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It’s almost Kentucky Derby time! If you’re looking for a traditional Southern treat to serve along with Mint Juleps on Derby Day, look no further than Kentucky Pecan Chocolate Pie. It’s chocolatey with a touch of bourbon. Whether your horse wins or loses, you’ll still have pie. Delicious, sweet pie.
½ cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbs bourbon
1 cup chopped pecans
11 oz semi-sweet chocolate … Read more
With all the strawberries popping up, we thought it was time for a cool treat using this seasonal fruit. This dessert cocktail will be a refreshing addition to any Spring day. It’s like a white-chocolate-covered strawberry!
What’s better than kicking back with some beer and pretzels? Why, adding some chocolate and marshmallow to the mix, of course! Beer and pretzel marshmallows are a brilliant creation.
Confectioner Truffle Truffle makes beer marshmallows (I didn’t know there was such a thing), dips them in chocolate and tops them off with a beer and pretzel brittle. Sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy … with beer. Though they were created for the Super Bowl, I don’t think … Read more
Chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect romantic treat for Valentine’s Day. They pair well with Champagne and sparkling wine. They look pretty on the plate. However, they are actually inexpensive and easy to make.
When pairing this with champagne, you can’t go wrong. But if you’re looking for a nuanced pairing, keep in mind that you want the Champagne or sparkling wine to be as sweet as the chocolate. “Brut” has the least sugar, which would … Read more
Poached pears are a simple yet elegant dessert to serve at the holidays. This recipe has the colors and flavors of fall, making it perfect for Thanksgiving.
4 fresh pears (I used Bosc)
1 cup bourbon
¼ cup cranberries
¼ cup honey
1 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
Core and peel the pears, leaving the stems on. Combine all other ingredients in a pot and mix, then place pears … Read more
Everything’s better with a little booze. So here are some Drink of the Week-approved ideas for Thanksgiving recipes that incorporate the bottle.
Bourbon Turkey with herbs de provence
Orange Liqueur Stuffing
Drunken Cranberry Sauce
Rum Raisin Sweet Potato Pie
Frangelico Pumpkin Cheesecake
What an amazing idea! “A Good Appetite” came up with this tasty-sounding recipe for Oatmeal Stout and Heath Bar Ice Cream.
I’ll have to try to make this one myself.
The ice cream base has a slight bitter flavor but also a bit of a toffee flavor from the stout. The sweetness of the Heath bar is a good foil to that bitterness while the toffee in it helps bring out more of that toffee
This boozy brownie recipe mixes a creamy chocolatey topping with the bite of whiskey for a dessert that I just can’t stop eating!
You can, of course, make it without the whiskey — but why would you want to?
¾ cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 tbs. water
1 (6 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup … Read more
CMSC Spirits is releasing a new spirit in May — Love Potion #9. They sent over a little sample, which inspired me to create a new dessert. The tropical-fruit-flavored liqueur is made with sugar cane alcohol (instead of grain alcohol), which made me think strawberry tart!
It’s a light and refreshing dessert, with the mascarpone adding creaminess without turning the dish into something heavy or sticky-sweet. Oh, and it’s super easy!
8 oz mascarpone … Read more
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