Category: Party Fare

Green Gimlet

Green Gimlet

Sometimes I want a cocktail that’s on the savory side, but don’t quite feel up to tackling a meal-sized bloody mary. That’s where this Green Gimlet comes in. And for those wondering if that near radioactive green hue is the product of food coloring: nope! It’s alllll natural –…

Bourbon Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Bourbon Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Too often I find myself in this situation: I just finished a swanky meal (most recently at Wayfare Tavern) and the waiter asks if I want to see the dessert menu. Um, NO. Then I’ll want every single thing on it, and there is absolutely no room left…

Indian Spiced Chicken Wings

Indian Spiced Chicken Wings

When it comes to food and holidays, are you a traditionalist or do you thrive on serving the unexpected? (Have I been watching too many Sex & the City marathons? I feel that question was worded in the style of Carrie Bradshaw…) Personally, I like to walk the line…

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Spiced Mixed Nuts

Over the past several years, I’ve made an effort to cook from scratch as much as possible. This has lead to a growing number of pre-made, shortcut-type-shenanigans that I just don’t buy any more. Jarred pasta sauce comes to mind. In a pinch, sure I’ll grab some. But why…

Ginger Blood Orange Cocktail

Ginger Blood Orange Cocktail

I have a thing for ginger beer. I usually use it in cocktails (see here), and in fairly large quantities. But for this cocktail right hurr, I prefer just a splash. There is some delicious citrus action going on, and it would be a shame to hide it. Now, I…