Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Margaritas by Foodtastic Mom

While I could happily chow down on Mexican food several times a week (tacos, tostadas, chips and guacamole, fresh garden salsa… bring it ALL on) I’m not a huge fan of margaritas. They are a one and done drink for me so if I’m going have one, it better be good. And these fresh Watermelon Margaritas are GOOD!

Watermelon Margaritas by Foodtastic Mom

I just returned from a whirlwind blogging trip all about beef (more about that in future posts). So with Cinco de Mayo next week I’m currently dreaming about steak tacos and roasted poblano chimichuri sauce. So I figured I’d better have a pretty spectacular margarita to compliment those tacos (I’ll be sharing that recipe with you soon too).

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Raspberry Fluff

This Raspberry Fluff is a modernized version of Julia Child’s classic Raspberry Bavarian Cream. Fresh, tart raspberries are folded in a mixture of real whipped cream, raspberry jello and vanilla pudding for a simple yet incredibly satisfying potluck-worthy dessert.

Raspberry Fluff by Foodtastic Mom

I own a copy of Julia Child’s classic cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” but to be honest I haven’t cooked much from it. Maybe one day I’ll try more than just a handful of her classics but in the meantime I rely on shortcuts when I need them. Which is often.

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Weekly Meal Plan (April 24 – May 1)

Weekly Meal Plan (April 24 - May 1) by Foodtastic Mom

Hi all! Who’s excited for the Game of Thrones premiere tonight? I never thought I’d become a fan, but I am completely hooked. The characters and complex story line are so compelling that it compensates for its graphic nature (I normally can’t handle that much violence in a show). Tyrion Lannister is my personal favorite character, what about you?

So if you’re glued to your TV tonight, your meal plan for the upcoming week is one less thing you’ll have to think about. We’ve got Mexican, Asian, American and Polish cuisine going on this week, plus my favorite salad of ALL time. Hope you’re hungry…

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Tickled Pink Mother’s Day Free Printable

My Tickled Pink Mother’s Day Free Printable has you covered for Mom, Grandma, Aunt and Friend. Simply choose her favorite PINK things and give a gift that is thoughtful and simple!

Tickled Pink Mother's Day Free Printable by Foodtastic Mom

I like playing with PicMonkey sometimes to create unique printables to help with my gifting needs. And I seem to have a color theme going based on my previous Father’s Day Gift. I didn’t even think about that until I started editing these Mother’s Day gift photos. But it’s a fun and simple idea so might as stick with what I know, right?!

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Mini Kentucky Derby Pies

These Mini Kentucky Derby Pies are the ooziest, gooiest chocolate chip pecan cookie imaginable, wrapped in pie crust and dressed with bourbon kissed whipped cream. 

Mini Kentucky Derby Pies by Foodtastic Mom

Um so yeah, if given carte blanche to eat anything I want, in any quantity I want, with no consequence, I’d choose a half dozen of these cookie pies EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. These most certainly should not be saved for just the Kentucky Derby. I wish I could more accurately convey the gooey texture and intense chocolate flavor of these pies. You will just have to make them for yourself!

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Kentucky Hot Brown Mac and Cheese

Kentucky Hot Brown Mac and Cheese by Foodtastic Mom

The first week of May. It’s a trifecta of food blogging nirvana! Do you know what is coming? (not Winter, thankfully) Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day… all within four days of each other! Can you handle it? I’ve at least got some good grub for you to help celebrate, starting with this Kentucky Hot Brown Mac and Cheese. 

Kentucky Hot Brown Mac and Cheese by Foodtastic Mom

Last year I created a Kentucky Hot Brown Pizza which is pretty fantastic but I don’t always want pizza. I don’t always have time for pizza. Because if I’m baking at home I’m going to make my homemade crust. Other options need not apply. But the ingredients of a Kentucky Hot Brown… turkey (sometimes chicken), crispy bacon, cheesy white sauce, tomatoes… those bear repeating. In more ways than just the standard sandwich. 

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