Spicy Salty Dogs 

Add a little chili 🌶 and lime to the rim of a classic vodka and grapefruit cocktail to give it a kick for summertime! Delicious 😋 

Bourbon Vanilla Milkshakes with Cowboy Bark🌿

 Boozy milkshakes! How is this not a good idea for any sunny Summer weekends, holiday, treat day?!! 

I found the Cowboy Bark at Trader Joes. I poured in 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey but, dark rum would work just fine. Add your ice cream and two or three chunks of bark. Whip cream, chocolate, garnish…enjoy! 

My little guy graduates Pre-K…🌿

My little guy is graduating from Pre-K! I’m a proud mama. And, I plucked some flowers out of the garden for his teacher. A patient women with a class full of predominantly boys. Bless her. She filled out the first installment of sentiments to him In the Dr. Seuss book “Oh the Places you’ll Go”. A little Pinterest idea that has teachers sign and I can give it as a gift when he graduates High School. Cute, huh? But, ugh. I don’t want to think that far in advance…😩 . . .

Grape Schiacciata 🌿🍇

This tasty treatis pronounced “ski-ah-CHA-ta” and is a Tuscan variation on delicious focaccia bread. It would make a great little companion this Summer with some yummy cheese and a glass on Chainti, Valpolicella. Any wine really. I think I might try it with cherries soon.
Makes 1 loaf

1 Package pre-made dough. 

Extra virgin olive oil 

Honey

3/4 cup seedless organic black grapes or Concord grapes

1 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

2 tbsp. Fresh rosemary leaves

Heat oven to 400*. I used pre-made plain dough from Trader Joes to make it even faster and simpler. Take the dough out and let rise for about 20 minutes. Brush it with a bit of olive oil and some honey. Place on a baking sheet and form into a free form oval. Use your fingers to dimple the dough and sprinkle ontheright grapes encouraging them to fall into the spaces. Drizzle with more olive oil, sprinkle with salt and fresh rosemary. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

I love a Sheeps milk pecorino from Trader Joes and there are some great inexpensive  wine options to go with.