#BrunchWeek: Fresh Mint and Orange Blossom Fruit Salad

Fresh Mint and Orange Blossom Fruit Salad #BrunchWeek | Sarcastic Cooking I remember planning dinner parties and brunches in my twenties. It all centered around booze and fancy apps. I would look in this book I have called The Wine Bible and try and pair wines with tapas. For a small group of 10 friends I debearded and cooked mussels, roasted potatoes, made garlic bread, and created a whole meat and cheese platter. That was for just one dinner. Why did I go through all that? Plus ol’ party planner McGee didn’t count on the fact that everybody would only get 1-2 mussels. Dummy. [Read more…]

#BrunchWeek: Braided Ham and Cheddar Bread

Braided Ham and Cheddar Bread for #BrunchWeek | Sarcastic Cooking

Here we are, day three of brunch week. Is it just me or is this week dragging? Well, at least we can all plan our Mother’s Day brunches while gawking at good recipes from all these brunching bloggers. PS You won’t believe how many times I forget the l in blogger. Thank God for spell check.

Ham. Let’s talk about it. When I was younger, in my mind, the best holiday meat was always the turkey. Now, as I get older, I realize that turkey gets really dry and, no offense to all the turkey lovers, it can be kind of lacking in the flavor dept. I totally feel this way about chicken breast sometimes too. I know how to dress up a fowl, but still nothing beats a good ol’ juicy ham. [Read more…]

#BrunchWeek: Avocado Toast Bar

#BrunchWeek Avocado Toast Bar | Sarcastic Cooking

Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone! Plus you get the chance to win some fancy schmancy stuff. [Read more…]

Smoky Chipotle Bloody Mary #brunchweek

Smoky Chipotle Bloody Mary \\ Sarcastic Cooking

Ok, so this is going to sound bad. I am forewarning you. I am also not faulting you for your judgments. While I was pregnant, I missed having a drink or two.

Most pregnant people won’t actually admit that to themselves, let alone other people. It wasn’t even like I was Jonesing for some booze. It was just that in certain social situations or after a stressful incident I really would have liked to have the luxury of knocking back a glass of wine. [Read more…]

Chicken and Waffle Sliders

I am a huge fan of comfort. I love the comfort of my home. I love comfy clothes. I am now, in my older age, an even bigger fan of comfortable shoes. I love comfort food. For me, nothing says comfort more than something fried, something full of carbs, or some kind of soup. Weird grouping, I know. But, hey, to each his own, right?

You know what is not comfort? Sorry fellas, I am about to go on a tangent here. Bridesmaid dresses! Now, I know, I probably have a little more disdain for these dresses than most at this seven months pregnant point in my life. Let me tell you a little story. A while ago I alluded to an awful experience with a bridesmaid dress fitting. Now, with the wedding of my dear, dear friend coming up this weekend, I feel like I have come to terms enough to tell you this dumb story. [Read more…]

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