I was recently introduced to some awesome cookies called Goodie Girl Cookies. These cookies are so tasty and the best part is that they are gluten free. I was inspired to take these cookies to next level and whip up an adult milkshake. I call it the Fudgie Boozie Shake. This shake is good for a relaxed evening on the front porch or back deck. Here’s the recipe and I hope you give it a try.
Butter Pecan Ice Cream (2 scoops)
Bourbon (You decide the amount)
Milk (1/4 cup)
Hot Fudge Topping
Goodie Girl Cookies (Fudge Stripped)
Take about (4) cookies and place in a clear bag (sandwhich bag) and smash cookies with a dough roller. You can also give them a rough chop on a cutting board. Set aside.
Take a Mason Jar and add some hot fudge topping to the top rim and bottom of the jar. Add the smashed cookie bits to the top rim and set in the freezer for 15-30 mins.
In a blender, add the butter pecan ice cream, milk, and bourbon. Blend smoothly. Pour milkshake into mason jar. Top with whipped cream and extra cookies! Enjoy!
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At Haus of Kelley, we love the concept called signature drinks. We get excited when clients want to customize their drink menu to something festive that matches the theme of the event.
Having a signature drink at your event is a creative and fun way to keep the guests engaged. It is also a great conversation starter because no conversation has ever started with salad.
Drink Name: Coceaux Mangeaux
2 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Mango Juice Blend (*We used Simply Tropical)
1/4 teaspoon Grenadine
Put ingredients into shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass. Top drink with cotton candy. Be sure to gently place the cotton candy on glass so it will not touch the liquid (it will dissolve if done incorrectly)
Cotton Candy: Gotta B Sweet/ HomeGoods
Picture Frame: IKEA
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I tried a new sauce recipe for our 4th of July BBQ and I must say it was very tasty. I made a simple cherry sauce for my husband add to the wings on the grill. Here’s the recipe:
Marinate the wings in the seasonings or marinade of your choice. Refrigerate until ready for grilling.
Prep grill. When ready, lay wings evenly and cover.
In a medium sauce pan, Add:
About 20-25 Whole Cherries (Pull all stems)
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Pomegranate Juice (*Orange Juice will work as well)
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
Let the ingredients come to boil on medium low heat. Once boiling, stir and turn down to low heat for 8-10 mins. Strain sauce into a heat safe bowl while gently pressing remaining compote with the back of a spoon (whole cherries should be separated or separating from the seeds at this point). When all juice is extracted, discard compote from the strainer. Using a basting brush, brush the wings with the sauce and continue grilling. (This should be done toward the end to avoid any food burning)
Allow glaze to cook on wings for at least 8-10 mins.
Lastly, brush on your BBQ sauce of choice and serve. (We used Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce)
I finally had the opportunity to try a drink trend that is all the rave. During my first visit to Upbeet on Atlanta’s west side, I ordered a Matcha smoothie and fell in love.
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. (Source: Wikipedia)
Upbeet’s decor has a cool and calming vibe. And the Hip-Hop and R&B music playlist is right on point. This will be my new place for Matcha smoothie goodness and relaxation after a good workout.
1071 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA. 30318
Here’s a recipe for a quick and easy blueberry sauce. This sauce would be a great topping for breakfast, brunch, and desserts. Today the sauce was used as a topping to French Toast.
1 Cup of Blueberries
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of orange juice
1/2 Tsp of corn starch (adds thickness)
1/8 Tsp of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan on med-low heat. Let sauce simmer to boil for 5 mins. Stir and turn to low for the remaining 5 – 7 mins. Sauce should be thick and coat spoon. Turn off and set aside to cool. Use topping on your desired dish.
Brunch in Louisville, KY is a must when visiting. We decided to try the restaurant Zeggz and the food was pleasing and delicious. I was enamored over the Crème Brûlée French Toast. The mimosas were spectacular with the use of one of my favorite Champagne brands Wyclef. If you are in the Louisville, KY area, give Zeggz a try.
Crème Brûlée French Toast $7.49
Chicken and Waffles $9.49
2400 Lime Kiln Lane, Suite B
Louisville, KY 40222
Everyday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm (Staying open an additional hour)
Brunch in Inman Park is always a good idea. We decided to give the Brasserie at Parrish a try and the restaurant did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious and the mimosas bubbly. The vintage French inspired decor was also pleasing. If you are in the Atlanta area, please give The Brasserie at Parrish a try.
Corned Beef Hash $13.00
Fried Chicken Benedict $15
w/Cheese Grits (Cheese may cost extra)
The Brasserie at Parrish
240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Hey Loves! I just had to share with you about my lovely experience at The Southern Gentlemen restaurant. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood, this restaurant is setting a trend for a cool and relaxed Brunch experience. With such nice decor and great food selections, the Southern Gentlemen is sure to be acknowledged as one of Atlanta’s top restaurants to patron. Don’t forget the Mimosas!!
The Southern Gentlemen Breakfast
Chicken Biscuit & Gravy
The Southern Gentlemen
3035 PEACHTREE RD NE
Located in the historic Grant Park neighborhood is a new Market and it is adorable. I love this concept of a community grocery store and cafe. And the decor has a sleek and fashionable style that is jaw dropping. The best part is the Gather space where breakfast, lunch, dinner and Mimosas are served. The Grant Park Market is what the community needs right now!!
The Early Bird Sammie (egg, bacon, and cheese on sourdough bread)
The Grant Park Market
519 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30312
Did you know there is a movie studio located outside of Atlanta? More importantly, did you know they served brunch on Saturdays?? That’s right, Pinewood Atlanta Studios located in Fayetteville, Ga serves a mimosa Brunch on Saturdays. This brunch is a buffet style including good southern comfort foods such biscuits and gravy, grits, and Mac and cheese. Check out Pinewood Movie Studios for their Saturday Mimosa Brunch. You won’t be disappointed!
Pinewood Atlanta Studios
Saturday Mimosa Brunch
461 Sandy Creek Rd #2121
Fayetteville, GA 30214