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Presidents Birthday Cherry Pie.
Grapefruit Margarita and a link to a host of other grapefruit juice drinks (cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks).
Spicy Mustard Mint Mizuna salad with Tangerine-Balsamic dressing. Meet my new favorite winter salad!
Happy Dragon cocktail. The Ginger-Infused Vodka and freshly sqeezed tangerine juice make this a unique. light and refreshing cocktail just in time for Chinese New Year!
Arugula Apple-Beet Candied Pecan salad. A perfect winter salad. A unique quick 'pickle' of the beets does the trick (even if you don't like beets!)
Split Pea soup with Red Wine and Ham. Simple, seasonal food with punched up flavors.
Champagne Cup: a vintage twist on a champagne cocktail. Perfect to toast a new year (or any other occasion!)
Good Luck for the New Year: Coconut Black Eyed Pea Soup. Flavored with coconut, curry, rice and black eyed peas, sure to make you feel lucky whenever you eat it!
Brandied Cranberries. A simple, elegant recipe with unlimited dessert uses. Great over ice cream or in cocktails.
Wassail, a traditional holiday drink made all the more festive when spiked with bourbon. Or not. Your choice!
Forgotten Cookies. A simple vintage recipe that one leaves in the oven overnight (heated and turned off) to bake. A wonderful morning surprise!
Homemade Creme de Menthe. Simple, fast & delicious. Perfect for seasonal entertaining, gift giving and enjoying! Grasshopper cocktail and shots in edible candy cane 'glasses'.
A different reflection on holiday food 'must haves' and Grasshopper Pie.
Cranberry Salsa: the best of holiday flavors and traditional salsa to yield a beguiling , unexpected appetizer. Nothing less than addictive.
Tijuana Train Wreck: A vintage dish with the aesthetics of Nachos and Sloppy Joe sensibilities. Fun and festive food!
Do It Yourself: Goji Berry infused Vodka and a great Martini recipe using it. Drink your antioxidants!
Do It Yourself: Homemade Coffee Liqueur. Ready in 2 weeks just in time for holiday entertaining and gift giving. Mine kept local with locally distilled vodka.
Homemade Maraschino Cherries and a classic Manhattan cocktail.
A peek into Mexico's El Dia de los Muertos and the best Lemon Roasted Chicken. Ever. Promise. Always succulent, lightly lemony with crispy skin.
Black Bean Pumpkin Tamale Pie with Jalapeno-Green Olive Salsa. Spicy and seasonal. Pumpkins aren't just for pie anymore!
Pumpkin Bars with an Orange Glaze. Seasonal and delicious, made from a 1967 Sunset Magazine recipe!
Angela Pia (Pious Angel) desset. This elegant, luscious frozen dessert was made famous mid last century by a San Francisco eatery. Flavored wtih vanilla, brandy and rum, airy and delicious!
Plum Rosemary-Gin Sorbet. No ice cream maker req'd for this seasonal sorbet. Refreshing, layered with flavor and a color that can't be beat!
Plum Upside-Down Cake. Simple and rustic allowing the flavor of the plums to shine.
Homemade Rosemary infused gin. And a classic Martini recipe to use it!
Grilled Baby Artichokes with Chipotle Mayo dipping sauce. Grilled and eaten whole (not by the leaf). Delicicous and completely darling.
Fresh Savory Tomato Pie: firm heirloom and cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, pecorino all in a buttery crust. Summer food at its finest.
A new kind of Banana Pudding from James Beard recognized chef Alex Seidel.
Mint water: the easiest and least expensive summer cool drink you can make.
This Summer Pea and Pancetta Salad is layered with vibrant flavors making it an undeniable seasonal favorite!
Homemade Strawberry-Infused Vodka and 3 strawberry vodka cocktail recipes!
Simple, beautiful organic Strawberry Jam made with a special organic pectin requiring very little sweetener. Also can be made with honey, agave, even Splenda as an alternative to regular sugar.
Simply delicious 3 Indgredient No Bake Strawberry Tart. Celebrating the season's fresh berries. Raw, vegan, dairy & gluten free (you'd never know it!)
Nothing screams summer louder than these Watermelon Margaritas made with home-infused Watermelon Tequila. Just in time for July 4th!