Jac o' lyn Murphy

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Taco Tuesday Thirsty? Lime Thyme Margarita Spritzer

Is it a coincidence that Lime and Thyme rhyme?
I don't think so.
They are the perfect combo for a light, bright Taco Tuesday cocktail...
The Lime Thyme Margarita Spritzer!

Thyme's subtly woodsy and minty flavors, 
paired with classic lime makes for one muy bien marg...

I simply combine fresh lime juice and tequila, 
pour over crushed ice, top with seltzer and add a big sprig of thyme as a garnish/stir stick.

As you sip, the thyme infuses into the drink...

Because for this New Year, 
I think it's "thyme" to squeeze the day!

Lime Thyme Margarita Spritzers
Makes 2
In a large glass or cocktail shaker, combine
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
3 ounces tequila (2 shots)
(I like it tart but if you don't, add 2 Tablespoons simple syrup)

Pour into 2 glasses, over crushed ice, top with seltzer and add large sprigs of fresh thyme

Monday, January 15, 2018

Lemon Wedge Salad

I love a classic, steakhouse, wedge salad.
That crisp cold lettuce and creamy, tangy blue cheese dressing get me every time.
I am also addicted to lemon wedges.
They are perfect to brighten up veggies, drinks, really anything.
Is it a coincidence that they both have wedge in their name?
I think not, so I combined the two for a new twist...
The Lemon Wedge!

It's vibrant, fresh and zesty, 
and the best way to jazz up those cold winter days.

It's like a platter of sunshine...

Lemon Wedge Salad Dressing
In a blender combine:
small finely diced shallot (about 2 Tablespoons)
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
dash of pepper

Drizzle dressing over wedges of iceberg lettuce, then top with finely chopped chives and lemon zest.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nuts for Football - An Easy Superbowl Snack

Whether you love football or not, 
it is hard to resist all the fanfare of the Super Bowl!
The easiest snack I am making for the game?
Football Almonds...

Kick off the game with a big bowl and everyone will go nuts...

Simply lace up your almonds with an edible white marker and you are done.
(raw or lightly salted almonds work best)

Have a ball watching the game...

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