beneath the blossoms ~ a scenes post

lilacs2016

Mother’s Day started with mimosas and brunch at The St. Jame’s Hotel with my sweet Andie and Grace. We sat on the quaint patio at the Veranda and enjoyed sticky caramel rolls, eggs Benedict, and hash browns. With the sun shining brightly overhead, a view of the river, good conversation, and birds singing in the…

milano mule

milanomule

We’re making icy, refreshing Milano Mule cocktails this evening for date night on the deck. A Milano Mule is a Moscow Mule with an Italian twist. Instead of vodka, we use the always awesome limoncello. Some people make their mules in a lowball glass, but I think the copper mugs are a must! for one…

skipjack tuna roll

skipjackroll

I was pretty excited when I was contacted by one of my favorite companies, Wild Planet, and asked to partner with them to create some new, fresh recipes using their amazing seafood. Their salmon, anchovies, sardines, and tuna are second to none in both flavor and quality. My first recipe features their delicious, Wild Skipjack…

super crunch salad

crunchsalad

Who doesn’t love a super crunchy, veggie-loaded salad with sharp, tangy cheese and creamy dressing? This boasts all of these qualities and is, hands down, one of my absolute favorite salads. What’s more, this salad was created by me. It’s unique. So when you make it, chances are, there won’t be ten more at the…

lemon meringue pie milkshake {cocktail}

lemonmeringueshake

This is a beautiful, dreamy, lemony, creamy cocktail that I created featuring my favorite: limoncello. Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur that is produced in Southern Italy almost exclusively in the regions of Naples, the island of Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Some of my favorite commercial brands include: Argiolas Tremontis, Badia, and Villa…