Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paula Deen's Marriage in Crisis? Cocktails and Gossip featuring The Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day when a headline from a tabloid paper caught my eye:

 "Paula Deen Breakup Crisis" was splashed over a two page spread in the National Enquirer, and since the people ahead of me seemed to be shopping for the next apocalypse, I had time to read the entire article.

According to distant relatives willing to sell their souls for money trusted sources, Paula Deen's recent weight loss has tongues wagging all over Savannah. Apparently the one time Queen of Full Fat Mayonnaise and bacon is not only lightening things up in the kitchen; she's been fixing to trim the fat in her relationship to husband Michael Groover.

This isn't the first time divorce rumors have swirled around Paula and Michael. In 2010 there were reports of trouble between Deen and Michael's daughter.

But I take it all with a grain of salt.

We're talking about the National Enquirer after all.

So, true or false, if Paula Deen's new found lease on life is precipitating changes that contribute to her own sense of well being and happiness then who are we to judge?

Paula Deen has done extraordinary things with her life. As a survivor of debilitating anxiety and depression, she managed to raise 2 sons, start a business from nothing, and grow a career that has become so big and impressive that the rest of us find her interesting enough to gossip about!

That in itself speaks volumes and is why I chose this week's AMAZING cocktail just for Paula!

The Strawberry Shortcake.

Make this and find out why it's one of the best cocktails I've ever had in my life!

If you want to see me making it in person, please enjoy today's easy to follow video.

Visit the printable recipe here: Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail


  • 1/3 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 oz. amaretto
  • 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 oz. vanilla vodka 
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream 
  • 1 dash vanilla extract
  1. Combine strawberries, amaretto, Bailey’s, vodka, ice cream, ice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend until frothy. Enjoy.
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Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

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