Category Archives: Food and Drink

Different food and drink ideas for parties, family and a special section for recipes from Theresa Carle-Sanders’ Outlander Kitchen Cookbook!

Rice Whisky Treats and Tricks

Here we take a childhood sweet treat favorite and Outlander-ize it! This is a great treat to take to a party!  It is very versatile as you can choose any type of whisky.  I have used Fireball Whisky, spiced vanilla whisky, “expensive” whisky and basic whisky.  You can easily find this recipe on the web.

It’s a quick and easy treat to whip up.

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Black Jack Randall’s Chocolate Lavender Fudge



My daughter loves to cook and bake with me.  So when she saw me reference my beloved Outlander Kitchen Cookbook, she was immediately by my side to help.  This is what I treasure the most:  this cookbook brings my family together to create these amazing recipes, while also supporting my wee addiction to all things Outlander.

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Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast

I’ll never forget when I came out of the church and saw you for the first time, It was as if I stepped outside on a cloudy day and suddenly the sun came out.

-Jamie, Outlander, Chapter 14, “A Marriage Takes Place”

That’s also pretty much how it felt with the first bite of  the “Roast Beef for a Wedding Feast” from Theresa Carle-Sanders’ Outlander Kitchen, page 94.

I woke up with a desire to make a home-cooked meal for my family from Outlander Kitchen.  I flipped to the table of contents to see what stood out.


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Wonder if Claire Grew Watermelons…

Wonder if Claire ever grew watermelons in her wee gardens on Fraser’s Ridge? If so, the mechanically inclined Brianna surely would have had a nifty trick for cutting watermelons, such as this one we’re sharing with you.

Historically in America during the 17th and 18th centuries many types of crops were introduced by the Native Americans, such as maize, sweet potatoes, squashes, tomatoes, beans, grapes, berries, nuts, cotton, tobacco and watermelons.  Perhaps the Mohawk Head of the Women’s Council, Tewaktenyonh, in Drums of Autumn shared some of those seeds with Claire.

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La Finquita Winery and Vineyard Review: A Place for Outlander Fans

Within 8 acres in Ramona, with views of the valley,  lies La Finquita Winery and Vineyard.  It is a quiet, relaxing place to visit and do some wine tasting.

Jess and Charles Koehler run the place (Bonus: Jess is an Outlander fan!)

Jess Koehler

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The MacKenzies’ Millionaire’s Shortbread

The finale of Outlander season 2 brings a conclusion to the dynamic adaption of Dragonfly in Amber. The anticipation of the emotional roller coaster ride at the series conclusion required the planning and preparation of a comfort food that I could share with friends as we watched. Thankfully Outlander Kitchen provided a wealth of choices. My daughter, age 9, was intent on helping prepare a special dessert. We ultimately chose the “MacKenzie’s Millionaire Shortbread” on p. 252. Continue reading The MacKenzies’ Millionaire’s Shortbread

Pulled Pork Family Dinner from Outlander Kitchen

Once I got a hold of a copy of the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook (a gift from Daddy; so thankful he “enables my addiction.” Now I can keep my signed copy in a safe place and use my unsigned copy as I cook.  I can write notes in it and it won’t matter when food splatters upon the pages!) I just had to try out a recipe right away.

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