Adorable Bunny Pancakes For Easter Breakfast

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:28 am on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bunny-shaped pancakes for Easter morning!


Use whip cream and coconut for the tail.


Here’s another version using bananas for the ears and feet.


And this one uses melon for the ears.


If you have bunny cookie cutters, use them to make the shapes.

Bunny Tutorial by Jenni Price Illustration 1

And add a few drops of red food coloring to make them pink.

Beer Cocktails For St. Patrick’s Day

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:19 am on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

When combined with the right ingredients, beer is a great addition for a cocktail. And St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to try a Beer Cocktail out. Here’s some recipes that look promising:


Golden Ale Beer Cocktail


Eve’s Black Heart


Lot 49 (plus a few more)

Mixologist Kevin Diedrich of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen -

Weissen Sour (and more)

St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:27 am on Thursday, March 5, 2015

St Patrick’s Day is coming up. What do you think of cupcakes for dessert this year?


Peppermint Patty Cupcakes


Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes (Not kid friendly.)


Lucky Charms Cupcakes


Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cupcakes

21 Delicious Breakfast Toasts

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:37 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Buzzfeed surprised me with this cool post on 21 Ideas For Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toasts.

My favorites: Sauteed Kale + One-Egg Omelet + Grated Cheddar Cheese or Sliced Plums + Sunflower Seed Butter + Flaxseed.

Related: Skinny Fried Egg and Avocado Toast


Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:40 am on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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It may be in the middle of February, but that’s no reason you can’t have a taste of summer with the newest drink I made with DIY Cocktails. It tastes just like a Orange Creamsicle.

The drink is also seasonal because it uses fresh-squeezed orange juice–you can get oranges at their cheapest right now. (You can also use store-bought orange juice if you don’t feel like squeezing oranges.) With cream, simple syrup, and vodka, the Orange Creamsicle Cocktail tastes like the popsicle–only more sophisticated.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail
(Makes one cocktail)


    1 1/2 ounce vodka
    2 ounces fresh orange juice
    1 ounce cream
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 ounces simple syrup
    Sparkling water


Squeeze the orange juice. Combine juice, vodka, simple syrup, and vanilla in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Add cream. Close and shake thoroughly. Strain into a glass and top with sparkling water. Enjoy!

10 Tasty Vegetarian Sandwiches

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:14 am on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

If made right, vegetable sandwiches are healthy, satisfying, and delicious. The key is to use fresh, quality ingredients (good bread; no crunchy tomatoes). Here’s 10 Tasty Vegetarian Sandwiches I want to try:


Smoky Vegetarian Beet Reubens: beets, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese.


Vegetable Sandwich with Hummus and Pesto: radishes, carrots, cucumber, tomato, pesto, and hummus.


Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteaks: mushrooms, peppers, onions, cheese.


Avocado Caprese Grilled Cheese: avocado, tomatoes, and cheese.


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Avocado, & Feta Sandwich

Image courtesy of Alanna Taylor Tobin | The Bojon Gourmet

Green Goddess Sandwiches: avocado, fresh mozzarella, zebra tomatoes, cucumbers, pickled onions, and Green Goddess Mayonnaise. (YUM.)

Fava Bean Patties.


Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches with Zesty White Bean Spread: roasted peppers and zucchini with a white bean spread.

Grilled thin sliced zucchini sandwich w/tomatoes, mozzarella & olivada. Moreton's House 712 Greenwood, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5923. W: 919 967 2185 C: 919 260 7465 A100527_F&W_NealsDeli_Sept_2010

Grilled-Zucchini Subs with Fresh Mozzarella and Olivada


Veggie and Hummus Sandwich: cucumber, tomato, avocado, sprouts, hummus.

Rose Champagne Cocktail

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:51 am on Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. To celebrate, DIY Cocktails and I created a twist on the classic champagne cocktail using rose water. We’re calling it the Rose Champagne Cocktail.

Rose water, made with rose petals, is delightful and sweet smelling. (You can make your own here–use organic roses.) Mixed with the champagne, vodka, and a little bit of sugar, this cocktail is lovely and romantic. It would be great for a toast, a pre-dinner drink, or an accompaniment with dessert. Plus, it’s pink.

Rose Champagne Cocktail
(makes one cocktail)


    1 ounce vodka
    1 1/2 ounce rose water
    1 sugar cube
    1 dash bitter (optional)


Put the sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne glass. Add the rose water and the vodka. Top with champagne. If you wish (especially if you’re using cheap champagne), add a drop of bitters. Happy romance!

Decadent Mousse Desserts For Valentine’s Day

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:01 am on Monday, February 2, 2015

One of the best cakes I’ve ever made is this Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake. It was the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.

Here are some other Decadent Mousse Desserts For Valentine’s Day.

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Neapolitan Mousse Cake

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Chocolate Malted Mousse (Mr. Savvy would love this.)

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Coconut Mousse.

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Mango Mousse With Raspberry Coulis

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Mousse

Passionfruit Mousse:

Passionfruit Mousse

(See more at Something Swanky.)

5 Tofu Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Eat

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:39 am on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I’m trying to have us eat (at least) one vegetarian meal a week around here. This week, that means tofu.

I like tofu. It’s a nice high-protein substitute for meat, and if you cook it the right way, it tastes great. Here are 5 Tofu Dinner Recipes that look like they might convert even people who groan when you mention tofu.

Chinese Salt and Pepper Tofu Restaurant Style

Marinated Tofu and Broccoli Kebabs

Roasted Tofu And Kale With Pine Nuts

Caesar Salad with Crispy Tofu Croutons

Stir-Fried Cabbage, Tofu and Red Pepper

What To Do With Oranges

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:21 am on Monday, January 26, 2015

Oranges are in season. I know, because my orange bush is loaded with them. Here’s some recipes featuring the orange:

Orange Julius

Poached Oranges

Salmon with Orange-Fennel Sauce

Orange Curd

Orange Marmalade

Chocolate Cake Baked In An Orange

Cane Vinegar Chicken with Pearl Onions, Orange & Spinach

Delicata Squash with Orange & Pistachios

What’s your favorite thing to do with oranges?

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