Category: Winter

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…

Roasted Beet and Lentil Salad

Roasted Beet and Lentil Salad

I guess I can see why some people aren’t down with beets. They’re a bit funky looking, and most people seem to have some unpleasant childhood beet memories. Just like peas, lima beans and brussels sprouts before them, beets get tossed in the mental “icky healthy food” bin…

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

It’s no coincidence that the header on this page features lemon zest. My addiction to lemons is real, recognized and wholeheartedly accepted. This latest episode in lemon mania comes from way back in the good ol’ days (A.K.A. the ’90s). If you’re new to this particular recipe, let…

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…

Cacao Nib Caramels

Cacao Nib Caramels

As soon as I poured this caramel hotness into its cooling vessel, I could only think one thing: “I’ve made a huge mistake.” (Props to my fellow Arrested Development fans) Not that I messed up the recipe or anything, I just knew I was on track to eat…