Guest Post! Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

This amazing guest post comes from one of my best friends’ (and oldest friend!) husband, Brenden.  At my bachelorette party, my friend Arpita convinced my sister and myself to do the Whole30 program to reboot our systems using whole foods.  She was able to convince us by telling us how much she and her husband, Brenden, loved it and how much more energy Bren had when he was on it.  She also told us about this incredible sweet potato hash that he made all the time while they were on it, and I was all like SOLD and promptly texted Bren telling him I need him to guest post for me.   He was surprisingly willing to do this and tackled the challenge the following weekend!  (more…)

This Month on the Docket

IMG_5885In court every morning, the judge calls the “docket” or the calendar for that day.  Here on the blog, “The Docket” is my weekly post that gives you a little peek into the life of the Attorney in an Apron, and what kinds of fun things are happening in my life this week!

Yea that’s right, I’m the worst, I haven’t done the Docket since New Year’s but it’s been getting crazy around here y’all!! I’ve got lots of recipes I want to share with you and so those have taken priority and I’ve slacked on this other stuff because work has really picked up, and so has…drumroll please…wedding planning!  Our wedding is in just over 2 months!  I can’t believe it’s FINALLY here!

January has been a whirlwind!   (more…)

Present Sense Impressions: Temptations!

Order in the Kitchen Present Sense ImpressionsIn law, Present Sense Impressions are statements which describe an event while it is occurring. These posts contain my daily musings, like good finds on Pinterest, recipes I’m drooling over, and other things that I’m generally loving lately.  

So with the wedding approaching and with my goal of really taking my approach to health a bit more seriously in the upcoming months, I’ve decided to start the Whole30 on Monday! So watch out and please GOD wish my luck here!  And yes, I KNOW it’s been awhile since I’ve posted one of these.  I’ve been trying to keep the recipes coming rather regularly for you guys so the other fun posts like these and The Docket have had to take a hit because of the wedding planning (yiiiiii it’s getting close!!!) (more…)

Slow Cooked Hot Chocolate (With a Kick!)

Slow-Cooked Hot Chocolate with a Kick from Order in the Kitchen!

On Fee SIMPLE Fridays you will get easy recipes.  In the legal field, Fee Simple is the absolute ownership of property to the exclusion of others.  I want you to own your kitchen every Friday with these easy-to-make recipes!

I don’t know about you guys but what I need on these chilly winter days is a cup of hot chocolate!  This one is so easy because it’s slow-cooked so you don’t have to worry about it!  You can put it on in the morning and enjoy hot chocolate all day!  I added an extra kick to this one by using Torani Sweet Heat Syrup, which they graciously sent to me.*  If you don’t want to purchase the syrup (my grocery stores carry it though), you can simply substitute a few pinches of cayenne, and just keep whisking it in until you reach your desired spice level.  I like it to taste not too spicy when I first drink it, and then have a little heat that lingers after you’ve swallowed it.  SO GOOD.

Just trust me on this one…it’s a keeper.  Here’s a quote from my mom the next day when I texted her asking if there was any left: “Oh so sorry the hot chocolate is gone!! I had it for dinner and some this morning! Sorry!”  Isn’t she adorable?  So presh.  Read on for more on how to make this easy, simple, slow-cooked hot chocolate with a kick! (more…)

Champagne Raspberry Grapefruit Pops!

Champagne Raspberry Popsicles from Order in the KitchenOn Fee SIMPLE Fridays you will get easy recipes. In the legal field, Fee Simple is the absolute ownership of property to the exclusion of others. I want you to own your kitchen every Friday with these easy-to-make recipes!

OMG…guess where I am going this weekend? I’ll give you a hint…

IMG_7775-3What better way to celebrate my bachelorette bash than Champagne and pink popsicles!?! Am I right?  Pop the bubbly!  These popsicles were literally SO simple to make that I’m almost embarrassed to share it…almost.  It took basically NO time at all and the pops were delicious!  I used a Zoku Popsicle Maker to make them and so all I had to do was make the mixture.  You could, of course, use any popsicle-maker, or just use glasses eat them more like slushies.  Your call.  Hint: there is no “wrong call” with these pops!

Champagne Raspberry Popsicles from Order in the Kitchen

I made mine a little tart, and I liked them that way (and so did my friend’s husband) but my mom wanted them a bit sweeter so I will provide the instructions for “tart” but if you really want sweet, just add a teaspoon or so of sugar.  If you’re feeling sassy, you can even pour a little extra bubbly in a glass and dip the pops in them!  You’re choice!

Champagne Raspberry Popsicles from Order in the KitchenI’m off to Disney with my girls!  Have a great weekend!!!

Champagne Raspberry Grapefruit Pops!
 
Makes 6 Popsicles
Author:

The Elements
  • 3 teaspoons sugar for “tart” (maybe 4 or 5 for sweet…add to your liking)
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 grapefruit plus juices
  • ½ cup champagne

Procedure
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and puree with an immersion blender (you could also use a blender or food processor).
  2. Use popsicle-maker according to manufacturers’ instructions (or freeze them in glasses in the freezer for a few hours and enjoy like a slushy).
  3. Enjoy with extra bubbly!

The Verdict
These popsicles were amazing and honestly perfectly encapsulated my vision for my girls weekend! Girly and bubbly and sweet! I can’t wait to make them again!

 

Brandy Espresso Truffles

Brandy Espresso Truffles from Order in the KitchenI made these truffles because Matt and I were going to have his office Christmas dinner at his boss’ home and what kind of guests would we be if we didn’t bring something with us?  I wanted to bring something small because his boss’ wife was making a fabulous dinner and it wasn’t a pot luck so I didn’t want to bring something too big.  Truffles seemed like a good fit because they are small, easy to travel with and super easy to make (and don’t take a lot of time!)  I had recently made these Sweet Heat Truffles and decided to just change up the flavors a bit, and decided on Brandy Espresso Truffles.   (more…)

Last Minute Dark Chocolate Bark

This last minute dark chocolate bark is perfect for making dessert in a pinch!

On Fee SIMPLE Fridays you will get easy recipes.  In the legal field, Fee Simple is the absolute ownership of property to the exclusion of others.  I want you to own your kitchen every Friday with these easy-to-make recipes!

This last minute dark chocolate bark came about because I had planned out this fabulous Christmas dinner (albeit at the last minute) but had completely forgotten to account for dessert. Now, it was just my parents, my sister and Matt who would be coming to dinner and none of them are huge dessert people but STILL…I have a FOOD Blog…how could I not have dessert?? I was kicking myself (and trying to cut myself some slack because I had just hosting Thanksgiving guys and we had 3 desserts then!) and trying to come up with a last minute solution.  I wasn’t even planning to make this into a blog post (which is why I only have one picture) but I posted it on Instagram to see if people would want to see it and the response was a very clear YES.  So here ya go! (more…)

Torte Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Torte with Champagne Berry Coulis

Dark Chocolate Torte from Order in the KitchenWelcome to Tort(e) Tuesdays, jurors! I call it a Tort(e) because it has multiple meanings: (1) a Tort is a “wrongful act . . . that results in injury to another person, property, reputation or the like.” and (2) a Torte, with an “e” is “a rich cake, especially one containing little or no flour.”

I’m SO excited for this new series!!! Like so so so so SO excited!  Let’s get started shall we?!

Torte Tuesday from Order in the KitchenThe first torte that I chose to make for you came about because I just can’t give up champagne yet.  I don’t think it’s fair that champagne’s only real holiday is New Year’s Eve and I want to stretch it out just a little bit more to give it some more face time on the blog.  Also, I associate champagne with celebrations, and this month is my bachelorette party and next month is my bridal shower and the following month is our WEDDING! AHHH!!!  So anyway, there is a lot to celebrate and I really just can’t get enough!

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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast with Caramelized Bananas

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast with Grand Marnier Caramelized Bananas

On Fee SIMPLE Fridays you will get easy recipes.  In the legal field, Fee Simple is the absolute ownership of property to the exclusion of others.  I want you to own your kitchen every Friday with these easy-to-make recipes!

Cinnamon Sugar is like my favorite.  Like ever.  You know  how much I love cinnamon right?  I haven’t kept that a secret.  But Cinnamon Sugar is the best because it’s sugar flavored with cinnamon!  I still remember back in my middle school days when my grandmother used to toast that Pepperidge Farm cinnamon swirl bread, top it with some butter and then sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar.  Those kinds of memories are the ones that stick with you, and make it extra special to taste those flavor combos.  So I decided to make this Cinnamon Sugar French Toast as a way to relive that memory and taste that delicious cinnamon sugar all over again.  This french toast gets even better with the addition of Grand Marnier and brown sugar caramelized bananas, so watch out!  My mom, sister, and I devoured this plate in one sitting.  It’s that good… (more…)

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