To all the good friends I’ve met in blog land, and to everyone else who takes the time to visit here. Best wishes for a very healthy, happy, and delicious new year!!

I thought I’d leave you with a Spicy Bloody Mary in case you needed a little kick start in the morning!

***3 Shots of Thick and Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

***1 Shot of Vodka, or Gin

***Pour over Jalapeno Ice Cubes*** Stir and Garnish

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  1. Jalapeno ice cubes..?! You rock! I love it! Happy New Year!

  2. (((((Happy New Year Marie!!!))))

    Drink looks wonderful!!


  3. I love Bloody Mary’s! Cheers to the new year.

  4. My SO would so love this. Too bad we’ve already had breakfast. Good thing he won’t know what he’s missing. Happy New Year.

  5. I’d love one of those right now!

  6. Jalapeño ice cubes? That sounds like quite the way to wake up, lol! Love the photo and happy new year!

  7. Happy new year!

  8. This is very similar to a Canadian Caesar and a good way to kick start the year. I wish you a safe happy, healthy and tasty New Year. It has been so enjoyable following your blog for the past year. I look forward to 2009!!!!

  9. That’s some bloody mary, lady!
    I could use one about right now to nurse my hangover from last nt!
    Happy 2009!!!!

  10. Oh my gosh… I have all those ingredients here, right now. I would just have to freeze the jalapenos into the ice cubes. I’m going to try it!
    Happy 2009.

  11. Love bloody marys! I’ll def share one with you! Happy new year bud 🙂

  12. Happy New Year!

  13. Oooh! My favorite morning pick-me-up! I’ll have two. 😉

    A very Happy New Year to you, Marie! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you and your wonderful blog this past year. I look forward to lots more “deliciousness” in 2009.

    Felice Anno Nuovo!

  14. Look at you getting all Mixologist onnme with the jalopeno ice cubes. Excellent. Happy New Year.

  15. oh goodness that would be fun to have one of these in the morning to kickstart my day instead of my expresso. HA! I bet I wouldn’t feel the cold as much!

  16. Happy New Year Marie!


    I would love a Bloody Mary right now! Looks great!

    We had a wonderful time in Colorado seeing our baby grandson for the first time — what a cutie he is! It was hard to come home and leave him there, but I hope to see him again this spring.

    Hugs, Pat

  18. Love the jalapeno ice cubes! Happy New Year!

  19. Happy New Year back to you Marie.

    Your previous post is so right on. I had to chuckle…your lasanga incredients are just like our families, we always had the meatballs on the side though, but I like the idea of putting them IN the lasanga…yum! And your stuffed shells, yup….a crowd pleaser for sure. Love it all!

    Thanks for your visit and your kind comments today.

  20. Kick it up with those jalapeno cubes, Marie — Salude!

  21. I certainly wouldn’t pass up this drink. It sounds wonerful!
    Jalapeno Ice Cubes, Oh Yea!!!
    Happy New Year!

  22. Happy New Year, Marie!!

  23. Happy New Year, Marie! I can’t even tell you how much I ADORED your blog in 2008 — it is always a joy to come here! I look forward to more wonderful posts from you in 2009!

    Thanks for the bloody mary recipe, too! I had to laugh — when we went out for brunch a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a Bloody Mary, and my 3 year old asked me why there was celery in my Coke. My hubs just said “so mommy can stir her Coke.”

  24. My husband (and I) would love this. The jalapeno ice cubes sound great.

  25. It was the jalapeno ice cubes that grabbed my attention! That would certainly make the drink spicy alright! 🙂

  26. Wowsa that’s one kickin’ cocktail Marie!
    Happy Happy New Year to You and your family!!!!

  27. love the bloody mary with a twist..hot hot hot!

  28. discovered your lovely blog through Bloggeraid food event roundup. Have gone through some of your wonderful recipes. I think I might become a regular here.
    Wishing you a Very Happy New Year too!

  29. Happy New Year!!

  30. Hi Marie – Happy New Year to you!
    Wow! Great garnish and I love the jalapeño ice cubes too! You always have such great ideas.

  31. love the ice cube idea! just don’t grab when you want a cold glass of water! happy new year and looking forward to great stuff in 2009!

  32. Happy New Year to you too! I’m still catching up on all the posts I missed during my little break. Auguri par la Befana too! Looking forward to another year. xo