Lemon Rosemary Mezcal Tart

Lemon-Rosemary Mezcal Tart

This past week was a snowy one in Boston, and while I feel for the people there, I slightly benefited from it down here in New Orleans.  Because her flight back home to Boston was cancelled, I was able to meet a lovely lady named Misty who works with Del Maguey Mezcal (100% certified organic, single…

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Peanut Butter Banana Rum Pie

No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Rum Pie

Certain situations call for No-Bake recipes.  Perhaps you’re having a dinner party, and the main course is occupying the oven for an obscene amount of time.  Or maybe you’re working with limited kitchen resources like a kitchenette with only a sink, a microwave, and a hot plate.  Or maybe it’s Mardi Gras season, and you…

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Nutella Brown Butter Blondie

Nutella and Amaretto Brown Butter Blondies

 I’m not very good at coming up with names for the cocktails and desserts I create (the “I can’t decide if I want whiskey or sherry, so I’ll have both”- cocktail?), and these blondies are no exception.  I brought them to a late night party and got the “OMG, these are amazing!  What are these?!”…

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Cheesy Bacon Beer Pretzels

Cheesy Bacon Beer Pretzels

I honestly don’t care about football unless the Saints are winning and only because it directly affects my bottom line (Saints winning means a full bar which means I’m making tip money). Since I often work the hellish Saturday Night shift (see:  Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Pumpkin Scones), I’m too exhausted on Sundays to…

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Balsamic Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes

Balsamic Raspberry and Champagne Cupcakes

Showering people with homemade sweets and booze is the best way to show you care.  Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and several people in your life will be requiring tasty morsels of your love:

Bourbon Chai Cookie Cups

Bourbon Chai Cookie Cups

“There should be something crunchy on top.” “It smells like something is burning.” “Maybe you should move on to something else…” (after my third attempt at Sazerac Marshmallows) These are all words I need to hear.

Fernet Hot Cocoa Brownie

Fernet & Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies

This holiday season has flown by too quickly.  Between work (holiday parties need booze and a bartender to serve said booze) and Tales of the Toddy (still can’t believe I made 600 servings), I haven’t had much time to relax and enjoy the festivities.  On the rare occasion of a night off, I’ve been making…

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Chocolate Cherry Chartreuse Cookies

Dark Chocolate, Cherry, and Chartreuse Cookies

Chartreuse is the sexy siren of herbal liqueurs.  She’s a sultry beast, tantalizing and powerful, and when treated with respect, she will beautifully intensify libations and evenings.  When mistreated, however, she will have her vengeance.  And we all know what such vengeance feels like…

Salted Peanut Butter Bourbon Cups

Salted Peanut Butter Bourbon Cups

Please raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar: Me (tipsy during a night out with friends): “I would LOVE to come to your (weird, hipster) Ugly Sweater, Non-denominational Holiday Party!  Yes, of course I will bring treats for everyone!” Two weeks later… Me (sober with a basket of chocolate chips, peanut butter, and bourbon)…

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