This drink just reminds me of the holidays with its notes of orange and spices. I’m enjoying it on the rocks while listening to the Jazz Christmas channel on Pandora.
1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
.5 oz Cointreau
1 drop orange bitters
1 drop standard bitters
Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. While there, I picked up a cookbook that highlighted the area's desserts. I was very surprised to see how many of them used douglas fir – yes, the Christmas tree – as a flavor. So apparently it's edible and can be used like an herb.
Fast forward to this morning where I catch a glimpse of a rosemary and pine nut cookie recipe while stumbling around the web. I start thinking about adding rosemary to my biscotti recipe, Read more [...]
Got leftover eggnog from a Christmas party? Use it for these cupcakes!
1 1/2 cups (7.5 oz) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
8 TB unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup (7 oz) granulated sugar
2 large eggs (at room temperature)
1/2 cup eggnog
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) powdered sugar
5 tsp eggnog
1 tsp rum or brandy (optional, use an extra tsp of eggnog if omitting)
Preheat Read more [...]