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BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS

| APPETIZERS, DRINK, FRIED, GAME NIGHT, VEGETARIAN

Beer battered onion rings are super easy to make.  Like… it could be a problem, they’re so easy. These onion rings are tender, sweet, lightly coated, crispy, and flavorful. The Obsidian Stout adds a welcome depth and bite to the batter. I hope that these delicious rings meet up with a juicy burger and a beer in your near future. A perfect indulgent summer treat!
BEER BATTERED ONION RINGSDid you know that July is Oregon Craft Beer month? The great thing is you can get all your favorite craft beers at your local FRED MEYER without breaking the bank. Their selection is amazing. Try something new or get something you already know.
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Cilantro Pineapple Margarita

| BRUNCH, CITRUS, COCKTAIL, DRINK

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I love margaritas, and I feel like you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy one, but sometimes you just want to get jiggy with it and create something fun. That’s what happened in the kitchen this morning while I was making this recipe. I picked up a beautiful pineapple at the store the other day, and it was sitting on the counter waiting to ripen for me to use it. The aroma that comes out when you cut into a pineapple is sensational, sweet aromatic and tropical. So lets start this party off with this tasty cocktail. (more…)

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SUNSET CITRUS CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

| CHAMPAGNE, CITRUS, COCKTAIL, DRINK

I don’t think there is anything better than a simple champagne cocktail, citrus and a sunset. So that’s where the name came from while sipping on this and watching a beautiful sunset. I’ll keep this nice and simple for you. Only a few ingredients needed for this and you can swap out the citrus to your favorite and use your favorite champagne as well.

A perfect cocktail to serve at your next brunch or a special occasion. Make it a fun way for your guests to customize their champagne cocktail by providing an array of freshly squeezed juices to mix with their champagne.

lenasktichen_sunset citrus champagneSUNSET CITRUS CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
1 bottle of your favorite champagne, I used a Rose Brut for mine
3 blood oranges, 2.5 juiced and the other half sliced for garnish
3 smaller oranges, 2.5 juiced and the other half sliced for garnish

METHOD
Mix both juices in a glass. Add the champagne into a stemmed glasses, add 4 tbsp of mixed juices to each glass, garnish with a thin slice or half of slice of citrus and enjoy. Easy peasy.

Enjoy and Bon Appetité!
xoxo,
LENA

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