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Pama Whiskey Sour

Pama Whiskey Sour

Got some Pama pomegranate liqueur to try out. Some lemon juice and Rye whisky for a sour. Not bad, but I think I like regular whiskey sours better.  

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Irene's Birthday Party

Birthday Party!

With my stepmother’s birthday coming back around, she requested the same dishes that I made for her 60th birthday a few years ago. I couldn’t source all of the ingredients I needed, no cipolline onions available, so I made do with boiler onions instead. That actually added more color to the dish, since I did […]

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Short Rib Lasagne

Short Rib Lasagne Part 1

Making the short rib sauce for the short rib lasagne for tomorrow. Once it has braised for a couple of hours, I’ll reduce it some more, shred the meat, add chopped thyme and cool it down. It’s layered with béchamel, noodles and a little Parmesan, then baked. I like to pour a little more red […]

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St. Patrick's Rainbow Shots

St. Patrick’s Day

We normally don’t really do much  more than make corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. Since so many people go out and drink, we don’t like to drive on the holiday. But some friends are in the middle of a move, and all packed up, but wanted to do something. So we invited […]

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Mushroom Lasagna

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Lasagna

I have a friend that’s allergic to dairy, so I’m always looking out for vegan recipes that sound like they’re really good. I also have friends and family that are vegetarian, so I can look to these recipes for when they’ll be at a party or get-together. This recipe sounded like a winner because of […]

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Mumm Cordon Rouge

Mumm Cordon Rouge

I’ve tried so many champagnes and sparkling wines over the years, and I keep coming back to my favorite, Mumm Cordon Rouge.  I prefer using prosecco or cava for making sparkling cocktails, as they’re usually a little sweeter and lighter. But for sipping bubbly, I love the creamy mouthfeel and dryness of Cordon Rouge. As […]

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Perfect Manhattan

Perfect Manhattan

The Perfect Manhattan is one of my all time favorite cocktails, and I’m always trying variations of it. Recently my uncle recommended black walnut bitters to me, to use in bourbon drinks. I was intrigued, and ordered a bottle of Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters from Amazon. (I couldn’t find it locally.) The result was […]

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Spiced Nuts a la Marcella

My step-father’s family Christmas wasn’t complete without these sweet little treats my step-father’s mother would spend hours toiling over. She’d make spiced nuts and walnut creams. Never too sweet, they were a welcome treat while waiting for people to open presents.  [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”20″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”125″ thumbnail_height=”125″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”12″ number_of_columns=”3″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ […]

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Mile High Apple Pie

For Christmas I was asked to bring a pie, so I decided to make a mile high apple pie with some new apples I found at the market. [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”19″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”125″ thumbnail_height=”125″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”12″ number_of_columns=”3″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Friendsgiving 2016

Threw together some good food and good people, and good times ensued! ~ Guinness beer cheese, chocolate fondue, smoked ham and turkey breasts, mushroom thyme gravy, scalloped potatoes I’ll add separate posts for the various recipes!   [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”21″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”125″ thumbnail_height=”125″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”16″ number_of_columns=”4″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show as slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” […]

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