Eats

Mini Brie, Mustard, and Jam Grilled Cheeses with Classic Americanos

Mini Brie, Mustard, and Jam Grilled Cheeses with Classic Americanos

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time for festive cocktail + appetizer pairings! This delicious mini grilled cheese is savory and sweet, pairing perfectly with a classic bittersweet, bubbly Americano. If you’re looking for a no-fuss holiday appetizer, these gooey grilled …READ MORE

Spring Crudités with Mustard Herb Dip

Spring Crudités with Mustard Herb Dip

Spring is finally almost here and in addition to new cocktail recipes, I have several new spring hors d’oeuvres recipes on the way! Today’s recipe features the Dijon Originale Mustard by Maille in a very easy but incredibly tasty dip for a spring crudités platter. …READ MORE

Seasonal Pairing: Red Pear, Cheddar and Mustard Galette with Mustard Bourbon Mules

Seasonal Pairing: Red Pear, Cheddar and Mustard Galette with Mustard Bourbon Mules

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you’re like me, you look forward to all the gatherings, big and small, that happen this time of year. November and December can be pretty dark and dreary, so cozy, comforting meals, twinkling lights, and festive parties are essential!

Blueberry Bourbon Reviver with Blueberry Thyme Goat Cheese Crostinis

Blueberry Bourbon Reviver with Blueberry Thyme Goat Cheese Crostinis

Blueberry season is in full swing and I’m making the most of several pounds of freshly picked berries with a pairing that’s just as good during these hot, late August days as when the first leaves begin to fall. With cooler weather just around the corner, I went with bourbon for this simple, equal parts cocktail. Toasty crostinis topped with goat cheese, blueberries, and thyme make the perfect accompaniment, with balanced sweet, savory, and tart flavors. The best part of this simple combo is that you only need to put the work into making one blueberry compote that can then be used both for the cocktail and hors d’oeuvres!

Seasonal Pairing: Pouilly-Fuissé with Shrimp & Avocado Canapés

Seasonal Pairing: Pouilly-Fuissé with Shrimp & Avocado Canapés

Today I’m sharing a wine and hors d’oeuvres pairing that’s perfect for warm summer evenings! Although I don’t write a lot about wine, I love it just as much as cocktails, and thanks to my wine-loving family, I’ve been enjoying it and learning about it for years.

Spring Brunch Pairing: Asparagus Frittata with Red Snappers

It’s finally Spring, the season of brunch! Few things are better than a leisurely Sunday brunch, especially one enjoyed al fresco with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa in hand. As much as I love to brunch, I’m also the kind of person who likes to kick back and take it easy on the weekend, so if I’m having people over, I want an easy-going, one skillet kind of meal. Frittatas are the perfect solution, and so easy to change up to suit the season or the time of day. They’re also delicious hot or room temperature (some say they’re even better room temp), so there’s no worrying about keeping it hot. And with all the time you save, you can make brunch cocktails!