Single-Serve Mint Julep Slush

It’s almost time for the Kentucky Derby!  And I’m sure you all know what that means right?  Mint Juleps!  I wanted to give you guys a little something different so I turned this traditional cocktail into a delicious single-serve slush (or slushie!) for you to enjoy as an ice-cold treat on Derby Day.Single-Serve-Mint-Julep-Slush

My grandmother, Mimi, was an avid fan of the Derby.  It was one of her all-time favorite times of year (maybe only topped by Christmas).  She loved watching the horses and cheering them on, and seeing if this would be the year that someone would win the Triple Crown.  Mimi passed on her love of horses to my beautiful sister, and they always enjoyed going to horse shows and watching horses perform.  I never quite got on board with all the horse shows, but I did enjoy the races, and the Derby is of course the ultimate of all of the races. (more…)

This Week on The Docket

In 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! Orderinthekitch SnapchatThis week flew by! I had so much going on at work, that I barely had time to complete Friday’s Bark post, but I knew that I couldn’t NOT celebrate the blogiversary!  Then this weekend, I did a little relaxing yesterday (but also did some ingredient shopping for the blog!) and spent today recipe developing away!  I made five recipes this weekend.  That’s right.  FIVE.  And interestingly enough this is not the most recipes I have ever made in one weekend.  That record would go to the weekend I made seven recipes (and this was while I was training for a half marathon)!  I’ll be sharing two this week, and two are for a brand (so I’ll be able to share that later) and one is actually for a cookbook idea I’m working on (WHAT? I never thought I’d say that!).  I’ll keep you posted as that progresses!

So in case it wasn’t obvious from the picture, or from my “location” on recent instagrams, I’ve recently joined Snapchat as @Orderinthekitch!  I’ve been snapping all week, keeping people posted on what’s happening behind the scenes on this little ol’ blog of mine!  I think this is such a fun way to keep up with readers and to show you a little more of the behind the scenes of my life (even the imperfect parts!).  I’ll always have my instagram, and twitter etc. but this is just a fun new thing I’m trying.  So go ahead…add me, and get a look at what happens in the OinK kitchen (even when there isn’t so much order in it!)  This is a huge and fun development for me, so I’m excited to share it with you!  Are you on Snap?  Let me know, I’m happy to add you too :)

 

Blogiversary Bark: Champagne Strawberries Chocolate Bark

This dark chocolate bark with champagne strawberries, fresh strawberries, and fresh mint is the perfect quick dessert to make at the last minute to impress your guests.  With the classic combo of strawberries and chocolate, champagne and strawberries, and mint and chocolate (not to mention them all together!), you will surely be pleased with this delectable dessert.

Champagne Strawberries BarkWow y’all.  I cannot believe I’ve had this little ol’ blog for four years already!  It seems like it hasn’t quite been that long, since I really just started posting regularly starting last October.  It has felt more real since then.  I’ve really been working to bring you all more content on a regular basis that I am truly proud of, and I hope that you have been enjoying it. (more…)

Present Sense Impressions

In 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. 

recipe via SweetPhi

recipe via SweetPhi Blog

These Sweet and Savory Perogies. Love the idea of dessert and dinner being in the same form!

I’m seriously swooning over these Havarti Breakfast Biscuits Jalapeño, Bacon, and Arugula.   I’m like dying over them.  NEED.

This Homemade Strawberry Lemonade.  Yes.  This means is summer right?

I wish I had had some of these Vegan Double Chocolate Cakes for my birthday last week!  They would have gone perfectly with my chocolate cake :)

I’m dying for these Goat Cheese Toasts.  Like I want to eat a million of them.

This Mustard Herb Crusted Chicken Breast looks so simple and delicious.  I definitely want to make this very soon!  Same with this Turkey Bacon Sandwich with Tomato Jam.  I’ve never made tomato jam and now I’m dying to try it!

These are the links and things I’m loving lately… what has caught your eye?  Have something of yours you want to share?  Comment and let me know!  I’d love to check it out!

Dark Chocolate Cookies and Birthday Cake Milkshakes — Sweetapolita Bakebook Review

These Dark Chocolate Cookies and Birthday Cake Milkshakes are the perfect low-key version of a birthday celebration.  Not too much work, but deliciously impressive.  Highly recommend these!Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies and Birthday Cake Milkshakes

It’s my birthday!  Which means I’m one year closer to 30 but not quite there yet.  Give me some time.  And when I do, I hope to make the most gloriously beautiful birthday cake, and will probably make one of the fantastically magical ones in Sweetapolita‘s Bakebook, because OMG y’all they are out of this world (not like I’m surprised, as I’ve made many of her delicious cakes, cookies, and cupcakes and they always turn out fabulous!)!

But since I’m not quite 30, and I just got married, and am still in the throes of casework at my new law firm, I decided to take it a little easy on myself and made cookies and milkshakes instead…Birthday Cake Milkshakes (more…)

This Week on the Docket: NYC Mini-Moon

In 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! NYC-Mini-moonSO in case you don’t follow me on Instagram (hi Mom and Dad, I’m talking to you!), I’ll bring you up to speed on how this week went down, how I still managed to get work done and saw my honey and four friends!   (more…)

Virtual Baby Shower: Parfaits for Two

These Parfaits for Two are part of a fabulous Virtual Baby Shower celebration for Christina of Desserts for Two!  I decided upon the idea of making a parfait, because Christina’s baby, due in May, will be named Camille.  So of course I went to Babynames.com to look up the meaning behind Camille, which apparently means “perfect” which is just of course perfect for this little angel!  I knew from my years studying french that “parfait” is the french word for “perfect” and so I decided to go with Parfaits for Two.  But not just any parfaits…Parfaits-for-TwoI wanted these parfaits to be extra French.  So instead of yogurt or ice cream, I used a creme brûlée base, and topped it with cubes of french toast, a champagne berry coulis, fresh homemade whipped cream and a macaron!  It had a lot of elements, but none were too difficult or time consuming (I purchased the two macarons at a French bakery), and this was such a fun little dessert to whip up!
Parfaits for Two

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Present Sense Impressions

In 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. Order in the KitchenThese Homemade Hard Pretzel Rods. YES! Pretzel Rods are like the best treat ever.  Remember when you were a kid and pretended they were cigars?  Because I do.  Now they are homemade.

This Fried Rice.  Comfort food at it’s finest.  Just like this Beer Brat and Caramelized Onion Pizza.   Oh my heavens yes.  I LOVE a delicious pizza, and I’m super into this one.

I can hardly believe the photographs accompanying this Herb and Goat Cheese Tomato Tart. I want to eat a million pieces of that.  And speaking of goat cheese…holy moly this Stovetop Goat Cheese Shells and Cheese makes me melt.  I want a bowl (or three) immediately.

These Bacon Blue Deviled Eggs and Roasted Garlic and Asparagus.  Whoa Nelly.  Deviled Eggs with all the amazing extras I love!  More roasted garlic in this Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and I’m all.over.it.  Yum!!

This Wild Asparagus Tagliatelle with Lemon is calling my name! I have been obsessed with this blog for ages and love everything she makes.  Seriously.

I’ll finish every meal with these Flourless Chocolate Cookies.  For life.  And I think I could honestly be happy with that.  Until her next blog post…

Torte Tuesday: Linzer Torte

Welcome to Tort(e) Tuesdays, jurors!  Each month on the first Tuesday, I will feature a “Tort(e)”

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.”  And this month we are doing a Linzer Torte!

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It’s APRIL! What?! When I planned this post, April seemed so far away, as did the wedding, and now April is here and the wedding has come and gone! I decided upon a Linzer Torte/Linzertorte because my birthday is in April and it almost sounds like “Lynn’s”torte so I went with it…just go with me here… (more…)

This Week on the Docket: WEDDING!

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

So a lot of crazy things went down last week in preparation for the big event…the wedding!  The day had finally come!  Matt and I were engaged for almost 18 months, which seemed like an eternity, and the wait was finally over!  We are SO overjoyed, excited and in love!  Everything went down perfectly!  There were, of course, some small hiccups along the way (read = wind), but it ended up going exactly the way it should have gone and everything was fantastic.  We keep saying to each other that we just can’t believe we were lucky enough to have a perfect wedding.  And I am just so glad to finally call Matt “my husband”, no matter how long it takes me to get used to that lol!

Read on for more photos and info on the wedding! (more…)

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