Recipes

Looking for something to bake, cook or blend? Check out my recipes — including those from my old blog, Eat. Swim. Shop.

Appetizers, snacks and dips
Candied bacon
Caramelized Vidalia onion dip
Charred tomatillo salsa
Cheese crisp
Cheesy mini pretzel dogs
Deviled eggs
Guacamole
Kale chips
Mexican pinwheels
Pimento cheese (no mayo)
Pumpkin dip (with gingerbread men)
Restaurant-style salsa
Ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms
Skinny spinach-artichoke dip
Tea sandwiches 

Breakfast/brunch
Artichoke and goat cheese strata
Banana-oat pancakes
Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
Cheese and bacon strata
Cheesy grits casserole
Cheesy quesadilla pie
Coconut pancakes
Dutch baby
Ginger-coconut oatmeal
Ham and cheese pinwheels
Hoecakes
Lemon-ricotta pancakes
Life-changing oatmeal
Pancakes
Peach and blueberry yogurt parfait
Puffy corn omelet
Pumpkin spice oatmeal
Raspberry muesli with hazelnuts
Southwestern muffin-cup eggs
Spinach quiche
Spinach and Gruyere frittata
Sweet corn pancakes
Tomato and cheese frittata
Tea sandwiches

Breads, rolls and scones
Apple corn muffins
Apricot scones
Banana coconut muffins
Banana crunch muffins
Beer biscuits
Blackberry lavender scones
Biscuits with flaky layers
Brown soda bread
Buttermilk biscuits
Butternut squash soup
Cheddar-jalapeno corn bread
Cheese biscuits
Cherry-blueberry muffins
Cherry-pecan scones
Cinnamon rolls
Maple bacon biscuits
Scones
Sweet potato biscuits
Tropical scones
White bread

Main dishes
Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin
Beef and Guinness pies
Beer-braised carnitas nachos
Black beans and rice with chicken and apple pico de gallo
Bourbon chili
Bourbon-glazed grilled chicken
Bourbon-marinated pork tenderloin
Boursin chicken
Cacio e pepe
Chalupas
Cheese enchiladas
Chicken enchiladas
Chicken and pineapple curry
Chicken tacos (super easy)
Vegetarian chili
Cincinnati three-way
Coconut brown rice with squash and edamame
Croque monsieur
Cumin-scented quinoa and rice
Fettucine alfredo
Lele’s fried chicken
Paula’s fried chicken
Kentucky hot browns
Key lime-garlic chicken
Stewed lentils and tomatoes
Meaty lasagna
Mediterranean chicken skewers
Orange-glazed chicken stir fry
Pesto, tomato and mozzarella panini
Pinto bean mole chili
Pizza
Pork fajitas with mango
Puff-pastry pizzas
Pulled pork
Rigatoni alla Norma
Rigatoni with beef
Salt steak
Short rib lasagna with celery root béchamel
Skinny tomato soup with green grilled cheese sandwiches
Southwestern pulled beef
Spaghetti squash with pomodoro
Spaghetti alla Bon Appetit
Spinach salad with quinoa and chicken
Sunday nachos
Tequila-roasted pork
Tropical chickpea veggie burgers
Turkey-cheddar burgers

Side dishes
Raw spiced applesauce
Asparagus, peas and basil
Baked sweet potatoes and bananas
Beer macaroni and cheese
Blue cheese creamed corn
Bourbon sweet potatoes
Broccoli with parmesan and garlic
Brussels sprouts with orange butter sauce
Buttermilk mashed potatoes
Chipotle sweet potatoes
Coconut-orange cashew rice
Coconut sweet potatoes
Coleslaw
Cranberry sauce
Cranberry sauce with pears
Cranberry-apple fluff
Fancy (four-cheese) macaroni and cheese
Fiesta fruit salad
Fruit salad with mint sugar
Green chile corn pudding
Guacamole salad
Macaroni and cheese
Mashed potatoes
Pimento macaroni and cheese
Pink salad
Roasted apples and parsnips
Roasted root vegetables
Smoky bean salad
Southwestern butternut squash saute
Spicy collards
Spinach souffle
Steamed broccoli with garlic
Sundried tomato pasta salad
Sweet potato “fries”
Sweet potato-banana bake with coconut and pecans
Sweet tea rice with peaches, pecans and jalapeño
Tomato, peach and watermelon salad
Tropical fruit salad
Winter fruit salad

Sauces
Charred tomatillo salsa
Eastern N.C. barbecue sauce
Memphis-style barbecue sauce
Restaurant-style salsa
Salsa
Tomato sauce for pizza or pasta
Walnut-basil pesto

Drinks
Black-eyed Susans
Blueberry-mango smoothie
Chocolate gorilla smoothie
Cranberry champagne cocktail (Poinsettia)
Cranberry-orange margarita
Georgia sorority girl cocktail
Lean, green fighting machine smoothie
Margaritas
Mint juleps
Peach bellinis
Peach-pineapple-mango smoothie
Peeptini
Pineapple-jalapeno infused tequila and pineapple margarita
Raspberry lemonade
Strawberry margaritas (on the rocks)
Sweet tea
Tropical sunrise smoothie
Toasted marshmallow milkshake
Vegan vanilla chai latte
Wassail
Watermelon margarita
Watermelon slush

Cakes and cupcakes
Banana coconut cake with chocolate frosting
Blue Hawaii cupcakes
Blue velvet cupcakes
Bourbon bundt cake
Camouflage cupcakes
Secret-ingredient chocolate cake (chocolate beet cake)
Chocolate-bourbon souffle cupcakes with bourbon whipped cream
Chocolate-coconut cake
Chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting
Chocolate cake with peanut butter-cream cheese frosting and chocolate-peanut butter glaze
Chocolate layer cake
Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting
Coconut cake
Coconut-rainbow sprinkle cake
Cotton candy cloud cupcakes
Cranberry upside-down cake
Devil dogs
Guinness chocolate cake
Hummingbird cake
Irish car bomb cupcakes
Lava flow bundt cake
Mexican wedding cake
Natty Boh beer cupcakes
Ombre cake
Orange chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate ganache
Orange cream cake
Peepcake 
Peep cupcakes
Pumpkin gooey cake
Rad 80s cupcakes
Raspberry cupcakes with blood-orange buttercream
Red velvet skull cake (and cupcakes)
Red velvet cupcakes
Red, white and blue cupcakes
Smith Island cake
Strawberry funfetti cupcakes
Sugar Plum Fairy cupcakes
Sweet potato-pecan cupcakes with marshmallow meringue 
Tell-tale heart chocolate-raspberry cupcakes
Tropical carrot cake cupcakes
Valentine’s stained glass cake

Pies and cobblers
Apple-cranberry pie
Blackberry pie
Bourbon-peach cobbler
Bourbon-peach individual pies
Cherry pie
Chocolate-bourbon pecan pie
Brown sugar-buttermilk pie with bourbon pecan sauce
Grasshopper pie
Key lime pie
Mini cherry pies
Peach enchiladas
Peach-raspberry crunch pie
Pear crisp
Peeps s’mores pie
Pie crust
Raspberry-blueberry pie
Rhubarb pie
Purple sweet potato pie bars
Strawberry-rhubarb crumble
Tart cherry pie
Thin mint pie

Cookies, brownies and bars
Ahoy, it’s a boy! cookies
Angel wings/Pecan slices
Beer and fish cookies
Blue crab cookies
Boom chunkas – Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and cherries
Bourbon brown sugar shortbread
Brownies with marshmallow-mint frosting
Butterbeer and pumpkin Linzer cookies
Camouflage cookies
Chai shortbread
Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate-cinnamon cherry blossom cookies
Chocolate-dipped peppermint meringues
Toasted coconut-cardamom shortbread cookies
Coconut chocolate chip cookies
Double chocolate peppermint cookies 
Frankencookies
Georgia-Florida cookies
Gingerbread men
Jam thumbprints
Lemon bars
Candy cane macarons and eggnog macarons
Macarons with chocolate ganache filling (Steelers cookies)
Marine Corps swirl cookies
Mexican wedding cookies
Monster cookies
Ombre heart cookies
Peanut butter and jelly bars
Peppermint brownies
Peppermint patties
Potato chip cookies
Purple sweet potato pie bars with haupia
Spritz
Strawberries and champagne macarons
Strawberry blondies
Sugar cookies
Swirl cookies
Triple chocolate cookies with sprinkles
World peace cookies

Ice cream, sherbet and popsicles 
Butter pecan ice cream
Coconanacado popsicles
Roasted hazelnut vanilla ice cream
Irish coffee sundaes
Key lime sherbet
Not-so-chunky monkey
Peach ice cream
Strawberry-coconut ice cream
Strawberry coconut milk ice cream
Sweet tea mint julep sorbet
Vanilla bean ice cream
Watermelon sorbet

Other desserts
Bourbon balls
Cherries on a cloud
George Washington’s cranberry pudding
Fruity Pebble treats
Heart tarts
Lemon marshmallows
Peppermint marshmallows
Pumpkin bread pudding
Pumpkin-pecan fudge
Red velvet whoopie pies
Sopapillas
Spicy chocolate mousse
Sticky toffee pudding with bourbon toffee and pecans
Four-ingredient scratch strawberry shortcakes
Strawberry shortcake trifle
Strawberries, sour cream and brown sugar
Toasted coconut marshmallows
Vanilla marshmallows

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