Tag: alcohol

Whiskey Sherry Cocktail

Whiskey Sherry Cocktail

It’s been a few months since I last wrote about a cocktail. Alex and I have found a new one to share with you – this delicious Whiskey Sherry Cocktail. Just in time for National Cocktail Day! Last summer, on a rare occasion that we […]

Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Alex and I drink a lot of bourbon cocktails, ever since we went on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for an anniversary trip almost 4 years ago. So we drink a lot of Old-Fashioneds, and occasionally a Manhattan, or a bourbon-peach cocktail that we drink often […]

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 is about the easiest chocolate cake you can make. Ever. Sure, it involves […]

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 was my own fault. It resulted from cold, unsoftened cream cheese. I didn’t believe it would make such a big difference, but it did. There is […]

Peach Bellinis and Strawberry Bellinis

Peach Bellinis and Strawberry Bellinis

[Edit April 2018: I tried out the strawberry bellini recipe again, and found that it yielded twice as many drinks as I thought it would! Recipe below has been halved and is now correct.] For my close friend Jen’s wedding shower last August, I made […]

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. […]