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Friday, May 20, 2022

Mayan Hot Chocolate

I can't stop thinking about hot chocolate today. Maybe it's wishful thinking that August will be more forgiving than July—and less oppressively hot and wet. Maybe it's that the AC in my office is set...

Infuse Your Booze: Making Fruit-Flavored Liquors

Fresh fruit + vodka = summer in a glass, all year round. I've been making fruit-infused liquors for about 10 years. I get it from my mother, who makes jars of lemon verbena liquor and...

Peach Ratafia

First off, what the heck is a ratafia? (The short answer is a really, really yummy drink, but that probably doesn't help much.) Merriam Webster defines a ratafia as "a liqueur made from an infusion...

Crab Rangoon Dip

Crab rangoons have to be one of the best appetizers ever made. (In fact, we probably have one of the only dogs on the planet who comes running when offered one.) This hot crab dip...