Entertaining guests? A crudite platter is always a great choice when preparing light appetizers, especially this time of year! Our own garden is beginning to really take off and one of our favorite things to do is serve up what we’ve grown. Until then, we enjoy heading to the local farmers’ market and picking up veggies. Select your favorite veggies and feel free to be creative! One idea is to make a serving bowl from an artichoke–it makes for great dip presentation.
To make the artichoke bowl, you simply use a knife to cut the center out of the artichoke. You’ll want to use a very sharp pairing knife. Once you’ve removed most of the leaves, use a metal spoon to hallow out the center before filling with your favorite dip or hummus.
Looking to try new margarita recipes? Look no further because I’m sharing four creative recipes today. After I recently made this jalapeno lemon martini, a friend of mine suggested I try to make a jalapeno margarita … and so the story goes.
I decided to get creative with a cast of ingredients of which included: jalapenos, cilantro, honey tangerines, pomegranates, Meyer lemons, basil and ginger. Don’t worry — they didn’t all end up in the same drink.
Our week of new margarita recipes continues with today’s beauty — a pomegranate margarita! What do I love about this cocktail? It’s bright in color but light in flavor. Pomegranate juice is a great (healthy-ish) mixer and the splash of lime seals the deal.
I’ve been on a mission to come up with new flavorful margaritas and although yesterday it was all about the spice of this jalapeno margarita, today we’re getting just a touch of sweet with this tangerine margarita.
The juice of a honey tangerine is complemented so well with freshly grated ginger that the whole thing just screams “I’m so refreshing, drink me!”
This jalapeno margarita recipe knocked my socks off. I’m adding this recipe to my growing “spicy cocktail” collection and filing it right next to this jalapeno martini.
It’s nice and refreshing like a traditional margarita but with a light kick of heat from the jalapeno. I’m also in love with the subtle cilantro flavor that comes through. I’m predicting that this jalapeno margarita will be the star of your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party!