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Ginger Bourbon Smash

Ginger Bourbon Smash

A smash is a style of cocktail where some of the ingredients – often fruit or herbs – are smashed in the bottom of the glass to release their flavors, just as the name suggests. A julep would actually fall under the umbrella of a smash, as the mint is muddled before other ingredients are added to the cocktail, but citrus fruit is also commonly ... Read More »

Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Self Rising Buttermilk Biscuits

When I was a kid, my family did not bake biscuits from scratch. We used refrigerated biscuit dough, which offers an easy and tasty option when you want biscuits in a hurry. My favorite biscuits were the ones that produced flaky layers. They were easy to pull apart so that I could spread them with butter or jam, but they were still light and fluffy. ... Read More »

Key Lime Vinegar Pie

Key Lime Vinegar Pie

Vinegar pie is a very old fashioned style of pie, one that dates back many, many decades. The idea behind the pie is that shelf-stable vinegar can add a bright tang to a custard pie that would ordinarily use citrus (like lemon) when citrus was out of season. Since we can easily get citrus all year round these days, it gives you an idea of ... Read More »

Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake

The next time you are in the mood to bake, but aren’t sure what you should make, look no further than this Amaretto Buttermilk Bundt Cake. This easy bundt cake is both very simple and absolutely delicious, making it a great choice for absolutely any occasion (even if that occasion is “hey, it’s Tuesday!”). The cake is made with a combination of regular all purpose ... Read More »

How to Make an Aviation Cocktail

How to Make an Aviation Cocktail

I recently stumbled upon a list of the 10 most searched for cocktail recipes of 2015 and was surprised to find that the Aviation clocked in at spot number 8. The Aviation recipe is attributed to a bartender from the Hotel Wallick in New York in the early 20th century. It was published in a cocktail book in 1916 and, as evidenced by its popularity ... Read More »

Buttermilk Coconut Waffles

Buttermilk Coconut Waffles

If you have a good waffle iron, waffles are a surprisingly easy way to start your day. Like pancakes, the batter for this recipe can be mixed up in just a couple of minutes. Unlike pancakes, however, there is no need to stand over the stove because the iron does all the work for you while you do other morning tasks, such as brewing up ... Read More »

Can’t-Go-Wrong Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can't Go Wrong Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are all kinds of great chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. Some make thin cookies, others may thick ones. Some make crispy cookies, while others skew towards cakey. This recipe for¬†Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies produces consistently chewy cookies that actually stay that way for a couple of days after baking. They don’t get hard and crunchy (unless they get stale, and they’ll be gone ... Read More »

Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

Easy Espresso Bear Claws with Chocolate Chips

I can’t remember the last time I had a really good bear claw. A bear claw is a type of pastry that originated in the US sometime in the early 20th century, getting its name from the partial slices made along one side of the curved pastry that resembled the claws of a bear (particularly if you squint). There are actually several styles of bear ... Read More »

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