Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas: Cranberries Galore

We’re not sure what the shelf life is on cranberry sauce, but it seems like by the time we finish off our batch from Thanksgiving we’re wanting to make another batch for Christmas. The drink above (The Cranberry Cocktail) was … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peanut Butter Balls

These babies have just four ingredients. They come together quickly and are crowd pleasers. Who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate? (If you’re allergic to either just don’t answer that!) Of course, we know with the word balls in the … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Hot Buttered Rum

These are sort of like hot toddies, but with butter! They go down super easy, so be careful. They’re stronger than they taste. The recipe below makes two, so adjust accordingly. Hot Buttered Rum 2 tbsp butter, softened 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Gingerbread with Lemon Icing

The fresh ginger and lemon juice really make this cake stand out. Don’t skimp on the spices. It’s Christmas, just ask Santa to bring you more. Gingerbread 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or white if you prefer) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Chocolate-Hazelnut Martini

Noel, Noel … where the hell, did I set my drink down? Thanks, thanks, we’ll be here the rest of the year. Chocolate-Hazelnut Martini 1 1/2 ounces regular or vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce creme de cacao 1/2 ounce hazelnut liqueur … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without adding a few biscotti to the cookie jar, or at least really meaning to. Biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Liquid Cream Puffs

This drink reminds of of the Italian sodas we had at a restaurant off Jackson Square in New Orleans. Now if we can only recreate the soft shell crab eggs Benedict…. Cream Puff 1 1/4 oz spiced rum 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Rosemary and Pomegranate Gin and Tonics

We love the holidays and enjoyed celebrating 12 Days of Christmas so much last year that we’ve decided to do it again this year, starting….. Now! Most of the recipes will focus on the season’s staples — booze and sugar. … Continue reading

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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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