It’s one of my favorite weeks of the year – Margarita Week! This beautiful internet creation is hosted by Kate from Hola Jalapeño. (Thanks, Kate!) Last year I shared a guava margarita, and I’ve got a new fruity one to share with you today. Over the last few years I’ve discovered that my two favorite forms of alcohol are whiskey and tequila. As we slip into fall and winter I find myself craving whiskey 100% of the time, but as the weather warms up I start to crave that tequila instead. So testing the recipe for this post came at the perfect time as the weather has been heating up here. I’m ready for tequila season! [Read more…]
This recipe is like Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday rolled into one. I’ve got all your needs covered right here. And if you’re looking for a holiday gift for a friend who likes cooking (especially if they’re vegetarian), or if you’re looking to treat yo self, this recipe comes from one of my new favorite cookbooks, the Love and Lemons Cookbook. Ah! I’m so excited to tell you guys about this one. [Read more…]
Happy Pi Day!!!! Did you know this is one of the most epic Pi Days ever? The number pi is 3.14159265359 … blah blah blah and today is 3.14.15, aka the first 5 digits of pi. I’m a math nerd, so this is kind of a big deal. When I was in high school my AP Calc class (which consisted of me and about ten of my best friends) would force our ever-gracious teacher, Mr. Miller, to let us celebrate Pi Day, which meant we brought in tons of pie and did nothing but eat pie all class period. It was great. I wanted to celebrate this year’s Pi Day with a virtual Pi Day party, if you will, by giving you a roundup of recipes I’ve been wanting to make. [Read more…]
I’ve mentioned on here before that I’m getting into a whiskey/bourbon craze. I’ve noticed a lot of people around me getting into that scene lately as well, so maybe we’re all just conforming to a bigger trend? I actually heard an interesting story on NPR recently about how women are the future of whiskey. Historically considered a “man’s drink,” whiskey is becoming more and more popular with the female crowd, and whiskey producers are paying attention. Personally, I think I can attribute much of my coming around to whiskey to the artisanal cocktail scene. (I prefer to get used to a new spirit as it mingles with other tasty items in a fancy beverage.) To celebrate my newfound love, I’ve rounded up the whiskey and bourbon-focused recipes I’ve been eyeing on the internet. This wish list of mine is so true to life – I clearly love the sweets and cocktails more than real food. Also, you can totally tell which other bloggers are deep into the bourbon by their repeat appearances on here. (I’m looking at you, Minimalist Baker, Chasing Delicious and How Sweet It Is.) So let’s talk whiskey and bourbon recipes and get all boozed up together: [Read more…]
Since this post is going out to the world on New Year’s Eve, it seemed like I should talk about my year in review rather than just December. So far this year I’ve:
• kept up with my blog, which I feel is an accomplishment in itself
• gotten MARRIED
• went to Paris and St. Malo, France
• made lots of Internet Friends
• met some of those lovely people in person
• made lots of amazing food
• become a better runner
• had my first Cake Over Steak art show
• tasted my first pumpkin spice latte
• started making homemade cappuccinos, which kind of completes my life
• been featured in my local paper
I could probably go on. Some of these things might seem small by themselves, but you add them all up and you realize that your life is kickin’ ass. Robert and I remark to each other all the time about how wonderful our life truly is and how lucky we are. Sometimes we feel like we’re about to spin out of control, but when we stop to look around at what’s going on in our lives, we usually have a “whoa” moment, realizing how incredible things are. I’ve never been a huge fan of making New Year’s resolutions – I think it’s because I’d rather not wait until the new year to start living a certain way and prefer to do things right away. For me it’s more like “I’m going to start running more often [starting now]” or “We need to eat more salads, starting tomorrow.” “I want to live a less-stressed lifestyle, save money, try yoga, travel somewhere new, etc.” That said, there’s no denying the fact that the start of a fresh new year can leave me feeling inspired to give my life a little kick in the pants. But I don’t really have any New Year’s resolutions for 2015, except to keep doing what I love, help my husband do what he loves, and enjoy the process. What about you? Here are some things I’ve been loving this month: [Read more…]
Lunch. It’s usually a pleasant time, a time to unwind and hopefully take your mind off of work and other obligations. Or, in my case, it is a time to browse through the numerous food blogs I attempt to follow, drooling over images of food while wishing I could run into my kitchen and put something in my darn slow cooker. (Why don’t I use that thing more often?) [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.