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Pear Chips

October 22, 2014


My CSA box has sent me an influx of pears lately and I was a little overwhelmed with what to do with them. Thankfully Martha Stewart steered me in the right direction (per usual) and I am excited to have a new fall friendly (and gluten free) appetizer option!


Pear Chips

  • 2 pears (firm, under ripe)
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Use a mandolin to thinly slice pears (you don’t have to de-seed or de-stem them).
  3. Arrange them in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake pear slices for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Flip slices them bake 1+ hour more or until edges have started to curl.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.


These taste best when served with a triple cream cheese and pecans!




Ginger Pear Sip

November 8, 2013

Chopin Vodka

For those of you that follow a gluten-free diet or have people in your life that do, you know how difficult meal planning can be.  It wasn’t until my mom started eating gluten-free, that I began to understand just how much of the food and drink we consume has gluten in it!

Chopin Vodka

No one could be happier than me, when I was introduced to Chopin vodka and their amazing products. Did you know they are one of the only major vodka brands to produce gluten-free products (namely their Potato Vodka – one of my favorites and included in the cocktail below!).

Pear Cocktail

They also meticulously produce their vodka in small batches at their distillery in Poland, using local ingredients and sustainable farming practices… doesn’t get much better than that!

Ginger Pear Vodka

So when I was invited to try out some of the vodka, I wanted to whip up a fall friendly vodka cocktail… so I now introduce to you The Ginger Pear Sip!

Ginger Pear Sip 

Add vodka, pear juice/puree and simple syrup to an ice filled shaker… shake thoroughly. Line the rim of a glass with lemon juice and dip in brown sugar.  Fill with ice and strain cocktail into glass.

Chopin Vodka Shot


La Poire Cooler

October 18, 2013

Pear Vodka Cocktail

Pear Vodka Cooler

  • 2 oz Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
  • 1 oz Cucumber Juice
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 6 oz Sprite

Add vodka and juices into an ice filled glass and stir.  Top with Sprite and stir once more. Bottoms up!