Appetizers · Cooking · Drinks

Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

This week, I'm sharing some of my favorite Christmas Party foods. Everyone needs a few good, go to items to bring when you're invited out at the holidays! We're starting off with a recipe I stole from a friend after she brought it to a party last Christmas. The beautiful red color of the cranberries… Continue reading Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

Drinks

Dirty Vodka Martini

Any day is a good day for a dirty vodka martini. June 15th is an exceptionally good day. It's the day I remember a man named Jeffrey. Most called him JD. He was my husband's dad. I called him Jeff. He just referred to me as "the girl". He was funny and crazy and I… Continue reading Dirty Vodka Martini

Drinks

Lemon Drop Martini

A good lemon drop martini is a perfect balance of tart and sweet. It should have enough vodka to give it a slightly dry martini feel in your mouth, but enough juice and sweetness to be utterly refreshing. This is my version. I think it's pretty much perfect. I came up with this recipe because… Continue reading Lemon Drop Martini

Drinks

Watermelon Martini

Watermelon = Summer. Watermelon + Vodka = Awesome Summer. I had some delicious red melon hanging around this week and decided the absolute best thing I could do with it was create a cocktail worthy of my favorite summer fruit. I could eat watermelon every single day of summer vacation and never tire of the… Continue reading Watermelon Martini

Food and Drink

The Perfect Lemon Drop

My most loved cocktail in the world is a lemon drop. I order them whenever I'm out having a drink, but I've yet to find a restaurant that makes a really good one. They are still my favorite, but they're always either too sweet or just too blah, not enough kick (which, I'm sure comes… Continue reading The Perfect Lemon Drop