Food + Entertaining

An Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: The Dry Shaken Daiquiri

Rum cocktails and summer (or a tropical beach getaway!) go hand in hand. So why not shake it up a little bit and move away from the typical frozen concoctions that you’re used to seeing with a brightly colored umbrella popping out and try a Read More

An Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: The Wildberry Smash

I’d like to rename this week’s cocktail, Summertime in a Glass, because seriously what can be more perfect for a hot summer day sitting by the pool than a chilled glass of fresh berries, mint and a little Belvedere Wild Berry vodka. Nothing. Not to mention it is Read More

An Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: Upward Float

Anything that pairs a few of my favorite things together is bound to not only get my attention but also have my love. The Upward Float, created by Created by Pamela Wiznitzer of the uber cool cocktail bar Seamstress here in New York City, has Read More

An Impossibly Delicious Cocktail: Bandera de Puebla

I love a great cocktail and having the Texas roots that I do, I’m all about a smooth tequila too so it should come as no surprise that this marks the first of a few cocktail recipes that I’ll be sharing with you over the next Read More

Adventures in the II Kitchen: Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, baking for me is very calming I love everything about the process and quite honestly, it’s likely one of the few times in my life that I’ll follow directions almost to a tee. So for a Read More