Thank you, Sarah! I’ll drink (a red pepper martini) to that :-), Congrats, Kathryne! As a blogger who’s in the earlier phases, I would love to see some posts about things behind the scenes, since you’re pro now–more on your photography, the business side of things, etc. Oh, if only it could. :). Stay warm! (Ha! Opinions are my own, always. I'm probably making a big mess in my Kansas City kitchen right now. Hugest congrats to you, Kate. See our, Please let me know how it turned out for you! Thanks for reading along and for your sweet comment! This drink looked soooo cool, so I made this last night for my husband and me. so exciting, it takes a lot of guts to quit. This cocktail looks so tasty. I have more desserts in the line-up now that cold weather is approaching! I have vegetarian children (19 and 23 years old) and am always looking for easy, nutritious dinners :-), Thank you, Margie! :-). Best wishes to you and to following your dreams! Thank you. Rhonda, thank you! I’m having friends over tonight that are anti-savory drinks which is a bit heartbreaking, but this will be in my future. Your recipes are fabulous and the photography is stunning! I hope Alaska is treating you well. Cut out the membranes and seeds, so you only have actual green part of the pepper remaining. Let’s hear it! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Let’s toast to that. And I think it’s only been in the last few years that it’s really exploded. Click on that and you’ll see a nicely formatted recipe that you can scroll down to see more. While blogging isn’t my gig, I definitely have non-corporate aspirations, and love to watch other people gain the courage to live their dreams! :). soup recipes and beans/peas/lentils recipes! You, friend, are the quintessence of cool. It breaks each post into multiple pages rather than one page that I can scroll down, and sometimes the ads get in the way of being able to read everything on a page. ha, Morning! i think many of your readers would find such a section useful, i.e. And this drink looks fab… so unique. It’s delightful. Celebrate your well deserved success! I have, however, been attacking my to-do list like it’s a beast that can be conquered. Congrats! Thank you, Kim! throw it all in a 48 oz pickle jar for a week In a glass bottle with a top that can tightly seal, drop in all pepper slices, garlic, and peppercorns. As per yuge, I didn’t measure anything except for the two jiggers of vodka. Congratulations again! I hope you’ll find a good excuse to make this cocktail soon! I too, have thought often–it’s kind of hilarious that I’m a blogger. I found your blog about a year ago and am always excited when I see a new posting in my blog scroll. That’s super news! It is funny, just how new this blogging thing is. Thank you very much for taking the time to type up your suggestions, too. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who allow me to serve up more recipes. Thank you, Ruby! Thanks, Heidi! I literally skipped out of the office that last day :). Good for you! Planning to make your frozen Bloody Mary this weekend for brunch! Thank you, Trish, for sharing my blog! That butternut squash chipotle chili is one of my all-time faves! Congrats!! I am starting a list of tags to work on for the blog, including the ones you suggested. You go girl! I was stressing about the pear issue when my friends came over for girls night, and those lovely geniuses reminded me of my favorite cocktail from Manifesto called the Beautiful Red Bell. I’d buy it! Yuck. I’ll post more for you soon, I’m sure. I love your blog and think it’s so awesome that this will now be your full-time gig. I second the suggestion of providing healthy alternatives, in particular with baking recipes. I am so happy for you and can’t wait to see what is to come : ). :) Best of luck to you. check the "about me" page for more information on Sara. Just a bunch of garlic. That is sooo unbelievably exciting. use, Your email address will not be published. Many congrats from both of us, Kathryne!! Good idea on the toddy. Your blog is the only one I follow and I am always so excited to read your latest post, to see your latest pictures, to hear about your latest adventure, and to salivate over your latest recipe. For me, I’m always interested in easy lunches and/or lunches that last several days for work. :). Like, I need freezable soup and casserole, what are some recipes that stand up well to that and what’s the best way to do it? I know if you gave me a recipe it’d be a winner. Pour vodka into the bottle through a funnel. It’s hard to believe that the little project I named Cookie and Kate three and a half years ago has become a full-time endeavor. Sometimes it’s just a matter of taking a leap and figuring out what does and doesn’t work! There are suprizingly few blogs or even cookbooks out there with good pressure cooker recipes. Cookie and Kate is a registered trademark of Cookie and Kate LLC. Do you have suggestions for how this website could work better for you? Feel free to search my blog for small batch food and drink recipes, as well as wine pairings! I’m glad you’ve had an easy time converting my recipes! Wow, that’s fantastic! I wouldn’t have considered muddling these together in such a way — sounds so good! Hi! Thank you! :)) Congrats again. I really appreciate your feedback! 1. , Seal this bad boy up and store it in a dark area for at least 48 hours. I’m going to be unhelpful here and say go for the recipes that excite you! I cook fresh, vegetarian recipes. there are more of us than people would think! I probably should have bought pear vodka in the first place. I’m looking forward to lots more recipes! how to make roasted jalapeños in the oven, small batch garlic parmesan mashed potatoes. I’d love to see some more recipes utilizing beans. Sweet and spicy, peppery vodka martinis. YEAY!!! Keep up the great work! All the very best to you! Keep up the good work. seriously spicy peppers, garlic, and black peppercorns are infused into distilled vodka to create a killer hot pepper infused vodka that's perfect for bloody mary cocktails! Your comments make my day. I’m so glad you love the chili! Thank you, fellow Kate! Bet Cookie is happy, too. I’ve been hanging around food blogs for a while now while preparing to start my own (soon, very soon!!) I definitely want to come up with a better way to organize my recipes for specific diets, so I’ll work on the lacto-vegetarian option. Oh and I’m in love with my electric pressure cooker. Thanks for the idea. I’m glad to hear that you enjoy the Mexican recipes, because those are often my favorite! © 2013 Spirits International, B.V. ▸ Categories cocktail, dairy free, drinks, egg free, fall, gluten free, naturally sweetened, nut free, recipes, soy free, summer, tomato free, vegan ▸ Ingredients bell peppers, jalapeños, simple syrup, vodka, Vegetable enthusiast.