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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Banoffee Pie

So, you may have noticed that there’s been a bit of a lull in posting here at Just Putzing Around the Kitchen…Sorry about that! I was a little burned out by all my holiday cooking/blogging and could not muster a single drop of energy to get back into it after the start of the new year….read more »

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Can you believe it’s almost 2015? How did that even happen? It’s crazy to think about, but in 2015 I will… Turn 29 Be in my fourth year at my current law firm Celebrate my 2-year wedding anniversary (with Dan, duh) Reach my 10-year dating anniversary (also with Dan) Enter my 5th year of blogging…read more »

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Easy Candied Walnut Fudge

Remember when I made all those candied walnuts and told you I put them in a super yummy fudge? And I promised I’d share the recipe with you before the holidays? Well…here it is! You’re welcome. Although…I guess if you’re trying to watch your girlish figure, then I should probably be saying “sorry for tempting you.” ‘Cuz…read more »

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Snacktastic Sundays: Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers

Short Snacktastic Sundays post today, folks! We were headed to Brad and Amy’s new place to watch the Patriot’s/Jets game at 1pm, and things were running a little behind schedule. Despite getting up at 8:30am today, I somehow didn’t make it into the kitchen until 11:30am (isn’t it crazy how time just disappears on the weekend?). I…read more »

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{GIVEAWAY CLOSED} Gingerbread Mug Cake Revisited…and a GIVEAWAY!

This time of year, one of the most popular recipes on my blog is my Gingerbread Mug Cake. Which always makes me laugh a little, because it was such a throw-away recipe when I came up with it. At the time, my fridge was basically empty and I was low on basic baking ingredients, but Dan had…read more »

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Candied Walnuts

We can all agree that caramelized sugar makes everything taste 100% better, right? Case in point – popcorn. When eaten plain, it’s like chewing on salty Styrofoam. Pour some molten sugar over it, however, and you suddenly have a bowl of crunchy, sweet crack. Bacon? Same deal. Pretty tasty in general, but swoon-inducingly delicious and addictive when…read more »

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Last Minute Kitchen & Food Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

If you guys are anything like me and Dan, you’re probably scrambling to get last minute Christmas shopping done. In fact, as I was typing that sentence, I realized that I forgot to actually order the gifts I’d picked out for two work friends and immediately stopped everything to frantically get that taken care of. Procrastination…it’s a real…read more »

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Healthy Purple Smoothies

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really excited to stuff my face next week. We’re going back up to MA to spend Christmas with Dan’s family (who I’ve already mentioned are all fabulous cooks), and I just know that there will be so many holiday goodies to eat. Cookies galore, of course. At…read more »

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Snacktastic Sundays: Crock Pot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach and artichoke dip is one of our favorite restaurant appetizers. Isn’t it everyone’s? It’s creamy, it’s savory, it’s delicious no matter what you eat it with…and, it has vegetables in it so you can inhale a whole bunch of dip without feeling too bad about yourself. Never mind that it’s also full of sour cream and…read more »

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DIY Flavored Sugars

No Snacktastic Sunday post again this week, because I had another one of those days where nothing goes right in the kitchen. Literally nothing. First, I tried to make Shortbread Bites – my plan was to dip them in chocolate and put together cute little holiday cookie baggies for people at work. But, as it turns out,…read more »