Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

Dragon’s Breath Pulled Pork

Who watched the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 last night? I was enthralled from start to finish. I mean that first scene almost had me in tears. You go, Arya Stark! I especially loved the scene of Daenerys Targaryen finally coming home to Dragonstone. The silent joy and resolve of that moment was one of the most moving parts of this entire series.

I just can’t wait to see what happens for the rest of this season! Will Jon Snow and Daenerys meet? Will he find out the truth about his past? Will little Arya get her chance at revenge on Cersei, or will Jamie beat her to it? Will we see more of Ed Sheeran? (seriously, what was that all about?) All these burning questions and only 6 more episodes!

I like to make a special dinner for GoT night. This week it was one of our old favorites re-imagined. Pulled pork with an extra spicy bite and just a hint of sweetness seems more than fitting. Definitely give this one a shot the next time you sit down with friends or family to another thrilling episode!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lbs Pork Loin Roast
  • Pork Rub- I created my own with 1/2 cup brown sugar and  1 Tbsp each: garlic salt, paprika, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  • 1-2 liter of Dr. Pepper
  • 3 Serrano peppers- the smaller the pepper the more heat you get
  • 2 Jalepenos, plus more if you want some for a raw topping
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1-2 Cup of Jack Daniels Spicy BBQ sauce.

These ingredients will give you a nice little mild to medium spicy bite. If you really want to kick it up a notch you can get 2 of the following: cayenne pepper, tobasco pepper or habanero peppers.

Rub the pork rub onto your roast and let it sit for 5 minutes. In your slow cooker add the roast fat side down. Slice the peppers at least in half and add to the slow cooker. Pour in the Dr. Pepper in so that the roast is at least 3/4 submerged. Pour 1/2 Cup of BBQ sauce onto the roast.

Cook for 6-8 hours on low.

Once your meat is tender carefully move the roast into a large bowl. The meat should easily pull apart with a fork. Shred the roast and add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce.

Toast your buns and add your favorite toppings such as Colby Jack Cheese, Jalapenos, Onions, or Cole Slaw. Don’t forget to top it with even more BBQ sauce to your taste!

Cupcakes of Fire and Ice


Hooray for Season 6 of Game Of Thrones!! What happened to Jon Snow, Daenerys, Sansa and all our other favorite characters?!?! I am so glad they all had story lines in the first episode! How crazy was the last scene with Melisande?!? Of course I had to make a special treat for GoT premier night. And what better treat than cupcakes?

After my last raging success with chocolate cupcakes I decided to go with a white chocolate cupcake and a white chocolate frosting.

I did accidentally add a little too much milk to my frosting so that’s why the pictures aren’t the best, maybe I’ll get another batch done soon. I took a bunch of these bad boys to work with me on Monday and they were devoured! And someone even asked me the next day if I brought any more because they were so good!

Makes 18 Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 package White Chocolate Pudding
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips, melted
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Red and Blue Food Dye
  • Optional- red hot candies and crushed peppermint

Frosting:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips,melted
  • 3 Tbsp Milk
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • Red and Blue Food Dye and fun decorations

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until well combined and light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until just mixed. Add the milk, vanilla, baking soda, salt and pudding mix. Turn up the mixer speed to medium and beat in the melted chocolate. Add the flour. The batter should be smooth. Transfer half the batter into a medium bowl and add red dye to one bowl and blue dye to the other.

Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers. Fill the papers about 2/3 full of the batters. You can sprinkle a few white chocolate chips/red hot candies/peppermint candies in each cup if you’re feeling it.


Bake for 20-24 minutes until an instead toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting:

In a medium bowl whip the butter and cream cheese together. Mix in the melted white chocolate. Add the vanilla and milk, mix until well combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency. Divide the frosting into seperate bowls and mix in the food dye.

Use a pastry bag or whatever your favorite frosting contraption maybe and frost the cupcakes. Top with some cute sprinkles or colored sugar.

Can’t wait for the next episode! Levi and I will be trying some different drinks this season! Let me know what your favorite GoT inspired recipe is! Or make one up and send it to me 🙂

Sansa’s Hope- A Game of Thrones Inspired Drink

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Sansa’s Hope

Inspired the sweetness of the beautiful redhead, Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones. We created this drink while binge watching the first 2 seasons. As the series progresses I think that the character of Sansa is greatly developed. She goes through so much heartbreak and torment, and she is coming out stronger! I do believe that it may be time to honor this character with a drink that has evolved along with her.

  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1oz Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1oz Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmellow Vodka
  • 1oz Cherry Liqueur

Pour over ice and fill the rest of the glass with Minute Maid Fruit Punch. Garnish with cherries. Enjoy!!!

Trial by Combat- A Game of Thrones Inspired Drink

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Tyrion Lannister does love his trial by combat so we wanted to create something strong, surprising and feisty! Holy cow!! Did you see the end of this trial! We have never seen anything like this before…..yikes. Pour me another drink after that one…..

  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Silver Tequila
  • 2 oz Desert Island Long Island  Ice Tea
  • Dash of Orange Bitters

Fill the rest of the glass with ice and Cherry 7up.trial by combat

The Cersei- A Game Of Thrones Inspired Drink

This particular addition was sent to me from the mother of my oldest childhood friend. I love this family dearly and I am very grateful to have them in my life. Thanks Bonnie!!! You’re great 🙂

Image“The Cersei” -Beautiful, Smooth and Deadly. I just came up with it today, because

1-Your Blog,
2-I am reading all of the books and

3-The Moroccan Mint in my garden is irresistible:)

Fresh Lime on rim of glasses & salt with Sea Salt, 2 slices of Fresh Lime: squeeze into each glass, 4-5 Moroccan Mint Leaves: Muddled plus (3-4 for Garnish),

2 Shots of your favorite Tequila, 1 shot of your favorite Orange Liquor, 1/4 cup fresh ice cubes and 1/2 cup Limeade (Fresh or A good frozen brand), Adjust to glass size or make a Pitcher (Mix, Relax & Enjoy;)

The Cersei- A Game of Thrones inspired drink

This particular addition was sent to me from the mother of my oldest childhood friend. I love this family dearly and I am very grateful to have them in my life. Thanks Bonnie!!! You’re great 🙂

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“The Cersei” -Beautiful, Smooth and Deadly. I just came up with it today, because

1-Your Blog, 
2-I am reading all of the books and

3-The Moroccan Mint in my garden is irresistible:)

Fresh Lime on rim of glasses & salt with Sea Salt, 2 slices of Fresh Lime: squeeze into each glass, 4-5 Moroccan Mint Leaves: Muddled plus (3-4 for Garnish),

2 Shots of your favorite Tequila, 1 shot of your favorite Orange Liquor, 1/4 cup fresh ice cubes and 1/2 cup Limeade (Fresh or A good frozen brand), Adjust to glass size or make a Pitcher (Mix, Relax & Enjoy;)