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A La Mode

A La Mode Cookbook

A scoop of ice cream is often the best way to finish off a homemade dessert. This is especially true of fruit based cobblers and pies, but anything from cookies to cake can be improved with ice cream. Most recipes, when suggesting that you serve your treat a la mode, recommend reaching for a good quality vanilla ice cream. Vanilla is not only delicious, but ... Read More »

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

While macadamia nuts are a versatile nut that can make almost any dish more delicious – from pies to cakes – they find their way into cookies, along with white chocolate, more often than not. Creamy white chocolate and naturally buttery macadamia nuts are a great combination and a batch of chewy cookies are a fantastic way to enjoy them, but they are not the ... Read More »

Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies, No County Fair Needed

Hostess Introduces Deep Fried Twinkies, No County Fair Needed

Deep fried Twinkies are a food that county fair-goers have been enjoying for more than a decade. Credit for the fried version of the cream filled snack cake is given to a British-born man named Christopher Sell, who cooked up the first fried Twinkies at his Brooklyn fish and chip shop. The New York Times described what happens when a Twinkie is fried: Something magical ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

This week is #NegroniWeek, so I decided to focus on cocktails for most of this week’s installment of Bites from other Blogs. You can read all about the event here, then raise a toast of this classic cocktail to charity to celebrate. The Classic Negroni on Barman’s Journal is made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Since this cocktail is so simple, it is ... Read More »

Negroni Pie

Negroni Pie

This week is Negroni Week, a week in early June started as a celebration of a classic cocktail, the Negroni, and to raise money for chaitable causes. The week is presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari and you’ll probably find lots of bars and restaurants in your area participating, as $1 from every Negroni sold this week (at participating venues – and there are over ... Read More »

Elegant Party Bundt Pan

Elegant Party Bundt

Bundt pans make some of the most visually impressive cakes out there, but the pans themselves are so pretty that there are people who collect them and simply display the pans, rather than baking in them. The new Elegant Party Bundt Pan from Nordic Ware is a pan that I can see ending up in the hands of collectors one day, thanks to its elegant shape and ... Read More »

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore

Negronis are a classic cocktail made with gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, with their signature red color coming from Campari, which is a bitter aperitif. The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore is a cocktail book dedicated to this very recognizable drink – and there is a lot more to it than the three simple ingredients that are needed to make ... Read More »

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