Cocktails // Cilantro-Melon Margarita

It is pretty safe to say that when that summer weather comes rolling around, tacos and margaritas are on the brain. This drink takes a bit of thinking ahead, but only a little. Like, the day before you want to make it, stick some cut up melon in the freezer. Make them for your friends and serve with these fish tacos.

makes 1 drink

  • 1 cup diced, frozen honeydew and cantaloupe 
  • 1/4 (or more!) fresh grapefruit juice 
  • 1.5 oz tequila 
  • 1 oz triple sec 
  • 1 sprig of cilantro 
Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a salt rimmed glass. 
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Cured Egg Yolks

I imagine that pretty soon here, cured egg yolks are going to be popping up on menus at your favorite restaurants. You heard it here first! I saw this recipe in the last issue of Bon Appetite and it was very intriguing. As fortune would have it, I recently made a boat load of swiss meringue buttercream for a wedding cake that left me with a dozen egg yolks. What better use for them but to turn them into salty little treats. Boy are they salty. Kind of like a hard cheese (a parmesan if you will). Grate over pasta, salads, any place you would use a salty, hard cheese. 

  • 4-6 egg yolks 
  • 1/3-4 cup kosher salt 
  • 1/1-4 cup granulated sugar 
1. Stir the salt and sugar together in a shallow baking dish.
2. Create a little indentation for each yolk to hang out in (it's gonna be a few days) 
3. Cover the dish and yolks and let it sit for 4 days. I left it on the counter but you can also stick it in the fridge.
4. After the 4 days are up, bake the yolks on a greased sheet pan in an oven set to 150 degrees for 2 hrs.  Store in the fridge. Done and done! 

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10 Party Ideas Round-Up

We rounded- up 10 of what we think are our best party/ entertaining posts which makes it real easy for you to find all your favorite (?) Goldmine party ideas. XOXO

Try this non-alcoholic Rosy Lime-ade  for a chill time. 

 Nothing says "I tried really hard to make this party nice" like hand dyed napkins. 

Eh. Walls are boring. Spice things up with this watercolor party cloth .

Don't settle for grocery store flowers! But, actually, you can. Just make them sweet. 

Have you ever said to yourself " all of my candleholders suck"? We have the solution. You only need two days to make them ;) 

They're easy, they're cute and if you are ever going to be a bridesmaid, you will need to know how to make them.

SANGRIA (plus a video) 

Saves room on your tabletops if you hang the flower arrangements. 

Honestly, this is the cutest thing you can put on a cake.

Last but not least, very easy and delicious sorbet sandwiches that will make all of your guest feel like kids again. 
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