Spiced Orange and Pear Compote
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Or set intention words or whatever the current thing is? There’s this weird push and pull about things like this: a group shares resolutions and another group sneers at the idea of resolutions and then another group sneers at sneering at resolutions and then…you get the idea.
I even think there’s a group who sneers at the push-pull. Personally I’d like to take a break from the sneering.
Anyway, I made a resolution this year because it served me. My resolution is to
Spiked Gingerbread Cream Bars
Where do you stand on when people should start playing holiday music, wearing reindeer antlers, throwing ugly sweater parties, drinking buttered rum, and being holly jolly?
Personally, my stance is (more…)
Brown Butter Pumpkin Rum Cake
This post is a present for you: a piece of one of the best cakes I’ve ever made (have you noticed I’m remaking it in 800 variations? That’s always a sign it’s good) and a reminder of things our kindergarten teachers tried their best to teach us. Bless their hearts, they didn’t know how we would be tested. Some of us have failed. But we can always get back on track.
Here are 6 reminders of things we learned in kindergarten:
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with White Sauce
This post was sponsored on behalf of Maison Louis Jadot Wines via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
This summer things aren’t really too summery around here. We spent two summers ago dining out on our balcony by candlelight and coming up with new summery drinks to sip. Last summer our balcony didn’t see quite as much use, but we still managed to find time to enjoy our perfect summer playlist. This summer, with our upcoming move, has been the summer of boxes and craigslist sales and stress. In the midst of the chaos, we’ve had to carve out at least a few perfect summer moments to keep ourselves sane. Thankfully, there are tacos and there is wine.
Spiked Blueberry Lemonade Punch
If homemade blueberry lemonade sounds good, then spiked blueberry lemonade punch sounds even better. This patio-party cocktail begins with homemade blueberry syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Ginger ale adds a fun fizz to the lemonade before vodka and champagne team up to make this the perfect backyard sipper. Add moonlight, lighting bugs, and maybe a few Tiki torches, and enjoy!