Category Archives: Recipes

Homemade Irish Cream

I came across a recipe for Homemade Irish Cream that presented me with a perfect excuse to imbibe over the holiday weekend while simultaneously knocking off one of my my foodie resolutions while doing so. Pretty cool. ;) I guess Irish Cream is considered a cordial... or a liqueur. Serious Eats suggests that the terms are interchangeable, with cordial appearing more often on dessert-like products: liqueurs flavored with coffee, cream, chocolate, etc. I followed the recipe for the basic ingredients, ... Continue Reading

Pantry Raid: Mushroom Barley Soup

I am kicking off my list of 2015 foodie resolutions right with one of the pantry raid recipes that I promised. This one comes from last week, after we realized that the #snowmageddon was not going to be all it was cracked up to be but nonetheless could use something warm to eat, since it was still very cold outside. This recipe is healthy and doesn't require a lot of ingredients, making it a perfect recipe for using up pantry and fridge staples. Cooking guidelines are approximate, since I found ... Continue Reading

Pantry Raid: Tex-Mex Casserole

It was a snowy weekend here in the Northeast. Sounds of plows and shovels could be heard all night and afternoon on Saturday as the snow fell and our development crew worked to clear it out so we could all get out of our homes and on the roads today to go about the day. We are getting another snowfall now, and even more is on the way for later in the week. Me, I am not a cold weather-loving person. Looking at the snowfall is all well and good, but I prefer to stay inside and do that, if at all ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Quick Smoothies

Even when I get up early, I still don't generally have the time to sit down for a balanced, complete meal in the morning before I have to get in the car to go to work or school. All too often, breakfast has consisted of coffee and a pastry from Starbucks. Thinking about the breakfast choices I've made in recent months, I knew I could make better choices that are more nutritious while saving myself money and time. A few weeks ago, I decided that I would try making my own smoothies in the morning. ... Continue Reading

Pantry Raid: Spinach-Tomato Alfredo with Rotini

Just came home from work, hungry, to find that there was nothing in the refrigerator at first glance. Peeking around my pantry and freezer, I quickly learned that I was wrong and was able to whip up a tasty pasta dish in about an hour or so. Hey, not only do I have a quick new dish that I can prepare during the week, but I also have a new idea for a reoccurring feature, appropriately titled "Pantry Raid Recipes", which you will probably see again here on Fuchsia-Revolver. Double win. :grin: If ... Continue Reading