• Try this recipe for an authentic Spanish Sangria. You won't be disappointed. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com
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    Authentic Spanish Sangria

    I am SO not ready to say good-bye to summer. And to prove it, I’m mixing up a batch of one of my favourite summer beverages: authentic Spanish Sangria. Authentic Spanish Sangria: A Taste of Spain Sure, you can buy Sangria in a bottle or blend a pre-made mix with some Club Soda, but there is something innately satisfying about making this classic Spanish summertime beverage from scratch. When I want the true taste of Spain, I go to the only person I know who will give it to me straight-up: my dad. This recipe has been in our family for as long as I can remember. The measurements are all…

  • If you've ever indulged in a Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bar and wondered if you could make it yourself, you absolutely can! And it is delicious! Find the recipe at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com
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    Better-Than-Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars

    Hopefully we’ve all recovered from the emotionally-charged ‘Red Cup’ debate and realized there are other, more important Starbucks-esque things to ponder. Like: How do they get the cranberries into the Cranberry Bliss Bar? If you’ve never tasted the likes of these Cranberry Bliss Bars then you might be missing out on one of Christmas holidays’ greatest indulgences. Lucky for you I’m going to share how you can make this beautiful dessert to serve up this festive season. (It’s quite possible they’re even better than the Starbucks version! Shhh…) Sorry, Starbucks, but I’ll be making these Cranberry Bliss Bars from now on. These bars have become one of my most favourite Christmas baking…

  • This is the only carrot cake recipe you'll ever need. And NO pineapple, thank you! http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com
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    Your New Favourite Carrot Cake Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens

    I absolutely love a good carrot cake which absolutely has to have a velvety cream cheese frosting. And no pineapple for me, thankyouverymuch. Just carrots and pecans and a few staple items to hold it all together. For some reason I hadn’t made carrot cake in years. YEARS. In fact, up until two years ago, I think my last memory was of a carrot cake I’d made for my dad’s birthday back in March 1999. It was the Year of Firsts after my mom had passed away the first of November the year before and my brothers and I took my dad out for dinner at the Lobster Hut in…

  • I looked everywhere and finally found this recipe for authentic, truly traditional, Spanish churros with chocolate. And the video that goes with it is pretty comical. #churros #churrosconchocolate #Spanishchurros #recipe #cincodemayo http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com
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    Authentic Spanish Churros con Chocolate

    Churros con chocolate (a deep-fried dough, sprinkled with sugar and dipped in a thick chocolate drink) is about as authentic a Spanish food as a tortilla de patatas. Though its origin is unclear, from my experience living in Spain, it is served traditionally as a breakfast or merienda (late afternoon snack). This churros recipe, direct from Segovia, Spain, does not use eggs; therefore, the dough can be quite stiff if too much flour is used (which I discovered the hard way.) This can be particularly problematic if you don’t have a churrera, an actual tool used for piping churros. In my case, as likely in yours, we use a plastic piping…