Margarita Sweet Rolls

We had our first trip of the year to the beach this past weekend.

It was perfect. Minus the sunburn. But still perfect.

We headed to the beach with our friends Nichole and Josh with their daughter Sophia since Autumn wanted to play with So-Fee-ya. Yes, that is how she says Sophia, she enunciates each syllable like that. Love it.

It was wonderful getting to get some fun and tons of sun in the mix between the million things around the house that are still keeping us really busy. (I will have a room by room update soon, I swear!)

The worst part about going to the beach is the walk back from the spot to the car. You’re tired. The kids are tired. You don’t want to be lugging all the crap back. At least when you were heading towards the water at the start of the day you were eagerly looking forward to plopping your butt in a beach chair. Now, it’s the journey back across the Sahara desert to the parking lot where you need to wash off the kids, get the uber hot car, pack it up, and venture back home.

And why, oh why, doesn’t my kid pass out once she is in the car?!?!?! Oh no, she needs to spend half the hour long car ride recapping the beach day. That’s cool, we know you played with Sophia,that you used your ‘surfboard’ (kickboard), and you ate chips. Blah Blah Blah. How about you chill and sleep so we can decompress in silence and you get a nap in?!?!? No, okay, that’s cool…

That is when I wish I could run into the house and grab the bottle of tequila and give it a big chug before getting started on the wet, sandy laundry. Only 35 day left until baby #2 arrives!!!

Until then, I’ll be licking my fingers clean of this sweet, zesty icing. It’s so dang good. It’s the margarita mix in it. Dreamy.

Margarita Sweet Rolls

Makes 12 rolls

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 1 Cup warm milk (100-110 degrees)
  • 1 packet yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted (but not hot!)
  • 4 Cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Filling

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest

For the Icing

  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons margarita mix or fresh lime juice

Process

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Churro Waffles with Dulce De Leche Whipped Cream

Churro Waffles with Dulce De Leche Whipped Cream

My Bachelorette Party is this weekend. ZOMG. The wedding will be here before I know it!

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I am not one for a lot of fan fare for things like that so it’s going to be pretty mellow. We are skipping the club stuff and party bus, and are doing a food tour in Boston. And I’m only doing that so my amazing matron of honor sister had something fun to do as I said hell to the no for a bridal shower. I can feel the hives just thinking of those words. ha!

I’m looking forward to getting to hang with my sister, family, and friends. Plus, the food. Plus the night in the hotel. Awesome.

And I’m also looking forward to Cinco de Mayo next week!!!!!

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Bring on the tacos, margaritas, and chips and dip! But I say that you should start celebrating at breakfast! Like on your birthday you should have chocolate or cake. So why not have a fun Cinco De Mayo inspired breakfast?!?!

I made churro waffles! Delightfully crispy. Delightfully buttery. Delightfully sweet. It’s jsut delightful.

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I adapted the waffle recipe from my Classic Homemade Waffle recipe. It’s a great waffle recipe so it makes for a great starting point for so many waffle recipes. So I just jazzed it up with some extra cinnamon and an extra glug of vanilla extract.

Churros are typically a small hand held dessert so I made these waffles into minis so they could be eaten similarly. I just put a bit of batter (about 1/4 cup) in the center of each of the 4 waffle reserves in my waffle iron. If you want to make larger waffles feel free to do that, just keep in mind the quantity of waffles will go down, compared to the 20 3″ diameter ones.

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I toyed around with different toppings from a chocolate sauce to a spiked coffee whipped cream. Ultimately, I liked the idea of a whipped cream so I decided to incorporate some dulce de leche. You can make your own dulce de leche but I just grabbed a can of it and added a very generous scoop to my whipped cream to make this Mexican treat even more sinfully decadent!

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Be sure that when you eat them you lick all of of cinnamon and sugar off your fingers. It’s kinda a must.

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Churro Waffles with Dulce De Leche Whipped Cream

Makes 20 mini waffles

Ingredients

For the waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the cinnamon sugar coating

  • 1/2- 2/3 Cup butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup cinnamon

For the whipped cream

  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 Cup dulce de leche

Process

  1. To make the waffles, start by preheating your waffle iron.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Vigorously whisk the eggs in large bowl until fluffy. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until just combined. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Some small lumps are okay.
  5. Ladle 1/4-1/3 cup of the batter the onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.
  6. While the waffles are cooking, melt the butter in a shallow microwave safe bowl. In another flat bottom dish combine the sugar and cinnnmon. Have these ready for when your waffles are ready to be removed from the waffle iron. 
  7. Quickly dip each flat face of the waffles into the butter and then put into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Spoon the mixture over to evenly cover the exposed side. Lift up and gently shake off the excess sugar. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  8. To make the whipped cream, put the heavy cream in a chilled bowl. Beat for several minutes, until light a fluffy. Add the dulce de leche and beat again until just incorporated.
  9. It’s best to enjoy the waffles warm with a dollop of the whipped cream.

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In addition to this super yummy waffle recipe, I have these great recipes that would be great to join in on your Cino De Mayo celebrations!

 Cheesy Fiesta Popcorn

Guilt-Free Cheesy Fiesta Popcorn

Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers

Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers

Mexican Style Hot Dogs

Mexican Style Hot Dogs

Nacho Burger-1

Nacho Cheeseburger

Steak Quesadillas

Steak Quesadillas

chicken fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Crispy Tofu Tacos with a Mango Salsa

Crispy Tofu Tacos with a Mango Salsa and a Creamy Lime Drizzle

Black Bean Avocado Goat Cheese Tacos

Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos

Vegetable Enchiladas

Vegetable Enchiladas

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Sugar Cookie Cups

Key Lime Pie Sugar Cookie Cups

key lime trifle

Key Lime Trifle

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Tres Leches Cake

Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread_A

Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread

blackberry margarita

Blackberry Margaritas

Bloody Maria_01

Bloody Maria

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Cranberry Ginger Margarita

Grilled Peach and Jalapeno Margarita

Grilled Peach and Jalapeno Margarita

Layered Frozen Mango Raspberry Margaritas

Layered Frozen Mango Raspberry Margaritas

Michelada Marias

Michelada Marias

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Guacamole

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Jalapeno Popper Dip

pico de gallo

Party Pico de Gallo

Texas Queso Dip_A

Texas Queso Dip

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Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa

Cinco De Mayo Round Up!

Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo!!!!

These recipes might just help you celebrate some Mexican independence. I mean, pico de galo and margaritas are always good, but even better on the 5th of May. Oye!

Appetizers and Snacks

Guacamole

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Party Pico de Gallo

Texas Queso Dip_A

Texas Queso Dip

Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa

Main Courses

Steak Quesadillas

Steak Quesadillas

Mexican Style Hot Dogs

Spiced Black Bean, Grilled Avocado, and Goat Cheese Tacos

Vegetable Enchiladas

Desserts

Key Lime Trifle

Tres Leches Cake

Drinks

blackberry margarita

Blackberry Margaritas

Layered Frozen Mango Raspberry Margaritas

Layered Frozen Mango Raspberry Margaritas

chocolate margarita

Chocolate Margaritas

Cranberry Ginger Margarita

Michelada Marias

Michelada Marias