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Weekend Menu: All-American Cocktails + Treats

Whether you're out of town for the 4th of July festivities, or staying home for a little holiday staycation, it is officially time to kick off this Independence Day weekend, and we have the perfect weekend menu to  help you get started. Take a peek below at some of our favorite all-American cocktails, paired with some classic...

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Red, White & Blue Treats for a Sweet 4th of July

Holidays are always an appropriate time for a little indulgence -- especially if the indulgences in question are both holiday-hued and as all-American as the 4th of July- and Americana-themed sweet treats in the slideshow below. Don't believe me? Take a peek and try to resist these desserts' sweet temptations this coming weekend.

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The Prettiest Patriotic Cocktails for the 4th of July

For many, 4th of July means a three-day weekend, sand between toes, a celebration filled with family and friends, and a much-deserved ice-cold cocktail in hand. Still have to work on Friday? Not headed to the beach? Well you can still have your red, white or blue ...

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Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Feeling vanilla? Break out of your waffle cone shell with this lavender honey ice cream recipe from Jacquelyn of Lark & Linen! It's the perfect remedy for the doldrums thanks to a heavenly combination of floral and sweet flavors that will instantly transport your taste buds to the south of France—kind of like summer vacation in a cone! "It’s subtly floral, not overly sweet and, while delicious on its own, tastes particularly fantastic...

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Hibiscus Margarita Popsicles

The beauty of a boozy popsicle lies in its discreetness. Dessert For Two's Christina Lane explains how this seemingly innocent frozen pop is tons more fun thanks to a splash of tequila and triple sec, perfect for judgement-free imbibing from the prying eyes of neighbors. Amen to that! We'll be making these hibiscus margarita pops all summer long. For the full recipe and more sweet ideas, check out...

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Strawberries & Cream Mini Chiffon Cake

In the summertime, all we can think about are strawberries and how to eat them: tossed in a salad, muddled in a cocktail, dipped in chocolate—drooling yet? Our favorite way is layered with whipped cream between stacks of chiffon cake, which is why we are obsessing over these adorable mini strawberries and cream cakes from Two Red Bowls. To assemble the mini cakes, Cynthia of Two Red Bowls used a stabilized...

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Weekend Menu: Best Ever Guacamole + Pink Lemonade Margarita

What do you get when you combine a hot summer day, tortilla chips, our Best Ever Guacamole and a super-delicious, super-cold Pink Lemonade Margarita? Oh, I don't know... maybe the best mini weekend menu combo ever?! Check out this, and other dips 'n' drinks pairings below, make like it's Friday...

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Blackberry Saint Cocktail

If I had to pick my most favorite fruit ever, blackberries would definitely win that award. They are the true definition of yum and the only thing that could possibly make them better? Vodka and St. Germain. Mix all those goodies together and you have the Blackberry Saint Cocktail courtesy of Reagen Taylor. It puts all other summertime drinks to shame but don't tell my usual vodka soda that. Every...

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The Perfect Summer Cocktail – The Sashito

Summer is officially here which means game on for major sun time. And did we mention cocktails? This beauty crafted by Bartaco with imagery by Alea Moore is summertime in a glass. So grab a pencil and take notes because the Sashito needs to be your new signature bevi. A cocktail infused with watermelon and lemon? We'll cheers to that!

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22 Game-Changing Sangria Recipes

I could drink an entire pitcher of sangria alone, but these sangria recipes are so delicious, hoarding the pitcher for yourself won't even be an option. One sip, and your guests will be begging you to refill their glasses. So this summer, beat the heat with a batch of the refreshing...

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19 Easy Garnishes to Dress Up Your Drinks

How do you like your cocktails? Sweet? Sparkling? Strong? No matter what your preference, we've got the perfect collection of garnishes to complement it. With Father's Day, the Fourth, and hot summer nights around the corner, these pretty garnishes will soon become your entertaining secret weapon.  And for more...

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Kick Up Dads Cookout With These Yummy Recipes

This Father's Day, celebrate Dad with the a good ol' fashion family cookout. But if you are looking to really kick things up a notch with some unique and delicious recipes, we've got a few that are sure to make your #1 Dad a very happy camper. From kicked up condiments to...

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Three Ingredient Banana Ice Cream

Here in Arizona, we basically live on the Sun. It's hot, hot, hot and the only way I stay refreshed these days is with a little ice cream. Now, it's not that hard to make ice cream in a machine, but you have to wait for it to churn and then freeze, and by that point, my craving has passed. This three ingredient banana ice cream can be made in under 30 minutes and is just as satisfying! xoxo Lexy of PROPER...

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10 Enviable Dips to Start Your Party Off Right

Dips, schnips. We get it. Dips aren't always the most exciting thing on the table, and some of them have a not-so-great reputation that precedes them (spinach dip haters, get in line). Get ready to change your mind—these 10 recipes will turn up your taste buds and get the party started. Check them out in the slideshow below! Hosting a party? Check out these posts:...

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20 Finger-Licking Summer Desserts

There is nothing more delicious in the summer than juicy watermelon, fresh berries, ripe nectarines and sweet cherries. A fruit salad is always a crowd pleaser, but why not impress your guests with some...

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Our Favorite Rosé Picks for Summer

We have a love affair with rosé. The second the warmth of summer hits, it's yes way rosé, all the way. And when we got wind that tomorrow is National Rosé Day, we thought a little round up of our go-to bottles was in order. We might even start a fan club with all of our faves. Want to join? Leave your rosé picks in the comments. We're always up for adding to our arsenal! Say hip hip rosé to these...

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A Party Inspired by All Things Donut

I can't think of a better reason to celebrate than the Day o' Donut. Otherwise known as National Donut Day. The sweetest sweet treat is getting a full blown party courtesy of Paper Heart Patisserie and Milou + Olin and it couldn't be cuter.

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Buttermilk Cake Donuts with Raspberry Glaze + DIY Donut Tips and Tricks

Guess what? It's National Donut Day! I'm sure your favorite morning treat has already graced your instagram and facebook feeds a million times over but we're about to turn it up a notch courtesy of Milou + Olin. Behold the Buttermilk Cake Donut with Raspberry glaze. A treat so worthy of a splurge. Plus, bakers extraordinaire, ...

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14 Must-Make Donuts for National Donut Day

I have maybe the biggest sweet tooth ever. Candy, ice cream, cakes, cookies — dessert is my favorite meal of the day. But there's something extra special about a...

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Get the low down on donuts from Dough Brooklyn

National Donut Day celebrates one of America's favorite and most decadent desserts, donuts. Gone are the days of your run of the mill donuts, today, you can get just about anything on top of these melt in your mouth goodies. We enlisted the help of an expert Pastry-chef Fany Gerson from Brooklyn's famous Dough to share how she'll be celebrating National Donut Day and more. How did you get into the donut industry? I had been a...

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