Back to School For Adults RoundUp

August 20, 2018 (Last Updated: June 2, 2019) - As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Alright, folks. Schooltime is quickly approaching if it hasn’t already arrived. In celebration, we just kicked off a Back to School For Adults contest that you should go to and register for! For some of you “Back to School” means things become busier and for many, it means getting those kids back into a good routine. Today, however; we are not focusing on kids. Take some time for you! This is a collection of food and cocktail recipes meant for you, mom, dad, and any other adult that wants to take it easy as Summer begins to sunset into Fall. We are focusing on family-friendly Apple pie for this series, but this post is for the adults. Enjoy all of these recipes and I urge you to click on each link to find what these talented bloggers have developed just for you!

Prosecco Lemon Ginger Granita from Kitchen Sanctuary

I thought I would open up this roundup with a simply delectable adult dessert! Nicky mixes up a boozy dessert that looks absolutely wonderful. Also, if you read the post, she admits that she may have had a few herself when she took these shots. One thing about being a recipe developer is that sometimes you have to just suck it up and drink some dranks. lol. What a sacrifice, huh? So when the kids are off to bed, think about making one of these!

Cointreau Rose Cocktail With Strawberries from Inside the Rustic Kitchen

Just having completed a margarita series, I have become quite the lover of Cointreau, so I know how wonderful the drink can be. This Cointreau Rose Cocktail looks like a fruity mix of awesome and tasty fun. Check out this tasty and spectacular recipe.


Grilled Watermelon Habanero Margarita from Easy Cooking With Molly

Spicing it up a bit with some habanero peppers in a cocktail. Also, Molly switches it up a bit and adds some grilled watermelon. If you haven’t had grilled watermelon yet, it is definitely worth a try. This is a robust and interesting cocktail that has a lot of Summer flavor. No, Fall is not quite here so you still can take advantage of these nummy adult Summer flavors.

Crispy Chicken With Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomatoes from Mom’s Dinner

Look at this beautiful chicken that Susie is cooking up! I don’t know about you, but I love just a little bit of that funk in my cheese and goat cheese starts to get into that territory. Great way to scare away some kids, but goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes sound absolutely wonderful to me. So, you had mac and cheese last night. Treat yourself tonight with this crispy chicken with goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes.

Cherry Vodka Sour from Dishes Delish

A little bit of sweet and a touch of sour goes into this adult cocktail that Elaine from Dishes Delish cooked up. Cherries don’t really last long in my house, so before they get gobbled up, make sure to make this drink. Not only does she give the recipe for this specific cocktail, but Elaine also discusses making cherry infused vodka.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese, Spinach, & Mushrooms from Monday Is Meatloaf

Goat Cheese? Spinach? Mushrooms? This all sounds like an adult meal to me. But then again, you wrap it in bacon and it becomes everybody’s favorite, right? LOL. Well, I love a bit of bacon and this loin looks like a great meal. Tina says that Monday is for meatloaf. Well, Tuesday and the rest of them can have meals like this one! (save some leftover meatloaf for lunch, though. ok?)

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of recipes and I hope you go to each one of these websites and give this adult treats a whirl. Perhaps you didn’t find what you like here? Check out the rest of Ramshackle Pantry or head on over to Recipe Lion for oodles of great recipes. If you try any of these, make sure to let them know how it goes and then comes back here and tell me which one is your favorite! Don’t forget to sign up for the Giveaway!

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    August 20, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    What a great round up. I see my future drinks and dinners! Mama needs a drink ?

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    Molly Kumar
    August 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Oh My Goodness, What a delicious roundup of Adult Cocktails. We are always looking for quick cocktail recipes for Summer parties and these would be fabulous to try.

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    Jeff the Chef
    August 21, 2018 at 5:53 am

    Yum, nice collection! I’m suddenly in the mood for a cocktail and some decent chicken!

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    August 21, 2018 at 6:45 am

    For some it’s back to school, but for me it’s back to the office. After a wonderful trip to Sicily. 🙁

    Anyway these all look great, especially that prosecco granita. Just what we need on a hot and humid afternoon.

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    Darlene @ Dip Recipe Creations
    August 25, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I don’t have kids so no back to school here, but I still want to try some of these amazing looking recipes!

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    August 25, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    It’s always a challenge getting back into the school routine and I love the humor in your post. I can’t decide between the Grilled Watermelon Margarita and the Prosecco Granita. Maybe both!

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    August 25, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    What a great round up! Everything looks so delicious and I don’t even know where to start 🙂 Pinning!

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    August 26, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Lots of great choice here. All the cocktails are making me want a drink and it’s not even 8am haha.

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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    August 26, 2018 at 3:43 am

    All those cocktails look totally refreshing and delicious and I could eat up all that food too! Such delicious recipes in this roundup, I’ll have to try some

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    August 26, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I’m really needing these. It was a long summer with the kids home. I’m looking forward to having a quiet house during the day again.

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