September 12, 2016

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch

Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon
Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch is the PERFECT autumnal punch! Sprouts Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider acts as the base of this crowd pleasing drink, then ginger ale and maple simple syrup are stirred in. For the final touch, we add bourbon. This Sparkling Bourbon Pumpkin Apple Punch sings of pumpkin and apple, as well as seasonal spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. This punch would make a unique Thanksgiving cocktail. #spon

September 9, 2016

French Onion Risotto

Celebrate the (impending) arrival of fall with comforting, decadent French Onion Risotto! A twist on the soup, this one-pot risotto really hits the spot. Ground beef is browned in a Dutch oven, then onions are caramelized. Remove the onions and beef. Toast the arborio rice... then add beef stock slowly until the rice is cooked. Add the cooked beef and onions to the rice, stir in milk and provolone, sprinkle in fresh thyme, and enjoy! #spon
Celebrate the (impending) arrival of fall with comforting, decadent French Onion Risotto! A twist on the soup, this one-pot risotto really hits the spot. Ground beef is browned in a Dutch oven, then onions are caramelized. Remove the onions and beef. Toast the arborio rice... then add beef stock slowly until the rice is cooked. Add the cooked beef and onions to the rice, stir in milk and provolone, sprinkle in fresh thyme, and enjoy! #spon

September 7, 2016

The Potluck: August 2016

Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: August 2016 includes two different kinds of summertime drinks, a lunchbox for back-to-school, a favorite yearly tradition involving a Dallas restaurant, some shades and more! Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things I adored during the month of August.
Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate's The Potluck: August 2016 includes two different kinds of summertime drinks, a lunchbox for back-to-school, a favorite yearly tradition involving a Dallas restaurant, some shades and more! Swing by the blog today to get a full list of the things I adored during the month of August.

September 2, 2016

Strawberry Old Fashioned

Strawberry Old Fashioned // The Speckled Palate
Celebrate fresh produce with these sweet, well balanced Strawberry Old Fashioned. Make strawberry simple syrup with water, granulated sugar and freshly sliced strawberries. When the mixture melds together and cools, use it to sweeten this twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. A traditional Old Fashioned calls for your favorite whiskey (or bourbon), granulated sugar and bitters. The Strawberry Old Fashioned is a sweeter take on the classic!

August 31, 2016

Blackened Shrimp Tacos + 63 Tailgate Recipes

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with a crunchy coleslaw are the BEST entree to make at your football tailgate! Shrimp are liberally sprinkled with homemade blackening seasoning, then cooked. Flour (or corn!) tortillas are warmed on the grill. When the elements of the dish are ready, the shrimp are served atop a (made-at-home) Asian-inspired coleslaw that features green cabbage, toasted almonds, toasted Ramen noodles and a honey vinaigrette. These Blackened Shrimp Tacos go great with beer and are easily transported as you peruse your team's tailgate scene!
Blackened Shrimp Tacos with a crunchy coleslaw are the BEST entree to make at your football tailgate! Shrimp are liberally sprinkled with homemade blackening seasoning, then cooked. Flour (or corn!) tortillas are warmed on the grill. When the elements of the dish are ready, the shrimp are served atop a (made-at-home) Asian-inspired coleslaw that features green cabbage, toasted almonds, toasted Ramen noodles and a honey vinaigrette. These Blackened Shrimp Tacos go great with beer and are easily transported as...

August 29, 2016

45 Back to School Breakfast Smoothies

45 Back to School Breakfast Smoothies // The Speckled Palate
School is back in session, and everyone needs a healthy breakfast before they head out the door. Shake up your usual morning routine with a breakfast smoothie! The Speckled Palate has compiled a list of 45 unique smoothies and broken them down by key ingredient and category, so you can easily find the recipes that will make your tastebuds happy. Breakfast smoothies are such an easy, healthy and delicious way to start the day. Gotta try these!