Pickled Shrimp

Poached shrimp, poblanos, and red onion marinated in a spiced lemon brine. Pickled shrimp is a cross between a salad and a pickle and makes a fun alternative to shrimp cocktail. It has a bright lemon flavor with hints of spice and celery. It can be served by itself, with a spicy remoulade or with […]

Croquembouche

A tower of profiteroles, filled with caramel pastry cream, held together with caramelized sugar and garnished with a snowfall of powdered sugar. The first time I saw a croquembouche, I was amazed. The dramatic presence of it just blew me away. I knew one day I would have to make this decadent tower of deliciousness. […]

Eggnog

Creamy egg custard with freshly ground nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and a splash of spiced rum. I never liked eggnog growing up. Only ever trying store-bought. For years and years, I thumbed my nose at it. Then a friend of mine made me some homemade eggnog. I was skeptical, but I tried it. I was oh […]