comfort food · Pantry Soup · Winter Pairing

Mom’s Split Pea Soup…and an attempt at Butterbeer

I often miss my mom’s cooking, especially in the colder months. Split pea soup was one of my favorites growing up and this week I want to share with you her recipe. I decided to pair it with a butterbeer recipe of my own creation. Does it turn out as well as mom’s soup? Let’s… Continue reading Mom’s Split Pea Soup…and an attempt at Butterbeer

Dessert Pairing · Holiday Pairing · Winter Pairing

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies with a Turmeric Thai Tea

The holidays are upon us. I’ve decided to make an effort to learn how to bake cookies this year. So I started my holiday baking by looking up different peanut butter cookie recipes. But having just peanut butter cookies didn’t seem to enough. I invited my friend Krystle and together we put our heads together… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cookies with a Turmeric Thai Tea

comfort food · fall pairing · Holiday Pairing

After Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

After the craziness of Thanksgiving, I’m always looking for new ways to eat my leftovers. This week, I figured something simple would be good. Turkey sandwiches are a great after Thanksgiving lunch. I’m pairing mine with a sparkling pomegranate and apple juice, but a dry white wine would also be good. The Food: What you’ll… Continue reading After Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

comfort food · fall pairing

Steak Fajitas and a Mexican Coke

It’s gotten chilly in the Northeast. Winter is fast approaching.  I wanted to making something warm this week and fajitas sounded great. I grabbed a Coke made in Mexico to pair with the dish. The Drink:    Mexican coke-a-cola tastes slightly different from the US version. It’s not as heavy, has no aftertaste, and is… Continue reading Steak Fajitas and a Mexican Coke

comfort food · fall pairing

Italian Herbs with Chicken & Roasted Veggies with a Pear Pomegranate Water Infusion

I’m back from my vacation and brought the cold weather with me from Oregon. I was in the mood for something warm and filling this week, but I also needed to satisfy my sweet tooth. I think this pairing covers both those criteria. The Drink:  What you’ll need:  Filtered water 1 golden pear 1/2 pomegranate… Continue reading Italian Herbs with Chicken & Roasted Veggies with a Pear Pomegranate Water Infusion

Dessert Pairing · fall pairing · Holiday Pairing · Uncategorized

Pumpkin Juice with Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween! If you haven’t decided yet on how you’re going to celebrate, why not go with a pumpkin dessert pairing? Okay, I might have gone a little overboard the pumpkin this year, but I swear it’s well worth it. The Drink:  Inspired by the Harry Potter books, I decided to try making a version… Continue reading Pumpkin Juice with Pumpkin Cookies

fall pairing · Mocktail

Spaghetti Squash Harvest Pasta & Ginger Grape Fizz

I am loving everything fall right now (even if the weather isn’t quite cooperating with me). This week I chose to focus on a lighter meal instead of stuffing my face with more sweets – don’t worry, they’ll be back. I love spaghetti squash. I think they are a great alternative to actual spaghetti. Just… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Harvest Pasta & Ginger Grape Fizz