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

Cocktail Time! · Mocktail · Summer Pairing · Uncategorized

Tabbouleh and Strawberry Lemonade Fizz

My mom’s homemade humus and tabbouleh were two of my favorites for lunch as a kid. I always loved opening my lunch box at school and finding these two dishes in there. My friends also loved them and would ask for her to send them some too. I did a version of her humus recipe last year… Continue reading Tabbouleh and Strawberry Lemonade Fizz

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Peach Salad & Hard Tropical Punch

Peach season is in full swing in the Garden State. My local farmer’s market is getting ready to celebrate their annual Peach Festival and I am excited to have some peach cobbler (I’m going to have to learn how to make that). Since it’s been so hot, I’ve been trying to avoid using my oven… Continue reading Peach Salad & Hard Tropical Punch

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Curry Chicken Salad & Fizzy Tea

With it being so hot outside, it’s hard to want to do a lot of cooking over a hot stove. Curry chicken salad is a great way to transform leftovers into lunch for the week without having to use a heat source. The Drink: For the record, my sister’s friend invented this drink while I… Continue reading Curry Chicken Salad & Fizzy Tea

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Cilantro Shrimp with Peach Vodka, Cranberry, and Orange Juice

I’m officially back from my vacation, but oh how I wish I were still at the beach. So I decided to bring a little bit of the beach home with me. I have a summer cocktail all lined up, but what to do about the food. Luckily as I was walking around my local farmer’s… Continue reading Cilantro Shrimp with Peach Vodka, Cranberry, and Orange Juice

Cocktail Time! · Summer Pairing

Pork with Apples and a Cuba Libre

It is hot in the North Eastern USA. Summer technically starts in about a week and a half, but you wouldn’t know it with the heat wave we’re having right now. Since I’d rather be spending this heat wave at the beach instead of the suburbs of New York, I’m just going to imagine myself… Continue reading Pork with Apples and a Cuba Libre

Cocktail Time! · Romantic Pairing · Spring Pairing

Country Bacon Wrapped Asparagus & Gin and Tonic

When I think of appetizers that are the essence of Spring time, I think of asparagus wrapped in bacon. Asparagus is a wonderful vegetable and bacon makes it taste all the better. So for everyone who is ready for Spring parties, this pairing is for you! The Drink:  If I were to pick my go… Continue reading Country Bacon Wrapped Asparagus & Gin and Tonic