Royal Squeeze

Empress Gin is by far one of my favorite liquors to experiment with. The stunning color morphs any drink into a magical masterpiece. This drink is no exception. Not only does it have a beautiful vibrant pink hue, the flavors come together to create something really special. Notes of grapefruit, basil, cucumber, and lemon createContinue reading “Royal Squeeze”

Spaghetti Squash on the Half Shell

Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite squash’s to cook with. When cooked, the squash has an incredibly unique texture that almost exactly replicates cooked pasta. I discovered this fruit (weird I know!) two years ago and haven’t stopped using it as a healthy alternative to its starchy counterpart. In this recipe, I replicated aContinue reading “Spaghetti Squash on the Half Shell”

Grapefruit Basil Martini

Once again, inspiration strikes when I visit Connor’s parents. Jean recently bought Ketel One’s Botanical Grapefruit and Rose Vodka and wanted to create a crafty cocktail with it. In the pantry, we found Wild Moon’s Lavender Liquor and began the process of concocting a unique and inspired beverage. This refreshing grapefruit martini tastes as ifContinue reading “Grapefruit Basil Martini”

Yum Yum Shrimp

This is an appetizer that Connor’s parents introduced to me a couple years ago that I’ve been obsessed with since. This is a copycat version that I came up with to mimic The Black Whale’s dish in New Bedford named Boom Boom Shrimp. The creamy, sweet, and spicy sauce that coats crispy fried shrimp isContinue reading “Yum Yum Shrimp”

Blackberry Blast Mojitos

I seem to be obsessed with the color pink and purple when I make drinks! Unlike The Lilac Blossom, this drink is bursting with a perfect balance of blackberry, lime, and mint; and is sure to wow any guest you serve this to! Recently, my good friend Emily and I went out to dinner withContinue reading “Blackberry Blast Mojitos”

Sunday Morning Sliders

Lately I’ve been loving mozzarella, tomato, and basil on everything! This can even apply to breakfast. When making breakfast, I typically just throw something together from odds and ends around the house: that’s how this dish came about. Incredibly easy and very filling, these sliders include avocado, egg, and a spin off caprese salad forContinue reading “Sunday Morning Sliders”

Not-So-Rich Alfredo

I think we all know now that one of my favorite dishes is pasta. I LOVE alfredo but I often find it too heavy and rich, especially for a summer-time dish. However, by adding in tomatoes, the acidity cuts through the fats in alfredo and can feel much lighter than its traditional counterpart. My go-toContinue reading “Not-So-Rich Alfredo”

The Lilac Blossom

This drink is SURE to be a conversation starter at your next event. The combination of Empress 1908 Gin, Lime, and Elderflower Sparkling Water has this as maybe my favorite drink I’ve ever tried. Not only is it absolutely stunning, but the flavors come together to create a lovely, refreshing beverage perfect for sipping onContinue reading “The Lilac Blossom”

Prawn Pomodoro

I love to experiment with different pasta dishes and as we transition into summer, I also like to also transition my dishes into lighter, fresher forms. For winter pasta dishes, I’ll start out with a heavy tomato base, but this Pomodoro has fresh tomatoes, shallots, basil, shrimp, and parmesan cheese as the star ingredients. PerfectContinue reading “Prawn Pomodoro”

Venison Mini Tacos

As we move into summer, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out light and summary ways to prepare venison. If you’re like Connor & I, venison in the winter means stews, pasta dishes, and roasts. However, as we transition into summer, it’s important to remember that venison is perfect for any season. My VenisonContinue reading “Venison Mini Tacos”