{Ginger Mint} Lemonade

Mmmm Lemonade the perfect summer treat! You’ll need: 3 lemons 3 cups of water 1 cup sugar Ice cubes  Mint-Ginger Simple Syrup (optional) Directions: Cut peels off lemons and halve each lemon: Add cut lemons, water, sugar, and ice cubes into a blender. Blend thoroughly and pour over a sieve and into a large bowl…

Ginger-Mint Simple Syrup

THE SAUCE: You’ll need: 1 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 1 bunch of mint leaves, minced 1 inch of ginger, minced Directions: First, take your mint and lay it out to mince. Then place in a heavy pot with minced ginger Then, add water and sugar and simmer. Remove from heat once sugar is…

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

I made these for my lovely friend Brett’s Birthday. They were a hit. The recipe it only for about 6 cupcakes. It was more of a lack of ingredients at the time, but it worked out. We didn’t stuff our faces silly as a result. You’ll Need: For the Cupcakes: 3/4 cup of flour 3…

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I love bananas. My dad loves bananas too. He used to sing this song to me about loving bananas when I was a kid that’s called “I love bananas because they have no bones”. Whenever I’ve sang the song to others, they’ve responded that they’ve never heard the song. It turns out, its an older…

Crème Brûlée the Quick Way

In many  crème brûlée recipes, they A. don’t put in fun accents and B. follow a long and unnecessary series of steps in which they simmer the cream and egg yolks, strain them through a sieve, accidenty cook the eggs while trying to make a custard, it gets messy. So I decided that I’d skip…

Guinness St. Pat’s Pancakes

We had some leftover Guinness from making Guinness Brownies last night, so I decided it’d be fun to throw in my pancake batter! Leaves the pancakes with a slightly malty taste and pairs wonderfully with maple syrup. You’ll Need: 2 cups of flour 1/2 cup Guinness 1/3 cup milk 1 egg 3T sugar 1t baking…

Zucchini, Banana, and Cranberry Muffins

I made these bad boys while cleaning out the refrigerator. We had a few things that would go bad, in addition to an overripe banana. Never waste! Get creative, they made some great muffins. You’ll need: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 sugar 1/4 brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 to 3/4 cup yogurt 1 browned banana…

Sweet-Honey-Cinnamon Popcorn

You never knew your popcorn could get so jazzy… until now. You’ll Need: 1/2 cup popcorn kernels Splash of Olive Oil/Canola Oil 2tsp salt For THE SAUCE: 4 Tbs butter/margarine 3 Tbs honey 2 Tbs Cinnamon Sugar (or… 4 tsp sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon) Let’s Begin: Put your kernels in a pot (non-stick is best)…