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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Guinness Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Boston! Now, cans of Guinness stout will never replace a properly pulled pint in a cozy Irish pub, but we home-bound revelers make do with what we have. We go...

Lamb Loin Chops with Fresh Herbs & Cognac Butter Sauce

These are like little lamb T-bone steaks. They're on the more expensive side, but I snatch them up when I find them on sale. Our butcher has been breaking down a lot of lamb...

A Local’s Guide to Boston Irish Pubs & Bars

Ah, Boston. So many pubs. So little time. Especially around St. Patrick's day. Boston is home to some of the oldest taverns in the nation. I've lived here for about 15 years now. The Angry...

Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate molasses has been popping up in more and more places the last few years. It's sweet and tangy and is a great way to boost flavor in everything from appetizers to baked...

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

I learned to cook from my mom, who works a certain kind of magic in the kitchen. Of all the things I've learned from her, how to make homemade Irish cream liqueur may not...

Fiery Green Hot Sauce

What do you get when you combine mashed chilis, white vinegar, and a little salt? A homemade hot sauce with super-fresh, vibrant flavor that beats the pants off of anything store bought. At least...

Basic Cooking: How to Make Espresso on the Stove

Now, I know that I'm treading on hallowed ground for some, discussing how to make espresso. Like beer and good wine, espresso is one of those things that folks are very particular about. (Espresso afficionados...

Warm Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Who hated beets when they were a kid? Raise your hand. Me, too. I couldn't stand them when I was a little mouse. They were either pickled and vinegary or boiled and vinegary. Either way, they...

Oreo & Irish-Cream Milkshake

OK, I have no excuses for this one. It's evil—and oh-so-delicious. It's rich. It's creamy. It's packed with crushed Oreo cookies and laced with booze. It's one part dessert and one part cocktail. (And kind...

Rustic, Family-Style Pork with Red Sauce

This is a fabulous way to feed a crowd on a budget. Pork shoulder is a tough cut of meat, so it's generally on the cheaper side. (In fact, this is the same cut of...