Browsing Category: Food/Drink

Lemon Verbena Gimlet

I had some lemon verbena from my CSA this week, and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Coming home after work on a very hot summer day, the idea hit me. Cocktail time! For more drinks of all sorts, follow me and my husband on Instagram @drinksunited. Lemon Verbena Gimlet Author: Amélie Walker-Yung Serves: 2 […]

Cranberry New Year’s Pie

My New Year’s wish for champagne and pie came true, even if I had to bake the pie myself (I don’t mind). Cranberries are festive, their tart flavor says “holidays” to me. They make a tasty, somewhat unexpected pie filling, a little something special for a celebration. When “I baked a pie!” is my answer to “What did you […]

Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Corn

This is the best stuff. I ate some stale the other day, and it was still good. Can’t-stop-eating good… I’d never made caramel corn before and had no idea it was so easy. Here’s what you do: Caramel Corn Caramel Corn Author: Amélie Walker-Yung Ingredients 1 gallon popped popcorn 1 cup brown sugar 1 stick […]

Not Always Cupcakes

Though I’m known for cupcakes, I do occasionally eat and cook other food. One of the reasons I revived my personal blog was to write about other topics I’d like to cover, including non-cupcake kitchen adventures. Want a taste of them? Stay tuned… Above, a neighbor made Cinnamon Blueberry Jam that paired nicely with brie […]

Bourbon Peach Tea

Try this one on a hot, summer day or a cool, autumn evening! I used Prohibition Distillery‘s Bootlegger 21 New York Bourbon and some Hiram Walker Peach Schnapps (honestly, this recipe originated as a way to use up the stuff). This is a sweet drink. If that’s not your thing, reduce the syrup. Or make a different […]

Plus… What?

Mm, Diet Coke! I often drink it for caffeine and the fact it is calorie-free. I realize it is probably rotting my teeth, the lining of my stomach, or gods know what else. It might make sense if calcium were added to caffeinated beverages. Caffeine increase calcium loss, or so I hear. It’s a good […]

Fast Food

I’m not a fan of fast food chains. I stopped eating red meat well over a decade ago and try to eat somewhat healthy (stop laughing, I said TRY!), but that’s not all of it. I’ve disliked McDonald’s from childhood, when a fry overindulgence made me sick. I’d never eat the hamburgers, opting instead for […]