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Other Recipes by macKenzie SMith

Grilled Cheese Garnished Bloody Maria’s – The Ultimate Brunch Drink!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Altos Tequila for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


grilled cheese social bloody maria's

This past month my boyfriend and I both turned thirty (ay yi yi!!! omg I know). Being that he is just 5 days older than me, we’re super fortunate that we get to combine our birthdays into one big ridiculous event.

Since we both love to entertain, we thought that we’d celebrate like the adults we newly are, by bringing a little indulgent class to our boozy brunch bonanza! Cue my passion for grilled cheese and his passion for delicious brunch cocktails and you get one heck of a Bloody Maria (Bloody Mary’s with Tequila!) with an insane-o grilled cheese garnish. Continue reading

Spicy Tuna and Avocado Sushi Burger

Spicy Tuna and Avocado Sushi Burger

If you’re looking for the perfect summer-time food then this Spicy Tuna and Avocado Sushi Burger is for you! Made with leftover sushi rice and topped with avocado, spicy tuna, sriracha, eel sauce, kewpie mayo, cilantro and crispy fried garlic, this fresh spin requires barely any cooking which makes it perfect for the hot days of summer. Continue reading

Quick and Easy Tuna and Avocado Hawaiian Poke Recipe

quick easy Hawaiian poke recipe

Photo: Jessica Brickmeyer

What is poke exactly? Poke (correctly pronounced po-kay) comes from the Hawaiian word “to cut” and is a traditional Hawaiian dish composed of marinated fresh fish. Most of the time, poke is made with raw tuna but any sushi-grade fish can be used. And although it might sound similar to ceviche, poke is not cooked through the acidic properties of citrus. Instead, it’s marinated in a delicious sauce made from a few asian condiments. In this quick and easy recipe, I use fresh ahi tuna, avocado, seaweed salad and my sweet, salty and spicy poke marinade. Continue reading