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
This is traditional banana bread (from Alton Brown). It's my favorite recipe for this type of banana bread, which is to say a loaf cake. For yeast bread made with bananas, check out this post.
3-4 overripe bananas, mashed
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp almond extract (though vanilla will work if you don't have almond)
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup oat flour (I just grind up 1/2 cup rolled oats in my Read more [...]
sesame almond cookies
I was bored of plain peanut butter cookies and happened to have some tahini (ground sesame paste) left over from a Greek themed meal. Not wanting to go full out with sesame seeds, I complimented the tahini with ground almonds and almond extract. The result? A chewy cookie that is reminiscent of the dryer almond cookies that you sometimes find at Chinese restaurants . If you like those at all, you'll love these!
sesame almond cookie recipe
2 1/2 cups (12.5 oz.) unbleached Read more [...]
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 [...]