Margaritas can be made in a blender or served on the rocks, and we're certainly not here to tell you that one way is better than the other. A marg is a marg, after all -- and we'll take it any way you'd like to make it! Still, if you're looking to blend your way to happiness, these are the recipes to try.
There are three basic ingredients that make a margarita: tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. The rest is up to your imagination! Here are 8 delicious margarita ideas that play off the classic recipes. Mix yourself one of these sweet 'n' tangy drinks (salted rim optional but definitely recommended).
Italian food is often marked by the simplicity of recipes, depth of flavors, and no-fuss presentation. So make some fresh salads, simple sandwiches, and delectable desserts and head to your favorite picnic spot to indulge in what Italians refer to as “il dolce far niente,” the sweetness of doing nothing.
Whether your kids are adventurous eaters or are going through a picky phase, you'll find plenty of vegetarian recipes (most of them quick and easy!) to please everyone at your table. Try a new macaroni and cheese or baked ziti recipe, construct some mini pizzas, whip up homemade veggie burgers, or roll up some burritos tonight.
Host a cocktail party with drinks and hors d'oeuvres from far-off lands, and experience getaway-induced euphoria without actually getting away. With just a little effort, you can share this happy escape with friends and turn your living room into Tokyo, Paris, or Rome.