Tag: alcohol

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

Fudgy Bourbon Balls

I finally wised up and stopped making so many cookies and baked goods to ship to friends and family for the holidays. In 2015, I started making these fudgy bourbon balls as one of my food gifts. In every package I send, I give a […]

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

Milk Chocolate Stout Ice Cream

It’s fall and I should be writing about apples and pumpkins and soups. It’s finally cool, and I will cook and write about some of these things soon, I promise. But in the meantime, let’s talk ice cream. I have no particular season for ice […]

Chocolate Stout Cake

Chocolate Stout Cake

Recently, my friend Molly asked me if I had a good chocolate cake recipe, preferably one that could be made in a Bundt pan. Man, did I ever?! This chocolate stout cake recipe (via Smitten Kitchen, of course) is my favorite chocolate cake recipe ever, […]

Honey Bourbon Cheesecake

Honey Bourbon Cheesecake

Here I will tell you the story of how I was disappointed with a very big, delicious cheesecake. It resulted from cold, unsoftened cream cheese. I didn’t believe it would make such a big difference, but it did. There is no substitute for thoroughly softening […]

Peach Bellinis and Strawberry Bellinis

Peach Bellinis and Strawberry Bellinis

For my close friend Jen’s wedding shower last August, I made peach and strawberry bellinis in addition to classic mimosas. Preparing for the mimosa and bellini bar was fun. Jen and I tried out the sparkling wine in mimosas, verifying the correct OJ to champagne […]

Bourbon Brioche

Bourbon Brioche

For our 5th wedding anniversary, Alex and I went to bourbon country. Kentucky was beautiful, even in mid-March, with withered grass and no signs of green. We sampled lots of different bourbon; Alex and I know what qualifies as a bourbon by heart now. We […]

Milk Punch

Milk Punch

Milk punch is something I’ve wanted to try for a few years now, but it was for this most recent New Year’s Eve that I finally decided to make it. I adapted it from the Smitten Kitchen recipe here. I decided I would a small […]

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

When Alex is out of town, I cook food he doesn’t like. Last time he traveled, I decided to make Alton Brown’s Coq au Vin recipe. It is not a fast recipe to make, so I contemplated the recipe a while before taking the plunge. […]

Cherry-Peach Sangria

Cherry-Peach Sangria

Cooking Light had a series of recipes using cherries recently, and I couldn’t resist adding the recipes to my to-make list. I had some great peaches last week, so I decided I would buy more so that the first thing I made would be Cherry-Peach […]

Beef with Capers and Garlic

Beef with Capers and Garlic

I decided upon the perfect thing to make for dinner while my husband was out of town one weekend. I would try the recipe for Beef with 100 Cloves of Garlic. Actually, I came across two competing recipes (second one here), both adaptations of the […]