Yes, it’s still January, but Valentine’s Day will be here before we can say “chocolate and roses.” I won’t lie, Valentine’s Day isn’t my favorite holiday, but this year I got super inspired with some good recipes to share with y’all, for a variety of Valentine’s occasions. Naturally, I’m starting with a dessert: rich, creamy, Dark Chocolate Mousse.
Mmmm, sweet potato fries. These are one of my favorite sides or snacks to get at restaurants. Most places fry their sweet potato fries, which I don’t like doing at home. I’ve been working on my baked sweet potato fries recipe for a few years now, and I think this one hits it just right!
Soup season is in full swing. It’s been rather chilly down here in Tennessee the last few days—as in, not even getting out of the 40s. To me, that’s perfect chili weather. More specifically, that’s perfect One-Pot Turkey Chili weather.
Well, 2020 has been quite the year. One of the bright sides of working from home for the past nine months is that I got to spend a lot more time in the kitchen. That meant a lot more time to experiment and learn some new favorite recipes—and lots of stress cooking and baking.
Can y’all believe Christmas is almost here? While I’ll be glad to bid goodbye to 2020, the week of Christmas is always one of my favorites of the year. This year will be very different—not just because of COVID and all that, but because of new routines and traditions with my parents being closer, and me living with my boyfriend. But that’s a post for another day. Anyway, first thing’s first. What’s for Christmas breakfast?
It’s that time of year when I want hot cocktails and beverages. With the weather cooling down and the days getting darker, sometimes a nice warm cocktail after work is just what I need. I wasn’t always a fan of hot cocktails (except the occasional spiked hot chocolate), but they’ve grown on me in my later 20s. One drink in particular that I’ve learned to love is Mulled Wine. It’s like a warm, fruity, lightly spiced hug in a mug.
It’s my birthday month! My actual birthday isn’t for another couple weeks, but why not start celebrating early? My 28th year has certainly been a crazy and different one, full of unexpected things, but a good one, nonetheless. It seems only fitting to kick off the final year of my twenties with a fun, celebratory cake: a Birthday Bundt Cake!
If you don’t know by now, the Old Fashioned is my favorite cocktail. It’s a classic, and I can get one almost anywhere I go. It’s also a cocktail that lends itself to flavor variations pretty well. Since it’s fall, I wanted to bring some seasonal flavors to my favorite cocktail. Enter, the Cranberry Old Fashioned.