Foodie Friday-Mug Cake

My family has a wicked sweet tooth. Oh, and they are indiscriminate. If it’s sugary, they’ll eat it. I, however, am a little more discerning. I try to limit myself to once a week and small portions.  
This is how I became obsessed with Microwavable Mug Cakes. Admittedly, it took a little while to find the right balance of ingredients, timing and containers that would create a moist, fluffy cake.
I usally use my Godiva superwide mug and cook for 2 minutes but I wanted to create something fun for the holiday.

For this, I needed an extra 15 seconds but set your timer for 2 minutes (since power varies) and take a look.

Chocolate Microwavable Mug Cake

  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 5 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • dash of Vanilla extract and salt

Stir ingredients in a LARGE mug. Microwave for about 2 minutes until puffed and done.

Allow to cool (or not!) add ice cream, whipped cream, and berries.

Enjoy!!!!

Foodie Friday-Fourth of July Sangria

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Fireworks, BBQs, and drinks with friends and family are our favorite ways to celebrate independence! It is hot out there and the best way to cool off is with a refreshing holiday inspired sangria. Ginger Beer has been very popular this year in Moscow Mules but why not find more uses for it? For my sangria, I used Pinot Grigio but of you prefer sweeter wines then I suggest a Moscato or Reisling. I noticed the Simply Juices were on sale and was inspired to use the Simply Blueberry Lemonade. For each glasss, fill with ice and fill halfway with wine and top it off with equal parts of the blueberry lemonade and ginger beer. I could not find any starfruit so I got crafty and cut out a star using honeydew melon. I garnished the cocktail with the melon, raspberry and a blueberry. So easy and refreshing!