• Coctail recipe with Blood ORange Soda
    Amy Pineda,  Books,  Drinks,  Fiction,  Recipes,  Women's Fiction

    The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews

    We are thrilled to be part of The Book Club Cookbook’s Blog Party for The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews! Years ago, before I even started Really Into This, I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Kay Andrews at a book event in Savannah, Georgia. I will just say this; Mary Kay is a total joy! If you read her books, I think you get e great sense of her humor & joy. She is just a total gem and I am so glad  I had the opportunity to meet her. I’m also so glad we can celebrate her newest release with a perfect cocktail (or mocktail) pairing! Letty’s Surf…

  • Recipe for Peanut Butter Chip Scones
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Peanut Butter Scones

    It’s Peanut Butter Scones Time! This is my first go-around being a part of the Book Club Cookbook Blog Party! We are celebrating the paperback release of Diane Chamberlain’s Big Lies in a Small Town. Now, I am a huge fan of Diane’s work. My book hangover after reading The Stolen Marriage lasted months – that book is amazing! Big Lies in a Small Town is another five star read! My friend Rachel read it when it came out & just loves it! Now, I baked up a round of these peanut butter scones to highlight the storyline. As Anna Dale attempts to paint the mural in Edenton, North Carolina, she…

  • Recipe for Chai Sugar Cookies
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Chai Sugar Cookies

    These Chai Sugar Cookies are tasty, chewy, simple & a great year-round staple. Almost every night, we have “tea time”. We start the kettle & I have a green tea/lemonade mix with honey & Derek has some other tea that is caffeine & sugar-free. That’s how we roll. As we get into wintertime, I want a little snack to go with tea time & these Chai Sugar Cookies are where it’s at! Chai a Little Tenderness I love being a part of the Book Club Cookbook Blends Bash. I’ve used a lot of different spices & blends over the years. Truly, their products are so good & make great gifts!…

  • Smores Cookies featuring Game of Scones Black Onyyx Cocoa Powder
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    S’mores Cookie Recipe

    This S’mores Cookie Recipe is rich, full of dark cocoa & topped with a toasted marshmallow & graham cracker crumbs. This is sure to satisfy any chocolate craving! Every single year, our family looks forward to going camping. We usually camp in the Redwood Forest in Northern California. One of my favorite parts of camping is attending Ranger Talks in the evening. After these talks we always head back to our space, get a fire going & enjoy s’mores late into the night. I love trying different types of chocolates & different types of marshmallows. Since we are not camping this year, I had to bring the s’mores into the…

  • Recipe for Braided Bread with Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Strawberry Cream Cheese Braided Bread

    I am over the moon to say this Strawberry Cream Cheese Braided Bread is a winner! The best part is you can make it with fresh strawberries or with jam. You choose! It’s no secret to anyone that I love strawberries. It’s also no secret that I love baking. But baking with strawberries? That’s another deal! Baking with strawberries is a challenge for me. The water content is so high, often they can be soggy & chewy if not baked correctly. I’ve made muffins & other bread recipes & none are winners. A Few Tips We pick so many fresh strawberries so I wanted to try a braided bread with…

  • Shelf Stable Vegetable Soup Recipe made in a Dutch oven or Pot
    Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe

    Lately, my family is so in love with this Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe. As soon as social distancing & stay at home orders began, I took the opportunity to teach my kids how to make a meal. Luckily, my daughter is a huge fan of soup. After grabbing what was on our shelves, we set out to make a quick & easy vegetable soup featuring a good amount of shelf-stable ingredients. Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe -You’re a Winner Baby Well, our first batch of this Pantry Vegetable Soup Recipe was so tasty! Honestly, I thought it may be a fluke. While I do love soup, vegetable soup is never my…

  • Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Black Cocoa White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I love this Black Cocoa White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe so much. if you can hold off on eating them all the first day, they are just as fantastic on day 2. These cookies are rich, satisfying & the cure for even the sweetest sweet tooth! A Childhood Favorite Growing up, I binge ate so may Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. You know the ones! The cocoa cookie with the white chocolate chips. Honestly, I didn’t even try any other flavor because these were by far the best! Ever since I’ve been on the hunt for a delicious & satisfying chocolate cookie with white chocolate chips. While I’ve tried many recipes, the…

  • Easy Strawberry Cobbler
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Strawberry Cobbler Recipe

    Strawberry Cobbler Recipe It’s no secret that my family LOVES strawberries. We wait all year for the Hood Strawberry season in Oregon. We visit our favorite berry picking spot & pick until we can’t pick anymore. This way we have plenty of strawberries leftover to freeze. Like most of my recipes, this one came from a mistake. We make so many Berry Crisps at our house. Recently, I kept referring to the crisp as a cobbler. My daughter laughed & laughed. She then turned to me & said, what’s a cobbler? Crunchy & Soft Topping Immediately, we set out to make the Ultimate Strawberry Cobbler Recipe. Now, I’ve eaten my…

  • Whisky Cocktail Blackberry Lemonade Recipe
    Drinks,  Recipes

    Irish Blackberry Lemonade

    Irish Blackberry Lemonade (with a Texas Twist) February blahs are a thing of the past, can we all say AMEN! And we can only hope and pray Spring weather will be not far behind. Let’s put the gloomy days of winter behind us, shall we? Just around the bend are holidays like Spring Break (Get. Here. Faster.), March Madness (that is LIKE a holiday in SOME places, right?) and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day! It doesn’t snow much where I live (it’s Texas, ya’ll) but the sky can get pretty gray and gloomy. And it seems like the gray gloom of winter has been here FOREVER. It IS great reading…

  • Party Food,  Recipes

    Best Mardi Gras Recipes

    Best Mardi Gras Recipes We love any excuse to throw a party! Throw in a theme and we are golden. Since the beginning of Really Into This, we’ve featured loads of Mardi Gras themed recipes. Well, I think we have enough now to throw our own Mardi Gras Listicle! Throw on some Trombone Shorty, let’s hit the dance floor and have a Mardi Gras Party! MARDI GRAS KING CAKE No Mardi Gras party is complete without a delicious King Cake We have 2 recipes on this post! One recipe for a homemade King cake filled with Cream Cheese A second recipe using cinnamon rolls for an easy & tasty king…

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