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How to Make a Pisco Sour

How to Make a Pisco Sour

The pisco sour is a cocktail that features pisco, a type of brandy that comes from Peru and Chile. The colorless spirit is distilled from grapes that come from the large wine-making regions in both Peru and Chile. While most brandies are aged in some kind of oak, one of the rules in pisco production is that it cannot be aged in wood at all. ... Read More »

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Apple Crisp

Brown Sugar & Oatmeal Apple Crisp

As a big fan of apple desserts, I have to say that apple crisp is right up near the top of my list. It’s like an apple pie in terms of flavor, but takes much less time to bake and can be eaten almost straight out of the oven. In general, an apple crisp is a baked apple dish with a crisp topping. There are ... Read More »

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

Easy Eggnog Milkshake

I really enjoy eggnog during the holiday season. I often make my own version of the creamy egg-enriched beverage, but there are many great store bought brands out there to choose from if you are looking to save a little time in the kitchen. The quality of store-bought eggnog has definitely improved over the years, as the drink only gets more and more popular. Eggnog ... Read More »

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are a great cookie to make during the winter because their look really fits the season, even if you don’t live somewhere where it snows. Snowball cookies are always covered in a layer of confectioners’ sugar that makes them resemble snowballs – hence the name – but they can come in a wide variety of flavors and colors. These Peppermint Mocha Snowball Cookies ... Read More »

Triple Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Triple Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I often have a handful of chocolate chips left at the bottom of the bag after baking. Sometimes I’m only making a half batch of a recipe, other times the recipe I’m making simply doesn’t call for a whole 10-, 12- or 16-oz of chocolate chips. Rather than keeping a half dozen partially-empty bags in my pantry, I combine the chips into one big bag ... Read More »

Cranberry Toffee Almond Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Toffee Almond Sugar Cookies

Shaped cookies, frosted cookies and sprinkle-topped cookies are all very festive additions to a holiday cookie plate, but they’re not the only way to make a cookie look a little festive. Sometimes it is just as simple as adding a little color and today I used dried cranberries add both color and flavor to these delicious sugar cookies. Sugar cookies aren’t always known for having ... Read More »

Gingerbread Oatmeal Blondies

Gingerbread Oatmeal Blondies

These bar cookies are a must-make for the holiday season. I know they don’t look like it at first glance, but these are actually blondies! The dense, chewy bars have the same fudgy texture that you typically find in a brownie, but without any of the chocolate. Blondies usually have a buttery vanilla base, but these bars add molasses, spices and oatmeal to the mix ... Read More »

Gingerbread Cookies n’ Cream, a Holiday Cocktail

Gingerbread Season Cocktail

Homemade infused spirits and liqueurs are some of my favorite things to make around the holidays. They’re easy because they’re a very hands-off project (you only need to plan a little extra time for them to age) and they make great gifts for cocktail-loving friends. If you take the time to make your own infusions, you’re going to want to have some cocktail recipes to ... Read More »

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