Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

I am not quite sure exactly WHEN I started thinking about making watermelon cocktails?  Originally I thought it would be a great mixer for vodka – but then I started looking online and found that mixing watermelon with tequila seems to be a popular “thing”.  So, off to market I went to purchase a seedless melon.  This turned out DELICIOUS!  Mixing the melon with jalapenos gives the drink a little kick.  It’s so refreshing and tastes so fresh.  Love this drink A LOT!  I think you will too! 


1 Seedless Watermelon
2 – 3 Tablespoons of sugar (depending upon the sweetness of the melon you may need more or less.  I ended up not needing to add any sugar at all)
2 jalapenos
6 – 8 Tablespoons lime juice
Salt & Chili Powder (for rimming the glasses)
Tequila & Triple Sec


In a blender puree the watermelon, sugar if you’re using any, and 1 jalapeno.  Puree until smooth; pour through a fine sieve to remove the solids.  Place in a pitcher along with the lime juice.

Slice the remaining jalapeno into small circles.  Add to the watermelon juice.  Stir well to combine. Put into the fridge for at least 2 hours.  The longer it is allowed to sit, the more “kick” the jalapeno gives to the mix.

When ready to serve combine the salt and chili powder on a plate.  Rim the classes with some lime juice and dip in salt/chili powder combination.  Fill the glasses with ice.  Add desired amount of tequila and half that amount of triple sec.  Fill with the watermelon juice; stir to combine.

Relax and Enjoy! 

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