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Trader Joe’s Coffeecello, reviewed via Baking Bites

April 25th, 2017 No comments
I love making liqueurs as much as I like drinking them, so when this appeared in my feed I instantly added it to my To Buy list. I love coffee, too, so it sort of makes this one a no-brainer. — Douglas
 
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Lemon Curd White Chocolate Chip Cookies via Closet Cooking

April 23rd, 2017 No comments
Lemon curd and white chocolate are 2 of my favorite things. You can bet I am going to be trying a batch of these as soon as I can. Lemon curd can be a bit pricey, but the cookies certainly look worth it. I’m sure I’ll have to ration myself to 1 or 2 a day, though. They look and sound waaaaay too yummy! — Douglas
 
 
With Spring here and Easter right around the corner I have been thinking about brighter recipes, recipes with lemons in particular, and with a fresh batch of homemade lemon curd and I was thinking that it would be perfect in some white chocolate chip cookies! White chocolate chip cookies are my all time favourite cookie and I usually make them with macadamia nuts so I took my favourite recipe and modified it by removing the nuts and adding plenty of lemon! I started by removing some of the butter to replace it with lemon curd and I increased the flour to compensate for the increase in moisture and I added a large heaping tablespoon of fresh lemon zest for an even more intense lemon flavour! These lemon curd white chocolate chip cookies are so quick and easy to make! Seriously! You could whip off a double batch and be thoroughly enjoying them 30 minutes from now! 
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23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make via Bon Appetit

April 21st, 2017 No comments

I’m on medication which is severely harshing my cocktail vibe at the moment, but I’ll keep this post around for the future when I can work my way through most of all of them. (SMILE) Everyone should taste the classics at some point so you know how crazy some of our newer cocktails are. — Douglas

Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There’s only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you’re a bartender, there’s no way you’ll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow Mule. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the 23 most important stalwart drinks to know how to make, from a Manhattan to a Daiquiri to a simple whiskey on the rocks. Check them out in the slideshow and get shaking (and stirring).

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits and Honeyed Cream via Joy the Baker

April 19th, 2017 No comments

Strawberries, Rhubarb, biscuits and cream. Not much more to say about this except YUM! — Douglas

 
I swear… as soon as we wind our clocks forward and tack that extra hour of daylight to our evenings, I’m sure it’s summer.  I’m sure it’s time for a new pair of (now age appropriate) jean shorts, time for pink wine and pink sunsets, time for me to start chasing the sound of summer waves crashing on summer beaches.  

Time, really… for me to hold my horses.  

Because spring. Because there’s this easing into summer that usually involves lots of spring rain and surprisingly crisp days and just blooming flowers. In these gloriously crisp and blooming days we get welcome early strawberries and right-on-time rhubarb.  It’s only natural that we combine the two in some sort of pie iteration.
 


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Perfect Stamped or Rolling Pin Cookies via Savoring Time in the Kitchen

April 16th, 2017 No comments
While the rolling pin mentioned in the article is custom made, there are a host of stamping rolling pins that can be used with the included recipes, including a few available on Amazon which I have linked below. I have a few individual cookie stamps, but using a rolling pin to stamp an entire set sounds like a great idea. — Douglas
 
I do not excel at cookie decorating.  It’s time consuming and, normally, I’m not a fan of icing on cookies anyway.  Cookie stamps or rollers are the perfect alternative to having a ‘cute’ cookie but one that doesn’t takes a lot of time to decorate! The problem with stamped or pressed cookies is often the design isn’t clear because the cookies either spread out or rise too much and the cookie design disappears.  

This past month, I received a special surprise from my very long-time and dear friend, Monique of La Table de Nana.  It was a beautiful, wooden rolling pin engraving with the name of my blog.  You can visit Monique’s post here to find out more about the artist and the lovely variety of engraved rolling pins.  They are the perfect gift for a friend or family member who enjoys baking!

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15 Tortellini Recipes That Will Reaffirm Your Love for Pasta via Brit + Co

April 13th, 2017 No comments
Several recipes I plan on trying from this article including Sausage Pesto Tortellini Casserole, Crispy Tortellini Bites With Creamy Tomato Sauce and One-Skillet Chicken Sausage Tortellini — and probably a couple more. Yum! — Douglas
 
Pasta is a staple for a reason. Whether you’re making romantic pasta recipes for your significant other, enjoying a bowl of gluten-free goodness all to yourself, or making some in the slow cooker for the fam, there’s so much to love in every al dente bite. But if you’re looking for something easy, chances are you’ve had more than your fair share of simple spaghetti and penne with red sauce. Don’t let yourself get bored — swap the standards for tortellini, so you can continue to enjoy pasta night just as much as ever. These 15 recipes show how easy it is to use tortellini to make even the quickest weeknight meals fulfill all of your pasta dreams.    

This $10 Digital Thermometer Is an Amazon Best-Seller via Kitchn

April 12th, 2017 No comments

A great kitchen tool at a great price. Something we should all have in our cooking toolkit. Never guess if something is done again! — Douglas

A kitchen thermometer is an essential kitchen tool. You can pick up a super-inexpensive one at the grocery store if you need it, or splurge on the $100 instant-read thermometer, or you could take the middle ground. Right now on Amazon you can buy a ThermoPro digital thermometer for just $10. It normally costs $30, so that means it’s close to 70 percent off right now.

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Recipe: Fizzy Blueberry Ginger Mocktail — 3-Ingredient Recipes via The Kitchn

April 10th, 2017 Comments off

You don’t always need alcohol to enjoy a nice drink. This “cocktail” is on my list to try soon. — Douglas

 
If your go-to non-boozy spritzer is seltzer with a splash of fruit juice, then this blueberry ginger sparkler is one to keep on your radar. It’s full-on fizzy and hits your tongue with subtle, fruity flavor followed by a warm notes of ginger. Here’s how to make this refreshing, booze-free drink.
 
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Noted: 22 Pesto Recipes for When You Want Greens and Cheese

April 5th, 2017 Comments off

Noted: Pappardelle with Chicken Ragù Recipe

April 2nd, 2017 Comments off
I added this recipe to try “To Try” list as soon as a I saw it. The use of lighter chicken instead of pork or veal is a nice touch and I am a sucker for big noodles like pappardelle. — Douglas
 

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