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An Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: Upward Float

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Image c/o Campari Anything that pairs a few of my favorite things together is bound to not only get my attention but also have my love. The Upward Float, created by Created by Pamela Wiznitzer of the uber cool cocktail bar Seamstress here in New York City, has done both and quite successfully if I do say so myself. Wiznitzer paired Campari, Gin, Cocchi Rosa, Vanilla soda and Vanilla ice cream together for a fun ...

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An Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: Bandera de Puebla

Monday, June 15, 2015

I love a great cocktail and having the Texas roots that I do, I'm all about a smooth tequila too so it should come as no surprise that this marks the first of a few cocktail recipes that I'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks bringing these two together!  Perfect timing too since summer entertaining season is officially in full swing and each of these gems are just the ticket to impressing your ...

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Adventures in the II Kitchen: Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, baking for me is very calming I love everything about the process and quite honestly, it’s likely one of the few times in my life that I’ll follow directions almost to a tee. So for a recent dinner party with the girls, I whipped up one of my go-to sweet treats, raspberry swirl cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust. While it sounds a bit indulgent, this ...

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Adventures in the II Kitchen: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Remember last Friday when I gave you a brief hint at what I was whipping up for Friendsgiving? And then on Sunday I gave you a nice glimpse at the finished product? Well low and behold, I went with a damn good chocolate bourbon pecan pie that was quite the hit of the party, so much so that I’ll actually be making it again Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner. Post SoulCycle turkey ride of course. Ingredients: 1 pie ...

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Impossibly Delicious Fall Recipes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tis the season for delicious fare and not just the decadent holiday kind either.  I love this time of year when I actually have a chance to cook, there are some how more hours in the day (kidding!) but it seems that way during the week now that the sun is no longer shining bright until 8 PM, there are fewer happy hours, events, things to do and I don’t mind being inside when it’s ...

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Dishing it up: Healthy Holiday Entertaining Recipes

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The holidays are officially among us, I ventured up 5th Avenue this weekend to do a little shopping and sure enough, the windows are being prepped for the reveals, the Rockefeller Christmas tree has been delivered and is officially in the process of being decorated, Christmas music is playing at Saks and Tiffany’s has giant snowflakes spanning the facade of their flagship location. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays comes the ...

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