Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Extra Crispy Fried Chicken

Extra Crispy Fried Chicken done the right way. Fried chicken is one of those dishes that I love to eat, but refrain from making on a regular basis because, let’s face it, it’s not something I should eat every month. Do I want it every month? Of course! It’s delicious- finger lickin’ delicious, to...

Black Bean & Fire Roasted Corn Salsa

Happy Fourth of July! Bring on the sparklers. Bring on the fireworks. Bring on the red, white, and blue themed cups, plates, napkins, and utensils. And, most importantly, bring on the food, starting with this Black Bean & Fire Roasted Corn Salsa. I made you Black Bean & Fire Roasted Corn Salsa because it...

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

I made Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cupcakes to celebrate the 4th of July, and they are out-of-this-world AMAZING! I took these Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cupcakes to my brother’s girlfriend’s graduation party, and they were a huge hit. I made 24 cupcakes and they were gone within 45 minutes. I had people hovering over me as...

Two Cocktails, One Day!

Today is a special day. Why is it so special, you ask? Because I have two fabulous cocktail posts for you today. Exciting, right? I’ve been a cocktail making and blog posting machine, lately. Both Jen from Juanita’s Cocina and Heidi from Young Grasshopper asked me to guest post while they’re out doing their...

Strawberry Basil Milkshake

This Strawberry Basil Milkshake is the perfect summer treat. Sweet strawberries and fresh basil get blended with creamy ice cream and strawberry sorbet to create a sophisticated milkshake. I’m participating in The Great Shake campaign this week. It’s a fun way to celebrate Adam Ried’s new book. I have read and re-read Adam’s book,...

Chicken and Beef Teriyaki Skewers

Katie Workman, the author of The Mom 100 Cookbook, is participating in this weeks #SundaySupper. All of her recipes are simple, accessible, and delicious. I made her chicken and beef teriyaki skewers. The marinade was extremely easy to put together, and it was so good that I could have stuck a straw in it...

Blueberry Soda

It’s officially summertime here in Baltimore. Today, it’s a smeltering 100 degrees and the humidity is out of control. It feels like hot dog breath outside- blek! Let me just tell you, this weather is not helping my hair situation. I have a mini fro going on, and it’s a frightful sight. I made a...

Guest Post: Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream

I’m a big dreamer. I dream about learning to play the piano, having my own photo studio, writing an award winning cookbook, getting my hair to look like Jennifer Aniston’s (I’ve come to the conclusion that this will never happen), owning a vita mix blender, and the list goes on. Lately I’ve been dreaming...

Jack & Coke Baby Back Ribs

I made something special for all of you before I went on vacation and am just now getting around to posting it. Better late than never, right? My husband adores meat on a bone, especially ribs. He. Loves. Ribs! The man is like a caveman; he could eat meat off the bone every day...