You guys. I did something naughty (p.s. don’t you just love that word?). I put a piece of pie in the blender with ice cream and booze.
This achievement (if you can call pushing the button on your blender an achievement) is life altering. Which is why I just had to share it with you today. This recipe was earmarked for after Thanksgiving as a “what to do with your leftover pie” blog post. But I jumped the gun. Stuff like this shouldn’t be kept a secret.
I could never work for the CIA…
The idea for this comes from my blogging friend Laura who put a piece of pumpkin pie in her blender last year. Mind blown. Let’s all take a moment to thank Laura for bringing this brilliant idea to us humans. I assumed this trick would work with any old pie and lucky for us, it totally does. Life is good sometimes.
I used a slice of my Chocolate Lovers Pecan Pie for this milkshake. But whatever pecan pie you happen to have in your refrigerator will be great here. Heck, you might want to make a fresh pie just so you can pulverize it into a zillion pieces for this milkshake. It’s that good.
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Happy Friday friends!
How is your Thanksgiving planning coming along? The big day is almost here! Are you as cool as a cucumber? Or do you need a stiff drink?
Things are looking kind of organized over here. I’ve nailed down the major details, so now I’m starting to pull together the smaller bits and pieces, including what we’ll all be drinking on the big day. Because I’m a firm believer that every party feels more like a party if there is a signature cocktail.
As the hostess with the mostess, I want my guests to feel extra special on Thanksgiving. But the reality of the situation is that I don’t always have the time to be mixing up individual drink orders. There is a turkey to baste, squash to roast and something simmering on the stove that I’ve likely forgotten about. A signature house cocktail solves all my problems. It’s fun, festive, easy and completely hands off!
You can make up a big pitcher of this Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria an hour (or more) before your guests arrive, then set it out and let people serve themselves. Total low stress situation happening right >>here<<. It’s crisp, refreshing and just a little bit sweet, making it the perfect drink for your friends and family to sip on while they mingle and wait for the main event.
And let’s talk about the genius that is apple cider ice cubes. Apple cider ice cubes people! The pitcher stays cold and your drink doesn’t get all watered down. I really felt like I was winning at life when I came up with that one.
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