shake it off
birthday / cake / cake mix / chocolate / easy to make / rum / spirits / sweets

shake it off

defining moments Coming up with recipes and menus is often about defining a moment rather than a taste.  Yes, I’m trying to make a dish that tastes good, but I’m also trying to distill the essence of a particular moment into a flavor – communicate the breadth of all the feels I have but am … Continue reading

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hedging my bets
bourbon / easy to make / ice cream / menu / menus / pie / rum / savory / spirits / sweets / whiskey

hedging my bets

asia, apple pie, and emotional investment My mother may have told me not to put all my eggs in one basket, (the supermarket frowns on taking them out of the carton anyway), but my dad taught me to diversify: stocks and bonds, Fiat and Ford, oil futures and airlines, allocating investments to different economic sectors, different … Continue reading

Old Timey Cozy
holiday / rum

Old Timey Cozy

While somewhat a grinch, I really do have a soft spot for the holiday season when it comes to food, fuzzy sweaters and that one Salvation Army guy who dances while ringing not one, but two bells and partying like its 1899 with wassel, toddies or  spiced buttered rum to warm up the insides.  They’re … Continue reading