beverages

Lemon Meringue Pie Martini

I was invited to a pie party last week. I made a red wine braised short rib pot pie, but I also wanted to bring a pie-themed cocktail. The cocktail was a huge hit, and everyone was saying, "Woe, this really does taste like lemon meringue pie!" Unfortunately it was dark outside when I made… Continue reading Lemon Meringue Pie Martini

Rosemary & mozzarella corn muffins
bread, potluck, sides

Rosemary & Mozzarella Corn Muffins

My riding club had a horse show a few weeks ago. Several chapters of the club get together for the show, and we usually have a chili potluck lunch. I signed up to bring a crock pot of chili and some cornbread. I was scrambling to get everything together for the show (for me and… Continue reading Rosemary & Mozzarella Corn Muffins

Red wine braised short rib pot pie
beef, main courses

Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

I was invited to a pie-themed party this weekend and wanted to make something unique. I was torn between a beef bourguignon pot pie and a short rib pot pie. I decided to go with the short rib pie because I knew I could do the short ribs well. I decided to incorporate some saffron… Continue reading Red Wine Braised Short Rib Pot Pie

Chicken noodle soup with peas, carrots, and green beans in a bowl
chicken, lunch box, main courses, soups

Chicken Noodle Soup

I came down with a bad cold a few weeks ago, and thankfully it only lasted for a few days. My wonderful boyfriend made me tea with lemon, honey, and whiskey, which I swear is better than any cough syrup out there. Being sick of course also called for chicken noodle soup. This also reheated… Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup

Hot chocolate cupcake
desserts

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

I was trying to come up with a unique chocolate recipe in preparation for my guest appearance on the Conversational Chaos podcast. The Rage Monster (one of the podcast's hosts) requested something chocolate. I warned him that I was making something experimental, and if it didn't turn out, at least it would be a fun… Continue reading Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

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Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30

I was a guest on the Conversational Chaos podcast recently. I had a lot of fun recording with Jason and the Rage Monster. We talked about lots of food-related things, and I brought hot chocolate cupcakes for them to try (which I have yet to blog, so I'll have to update this post accordingly when… Continue reading Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30

Blood orange pomegranate rum punch - cocktail in glass with floating orange slice
beverages

Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

I make cocktails to distribute to adults during trick or treating on Halloween. Last year I made an apple cider cocktail, and the year before that I made a bloody mary. I think some people come to my street first because they know I give out cocktails! I wanted to do something with dry ice… Continue reading Blood Orange Pomegranate Rum Punch

Meatball sub sliders
appetizers & snacks, potluck, slow cooker

Meatball Sub Sliders

This is another recipe from a horseback riding club potluck. The potlucks are almost always on a Friday evening, so I need a recipe that's easy to do after a full day of work. These were very easy, and I even made a quick homemade tomato sauce to go with them. Not to sound like… Continue reading Meatball Sub Sliders

Tomato sauce in jar
sauces & seasonings, slow cooker, weeknight cooking

Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

I was making meatball sliders to bring to a potluck last weekend. It would have been easy to grab a jar of sauce, but I didn't have time to run to the store. I tossed this together in the crock pot before cooking the meatballs. This sauce is tasty and easy to make - perfect… Continue reading Semi-Homemade Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Lemon cookies
desserts

Lemon Cookies With Vanilla Glaze

When I first started to make these lemon cookies the other day, I used a base that was similar to how I make sugar cookies. I wanted the dough to be rolled out like sugar cookies, but the dough didn't shape up to make that happen. The lemon juice and the baking soda gives these… Continue reading Lemon Cookies With Vanilla Glaze