comfort food · Dessert Pairing · Spring Pairing · Winter Pairing

Spiced Hot Chocolate & Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream

Spring supposedly starts this week, but I think the weather disagrees. So I decided to combine the need for a warm drink during a cold night with a need for cold food after a warm day. Thus home made spiced hot chocolate and cinnamon banana ice cream is what I came up with. Part of… Continue reading Spiced Hot Chocolate & Cinnamon Banana Ice Cream

comfort food · Winter Pairing

Margarita Calzone & Cheerwine

My friend Krystle was over this weekend for a movie marathon. What better way to enjoy a movie night than by making calzones and having some Cheerwine. The Drink:  Cheerwine is a cherry flavored non-alcoholic soda. It’s bright red and has a mild flavor. Krystle thought it tasted a little like Dr. Pepper, but without… Continue reading Margarita Calzone & Cheerwine

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

Game Day Snacks · Winter Pairing

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn & Lemon Elderflower Soda

Happy day after Super Bowl Sunday! I hope you guys had a fun night and didn’t have a hangover this morning. This week, I wanted to do something that would fulfill my need for snacking. Popcorn is a great snack and it’s super versatile when it comes to flavors. The Drink: Trader Joe’s has two… Continue reading Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn & Lemon Elderflower Soda

Pantry Soup · Winter Pairing

Egg Drop Soup and Cool Oolong Tea

It’s still winter and I need soup to keep me warm. Egg Drop soup is quick and easy to make. I’m pairing it with one of my favorite drinks, cold oolong tea. I totally recommend this tea (hot or cold) for any time of the year. The Drink:  I grew up drinking oolong tea and… Continue reading Egg Drop Soup and Cool Oolong Tea

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

comfort food · Winter Pairing

Lamb Meatball Salad with Birch Beer

Lamb has arrived at my local Farmer’s Market! I managed to grab a few things before they ran out, so I’m all stocked up until next year. Lamb is a rare treat for me, so I wanted to pair it with something that was equally special to me. Birch beer is very similar to root… Continue reading Lamb Meatball Salad with Birch Beer