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Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

Barrel Aged Vanilla White Russian

A White Russian is a decadent dessert cocktail made with vodka, Kahlua (or another coffee liqueur) and cream. It’s creamy, not overly sweet and has a great coffee flavor. It’s easy to make and even easier to drink. While sometimes the cocktail is stirred before serving to give it a uniform caramel color, other times it is simply layered together before serving. As a dessert ... Read More »

No Knead Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Bun Bread

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Bun Bread

Everyone knows that pumpkin spice is the official flavor of fall. And while it can seem like everything is pumpkin pie spiced at this time of year, some of those treats are much better than others (as in all things. This Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Bun Bread is definitely in the “better than others” category. This no-knead yeasted coffee cake uses pumpkin pie spice in the ... Read More »

Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, reviewed

Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, reviewed

Last year around this time, I made my own homemade Pumpkin Spice Extract to use when baking. The extract was a huge hit and I am already making another batch for this year, as it takes a couple of weeks to infuse. If you can’t wait to make your own – or want to get a jump start on your pumpkin spice baking while you’re ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Fall Morning Muffins

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Fall Morning Muffins

The pumpkin spice latte is a fall favorite for many coffee lovers. Man cannot live by lattes alone, however, so you are going to want to pair your favorite fall beverages with some delicious fall foods. These hearty muffins are ideal for mornings where there is a bit of a chill in the air. They’re generously spiced and loaded with carrots, coconut and oatmeal, all of ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Sugar Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Extracts, like vanilla and almond, are designed to infuse a baked good with flavor and are highly concentrated so that you don’t need to use very much to taste their impact. I love vanilla and use a lot of it in my baking, but I still like to mix things up. While many cookies call for bourbon vanilla, I used real bourbon in these cookies. ... Read More »

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

If you’re a fan of the Great British Baking Show (and it is such an enjoyable program, it’s hard not to become a fan after seeing just one episode!), then you know about Mary Berry. The popular judge is a well known food writer and is, unfortunately, not returning to the show next season. This is a loss to fans who love the charming judge ... Read More »

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Prune and Cognac Clafoutis

Cognac is a wonderful French brandy that is full of rich flavors that include raisins, apples, warm spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee), wood and toast – and that is to name only a few of the flavors you might encounter. The exact flavor profile of cognac varies between blends, between brands and between cognacs that bear different age statements. Though some of the tasting notes may ... Read More »

Cherry Julep

Cherry Julep

Mint juleps are simple, refreshing cocktails that offer a boozy way to beat the heat on a hot day. Many of us associate them with the Kentucky Derby, as they are the official cocktail of that particular event, but they can be enjoyed any time of year. The basic recipe is made with nothing more than bourbon, mint, a little sugar and a lot of ... Read More »

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