Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Seafood Fanatic

Heather is a Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a culinary degree and a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment. She often fantasizes about living in a coastal town so that she can eat fresh fish and seafood every single day. Catch up with her adventures in food and drink on her blog, All Roads Lead to the Kitchen.

Heather's Recent Posts

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
12 Days of Cocktails
This rosemary yuzu gin fizz is woodsy and botanical, with underlying notes of citrus. One sip of this gin-based cocktail conjures up images of a winter wonderland. We recommend drinking it inside, next to a crackling fire.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Sauteed
Shrimp Fra Diavolo features plump shrimp in a slightly spicy, wine-infused tomato sauce. Use crusty bread to mop up the juices or serve it over pasta.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Boozy Desserts
These Pimm's Cup ice pops take the cocktail out of the glass. Cool down this summer with this refreshing treat!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Burgers
Shrimp burgers are a fabulous summer dinner. Large chunks of shrimp are the star of these burgers bursting with fresh flavors and some pleasant underlying heat from the addition of jalapeño.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Whiskey
These whiskey raspberry glazed duck breasts glisten with a whiskey-infused raspberry glaze. They look impressive, but they are very quick to make. Why not stay home this Valentine's Day and impress your honey?
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Chicken Wings
Bloody Mary chicken wings are marinated and sauced in the classic flavors of a Bloody Mary. Who says cocktails are only for drinking?
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Appetizers
Baked brie with chardonnay raisins - a reason to celebrate today and well into 2015. Spoon tipsy golden raisins and chardonnay syrup flecked with vanilla beans over warm, melty rounds of baked Brie cheese for a show-stopping appetizer.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Chambord
Chambord marshmallows are gently laced with Chambord. These boozy raspberry marshmallows are fluffy pillows of delight! Fun for both adults and kids, you'll be amazed at how easy marshmallows are to make in your own kitchen.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Cookies
These homemade graham crackers taste just like store-bought - only better! The sugar and spice blend that tops them is optional, but adds an extra special touch.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Frozen Treats
Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops are the perfect boozy summer treat. Enjoy the taste and beauty of a classic Tequila Sunrise cocktail in the form of an icy cold popsicle; a cocktail on a stick!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Boozy Food
Creamy shrimp pasta you won't want to miss! Large shrimp cloaked in a creamy sauce that is slightly sweet from the addition of hard apple cider; finished with a smattering of fresh herbs and tossed with spinach pasta.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Oreos
These Toasted Coconut OREO Cookie Balls will be the star of any dessert table. Turn classic OREO cookies into confections by combining them with the flavor of toasted coconut.