!) I’ve attempted them once before, only to throw the whole batch in the trash, but my stubbornness won out and I gave them another shot. And, boooooy, am I glad that I did! Not only are they actually really easy to make when you get the concept down, but they are sooooo much better than store bought mallows. I’m not even a marshmallow girl, but I’d definitely snack on a few of these mint chocolate marshmallows!
Looking for an easy way to garnish a cocktail or add a little more punch to some fruit? Today’s post will help you do just that! These boozy rum soaked cherries are simple to make and delicious! With only two ingredients, you’ll up your cocktail game in no time and maybe get a little buzzed while doing it! 😉
I can’t even handle how gorg these little beauties are. I went a little picture crazy on this post, just because I had a really hard time narrowing them down. So you guys will just have to suffer through them along with me, although I don’t think you’ll complain. 😉
I’ve seen similar posts floating around the internet but I wanted to try some floral cubes out for myself, and after making these rose ice cubes, I’m totally jumping on the floral bandwagon. They are just SO PRETTY!
With a little patience and my water trick to help make your finished cubes super clear, you’ll be
smelling sipping on roses in no time.
The Super Bowl is just about a week away and I’m already planning my snack and drink menu. Have you guys started yet? If not, you should definitely consider adding this baby to your list! I’m upgrading a traditional root beer float to an adult level, that’s perfect for game day! These caramel whiskey root beer floats are easy to make and delicious too!
I’ve never met a Prosecco I didn’t like. I’m a bubbly girl through and through and if I can find a way to incorporate my bubbly into any other form of enjoying it, you can bet I’m going to try! And that’s exactly where today’s post comes into play. I’m sharing a recipe for pear and Prosecco popsicles that are a breeze to make, oh, so delicious, and a fun way to impress your guests for any gatherings you’ve got coming up too! Oscar party anyone?
Most of time you will find me in the kitchen, I’m baking up something delicious. Whether it’s something easy like muffins, or more complex, like this multi layer cake, I tend to gravitate towards baked goods. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook too, but I’m not a big savory person. I’m a sugar addict and baking just seems to be my happy place. (Maybe I need to make cooking more in 2018 my new year’s resolution). Either way, in today’s post I’m sharing this easy banana bread recipe that is both delicious and simple too. What’s not to love?
- 2 Cups Ripe Bananas
- 2 1/2 Cups Sugar
- 3 1/2 Cups Flour
- 4 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Oil
- 1 Cup Buttermilk
- 7 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/4 Tsp. Salt
Move your baking rack to the middle of the oven and preheat it to 275 degrees.
Grease two bread pans with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the bananas, sugar, and baking soda. Blend at high speed, with an electric mixer, for about one minute.
Alternate adding each egg and cup of flour, until all combined.
Mix in the oil and buttermilk and beat for an additional 2 minutes or until smooth and well blended.
Pour the mixture into your two bread pans.
Bake for 2 1/2 hours.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.
This easy banana bread recipe is also great to keep in the back of your mind during the holiday season too. These loaves make great homemade gifts for neighbors, friends, family, or to serve on Christmas morning too!
The holidays are in full swing and I’m diving headfirst right into all of the fun! One of my favorite things to do while wrapping up gifts and listening to Christmas music is to make this easy stove top holiday potpourri.
It fills the house with the best scents of the season and really gets me into the holiday spirit. It’s perfect to have simmering on the stove when hosting a holiday party, having friends or family over, or just settling in for a cozy holiday movie night on the couch!