Chilled (or HOT) Cider Punch!

Gone are the long summer nights, the beach days, the short sleeves. The approaching holiday season means a lot of different things to everyone. Some are planning trips to see family, some are stressing about said trips (or arrivals) of family, some are ecstatic about the early onslaught of bargain Christmas shopping, some are scrooges and hibernate…

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Soy Chorizo!

Although we are not very excited that it will soon be time to dust off our winter sweaters and don our knee high boots, we are relishing in the fact that comfort food season is upon us! What better way to kick off this comfort fest than with a rich and hearty vegetarian stew, blanketed with…

Summer Blackberry Not so Dark and Stormy

Fresh, wonderful, sun-ripened berries are what summer is all about!  We put them in everything.  When we picked up some gorgeous blackberries at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market, we knew we had to make some sort of drink out of them!  We had originally planned to make some blackberry mojitos, but we got sidetracked by some…

Strawberry Basil Lemon Smash

Strawberry, lemons and basil seem to go together like peas in a pod.  The flavors meld together in a way that takes each ingredient to a new level.  The key to this drink is to use very ripe strawberries, as they give the most flavor and sweetness.  This drink is also incredibly easy to drink,…

Cookoo for…Carrots?

We were struck by this drinks vivid orange color and fascinated by the use of carrot juice.  The Rabbit is a take on the Bloody Mary, with a slightly sweet and gingery note.  While the original recipe called for cilantro, and we did try it with cilantro (and we didn’t like the flavor), it was…

Incredible Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Grilled Shrimp

We are taking our Fry it Friday for a walk on the lighter side with Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Grilled Lemon Shrimp and a cool lemon dill caper sauce.  Quinoa has enjoyed a popularity as a healthy grain with a complete protein.  It is nutty with a great texture that is like couscous when cooked….

Tropical Tequila Sunrises!

To complement our Throwback Thursday, we decided a little tequila sunrise action was in order!  They are a pretty simple drink but tasty.  We added a splash of pineapple for a truly tropical treat! Buy It! 2 ounces silver tequila 4 ounces OJ 2 ounces pineapple juice Grenadine, to taste Maraschino cherries, for garnish Make…