Cranberry Micheladas

I love cocktails!  In a lot of ways cocktail recipes are more fun to prepare than food because they generally don’t require as much effort, yet the flavor combinations are virtually endless.  They are always pretty, perfectly refreshing, and they make any day feel like a celebration. My love of cocktails is apparent if you take Continue Reading…

Irish Coffee

So, I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been working on a cookbook of my own.  I started it in January knowing it was going to take me just about the whole year to finish it.  The only problem with taking a year to write a cookbook, especially when you are a new food photographer, Continue Reading…

Jello Shots Anyone?

Although I am a Utah native, I have never been passionate about Jello.  The irony is not lost on me, considering I live in the Jello capitol of the world and all.  However, you have to understand that for those of us that grow up here, you are really either all in or all out Continue Reading…

Have Yourself a Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is coming up this Tuesday and even if you’re not in New Orleans, it’s certainly a reason to celebrate. This time of year can be a little dull, so don’t let the fact that the holidays are long over get you down when the biggest party of the year is about to begin! I’m not Continue Reading…

Devil In A Blue Dress Cocktail

Well, it is time to put up some Halloween Posts! I’m gonna have to break it down a little bit.  If I didn’t my Halloween post would be so long it probably wouldn’t load up on your computer screen.   I think I must have taken around eighty shots to capture all the Halloween madness around Continue Reading…

Booze Grams

Everybody’s got them on their gift list-people who have everything.  You fret, you worry, you stew over what in the world to buy for them when a special gift is needed.  It was out of this conundrum that the “Booze Gram” was born. A booze gram is basically a bottle of the “good stuff” of Continue Reading…

Easter Mimosa Punch

My friend Joy made a beautiful breakfast-for-dinner spread at our last bunco game that consisted of hand made crepes with a variety of sweet and savory toppings, authentic southern grits, and sausage rolls.  She asked me to make mimosas for the occasion. It’s about half and half when it comes to people in the group Continue Reading…

How to Make an Amaretto Sour

I have some old friends that love to party.  We have been partying since back in the day, the first year that the show “American Idol” came out.   We all went to the concert together  that year in Salt Lake and got a little giddy at Shaggy’s Bar afterward. Back then it didn’t take much to get Continue Reading…

Pink Lady Spritzers

My friends have often told me I should quit my day job and become a party planner.  They are real sweet and really can’t be blamed for saying something so insensible.  See, their thoughts on my career change are usually uttered once they’ve become quite obtunded after swigging a couple of my Pink Lady Spritzers Continue Reading…