Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto!

This week’s recipe is stirred (constantly) to perfection using local Georgia shrimp, a collection of fresh, powerhouse veggies, and a warm, rich risotto that will turn your brrrrrr to mmmmmm! Plus, wasn’t your New Year’s resolutions to exercise more? Then get to stirrin’! (It’s well worth the bicep burn) Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto! Buy It! Garlic Shrimp…

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…

Sweet Pea and Wasabi Hummus!

Fall has finally found us and so has our week of dips! Although the weather hasn’t quite gotten the memo, we decided to celebrate the change in season none the less. Our inspiration for this dip came from an episode of Iron Chef America which is more addictive than, well, hummus! The secret ingredient in this…

Lemon Bars Drizzled with Kickin’ Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Giant cartoon hearts immediately appeared in our eyes when we decided that lemon bars would be on the Brews and Baking menu this week. We agreed that a sugar induced coma was a small price to pay to taste this ridiculously sweet, silky, and tangy treat again. There’s also nothing better than having the sweet…

Watermelon Agua Fresca…with Vodka

Watermelons are our favorite sweet treat during the summer.  Sweet, cold, a perfect cool down treat.  We whipped ours up into an even more refreshing summer drink.  A traditional Agua Frescas (fresh waters) contains fruits, cereals, or seeds blended with sugar and water.  We took the extra sugar out of ours and used straight watermelon…

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,…

Cha-cha-cha-chamomile Cocktail

Chamomile is a wonderful flower that has wonderful calming abilities.  It is naturally sweet smelling and tasting.  Adding it to a cocktail takes it to a new level.  The sweet, slightly apple flavor is intensified by using a strong tisane, lemon juice adds brightness, the gin adds a pleasant piney flavor and honey adds a…

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….

Happy 4th of July!

Let the celebrations begin – it’s Fourth of July! Happy 4th of July everyone!  It’s time to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than with something light, sweet and fresh!  Our Heavenly Angel Food Cake fits the bill!  It is also Throwback Thursday and this tasty treat has a long history. According to Food…