• 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…

  • One Pot Chili Recipe
    Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    One Pot Beef Chili

    I’ve been on the hunt for a tasty & easy One Pot Beef Chili recipe for ages. Let’s be honest, I really want to make this chili for Frito Pie. There is something so satisfying about a cheesy chili with crunchy corn chips. Let’s dive in! This One Pot Beef Chili is an easy weeknight recipe & as Annelle from Steel Magnolias would say, “It freezes beautifully.” Now, I’m not reinventing the wheel with this recipe. Here are a few tricks to make this super fast & super tasty! Use Quality Ground Beef That is Super Lean I hate cleaning multiple dishes, so super lean ground beef ensures little to…

  • Best Cold Weather Cocktails
    Drinks,  Jessica Bierman,  Recipes

    Best Cold Weather Cocktails

    When it’s cold outside, one of the best ways to warm up is with a hot cocktail.  We have selected some of our favorite boozy creations that will be sure to keep you toasty the whole winter season.  Even better, we partnered with our friend Amy at Novelgossip to bring you a list of books that pair perfectly with cold weather. These are the best cold-weather cocktails. Cold Remedy Hot Toddy The Hot Toddy is a classic winter drink, combining tea and bourbon or whiskey.  This one is kicked up with some healthy home remedies to ward off the sickness of the season. Cold Remedy Hot Toddy Fancy AF Cocktails…

  • Drinks,  Jessica Bierman,  Recipes

    Fancy AF Cocktails Tom Toddy

    Fancy AF Cocktails Tom Toddy Another week, another Vanderpump cocktail.  Sarah and I are determined to drink our way through Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers. The first drink I made was on the trashy side: The Pregame. While that was fun, this time I wanted to try something a little more my style. It’s cold outside, so I have been craving a hot drink. The Fancy AF Cocktails Tom Toddy was calling my name. Dirty Chai Love My go to drink at any coffee shop is a Dirty Chai Latte: the spicy tea, the foam, the espresso; everything about it makes me happy. The…

  • Recipes,  Veggies

    Harvest Moon Salad

    This is a total copycat recipe of the Harvest Moon Salad from McMenamin’s Pub in Portland, Oregon. I happened upon this salad while attending Book Club this fall. Whenever I dine out, I usually try to get a meal that I cannot make at home. Salads are hardly ever included on this list. Yet, when I saw the ingredients list of goat cheese, candied pecans, a maple dressing & butternut squash; I had to try it! Well, wow! This Harvest Moon Salad is delicious I spent all week thinking of it & much like the New Seasons Coastal Kale Salad, I couldn’t get it out of my head until I…

  • Roasting Butternut Squash Recipe
    Recipes,  Veggies

    How to Roast Butternut Squash

    How to Roast Butternut Squash I often find myself googling, How to Roast Butternut Squash because I can never remember the exact roasting time! Below are my favorite tips & tricks for getting your butternut squash to cook perfectly! Butternut squash is something I did not grow up eating. If I remember correctly, I first cooked with it about ten years ago. I remember I didn’t know how to cut it, peel it or cook it. Basically, it was a totally foreign object to me. Since then, I’ve cooked with it numerous times. I love butternut squash in soup, salads & even just plain. It has a really rich &…

  • VPR Pregame Cocktail Recipe
    Drinks,  Recipes

    Vanderpump Rules Pregame Cocktail

    Vanderpump Rules Pregame Cocktail Sarah and her husband are all about trashy reality TV, and Vanderpump Rules is no exception.  Two of the show’s stars, Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval (the resident bartenders at Sur), have put out a long-awaited recipe book –  Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers, and we are stoked to make cocktails this season!  The first one I tried is the Vanderpump Rules Pregame Cocktail. Fancy AF Cocktails Fancy AF Cocktails has a section of “Trashy” Drinks that are intriguing.  They are based on the idea of making a good drink on the go.  The Pregame cocktail doesn’t sound good –…

  • Candied Pecans Recipe Book Blends Cinnamon
    Baking,  Party Food,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Candied Pecans Recipe

    Until recently, I did not like pecans. Being from the South, you can see how that is a problem. Pecans are a currency in the Southern US. Well, after trying candied pecans on a salad recently, I’m a true convert. Reasons You Will Love This Candied Pecans Recipe First, this recipe is so simple. Honestly, two bowls, a few ingredients & 45 minutes in the oven. Boom- you’ve got a sweet treat that does some good for you too. Pecans are nutritious & covered in sugar & spices, they are quite nice! Secondly, these pecans are an all-around great snack. Plenty of evenings, I’ve gotten a hankering for something sweet…

  • Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe
    Baking,  Recipes,  Sarah Slusher

    Pumpkin Cake Bars

    Pumpkin gets a bad rap these days. All these negative Nancys saying it’s “basic” & the pumpkin spice craze is just a cash grab. I’m here to tell you, you don’t need this kind of negativity in your life! And neither do I. Even the biggest hater of pumpkin-flavored items (my mom!) loves these Pumpkin Cake Bars. The cake is tender, yet sturdy. Even better, it is full of eggs & a whole can of pumpkin. This means I don’t feel bad when my kids eat an uniced piece for breakfast! Sheet Cakes for the Win Now, I love me a beautiful layer cake, but sheet cakes need love too!…

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