Spicy Pineapple Mint Juleps


Today’s recipe is inspired by a margarita Dan and I had once at a tequileria called the Mala Suerte (“bad luck”). It was made with spicy habanero infused tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, and came with a sugar rim. Since I generally hate peppers and they hate me, I thought for sure that the drink would be disgusting, but damned if it…read more »

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Sunday Brunch: Tropical Orange Smoothies

Short post today, folks! It was too nice outside this weekend to be cooped up in my kitchen, so instead of getting fancy with brunch, I just threw together a quick smoothie with fresh mango, banana, carrot and the pineapple I had leftover from making lava flows last week. I’m calling it a Tropical Orange…read more »


Lava Flow Cocktails…and a GIVEAWAY! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Happy April 15th, everyone! Have y’all filed your taxes yet? Dan took care of ours earlier in the week, which is great for me because filing taxes is one of my least favorite things to do. Even with TurboTax guiding me along, filling out my tax forms every year is amazingly stressful. In the back of my mind…read more »

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Sunday Brunch: Lemon Blueberry Muffin Tops

I have a confession to make…we didn’t cook brunch this weekend. This post is a sham! Well, it’s technically not a sham in the sense that I did actually bake muffin tops this week…but it is a sham in the sense that I specifically made them on Friday night so that I could have a post…read more »

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Crock Pot Al Pastor

I’ve told you guys my al pastor story before, right? (Ugh, look at those crappy old pictures). You know…a taqueria opened up in the student center across the street from my dorm sophomore year, and I simultaneously discovered a deep passion for al pastor burritos and gained 10 lbs in one semester? It was a…read more »

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Sunday Brunch: Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese & Scallion Scrambled Eggs On Toast

Happy Easter, everyone! What are you all doing today? In my family, we don’t really have any Easter traditions. When I was a kid, my parents would buy me stuffed bunnies every year and take me to local Easter egg hunts, but once I got older Easter stopped being a thing. I think that happens…read more »

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Tequila Sunrise Mimosas

When our friends Dave and Lynh got married a few years ago, a group of us got together before the ceremony and treated ourselves to a bottomless brunch at a tapas place near the venue. Getting the party started early, ya know? That’s how we roll(ed). And it was a fabulous time – good food, good company, bottomless mimosas and bellinis….read more »

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Sunday Brunch: Overnight Lemon-Glazed French Toast Bake

Today’s brunch post is brought to you by a slight cold, laziness, and a craving for citrus fruits. Confused? Allow me explain. Because Spring is a cruel b****, the weather outside keeps jumping insanely from “man, it’s so nice outside, I don’t even need a jacket” to “holy crap, I can’t feel my face” temperatures. This, combined with the…read more »

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Sunday Brunch: Popovers & Blackberry Butter

Now that Spring is officially here, and the days are longer, brighter, and generally nicer, I’m determined to start making the most of our time outside of the office. Starting with the weekends. No more huddling on the couch for hours at a time, watching reruns of Deadwood (or Castle…or Big Bang Theory…), eating cold leftover…read more »

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Colcannon, Revisited

I’m sure you’re all out having fun (drinking green beers? kissing an Irishman?) and not paying any attention to your blog feeds, but I’m going to throw another St. Paddy’s Day post at you anyway. And it’s another good one. Do you like mashed potatoes? How about sauteed greens? If yes, then this is the recipe for you! ‘Cuz…read more »

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Bangers & Mash

Guys. I had so many plans for my St. Paddy’s day posts. I was going to make soda bread, Irish apple cake with a creamy whiskey sauce, potatoes, and lots of gratuitously green things. I had these things all planned at weeks ago, so that I’d have everything ready to go in time for the…read more »