August 30, 2014

Poppy Seed Bagels

Can you resist hot bread!? I know I sure as hell can't. There aint a whole lot better than freshly cooked bread. That crispy crust and fluffy warm inside? Come on, who are we kidding-how can you not love fresh bread? 

I could never be one of those people who say, 'I'm trying to limit the amount of gluten I eat'. Eh sorry no. I also feel for coeliacs. ESPECIALLY those we grew into it, like my sister. Elva, this blog post IS NOT for you! Turn away now. 

Ok, so bagels. They look like a doughnut but aren't. Yes they both are round with a hole in the centre. Both delicious, but different!

August 23, 2014

Jalapeño Blood Orange Margarita

I have been obsessed with margaritas recently. If there is a tequila based drink on a menu, I'm ordering it. My roomie, Jess, serves these  jalapeño blood orange margaritas in the restaurant she works. WE LOVE THEM. 

At first I thought I wasn't going to like the jalapeño blood orange margarita, as my tolerance for spice is way low. Even though I love, love, love hot sauce I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to spice. Although this drink is's the perfect kind of spice. Spicy from the jalapeño infused tequila, citrusy and fresh from the lime juice, vibrant and bright from the blood orange juice and a little sweet from the simple syrup. It's just perfect.  

Anyway, I knew that future Holly would want to drink many of these jalapeño blood orange margaritas. Since I began to crave one just after a week. I also knew that future Holly could not afford to live so lavishly and go out and order these as she wished. So present Holly decided to get all crafty and infuse tequila with jalapeño. Yes, buying a bottle of tequila is not exactly cheap but it works out cheaper than ordering multiple $10 margaritas! 

Besides who doesn't want to have the option of whipping up a delicious spicy margarita at a moments notice?!  Not this gal, anyway. Always a yes to spontaneous margarita making!  

August 16, 2014

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Bites

Sometimes you just don't know whether you want cheesecake or a brownie. You know? It's a hard decision. There is nothing worse than instantly regretting your food choices-ugh. Well how convenient that you stumbled upon this blog post because I've got cheesecake and brownies in one lil bite. 

A cheesecake brownie in one bite? Heck yeah, sign me up for one of those bad boys...or a dozen. Yeah a dozen. Let's call a spade a spade here. We know what we all want and I WANT A DOZEN RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIE BITES. 

Well, we don't all know what we want...very little of us do but when it comes to cheesecake brownie bites, you always want at least a dozen. That's a universal feeling right? 

This is my go-to brownie recipe. I've got the original recipe perfected (ahem) which I adapt all the time. You can see it in another form here as Walnut Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Hmm...I like making my brownies cheesecakey!

August 09, 2014

Sloppy Joe Pizza

Homemade pizza is seriously underrated. It is so easy to make, hella rewarding and tasty, if not tastier, then take away. Yeah duh, it's not as quick as a take away but give some planning to make pizza and you will not be disappointed. I promise. I never lie...not about pizza anyway.

I homemade pizza making that is. Sometimes I win at other things too. Like having a boss shoe collection or a sarcastic personality. 

This sloppy joe pizza is a serious babe. It's a hottie. Am I allowed refer to food as being babe like? Just did and I'm going to continue to. 

If the food looks good it's bound to taste good too, right? Right. Well, no not always but in this case the answer is 100% YES.