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Winter Drink Roundup

The calendar says it’s not technically winter yet, but we say it’s close enough for a winter drink roundup. Here are some of our favorites — hot and cold. Candy Cane Martini Brandied Hot Chocolate Gingersnap Martinis Wassail Hazelnut Shooters … Continue reading

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Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets

We use more puff pastry at this time of year than any other. It’s such a quick way to perk up leftovers. Those of you who like precise measurements should come back tomorrow. Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets One … Continue reading

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All Our Thanksgiving Day Recipes in One Place

With the big day less than a week away, we though it’d be helpful to put all our Thanksgiving recipes in one place. We’ll return with more leftover ideas tomorrow. Cranberry Sauces Brandied Cranberry Sauce Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries Cranberry … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Don’t think of this as a substitute to pumpkin pie. Think of it as a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, which we think can always fit one more dish. It’s really the best of both worlds, a bread … Continue reading

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Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is bursting with texture and flavor. Cranberry sauce is easy to get inventive with and we’ve included some of our favorite cranberry inventions below. Orange-Pecan Cranberry Sauce 12 ounces cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 orange 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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Brining a Turkey

A brine seals in all the delicious goodness and makes for a nice crisp skin. It also helps keep the meat juicy during long cooking processes like smoking. The recipe below should cover a 15- to 20-pound turkey. Do not … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Preview

We have quite a few new recipes on tap for the next two weeks. We’ll brine a turkey, serve up a new sweet potato soup, dress up green beans and kick our cranberries up a notch. We have some new … Continue reading

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Corpse Reviver #2

This drink isn’t nearly as scary as its name. Actually, it’s only scary good. Boo! Have a Happy Halloween everyone. Corpse Reviver No. 2 1 oz gin 1 oz Cointreau (we used triple sec and survived) 1 oz Lillet Blanc … Continue reading

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A Labor Day Roundup

We hope you’re feeding a crowd, since it’s the unofficial last weekend of summer. We don’t celebrate fall until after Thanksgiving in these parts. We think there’s something to satisfy just about everyone here. If you need more ideas for … Continue reading

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Root Beer Floats for Grown Ups

We can’t think of a more American drink than the root beer float. (That probably means the French invented it.) Happy Fourth of July to all you state siders. Root Beer Floats for Grown Ups 3-4 ounces root beer schnapps … Continue reading

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