Lilywhacker (500th post)

I’m so pleased and proud of this milestone. The Ruby Spoon started as an idea while we were living in California. I wanted a platform to share my love of food with anyone curious to follow along and cook, bake, and drink with me! It is still something I love to do and even though […]

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pound cake is such a nostalgic treat for me. I grew up loving my mom’s sour cream pound cake with lemon glaze. That firm, almost crunchy crust, the soft but somewhat dense and delicious interior, the sweet and tangy glaze. My mouth waters whenever I think about it. The whole dessert is perfect to me, […]

Uno, Dos, Tres

As the negroni is one of my favorite drinks, I love to discover and experiment with new variations. With the simple recipe of equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, the modifications can be endless. This one has the base spirit of tequila with grapefruit infused vermouth, 2 types of Amari and chocolate mole bitters […]

Chickpea Greek Salad

I love this salad so much. It’s pretty, yummy, easy, and keeps well for lunches. Serve with pita chips for even more crunch! slightly adapted from:¬†Ambitious Kitchen serves: 4 entrees or 6 side dishes for the salad: 1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, and green) chopped 1/2 […]