Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Treat Yo'self Tuesday

I wish I could say there was an inspiration or reason behind this post but really it's just a random collection of yummy, indulgent stuff I've come across lately!

Miraval Rosè -- I've always loved rosè, especially of the champagne/sparkling wine variety, even back when it was the red-headed (er, pink-hued) stepchild of the wine world. Suddenly it has gone from cheap to chic, and I'm all for it. (Read more about why that's happened here.) Summer is the perfect time for a cold, crisp rosè; it's great for entertaining when you don't feel like making some complicated cocktail. It will look festive and pretty in everyone's glass at your backyard barbeque...or your party-of-one gathering on your couch to watch Real Housewives. This particular rosè is produced at Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Chateau Miraval estate in Provence, France. Now, that's a dinner party conversation-starter!

Malvi Marshmallow Confections -- Holy heaven! I'm all about anything marshmallow, then sandwich a huge flavored one between two cookies? Yes! These are made in the Atlanta area, available in some specialty shops across the country, and more importantly, can be shipped to you. I found this (and the above wine) on The O List in the August issue of O Magazine. Use code oprah for a 20 percent discount on the O List Sampler.

Frozen Sangria -- Another great summer cocktail option! This is so much easier and quicker than traditional sangria. And with all the antioxidants from the berries and red wine in this recipe from Gimme Some Oven, this is basically a health food, right?

Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Icing -- It's baaaaack! For some unknown reason, Betty Crocker discontinued this frosting in 2013, thus ruining Funfetti cakes everywhere. Even Katy Perry was outraged about it. Thanks to a man seen in this video who started a Change.org petition, it's back on store shelves. I've since purchased some and am ready to bake a cake for no other occasion than to celebrate its return. I have a feeling it's going to taste fantastic with a glass of that rosè!