The Neville Longbottom Cocktail

We have already established my love for Harry Potter.  I have made Butterbeer and Cauldron Cakes.  Deliciousness brought to us by The Pastry Affair.  Well, now I found cocktails inspired by Harry Potter.  The Backyard Bartender made a bunch of cocktails inspired by different characters in the books and I just had to try one.  There will be more in the future, but for now we tried the Neville Longbottom, because who doesn’t love Neville?

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Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

This was not my idea.  A friend of mine was coming over and she had some squash and wanted to make something out of it.  I am trying to broaden my horizons.  So we looked at recipes and found something that sounded good.

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Victoria Sponge Cake with Lemon Curd

Today was a stay inside all day and never leave the house sort of day.  It was cold and windy outside and all I wanted to do was play with my cat, eat and read a book.  This cake was super simple and I was able to use the rest of my lemon curd!!

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The Weekly Dish 01/29/2012

I just finished my 100.  It is a list of things I want to cook or bake.  It is a huge list and I don’t have any timeline for finishing it.  I just like lists and being able to check things off.  Also, if I can’t think of anything to make I can go to that for ideas.

I am learning American Sign Language right now and my teacher showed us this video.  It is the cutest thing in the world.

Here is a list of my recipes from the week.

Lemon Curd

Fluffy Monster (Pancakes)

Mulled Cider

Homemade Goat Cheese

Baked Jerk Chicken

Spiced Edamame

Cheesy Pear Cider Bread

And this is a list of recipes I think look good from other blogs.


Seven Hot Toddies from The Kitchn (some of you know how I feel about hot toddies, I love them! My perfect evening includes a hot toddy, knitting and maybe a book. Bliss)

Super Foods Power Smoothie from Savory Simple

Side Dish

Pork Egg Rolls from Ezra Pound Cake

Brown Rice Risotto with Black Trumpet Mushrooms from Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide

Asian Flank Steak Skewers from Skinny Taste

Soup/ Stew

Italian Beef Stew (Crockpot) from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Garlic Soup from Lottie and Doof

Main Dish

Buttermilk Roast Chicken from Smitten Kitchen


Peach Cobbler from Technicolor Kitchen


Cornbread Pancakes with Honey Butter Syrup from Cooking Classy