These cupcakes are really easy to make. All you need is a box of white cake mix, eggs, oil, rosé wine, and a drop of red food coloring. Frosted with a rosé buttercream, these elegant, blush-colored cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day, a baby shower, bridal shower, or just because.
I used Vivian Howard’s recipe for this simple Southern classic. I also used a laying hen that required many hours of stewing. If you use a young/grocery-bought hen, it will likely take a little over an hour. You can garnish with herbs if you’d like but I think it’s simplicity is what makes it so delightful. And there’s no shying away from that rich, chicken flavor with so few ingredients.
These savory popovers are perfect by themselves or slathered with honey-pecan butter. They would be great paired with steak (sans butter) or for a fancy brunch (avec butter). Don’t let the look of them intimidate you. No special pan or equipment is required–a whisk and a muffin tin will do.
This easy recipe for deviled egg salad has all the comfort food familiarity without the hassle. Serve on good ole’ piece of stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth white bread, with crackers, or by itself. Top with paprika-toasted sunflower seeds for added crunch.
This recipe is good for any time you need to exorcise the bad food/post holiday demons from your body. It’s a chopped salad (kind of) with kale, carrots, a little garlic, cooked quinoa, and sunflower seeds. It’s finished off with blood orange slices, zest, and vinaigrette. If you can’t find blood oranges, navel oranges or clementines will work just fine. Enjoy it with a side of eggs for breakfast, by itself for lunch, or as a side to lean meat or with a handful of roasted chickpeas and a slice of hearty bread for dinner.
This festive cocktail, dubbed the Mele Kalikimai Tai, tastes like a seaside holiday. Blood Orange Martini mix, fresh fruit juices, rosemary-blood orange infused rum, and a sugar-rosemary rim make a perfect holiday cocktail. It’s almost as good as a Hawaiian getaway. Almost.