Spiked Pumpkin Spice Waffle Shot Latte Recipe

Spiked Pumpkin Spice Waffle Shot Latte

Let me explain this one… While attending the annual Tales of the Cocktail Festival in July, I made sure I visited the House of Angostura Tasting Room.  Angostura is mostly widely known for their Aromatic Bitters as well as some beautiful rum.  I was there, however, to check out their new amaro, Amaro di Angostura….

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Pumpkin Buttermilk Waffles with Whiskey Maple Whipped Butter Recipe

Pumpkin Buttermilk Waffles with Whiskey Maple Whipped Butter

These waffles are perfect for the Spiked Pumpkin Spice Waffle Shot Latte! Woohoo!  It’s September which means it’s now appropriate to post as many pumpkin recipes as I can for the next few months. I’m starting off with a doozy.  If there’s a food I love almost as much as pumpkin, it’s waffles. Remember the…

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Rum Truffle Toffee Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Rum Truffle Toffee Rice Krispies Treats

Behind the bar, I thoroughly enjoy any opportunity to make a mocktail, an alcohol-free (or virgin) version of a cocktail.  Pregnant women, children, and people who simply don’t imbibe are all entitled to have tasty, well-balanced beverages other than soda or fruit juice. Outside of work, though, I love “adultifying” kids’ treats.  Why should children…

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Herbed Gruyère Cheese Puffs (Gougères) Recipe

Herbed Gruyère Cheese Puffs (Gougères)

Planning a cocktail party can be stressful, but don’t get so hung up on the booze that you forget the food!  An alcohol shortage can be swiftly remedied.  A snack deficiency is not so forgiving… One of the worst gaffes a host can commit is providing an insufficient amount of food for guests.  Alcohol plus…

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Brown Butter Peach Cobbler Bars Recipe

Brown Butter Peach Cobbler Bars

When it comes to kitchen scents, everyone has their “thing”—that aroma that drives you crazy. That fresh citrus smell left on your fingertips after zesting and juicing.  The smell of garlic after it’s been in a hot pan for a minute and is starting to brown.  The intoxicating air of wine reducing on the stovetop….

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Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes Recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

The title says it all.  There are few classic food pairings more popular than peanut butter and banana.  Peanut butter and chocolate.  Banana and rum.  Those are pretty high on the list as well.  But nothing screams “You’re day is going to be awesome!” like starting it with a peanut butter/banana combo for breakfast.

Strawberry-Port Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry-Port Cheesecake Ice Cream

You’re probably thinking “WTF?  Didn’t she just make some Strawberry-Port Cheesecake Popsicles?!”  Yes.  But if I may confess, I actually made this ice cream prior to the popsicles.  I couldn’t decide which I enjoyed more, so I’m sharing both recipes!  You’re welcome.

Strawberry Port Cheesecake Popsicles Recipe

Strawberry-Port Cheesecake Popsicles

You know the excitement and enthusiasm you feel when you purchase a new kitchen gadget or tool?  Like a countertop deep fryer, for example.  “I’m going to deep fry everything!!!” you think to yourself.  Onion rings, pickles, Oreos, maybe even sandwiches.  Nothing will go in your mouth without a beautiful golden crust from a dip…

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The Sazerac: The Official Cocktail of New Orleans (Guest Post)

Guest Post:  Hadi Ktiri of Arnaud’s French 75 Bar (James Beard Award Finalist!) stops by to give a brief history of the Sazerac and share a recipe.  Check out his website Napkin Local: NEW ORLEANS and his suggestions as Travel & Leisure’s New Orleans Local Expert. How It Was Born In the 1850’s, a Creole…

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Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Looks like I’m on a gin kick this week.  I also need to make good on the promise of an inundation of blueberry recipes.  It’s not too late.  There’s still plenty at the farmer’s market, so game on… I love the look of berries speckled throughout a cake, but it’s challenging at times.  You know…

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