Tag: alcohol

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 […]

Gin Martinis and Gin Rickeys

Gin Martinis and Gin Rickeys

Recently Alex and I have been watching more (relatively old) Good Eats recently, and one of the episodes recently extolled the virtues of classic cocktails. Since Alton Brown insisted on gin in his martinis, we decided to revisit the spirit. I enjoyed an occasional gin […]

Golden Fruitcake + French Toasted Fruitcake

Golden Fruitcake + French Toasted Fruitcake

Every year I bake a fruitcake to send to my relatives (although last year, it was technically fruitcake drops). While I strongly believe that fruitcake is not the scary food that it’s made out to be, I’m not particularly interested in it. I have both […]

Coffee Liqueur Cookies

Coffee Liqueur Cookies

I decided to treat myself by making Coffee Liqueur Cookies. Alex doesn’t like things with coffee, so I cut the recipe in half because I certainly don’t need to eat a whole batch of cookies! Coffee Liqueur Cookies 2/3 cup + 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar […]

Chocolate Stout Cake (aka the best chocolate cake ever)

Chocolate Stout Cake (aka the best chocolate cake ever)

[Edit: I have the recipe here.] It’s Saturday evening and I really want to do some baking. I’m not. I made a take-and-bake pizza, so that technically counts as using my oven. I may or may not make granola later. Alex isn’t eating baked goods […]

324: Easy Coq au Vin

324: Easy Coq au Vin

While Alex was out of town, I decided to make a bunch of recipes with things that he doesn’t like. Alex doesn’t like red wine; thus, I should make recipes that incorporate red wine as a main component. This made it the perfect time to […]

310: Cabernet-Braised Beef Short Ribs

310: Cabernet-Braised Beef Short Ribs

A while ago I bought a small package of short ribs because I thought they looked fantastic. I had no idea what to do with them, though, so I kept them in the freezer until I found a recipe. Eventually I decided to halve the […]

290: Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

290: Alcoholic Hot Chocolate

It’s cold! We had our first freeze on Thursday night, and I finally turned on the furnace. However, we keep the thermostat set pretty low, so Friday night was a pretty good time to make hot chocolate. I decided to shake things up a little […]

218: Cucumber Lemonade Chiller

218: Cucumber Lemonade Chiller

With my abundant cucumbers, I decided to try something a little different by making a Cucumber Lemonade Chiller. You puree cucumbers and rosemary and strain off the juice, mixing it with lemon juice, agave syrup, gin, and water to make lemonade. I got some of […]

188: Tequila and Lime Cupcakes

188: Tequila and Lime Cupcakes

The weekend I made these cupcakes was the weekend of disaster cupcakes. Out of 3 batches of cupcakes, 1.5 were edible, and that 1.5 depends on who you are and how you define edible. The first batch were yellow cupcakes that I forgot to add […]