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Smoky Margarita

Last weekend I experimented with making a smoked simple syrup. YES. Smoked. Simple. Syrup. The smoker was on duty for some meatloaf (I can do a separate blog post about that later!) and figured why not pop on some simple syrup and see what happens. I have some lessons learned, but overall the result wasContinue reading “Smoky Margarita”

Chipotle Lime Aioli

When I tell you I love sauces, I LOVE sauces. But this one is in my top 3 favorite sauces. It’s amazing on tacos, sandwiches, bowls, seafood…all. the. things. You can whip it up in 5 minutes and it stores in the fridge for at least a month. I’m obsessed! Here’s what you need: 1Continue reading “Chipotle Lime Aioli”

Pumpkin Curry Pasta

It’s October! This is the perfect dinner to kick off fall. Spicy Italian sausage, creamy pumpkin, and warm curry flavor all wrapped around a hardy pasta. This was a hit among friends last night, so if you like the warm spice of curry, you have to give this pasta a try! Prep Time: 10 minutesContinue reading “Pumpkin Curry Pasta”

Spicy Michelada

We are still hanging onto the summer weather around here and it just begs for cold beers on the deck. I’m stretching the al fresco cocktailing season out as long as I can. Tonight I was in the mood for more than just a beer. Enter the Michelada! What you need: 12 oz beer (youContinue reading “Spicy Michelada”


After years of sharing photos of my food, cocktails, and other fun and crazy things in my life on Instagram I decided it was time to create a space for it all. This blog was inspiration from all of you who support me. I hope you enjoy what I’m creating! Cook. My cooking style isContinue reading “Welcome!”

1,2,3 Aperol Spritz

The latest trendy cocktail is also one of the easiest to remember. I call my version the 1,2,3 Aperol Spritz. Here’s why… All you need to remember is: 1 part club soda 2 parts Aperol 3 parts Prosecco Fill a large wine glass with ice, and pour in your 1,2,3. Do a quick stir andContinue reading “1,2,3 Aperol Spritz”


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