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Jack Daniel’s Chocolate Cake

Jack Daniel's Chocolate Cake

When you think of whiskey, you probably think of cocktails and not dessert, even though there are more than a few good desserts that are on the boozy side of the spectrum. This Jack Daniels Chocolate Cake just might be the perfect special occasion dessert for a someone who enjoys the occasional whiskey drink, as it includes a generous amount of Jack Daniels in the ... Read More »

Individual Raspberry Peach Cobblers

Individual Raspberry Peach Cobblers

Summer means that there is an abundance of fresh fruit to choose from at the market, and that means that fruit desserts become mainstays on my dessert menus. There are times when my kitchen is bursting with fruit and I have enough to make multiple pies, but there are other times when I’m down to a single peach or a handful of berries. This recipe ... Read More »

Black Bottom Banana Cake Bars

Black Bottom Banana Cake Bars

The next time you find yourself with an extra banana in the kitchen and want to do some baking, but don’t feel like making a traditional banana bread, whip up a batch of these Black Bottom Banana Cake Bars. The two-layer bars have a rich, fudgy brownie base and a fluffy banana cake layered on top. They’re easy to make and just might be the ... Read More »

Tropical Frozen Negroni

Tropical Frozen Negroni, a blended summer cocktail

The Negroni is a lovely classic cocktail, but it might not be the first thing you think about drinking on a hot summer night. A margarita or a mojito. Don’t rule out the negroni for the season, however, as it is an easy drink to put a summery spin on. My Strawberry Negroni is a great example, but this Tropical Frozen Negroni is even better. ... Read More »

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Snacklettes

Vanilla Macadamia Nut Snacklettes

When I first got a copy of Dorie’s Cookies, an excellent cookbook for any cookie-lover, I went through the pages and bookmarked a number of recipes right away. One of the early flags went to a recipe for French Snacklettes, which produces cute chocolate cookies that are ideal for snacking – hence the name. The recipe is so simple that I’ve been playing around with ... Read More »

Negroni Cupcakes

Negroni Cupcakes

Negronis are a classic cocktail made with just three ingredients: gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Each of these ingredients – the Campari, in particular – adds its own bold flavor to the cocktail, which is a beautifully balanced mix of bitter orange and herbacious gin, with a touch of sweetness. I like my Negronis served on the rocks and I also like to put my ... Read More »

Unicorn Sugar Cookies

Unicorn Sugar Cookies

I love decorating cookies for the holidays – and that includes all holidays – but I don’t decorate them on a daily basis. The unicorn food trend has gotten me thinking about color, though, and I couldn’t help jumping on the bandwagon with these easy to make Unicorn Sugar Cookies. You will need a unicorn-shaped cookie cutter and some paste/gel food colorings, as well as ... Read More »

Strawberry Negroni with Strawberry-Infused Campari

Strawberry Negroni with Strawberry-Infused Campari

The Negroni is a very classic cocktail made with equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. Over the past few years, it has become more popular than every to put variations on the Negroni and I happen to think that this Strawberry Negroni, which is made with Strawberry-Infused Campari, just might be the perfect twist on the classic for summer entertaining. You will need about ... Read More »

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