Category Archives: Recipes

Date Night Pasta: Cacio e Pepe Recipe

02/09/16

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I, Alex, wanted to share with you one of my favorite date-night meals, Cacio e Pepe. Literally translated as cheese and pepper, this minimalist date night pasta and cheese requires only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Since no one wants to fuss in the kitchen on a romantic night in, put this pasta on your must-make list.

How can you go wrong with cheese and pasta? Even those of you who don’t enjoy cooking will find joy with this recipe. It’s practically fool-proof and will impress anyone you end up serving it to. Trust me, I’ve served this to many boyfriends (and now husband) over the years, all with rave reviews.    

For the ultimate date-night in, enjoy with a bottle of your favorite red wine (and maybe a salad to balance all that cheese!). A classic Chianti or Sangiovese will balance the peppery pasta just perfectly.

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Pattern Play: Dotted Thai Fruit Cocktail Recipe

02/05/16

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So I’ve been scheming up the idea of a new cocktail series based around patterns, and because Robin from Double Trouble and I happen to be a very similar kind of weird, she knew just what I meant by this! Together we schemed up some cool drinks based on patterns I loved, then I designed the backgrounds to match just so, and got them printed as big as possible. As such, my new Pattern Play cocktail series was born, and I think you’ll love the first few we have coming! First up: this dotted thai fruit cocktail.

Admittedly, it’s a bit involved to make, but it’s super tasty. And did I mention it looks freaking cool as all get out?! I mean, clearly that’s what I’m here for…

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Caramel Apple Crumble Ice Cream Recipe

02/03/16

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I, Lindsay, am a tried and true ice cream lover. It doesn’t matter whether we are in the height of summer or in the middle of a winter storm, I am always down for some ice cream. But it wasn’t until I discovered this no-churn method that I started making ice cream at home. The base is extremely easy to make, and only requires a few hours in the freezer before it turns into a creamy tub of heaven. And the best part is, there is no fancy ice cream maker required.

I have experimented with a variety of different flavor combinations, but this Caramel Apple Crumble recipe is by far one of my favorites. It has everything you would ever want in an ice cream – flavor, texture and my favorite, a delicious crunch. If you have never made homemade ice cream before, this is the perfect place to start! You won’t be sorry.

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