Category EAT

Spinach & Sausage Naan Flatbread with Lemon Honey

I’m always on the hunt for new appetizer ideas and this Spinach & Sausage Naan Flatbread with Lemon Honey, is a new favorite for me! I don’t know what it is about appetizers, but I will choose them any day over a heavy main course. Adam and I are notorious for going to restaurants and only ordering from their appetizer menu. Mainly because the smaller portions allow you to try

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Blackberry Peach Moscato Cake

Blackberry Peach Moscato Cake… let’s be honest, you had me at Moscato! Sparkly, sweet wine wrapped up in a fruit-filled cake is a sugary dream come true! I’m tightly holding on to every last drop of summer with this delicious Blackberry Peach Moscato Cake! I could easily live off of a blackberry and peach combination for the rest of my life and never tire of it. Just the color combination alone

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Mini Turkey Burgers with Peaches, Mozzarella, and Basil Aioli

Happy Thursday, friends! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve done a recipe post here on Designs of Any Kind. I’ve been spending more time in the home/design world of this tiny space on the web. I’m genuinely excited about this recipe because, a) I LOVE anything mini when it comes to food, especially mini burgers! And, b) these mini turkey burgers are loaded with some of my favorite

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Rhubarb Rose Gin Sour

This Rhubarb Rose Gin Sour brings a really beautiful and delicious twist to the classic 1940s gin sour cocktail that’s made with gin, lemon juice, and sugar. More often than not, an egg white is added to the cocktail to give it a smooth, frothy consistency, that in my opinion brings this cocktail to the next level! Plus, I love how it looks, right? It’s like the cappuccino for mixed

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Herbed Tomato Galette

4th of July is one of my FAVORITE holidays! I have so many wonderful memories surrounding this yearly celebration that includes time spent with friends and family, cooking up delicious food over a hot barbecue, sticky summer weather, etching wild designs in the air with shimmery sparklers as the sun sets, and a glorious firework show to end the night.   As I get older, the excitement surrounding 4th of

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8 Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer

This Saturday is National Rosé Day – a holiday that is quite possibly one of my top favorites when it comes to fun, quirky holidays. By the way, when did we acquire so many random holidays and what in the world is Tin Can Day (Jan 19th?) I’m all about any excuse to celebrate, but some of these seem a bit overkill, haha. Nonetheless, a holiday that celebrates wine, is

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Grapefruit Pink Peppercorn Gin & Tonic

Well, hello there! Can you believe it’s almost June 1st? We are officially in the height of summer and it is HOT outside! Which means that I’m practically living on chilled rosé and summery gin & tonics while relaxing by the pool, grilling on the deck, or working in the gardens. Yeah, I know you may think I’m crazy on that last one, but gardening is so relaxing to me,

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Gear up for Grilling Season

Thank you Cameron Hughes for sponsoring this post. Wine and dine your way into summer and raise a toast to everyone’s favorite season! We love summer for the obvious reason – warm sunny days, sun tans, pool parties and mimosas, everything green and blooming… the list is long! However, more than all of those things, I anxiously await summer to get out on the back deck, wine glass in hand,

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Cedar Plank Steelhead Trout with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

If you haven’t grilled with a cedar plank yet, then today is the day you need to make it happen, and this is the recipe to do it with! The cedar plank imparts this woodsy, smoky flavor, while the sesame-dill seasoning adds zing. The roasted red pepper sauce is it’s spicy, yummy companion and together everything tastes so incredible! We recently made this recipe for one of our family grill

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Mexican Chocolate Cake for Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot sweeter with this decadent spiced chocolate cake filled with gooey dulce de leche and spicy chocolate ganache. When I say spicy, this cake has a touch of heat to it with flavors such a cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. This seriously may be my new favorite cake and it’s actually made with boxed cake mix! Yeah, we are about to get

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