Celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by whipping up homemade Blueberry Mint Juleps, a twist on the Churchill Downs traditional cocktail! Blueberry puree mixes with mint, sugar, hot water, a little lemon juice and bourbon to create this colorful summer drink.

Celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by whipping up homemade Blueberry Mint Juleps, a twist on the Churchill Downs traditional cocktail! Blueberry puree mixes with mint, sugar, hot water, a little lemon juice and bourbon to create this colorful summer drink.View full post »

  • Jenna @ A Savory FeastMay 4, 2016 - 9:59 am

    Ugh I wish I could have one of these right now! I love blueberry anything, but especially in a mixed drink. Saving this one for when I’m not pregnant!ReplyCancel

  • Abby @ WinsteadWanderingMay 4, 2016 - 10:45 am

    I’ve never had a mint julep, but I think I like your version better. It sounds so refreshing. And I LOVE those glasses!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Jean GillelandMay 4, 2016 - 9:33 pm

    These look amazing!!! They would make a very refreshing summer drink! And the glasses are so awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina @ I Say NomatoMay 5, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    Ummmm soooo I’m going to need a set of those glasses. Gorgeous! they just show off that gorgeous colour of the blueberry so well! Blueberry and mint is a combo I’ve never tried, it certainly sounds interesting (and yummy!)ReplyCancel

  • Lecy | A Simpler GraceMay 5, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    Girl, you know the way to my heart! Love this twist on the julep and the glasses. (All hearts-eyes over here!)ReplyCancel

  • EliseMay 5, 2016 - 10:24 pm

    These sound so delicious and refreshing! – The glasses are pretty fabulous as well.ReplyCancel

Pork Carnitas Enchiladas are a delicious entree for any Cinco de Mayo get-together! Pork simmers in the slow cooker on low all day, then is sautéed with onion and green chiles. Once the filling is complete, roll it up in tortillas with some pepperjack cheese, slather them in spicy enchilada sauce and bake for this spectacular dish!

Pork Carnitas Enchiladas are a delicious entree for any Cinco de Mayo get-together! Pork simmers in the slow cooker on low all day, then is sautéed with onion and green chiles. Once the filling is complete, roll it up in tortillas with some pepperjack cheese, slather them in spicy enchilada sauce and bake for this spectacular dish!

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  • JuliaMay 2, 2016 - 7:57 am

    Yuuuuum! I could definitely use a pork enchilada or 4 on Cinco de Mayo…slash every day. These look marvelous! I hope your sinus infection goes away soon, dear!ReplyCancel

    • ErinMay 4, 2016 - 9:10 pm

      Thanks so much, Julia! You can’t beat a good enchilada in my book, and these are perfect for Cinco de Mayo/every day! Here’s to this pesky sinus infection going away soon. It’s still going strong, now 8 days in. :/ReplyCancel

  • KarlyMay 5, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Cinco De yes, please!! These are sure to be a crowd pleaser at any dinner table! YUM!ReplyCancel

Strawberry Cinnamon Breakfast Buns are the perfect baked good for Mother’s Day! This dairy-free adaptation of a classic cinnamon roll takes on seasonal flavors with the addition of fresh strawberries. This treat is drizzled with a strawberry glaze as a final touch. Serve these buns up with a mimosa, and brunch is served!

Strawberry Cinnamon Breakfast Buns are the perfect baked good for Mother View full post »

  • EllenApril 29, 2016 - 3:56 pm

    Strawberries are my favorite and this recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

    • ErinApril 29, 2016 - 4:36 pm

      Strawberries are my favorite, too, Ellen! Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!ReplyCancel

  • CarleeApril 29, 2016 - 10:07 pm

    Oh. My. Yes please, I’ll take a pan. These look amazing! I love the behind the scene photo too!ReplyCancel

  • Bethany @ athletic avocadoMay 1, 2016 - 8:45 am

    Im DROOLING over these perfect cinnamon buns! I LOVE the addition of the strawberries for a summery twist!ReplyCancel

  • laurasmessMay 1, 2016 - 8:54 am

    Haha, loved seeing that little behind-the-scenes snap Erin, definitely reminds me of my own mess (and haphazard standing on chairs and tables, argh! I wonder how many food bloggers have fallen off things in mid-shoot!). Your little one is growing so fast, she’s adorable.. love that soft little cloud of hair! As for these gorgeous breakfast buns? YUM. So fluffy, deliciously glazed, full of real fruit! I’m looking forward to celebrating my own mum next weekend (and Aaron’s mum too!) and the idea of making brunch is a great one. Hope that you have a beautiful mother’s day yourself and that Winston spoils you! xxReplyCancel

Learn a little more about Erin Parker, the blogger behind The Speckled Palate, as well as more about her blog in this year-long Behind The Blog Series!

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m excited to be sharing some more behind the scenes information and photographs with y’all today as we continue our year-long Behind the Blog series!

For the month of April, my blogging comrades and I are sharing our homes, kitchens, office and workspaces… and I’m really excited to introduce y’all to mine.

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  • KortneyApril 28, 2016 - 8:29 am

    I love this post! I am so nosy and love to see where the food blogger magic happens! Your island is a great centre piece in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing 😀ReplyCancel

  • […] to Organize a Home Office for Bloggers | The Natural Homeschool Behind the Blog: The Workspace | The Speckled Palate Behind the Blog: Home Office & Craft Space | Robb Restyle Behind the […]ReplyCancel

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  • CarleeApril 28, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    Thanks for the behind the scene look! I love the story of the marble. I think offices are meant to be a little messy. Organized chaos is good for creativity 😉ReplyCancel

  • JenniferMay 1, 2016 - 2:16 pm

    Your kitchen is gorgeous! It’s so neat getting to see where you cook, bake, and blog. Thanks for taking us on a behind the scenes tour.ReplyCancel

  • CourtneyMay 3, 2016 - 2:36 pm

    i looooooove your home! Your blue office, your kitchen island…. Swoon. 🙂ReplyCancel

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this twist on the classic margarita: Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas! Light, fruity and refreshing, this chilled cocktail will become a warm-weather favorite!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this twist on the classic margarita: Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas! Light, fruity and refreshing, this chilled cocktail will become a warm-weather favorite! View full post »

  • Margarita Granita » Feast + WestApril 27, 2016 - 6:01 am

    […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • Strawberry Watermelon Agua FrescaApril 27, 2016 - 7:35 am

    […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • CarleeApril 27, 2016 - 10:04 am

    I know exactly what you mean about sweet drinks that hit you hard before you know it! I love them, but they are dangerous. These look delicious!ReplyCancel

    • ErinApril 28, 2016 - 7:17 am

      I feel like we’ve all got a story about drinks like this! They’re so delicious but soooo dangerous. If you give them a try, enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine @ Dishes DelishApril 27, 2016 - 10:36 am

    Oh Wow! This looks delicious! I’m all about the margarita! And what a fun mix of fruit and mint. This is a must try for me! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • ErinApril 28, 2016 - 7:19 am

      Thanks so much, Elaine! These margaritas are totally delicious. If you give it a shot, I hope you enjoy it! A great way to use seasonal produce!ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • Amber | Loves Food, Loves to EatApril 27, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    I love this combo!!! That looks so refreshing! I had a few early, bad tequila experiences (in high school…whoops). I couldn’t even stomach a margarita until I was maybe 25!ReplyCancel

    • ErinApril 28, 2016 - 7:20 am

      Thanks, Amber! The combo is pretty darn delicious! And I’m sorry that you had a few early, bad tequila experiences that made it to where you couldn’t stomach a margarita until your mid-20s! I’m glad you can enjoy one now, though!ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • Cinco de Mayo! | think fruitfulApril 28, 2016 - 5:45 am

    […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Slow Cooked Carnitas Style Chicken by Simple and Savory Chicken Fajita Sandwich by Brunch-n-Bites Cantaloupe Mint Margaritas by The Speckled Palate Brussel Sprout, Wild Mushroom, Avocado and Feta Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa […]ReplyCancel

  • Keith @ How's it Lookin?May 1, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Looks great. I never had a margarita flavor like this, thanks for the ideaReplyCancel