Food & Wine

Thanksgiving Sides

Here are two great side dishes to serve with your turkey this Thanksgiving. We’ve tested them and served them to our own guests and can tell you both are delicious. Enjoy!

 

Carrots with Sausage and Rosemary

Carrots with Sausage and Rosemary via Food and Wine

 

Crème Fraîche and Chive Mashed Potatoes recipe

Crème Fraîche and Chive Mashed Potatoes via Epicurious

 

 

Peach Bourbon Cocktail

We love this peach bourbon cocktail from Garden and Gun. It’s a deliciously refreshing riff on an Old Fashioned.  We recommend trying it with ginger beer rather than club soda. Check out the full list of ingredients and the instructions here.

 

Peach Bourbon Cocktail via Garden and Gun

Campari Orange Ice Pops

Looking for something delicious (and a little boozy) to help beat the heat? Try these refreshing Campari orange ice pops from Bon Appétit.

Campari-Orange Pops photo

Campari-Orange Pops via Bon Appétit

 

Make them in these Sur la Table swirl popsicle molds, and it’s sure to be a fun party!

 

Mastrad Silicone Ice Cream Pops

Mastrad Silicone Ice Cream Pops via Sur la Table

 

 

Sporting Cocktails

With the World Cup and Wimbledon both underway, it seems only right to enjoy a few rounds of international cocktails. Cheers!

 

Brazil is known for Cachaca and its popularity has risen in the United States over the last few years as more and more embibers enjoy Caipirinhas. Epicurious highlights the Brazilian spirit in this great post.

 

Pisco Sour

If you're supporting Chile in today's match, you might want to take a sip of this Pisco Sour from Food and Wine.

 

Don your tennis whites and enjoy this all English beverage via Bon Appetit

 

 

Happy Birthday Cake!

It’s a birthday weekend! I have four friends whose birthday is tomorrow. There is a lot to celebrate!

When your dear pals are celebrating their special day, I highly recommend this fabulous hot fudge sundae cake from Smitten Kitchen. There are a lot of steps, but she graciously offers short cuts (which you would never know were taken). If you have patience for all of the steps, though, you (and your pal, more importantly) will surely be rewarded!

Happy Birthday!

Super Bowl Party: Chips and Dips

Whether you are a Broncos’ fan, a Seahawks’ fan, or just in it for the commercials, it’s not too early to start thinking about your Super Bowl Party. The best place to start is with everyone’s favorite snack: chips and dip. Here are some different takes on the great classic. Bon Appétit!

 

Instead of store bought Sour Cream and Onion Dip try Sweet Onion Dip via Martha Stewart

Instead of Hummus, try White Bean Dip with Herbs via FoodandWine.com

Instead of Charcuterie try Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip recipe via Epicurious

Warm Winter Cocktails

We’ve had a snowy week here in DC. Just the perfect weather for sitting inside and sipping a warm winter cocktail.

 

The Blizzard Cocktail via MarthaStewart.com

 

The classic Hot Toddy gets a bit of a face lift with the addition of orange juice and cinnamon via DivineCarline.com

 

It just simply wouldn't be Christmas without a glass of mulled wine, via Williams-Sonoma.com

 

Why not drink your wintery treat in this Veronese Hot Toddy Glass