Monday, July 29, 2013

Girls Night Martini

Hot pink just makes me happy.
Martinis make me ecstatic.
So you can just imagine how I feel about a hot pink martini. 
Beer is awesome, but sometimes I need a girly drink.
My go to drink is always vodka soda, but it looks a tad water.
 So I dressed it up a little bit to make this drink for girls night.
  • Raspberry Vodka
  • Raspberry Seltzer
  • Grenadine
  • Lime Juice
  • Pink Sugar
  • Dip the rim of a martini glass in lime juice, then dip the rim in pink sugar. 
  • Add ice to a shaker. To make one martini, add 1 shot and a splash of vodka, add 3 to 4 ounces of seltzer, and a splash of grenadine.
  • Shake ingredients together.
  • Pour in martini glass. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

Today I was looking through my pictures and came across the one below.
 I made this appetizer months ago and it was a huge hit. I can't believe that I forgot to post it.
It's nothing fancy....
(the original recipe doesn't call it "tasty trashy taters" for nothing..)
It's not healthy...
(it's fried, oozing with cheese, AND wrapped with bacon and sugar...)
But it sure does taste good thanks to the salty bacon and sweet brown sugar! 
In my opinion salty and sweet is the best combo.
This would be PERFECT for the next time the man in your life invites all his buddies over.
Not to be sexist, but this just screams man food for me.
It's probably because my boyfriend loves anything that is wrapped in bacon haha. 
I'll certainly be saving this recipe for football season.
Football, beer, and trashy taters...
Sounds good to me!

Recipe Source: The Chew
  • 1/2 bag tater tots (thaw to room temperature)
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (cut into tiny blocks-about 1/4 inch)
  • frank's hot sauce
  • 16 ounces of bacon strips (cut strips in half)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  • Create an assembly line to make the tater tots:
  • First, cut a small whole in the tater and place a cube of cheese in the opening.
  • Dash tater with hot sauce. 
  • Wrap the tater with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  •  Roll the bacon bundle in brown sugar. 
  • Place on baking sheet. 
  • Repeat with each tater.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. 
  • Flip tater tots over and bake for a remaining 5-10 minutes.
On another note, this is my first week co-hosting Tasty Tuesdays over at Anyonita Nibbles.
Link up below!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beer Cake

I am the first to admit that pinterest is a HUGE source of inspiration for me. In many ways this blog is a product of my pinterest obsession. I found so many other blogs through pinterest that I was inspired to make my own! Today's post is just one of MANY examples of some fabulous ideas I get from pinterest.

I know we have all seen beer cakes on pinterest. I decided to try it out for a friend's 21st birthday. Since it is still July, I took advantage of the patriotic Buds still in stores. I just loved their colors! To match the theme I found star ribbon at the craft store.

I just love how it turned out! It is a really festive, unique, and practical gift...especially for a birthday or any type of celebration!!

The only negative is that this cake is VERY heavy and hard to transport. I would suggest putting it together on site. Lets just say it doesn't travel well in the car and you may have to rebuild once you arrive at your destination. That may or may not be from personal experience.... 

Read below to find out how I made this cake.

Also, here are some other 21st birthday gift ideas or "man gifts," as I like to call it, from my blog: 21st Birthday Celebration
You can follow me on pinterest here to see all the things that inspire me!

Items Needed:
  • 36 beer cans
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Cake circles (14", 8", and 6")
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Step 1: For the bottom layer, stack four 14" cake circles. Place about 18 beer cans on top of the cake circles. Place close attention to the outside beer cans making sure the logo is facing outward. Note: you won't have enough beer to fill the circle completely. Wrap your favorite ribbon around the outside of the beer cans. Tape the ribbon in the back
  • Step 2: To make the middle layer, stack four 8" cake circles. Place about 10 beer cans on top. Repeat the rest of directions in step 1.
  • Step 3: For the top layer, stack four 6" cake circles and place about 7 beer cans on top. Repeat the rest of directions in step 1.
  • Stack 4: Stack each layer on top of one another.
  • Stack 5: Place a final beer can and ribbon on top.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Bloglovin' Collective

Welcome to the weekly Bloglovin' Collective party! 
There are many out there like it, but this is the Bloglovin' blog hop you do not want to miss.

Not sure if this is the blog hop for you? Check out what other bloggers have to say:

"I'm having so so so much fun with this blog hop, it's seriously the best one I've been involved with.  I've met some seriously awesome new bloggers, and there is so much HOPPING going on which totally doesn't always happen!"
-Ashley, Modernette


and my co-hosts for the week:

Carly @ Happy Little Kiwi
Mercedes @ Project ProcrastiNOT
Lauren @ Girls Gone Food
Ashley @ Modernette

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