A Pomegranate Pear Cocktail for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching and if you are anything like me you tend to over-prepare with lists, menus, and your favorite recipes compiled, right down to pre-dinner cocktails ... which of course require pre-holiday sampling, especially whilst decorating.Well, let me share a very festive cocktail with you that will make the perfect addition to your holiday bar cart. The best part is that part of it can be made a day or two ahead of time, the rest is put together in no time at all, bringing out your inner mixologist and impressing your guests.A Pomegranate Pear CocktailIngredients (per cocktail)2oz Vodka 2oz pear puree - 2 pears and 2oz simple syrup 2oz pomegranate juice garnish: pomegranate arils, fresh pear slices, fresh mint … [Read more...]

15 Citrus Recipes for Fall

In the South, citrus fruits are thought to be primarily Summer fruits. However, our Northern friends tend to enjoy citrus more in the Fall months. Little did I know, as a Southerner, that there are so many Fall recipes that feature citrus fruits as a main ingredient or, at the very least, a complimenting ingredient.Today I have quite a few recipes that include a piece of citrus fruit in its repertoire. From breakfast to dessert, you're sure to find a recipe here that will delight your taste buds!/1/ Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Pistachios - The flavor of this grapefruit will explode in your mouth! Coupled with honey and pistachios, you're sure to have a delectable breakfast with this recipe./2/ Cranberry Orange Muffins - Muffins are never a bad idea for breakfast. Make … [Read more...]

A Sweet St Patrick’s Day

It seems that most holidays get way more sweet treats than others-I love the idea of making St Patrick's Day a little sweeter! While you're making your corned beef, how about adding these special treats in as a dessert and make it a night to remember?The Sweet St Patty's Menu: Mint macaroons with chocolate ganache Irish Creme hot cocoa with mint (there's also a non-boozy version too!) The Irish LassAre you excited? I know I am! Let's talk set up and then get to the recipes!First, I LOVE vintage plates. Any reason to bring them out, I take. It really feels like you're adding a super special touch, but it doesn't take any more energy. I really love these.Next up? Let's cook!The Mint Macaroon (makes about 12 cookies or 6 sandwiches)Don't be intimidated by this … [Read more...]