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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 »

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler

Cherry cobblers are crowd-pleasing desserts and offer the opportunity to add in your own twist to the topping on the days that you don’t want a dessert that is quite so traditional. This Whole Wheat Cinnamon Cherry Cobbler – as the name suggests – uses whole wheat flour and is generously seasoned with ground cinnamon. The filling is also spiced with cinnamon, but I added ... Read More »

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Tomato Tarte Tatin

A tart tatin is always a gorgeous pastry to look at, no matter what kind of fruit you use to make it. I’ve made them using apples, peaches and even pineapples before. Almost any fruit can be used, including one of those fruits that we all typically regard as savory: the tomato. Cherry tomatoes (or other small tomatoes, there are a lot out there to ... Read More »

Banana Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

For every time you want an elaborate layer cake for a celebration, there are a half dozen times when you want a simpler cake as an everyday dessert. This Banana Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is a great everyday cake. It is quick and easy to make, with a no-fuss presentation that means you won’t be spending any more time than necessary in the ... Read More »

How to Make a Whiskey Sour

How to Make a Whiskey Sour

If you enjoy whiskey cocktails, there is one classic one that should not be overlooked: the whiskey sour. This is a simple cocktail that has been on the books for well over a century (the earliest official recipe dates back to the 1860s, but unofficial versions predate that by decades) and it is just as satisfying now as it was then, if not moreso. The ... Read More »

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