Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pink Margarita and Breast Cancer Awareness

October is quickly coming to a close and it would be incredibly remiss of me not to acknowledge that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I'm the daughter of a two time breast cancer survivor and I even have a pink ribbon tattoo on my right breast, to honor the breast my mother lost the second time around. I shaved my head when she lost her hair to chemo and I donated the hair to Locks of Love. And when the hair finally grew back to close to an inch long, I bleached it and dyed it pink to support my mom even further. With that in mind, I bring to you the Pink Margarita, to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month! Also, a recipe to make some tasty sugar cookies and decorate them with pink ribbons. You can also purchase ribbon shaped cookie cutters and put pink icing on them instead of the instructions about cutting cookies out that come with the recipe if you like. That link is from The Pink Ribbon Shop. They promote breast cancer awareness with everything in that shop as well as using a portion of their sales of the products to fund research and donate to cancer organization. They also carry items from companies that donate additional money to breast cancer awareness and research. So getting anything from them is a plus.

Miaverse News

Miaverse is on hold right now, hopefully temporarily. As such, I'll be posting my Cocktail Cabaret, recipes, parenting and jewelry stuff here from now on. I'm also going to try to archive and back up my posts from Miaverse here. I'll be backdating them so hopefully they won't all bum rush my timeline, but I'm excited to have a place to continue on with the fun I've been having at Miaverse.

So keep watching my blog for more!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Firefly and Filo Shrimp Puffs

Ahh, it's Monday. Never fear my darlings, Cocktail Cabaret is here to save the day. I've found a really yummy drink called the Firefly to offer to you today. It's a type of martini, and even though it has rum instead of vodka or gin, it's incredibly good. It's ideal to drink in any weather. It's not a frozen slush, and the rum and cognac together make for a very warming drink. I chose to pair this cocktail with a delicious recipe for appetizers called filo shrimp puffs. These are delectable little savory pastries that are packed full of a spiced shrimp and coconut mixture.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Recipe: Cheesy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Bake

Now that the weather is getting cooler and you don't have to worry about heating up your house so much, I thought I'd put up a recipe you can make for a nice dinner, a leisurely brunch, or whip it up first thing in the morning and bake it up for breakfast. This egg bake has a little something for everyone in it. The tangy spice of the sausage, the smooth flavor of the tomatoes, the stringy goodness of the mozzarella cheese. It kind of reminds me of eating a pizza for breakfast, without all the doughy crust. Anyways, I haven't done a breakfast recipe yet, and I thought it was past time to do one. Especially since this one is so easy. It doesn't take a lot of culinary know how, it's just mixing ingredients, putting them in an oven and setting a timer. Even a cooking catastrophe, (like a good friend of mine) can make this recipe fairly easily. Although I would recommend having a chaperone in the kitchen if you're really that bad.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Promotions, OMG

So in the few short months that I've been working at, I have gone from being just a contributor to also being an editor then to being the head of editing then to also being an administrator! I've been having a blast over there and working my tail off so much that I haven't blogged here in like 2 months!

Which is totally sad but also really wicked cool. Anyways, I'm going to try to keep up with posting every so often here, but if you ever miss seeing anything I post, just head over to Miaverse. I've got a 3x weekly column about cocktails there, plus many other posts with recipes and parenting and jewelry and more. Come check it out! It's actually pretty awesome! All of our authors are super awesome.