Perfect Frozen Peach Bellini’s

This is summer. A frozen cocktail that doesn’t taste like a cocktail in a short glass, with a paper straw and 85°F weather looming on the horizon. It’s just begging you to kick your shoes off and sit with it all afternoon long. Or at least for the next hour because that’s how long it will

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5 Ingredient Vegan No Sugar Added Popsicles

Thank you to the Sola Company for sponsoring this post. Although this post has a sponsored element to it, all opinions, recipes, and images are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Darling Down South running.  Look, this isn’t your run of the mill vegan recipe trying to taste like something else

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Sumac Lemon Roasted Chicken

Roast chicken, you either love it or you overcook it. It can go so right and it can go so wrong. I’m on the side of absolutely love it. Typically I like dressing it up with interesting spices and bright savory flavors. This sumac lemon roasted chicken is light enough for summer and hearty enough

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Carb Free Smash Burgers

If you haven’t heard of a smash burger it’s because it’s the griddle burger rebranded. Gone are the days of dry hockey pucks coming off the grill your dad used to man in the summer and enter the perfectly griddled smash burger made on a flat surface. Whether you have a griddle, a cast iron,

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The Classic Birthday Cake for our 5 Year Bloggiversary

Hello from another year older and wiser. The blog has turned 5 as of Cinco de Mayo! It’s a darn shame we’re all stuck indoors because I wanted to have a reader thank you party called the Cinco de Darling, but since we can’t gather I figured I would share this classic birthday cake with

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The FizzleBerry Cocktail

Let this be known at the garden cocktail trials! Last week it was the Strawbarb Margarita (featuring mint plucked right from my patio plant) and this week features a thyme and blackberry filled fizzy lemonade gin cocktail which, thanks to @beatriceuber gets the name “The FizzleBerry”! I asked you all on Instagram what I should

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Strawbarb Margaritas

You may be wondering, what a strawbarb is. It is the fruit of the season: that mid Spring moment when the last of the winter roots are shriveling to make room for big fat berries at the grocery store. Sadly, a strawbarb is not a real fruit (although with the amazing things they’re doing in

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Thai Style Mussels in a Spicy Coconut Sauce

This recipe was inspired by my love for salmon Penang from the Thai restaurants near us. If you haven’t had Penang before it’s basically a spicy citrusy coconut broth that is ladled over meat served with a huge helping of rice. After I revitalized some freezer salmon for dinner the other night with a few

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