Homemade Cold Brew Coffee with Whiskey + Salted Cold Foam

THIS DELICIOUS ST. PATRICK’S DAY COCKTAIL COMBINES HOMEMADE COLD BREW COFFEE WITH SLIGHTLY SWEET COLD FOAM, A TOUCH OF WHISKEY, AND A SPRINKLE OF SEA SALT. ABSOLUTE POUR-FECTION!
Homemade Cold Brew Irish Coffee

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee + Homemade Cold Foam + Irish Whiskey + Sea Salt = the only drink you’ll need for St. Patrick’s Day!  

Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

It seems weird to be typing out a St. Patrick’s Day recipe right now. With the school closures and the event cancellations and the massive stockpiling of toilet paper.

But what else can I do? What else should I do? I’m washing my hands religiously, wiping down surfaces like a maniac, and avoiding unnecessary trips out in public. (Truth be told, I do all of those things majority of the time anyway.)

Irish Iced Coffee Recipe
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Thursday Things

  1. Gosh it’s good to be home. I missed my husband and my house and my hound. No amount of cortados from The Village Grind can fill those voids. (Though Lord knows I tried.)
  2. I wasn’t even home for 24 hours before Seth and I hit up a thrift store while out grocery shopping. I picked up an 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup (vintage!) and a gorgeous, watermelon red wool coat (also vintage!).
  3. To answer the questions I know are on everyone’s minds – yes, the cruise was amazing! Yes, we really were on a Golden Girls cruise! Yes, we dressed up and played games and sang songs.
  4. I’ve got a new nephew! He was born early Wednesday morning and is absolutely precious and perfect and looks like Charlie Brown!
  5. While I was gone, Edgar managed to steal an entire pizza off the counter (!!!) and ate half of it before becoming violently ill. He’s not slowing down in his later years.
  6. I haven’t stayed at a hotel in quite some time (like, 2 years?) and didn’t know about this new trend of them offering not only free breakfast, but also free dinner or a cocktail hour. Have you experienced this?
  7. I found some sliced peaches at the bottom of the freezer. First, I was contemplating another round of pavlovas (I desperately want another successful run), but now I’m thinking some homemade jam to welcome in the (possibly) warmer weather.

Thursday Things

  1. Greetings from Greenville! Grandma and I got in yesterday afternoon after two days on the road. It was a very pleasant drive and great spending time with her. If you have the opportunity to travel with your grandparents, please do. You’ll learn a lot.
  2. I’m having lunch with some friends at Pita House today and I’m so ready for falafel and cucumber salad. And to deliver some of that beer up there.
  3. My adorable 14-year-old cousin has the best straight across bangs right now and she’s making me want to cut my hair, but mine will never look as good as hers. Or Leslie’s.
  4. Speaking of Leslie – I disagree with her. Strongly. I actually love calzones. And even made a mini version before leaving!
  5. I’ve got a strategy meeting scheduled with Sam from Frosting and Fettuccine today about joining her Master Class and omg I’m nervous.
  6. Hell yeah, Scotland!
  7. Some dear friends of mine just welcomed a baby girl into their lives. You can bet your bottom dollar that Aunt Amanda is going to be celebrating by bringing them a pan of Melba’s Lasagna when I return from vacation.

King Cake Cinnamon Rolls

KING CAKE CINNAMON ROLLS ARE THE BEST WAY TO BEGIN YOUR FAT TUESDAY FESTIVITIES! FILLED WITH BROWN SUGAR, PECANS, AND A TINY BABY JESUS – THEY BOAST ALL THE CLASSIC FLAVORS OF TRADITIONAL KING CAKE!
King Cake Cinnamon Rolls

I haven’t packed yet. I have to go to the bank. And the drug store. And find the chord to my portable charger.

King Cake Cinnamon Rolls

It feels so weird, after all the waiting and the planning and the prepping, I’m finally on vacation starting tomorrow! And I’m so not ready for it. Go figure.

Procrastination is a very near and dear friend of mine. It’s what I do. Stitched into the fabric of who I am. But! I was actually way ahead of the game with these cinnamon rolls. Like, crazy ahead. I first posted about them on January 16?! Just a few days after the beginning of Epiphany – when it’s all King Cake all the time.

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Tacos Al Pastor

WE’RE TAKING THE CLASSIC TACOS AL PASTOR RECIPE AND GIVING IT A MIDWESTERN TWIST BY USING GROUND VENISON IN PLACE OF PORK ROAST. AS A BONUS – IT’S ON THE TABLE IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES!
Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

We’re celebrating today with a Tacos Al Pastor recipe!

What are we celebrating? Very good question! We’re celebrating the fact that by this time next week I’ll be headed to Mexico! Finally! After all the planning and prepping and waiting – it’s vacation time! (More specifically, it’s Golden Girls at Sea time!)

Tacos al Pastor Recipe
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Thursday Things

  1. Lately I’m all about those double espresso shots with a touch of raw sugar. And next week in Miami I’m going to be all about Cuban coffees!
  2. I ordered a pair of these sunnies for my cruise next week. I haven’t spent more than $7 on a pair of sunglasses in about six years, but my sunglasses also always fall off my head, have terrible glare, or break. In theory, these won’t have any of those issues. In reality, I will likely lose them in the ocean.
  3. Igloo switched over from Styrofoam coolers to biodegradable options! Here’s hoping more companies begin following suit!
  4. I’m still obsessing over the Superbowl Halftime Show. And J Lo. She’s fifty. FIFTY.
  5. This week I’m shooting on-site at Webster’s. It’s been quite the production. And wonderful! I am having an absolute blast! The days are long, the work is hard, but I am living my dream, y’all.
  6. This time next week we’ll already be a day into Lent. (But not before having some paczki on Tuesday!) Are you giving anything up? Adding anything to your life? Have no idea what I’m talking about?