Cocktail Time! · Dessert Pairing · fall pairing · Mocktail

Spiced Cake Balls & (Dirty) Shirley Temples

This week I had a guest with me to help me cook! My friend Krystal was over for a Halloween movie marathon and what goes better with a movie marathon than some sweet treats! The Drink:  Fun Fact: the actress Shirley Temple was not a fan of Shirley Temples (at least according to wiki). Traditionally… Continue reading Spiced Cake Balls & (Dirty) Shirley Temples

Dessert Pairing · fall pairing · Mocktail

Simple Apple Tart and Witch’s Punch

I have likely mentioned this many times before, but October is my favorite month. Apple season is in full swing and there are so many delicious flavors to be had. I’m very likely going to be making desserts for the rest of the month. The Drink:  I’m calling this drink Witch’s Punch because of the… Continue reading Simple Apple Tart and Witch’s Punch

fall pairing · Mocktail · Summer Pairing

Chorizo Turmeric Rice with a Cranberry Lime Cooler

Crisp fall weather has descended on the North Eastern US. I’m enjoying the changing leaves and delicious smells that make up this time of year. I wanted something warm for this week’s pairing. A one pot rice dish should hit the spot. I’m pairing it with a cranberry lime cooler. The Drink: Non-alcoholic version White… Continue reading Chorizo Turmeric Rice with a Cranberry Lime Cooler

Brunch Pairing · fall pairing · Summer Pairing

Cinnamon Pancakes & Strawberry Mint Infused Water

Fall has officially arrived, but that doesn’t mean I can’t mix it with a little summer flavors. I’m really into the infused waters right now and am having a lot of fun trying new ones. Mint is an amazing herb and I love it with different fruit. Technically I’ve already done a pancake pairing, but… Continue reading Cinnamon Pancakes & Strawberry Mint Infused Water

Mocktail · Summer Pairing

Baked BBQ Chicken Salad With (Non-alcoholic) Sangria

Summer is almost officially over. I love the fall so I’m not too upset that summer is coming to an end, but I will miss all of the wonderful summer flavors. That’s why I wanted to end this season right with a festive salad that is all about the end of summer and pair it… Continue reading Baked BBQ Chicken Salad With (Non-alcoholic) Sangria

comfort food · fall pairing

Warm Tomato Salad with a (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer

It seems New Jersey is being hit with an early fall (despite the fact that it’s still technically summer). I wanted something warm this week to counterbalance the cooler weather. Tomatoes are currently in season and it’s a great time to pick up the freshest ones where ever you do your food shopping. I typically… Continue reading Warm Tomato Salad with a (non-alcoholic) Ginger Beer

Summer Pairing

BBQ Chicken Calzone With Cucumber Mint Infused Water

The school year is just about to start up again (or it already has for some kids), but I’m not ready to stop enjoying the warm weather just yet. I wanted something light and refreshing to go with something warm and comforting, so I decided to try a water infusion and a calzone. The Drink: … Continue reading BBQ Chicken Calzone With Cucumber Mint Infused Water