Cooking with beer, wine and spirits

Recipes

Jalapeño Margaritas

Jalapeño Margaritas

The margarita is my all-time favorite cocktail. There’s just something about the combination of tequila and lime juice that instantly makes me feel like I am on vacation. I only recently tried a Jalapeño margarita for the first time and for someone who is not […]

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Carnitas

Slow Cooker Beer Braised Carnitas

I’ve said it before (and I’ll probably say it again) but these beer braised Carnitas are probably the best thing that I have ever made. Not to toot my own horn, but this was actually the first time I ever attempted to make the dish…And […]

Coconut Rum Shrimp with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce

Coconut Rum Shrimp with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce

If you like Pina Coladas…you will LOVE this coconut shrimp dish, which was inspired by the popular vacation cocktail. I actually always thought that I didn’t like Pina Coladas, as I’m really not the biggest fan of coconut. For some reason my mind can’t shake […]

The BEST Chicken Marsala

The BEST Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes. Tender pan-fried chicken cutlets, fresh mushrooms, and a silky red wine pan sauce – what’s not to love? Before I learned how to make it, the only time I ever had Chicken Marsala was at Carrabba’s Italian […]

Kiwi Caipirinha

Kiwi Caipirinha

The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Although I have never been to Brazil, I have been to Texas de Brazil, a Brazilian steakhouse that boasts all-you-can-eat steak and whose signature cocktail is – you guessed it – the caipirinha.  While I love the […]

Overnight French Toast Casserole with Peaches, Bacon and Bourbon Pecans

Overnight French Toast Casserole with Peaches, Bacon and Bourbon Pecans

One thing you that you will learn about me is that I am not a big fan of breakfast. Eggs? Nah. Pancakes? Meh. Bacon? Okay, fine but that’s really the only exception (I’m only human, after all). I am, however, a big fan of breakfast […]

Cannoli with Amaretto Cream Filling

Cannoli with Amaretto Cream Filling

The first time I tried a cannoli it was a homemade version made by my grandmother-in-law. When my husband’s cousin, Karina (one of my best friends since high school) found out that I started this blog, she suggested this boozy variation of the recipe. Having […]

Mango Martini

Mango Martini

I have always had a love/hate relationship with the martini. I was first introduced to the drink through my television screen. When I was in high school, TBS became the first non-premium cable channel to show Sex and the City re-runs. I couldn’t get enough it […]

Shrimp Fettuccine with Wine Cream Sauce

Shrimp Fettuccine with Wine Cream Sauce

Shrimp Fettuccine is one of my all-time favorite things to make. I make it when I’ve had a bad day, and I need something familiar and comforting. I also make it on good days, when I have something worth celebrating. There was even a period […]

Drunken Chipotle Black Beans

Drunken Chipotle Black Beans

Every now and then I may post a recipe with the disclaimer that although alcohol was used in the cooking process, you will not be able to taste it. This is not one of those recipes. You will be able to detect the beer that […]