PRODUCT: Cold Snap Beer & Hot Toddy Recipe

Drink it from a glass, drink it as a toddy. Top photo courtesy BestBeerHQ.com; bottom photo courtesy Wonderful Brands.   What’s with the weather around here? Every few days it switches from spring to winter and back. Today it’s snowing: a cold snap. Time to drink the last of the Cold Snap beer we received…
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PRODUCT: Tahitian Vanilla

The United States is the largest consumer of vanilla beans, using around 1,200 tons per year. Most of them are made into vanilla extract. Most of the real vanilla extract* used in the U.S. is Bourbon† vanilla, also called Madagascar vanilla. As a Mother’s Day gift for someone who loves to make desserts, how about…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Scotch And Ice Cream, Gin And Sorbet

Drizzle ice cream with Scotch and serve. Photo by Elke Dennis | Fotolia.   Years ago, a friend who was a great cook prepared an elaborate dinner for us: intricate courses of beef, fish and fowl with layers of flavor. We anticipated something equally elaborate for dessert. So we raised an eyebrow when he scooped…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: True Grit & Bourbon

While Rooster Cogburn never missed a drink, we’re not certain that he’d cotton to mixing his whiskey with cinnamon schnapps and gold flakes. That’s more than a bit too fancy for the whiskey available in either rural Arkansas or the Indian territory that became Oklahoma. And nobody in Charles Portis’ novel, True Grit—or any of…
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