Month: January 2019

Baked Gouda Cheese Dip with Bacon Jam

First a warning. This Bacon Jam may just become your newest addiction. It is insanely good on all kinds of dishes like quesadillas, sandwiches, burgers, breakfast, or served up on a dip. I added an extra step to a traditional Bacon Jam, but it…

A Grape Odyssey-Maréchal Foch

“It is the wine that leads me on,the wild wine that sets the wisest man to singat the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives theman to dancing… it even tempts him to blurt out storiesbetter never told.” ― Homer, The Odyssey  Late…

Blueberry Bourbon Hand Pies with Ricotta & Rosemary

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” David Mamet Today is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pie which started in 1975 when Charlie Papazian a nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher who declared his own birthday,…

A Tale of Two Spirits

Walk into any liquor store and you’re likely to see an endless selection of colorfully packaged vodka and other spirits with flavors ranging from “Sour Apple” to “Cinnamon”. These flavors can add a whole new arsenal to your Craft Cocktails. Homemade infusions however, are…

Orange Hot Buttered Rum with a Toasted Almond Biscotti

Today is National Hot Buttered Rum Day, celebrating this venerable cocktail.  With documented origins in Colonial times, Hot buttered rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, and various spices. A perfect cocktail, served hot to ward off the winter chill.   Toasted Almond…