Appetizers · Spring Pairing · Uncategorized

Caprese Salad with a Grapefruit Soda

I was looking around for a light meal to stash in my lunch box on work days. A caprese salad seems like the prefect light salad to add to my midday meal. The Drink:  I picked up the Spectacular Grapefruit (soda) while I was shopping at Wegmans. I love grapefruit and wanted to try something… Continue reading Caprese Salad with a Grapefruit Soda

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

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

Uncategorized · Winter Pairing

A Chocolate Pairing For Valentine’s Day

Another year goes by and suddenly it’s Valentine’s Day again. Since I don’t really celebrate the holiday, I was thinking about ignoring the day of love once again. Then I started seeing advertisements for chocolate themed couples massages at a certain Pennsylvania resort and I just had to make something chocolate this week. Chocolate bark… Continue reading A Chocolate Pairing For Valentine’s Day


Spaghetti Squash Pasta With a Harvest Ale

I’ve only recently started making spaghetti squash and I love it. It has a lot of the same flavors as plane old pasta and a very similar texture. It’s also really easy to prepare. Since we’re nearing the end of the harvest season in the northeastern part of the US, I felt a harvest ale… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Pasta With a Harvest Ale

Fall Beers · Holiday Beers · Pumpkin Beer · Uncategorized

Spooky Treats & A Smashed Pumpkin

Halloween is next week everyone! Does everyone have their costumes ready? Anyone going to throw a party? I was really thinking hard since it’s almost the unofficial end of “pumpkin season”, which seems weird to me since the pumpkin’s growing season ends in December, and I decided to make a simple sweet treat to go… Continue reading Spooky Treats & A Smashed Pumpkin

Fall Beers · Uncategorized

Kielbasa and Oktoberfest

I’m taking a quick break this week from all the pumpkin beers out there to have one last Oktoberfest. Now Oktoberfest has long since concluded in Germany, but that doesn’t mean the Oktoberfest beers aren’t still available in America. Now I already did a pairing with an Oktoberfest beer, but that one was domestic. The… Continue reading Kielbasa and Oktoberfest