The Daily Eat: Mushroom Bruschetta + Mushroom Roundup.

{recipe and photo via Elinluv’s Corner}

Mushrooms aren’t something you’d normally think to pair with a baguette. But that’s exactly what’s done in this recipe for Mushroom Bruschetta. And according to the write-up it’s a dynamic duo!


The Daily Eat: Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake + Strawberry Roundup.

I’m quite literally salivating as I look at this Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake. Cake batter mixed with fresh strawberries and baked until the fruit is all warm and jam-like… what’s not to love?

:: recipe and photo via Food & Wine


The Daily Eat: Apricot Chiffon Pie + Apricot Round Up.

My grandmother is a pro at chiffon pies, which is quite possibly why they’re really the only type of pie that I like. Her specialties were peach and strawberry, but I’m thinking this Apricot Chiffon Pie is worth a shot, too!

:: recipe and photo via Martha Stewart

Fridays are quickly turning into my favorite day for The Daily Eat – I love sharing all these extra recipes with you!


The Daily Eat: Tequila Lime Shrimp + Shrimp Roundup.

Tequila Lime Shrimp is one of those dishes that so easy and tastes so good that you’ll want to lie about it and say it’s a recipe you picked up while summering in Mexico. But we’ll both know the truth.

:: recipe and photo via Closet Cooking

Starting today I’m going to be adding a little something extra to Friday’s The Daily Eat post – bonus recipes. I have recipes on top of recipes lined up to share with you and I’m sure to never make a dent otherwise. There could be anywhere between one and nine extra dishes included each week depending on what I have laying around. Enjoy!

1. Lemon Cream Bow Ties with Shrimp  2. Shrimp Dip  3. Shrimp Kung Pao  4. Shrimp Toast  5. Shrimp and Grits  6. Lemony Risotto with Asparagus and Shrimp  7. Spiced Butter Poached Shrimp  8. Stir-Fried Shrimp with Tomato Sauce  9. Honey Walnut Shrimp


Round Up: Cinco de Mayo Eats + Drinks.

Up until May 1999 I had heard of Cinco de Mayo, but never celebrated the day. That was my first year in Oklahoma and it became evident rather quickly that this wasn’t just another ordinary day. Restaurants host outdoor tent parties, people hold backyard fiestas and it’s all about the food and being together. With that in mind, I set about putting together this roundup of eats and drinks. (And oh, those lovely banners in the above photo are available here. via Simple Lovely)


Roundup: Easter Goodies.

Clockwise: Rice Krispie Easter Eggs from Bouchon Bakery, Chocolate-Covered Peepsicles, Peach and Prosecco Ice, Hot Cross Buns

Clockwise: Cadbury Creme Brul’egg, Deviled Eggs, Homemade Creme Eggs, Spring Easter Meringues

Clockwise: DIY Easter Mobile, Naturally Dyed Eggs, Chocolate Covered Macaroons, Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

Clockwise: Easter Bunny Card, Envelope + Bag Download, Vosges Chocolate Easter Bunnies, DIY Easter Basket, Smeeps


Roundup: St. Patty’s Day Treats.

Some of my favorite recipes and cocktails from around the web this past week. Enjoy!


Roundup: Valentine’s Day Treats.

They say that the fastest way to the heart is through the stomach. Whether you’re looking for something for your sweetie or your friends, you just can’t go wrong with one of these sweet treats. Enjoy these eats to your heart’s content!


On the Rocks: Valentine’s Day Edition.

A selection of tasty cocktails for your Valentine’s Day Weekend – whether you’re spending it with a significant other or a group of friends. Drink up!

– 1 part chilled blackberry sauce
– 1 part vodka
– Ice

Put into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and there you go.

Blackberry Sauce
– 1/2 lb blackberries
– 1 cup water
– 1/3 cup sugar

Heat the above ingredients in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Mash the berries with a wooden spoon to release all the juices. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved (about 10-15 minutes). Strain liquid through a fine sieve to remove the seeds, then chill well.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Foodista Blog

– 1 1/2 oz Francois Peyrot Cognac
– 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
– 1 oz fresh cranberry juice
– Sparking wine

Garnish: lemon wheel

Combine Cognac, Grand Marnier and cranberry juice in a champagne glass. Top with sparking wine and garnish with lemon wheel.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Cocktail TImes

– 1 part vodka
– 1 part Chambord
– 1 part dark cream de cacao
– 1 1/2 parts half and half

Shake ingredients with ice and strain.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Hostess with the Mostess

– 1 1/2 oz vodka
– 1/4 oz Chambord® Raspberry Liqueur
– 1/4 oz fresh pineapple juice

Shake with ice and pour into a cocktail or martini glass.
Garnish with lemon peel twist.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via Hostess with the Mostess

– 1/2 cup half and half cream
– 4 ounces white chocolate, rough chopped
– 2 ounces vodka
– 2 ounces Simple Syrup

Heat half and half cream in a small sauce pan; slowly add white chocolate, whisk continually, until chocolate is melted. Cool to room temperature. Add vodka and simple syrup* to white chocolate mixture; stir to blend. Pour into 2 martini glasses; serve.

:: cocktail recipe and photo via The Food Channel