Friday, October 11, 2013


I have a little sister, we'll call her CakePop. She's bite sized, sweet, somewhat sinful and fun at parties. You can't get enough of her. Unfortunately CakePop and I live miles apart. Her: an exotic life of food, drink, travel, boys and boroughs in New York City. Me: a life of Midwestern cooking, blogging, wife-ing and mommy-ing. One is not better than the other, just different. As are we. Different.

CakePop is a blonde, green eyed packrat who likes to fly by the seat of her pants. I, on the other hand, am a brown eyed, brunette control freak who treats her day planner like the gospel.



Yes, CakePop and I are different, but that is why we are special. We are on opposite ends of the country, opposite ends of the social spectrum, opposite ends of life. But it doesn't matter. As sisters there are certain moments and memories we celebrate as an ode to our relationship every year. Our favorite? Midnight margaritas and Practical Magic.

If you've ever seen the movie Practical Magic you know that it is a story about two sisters whose lives become divided by distance, commitment and adventure. They end up reunited by a bond that cannot be broken. Sisterhood. It's not an Oscar winner. It's not a must-see movie. It's not everyone's cup of tea. But it's ours.

Every fall CakePop and I would put on Practical Magic, bust out the blender and indulge in a little witchcraft of our own. It's a tradition we've maintained despite our distance and one I'll cherish for a lifetime.

So here we go. "Put the Lime in the Coconut and Mix It All Up."

This one's for you CakePop.



Midnight Margaritas

2 cups of crushed ice
4 cups of limeade
1 shot of Triple Sec
2 shots of tequila (we use silver)
Margarita salt for rimming.


  1. Add the crushed ice, limeade, Triple Sec and tequila to the blender and pulse until smooth
  2. Pour the margaritas into your fanciest glasses or heck paper cups if that's all you've got
  3. Put on your favorite movie with your sister and let the magic take over


Do you have a delicious tradition with your own CakePop? Share it!
We'd love to hear your stories Yummies! xoxo

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