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Hi! I'm Lindsay and welcome to my page! I was born and raised in New Jersey, which is where I currently reside with my husband Justin, and our two dogs, Leo and Penelope.

Growing up food was always a big part of my life. I spent most of my childhood in the kitchen baking all sorts of sweet treats, thinking about my next meal, and to this day I will always save room for dessert!

I graduated from the French Culinary Institute in 2005 with a degree in Pastry Arts, and have worked in some of New York City's most prestigious restaurants.

I started this blog to share all of the delicious recipes that I have created over the years.

Thanks for stopping by!

Aperol Spritz Mocktail

Aperol Spritz Mocktail

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If you have ever enjoyed a Aperol Spritz, you are familiar with the complex flavor of the Italian liqueur. Unfortunately, Aperol does not reveal their secret recipe, trust me I spent lots of time googling this. Anyone who has had an Aperol Spritz will tell you the initial flavors that come to mind are orange, grapefruit, bitter, herby, sweet, licoriceโ€ฆ and so on. First, I tried making a rosemary and lavender simple syrup but in the end it ended up tasting too floral. I thought about what combination of herbs would work best to replicate the flavor of Aperol and it finally came to me, herb de provence! Itโ€™s the perfect combination of thyme, lavender, tarragon, rosemary, and a few others that captures all the notes of a true Aperol Spritz, but this time without the actual alcohol.

Aperol Spritz Mocktail

For the simple syrup

125 g water

125 g sugar

2 tsp herb de Provence

Boil all ingredients together, let steep for 5 minutes and strain. Chill before use.

2 oz grapefruit juice

1 oz orange juice

1 oz simple syrup

seltzer

In a 8-10 oz glass stir together the grapefruit juice, orange juice and the simple syrup. Add ice to fill the glass, top off with seltzer and garnish with an orange slice.

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