After posting my orange whiskey sour on the blog, I very quickly learned something: ya’ll like to drink! That cocktail recipe is probably one of my most popular on the blog right now, and since posting it I’ve had numerous people reach out to me about making more simple cocktail recipes. One person even asked for a spring cocktail that would be great for Easter, so I figured I would make one of my favorites: heavenly lemonade!
5 Ingredient Recipes
I have been completely overwhelmed by news of the pandemic lately. Anyone else? It probably doesn’t help that I actually work in journalism, but still, I needed a break. So teaching a class on how to make gnocchi online seemed like a way to blow off steam. I called it “Cooking with Kes” and wow, what a blast we had.
Things are pretty scary right now, I get it. I know the news can be tiring and Twitter is relentless (hot tip, just stay off Twitter right now), and I want to virtually comfort you with some chicken. I know, emotions shouldn’t be attached to food, I’m aware of that. But a good meal can be comforting in a way that words can’t, and this three-ingredient baked pesto chicken will soothe your soul.
I know a lot of people hate on substituting delicious foods with vegetables—like pasta. But I’m telling you right now, zoodles alone are one of my favorite foods. Especially when I pair it with a red sauce meal like meatballs.
It was a long weekend up in the mountains, and I admit, not exactly a relaxing one. I spent 36 hours with teenagers—who are awesome—up in the snowy Catskills. With no cell phone service to distract us, we spent our weekend hiking, throwing snowballs, and eating lots of junk food. Needless to say, I was utterly exhausted coming back home and I did not feel like cooking something complicated. So a simple flatbread pizza will do.
My in-laws are in town for the long weekend, and I wanted to make my mother-in-law a margarita. The two of us bond over margaritas, and particularly love to make these strawberry margaritas in the summertime. As I proceeded to pull out the different ingredients needed, I realized a devastating fate. We didn’t have limes, which are kind of essential in a margarita. So naturally, I whipped up an orange whiskey sour recipe instead.