Mocktail · Spring Pairing · Summer Pairing

Black Bean Salad with Orange Basil Bubbles

Spring is in full swing and outdoor party season is almost here. I wanted something light, healthy, and full of flavors. The Drink:  I wanted something fun and festive for the warm weather that’s suddenly shown up in the Northeastern US. Orange Basil Bubbles is nonalcoholic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a shot… Continue reading Black Bean Salad with Orange Basil Bubbles

Cocktail Time! · Mocktail · Romantic Pairing · Spring Pairing · Winter Pairing

Crisp Baked Chicken with a Berry Blast

Valentine’s Day was last week, which means I have a ton of strawberries left over. So, I got the idea to make a berry themed drink with a lovely crispy chicken. It’s the romantic dinner I missed out on on Valentine’s Day. The Drink:  What you’ll need:  Frozen strawberries Frozen raspberries Blueberry juice Pomegranate juice… Continue reading Crisp Baked Chicken with a Berry Blast

comfort food · Mocktail · Winter Pairing

Leek and Feta Puff Tart with a Blueberry Sparkler

Let’s kick this week off with a savory easy to make and eat pairing. I love puff tarts because you can eat them right out of the oven or freeze them for a quick grab and go microwave meal. So here’s my french inspired leek and feta puff tart pairing with a blueberry sparkler. The… Continue reading Leek and Feta Puff Tart with a Blueberry Sparkler

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

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