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Cool Mint Slush from The Ultimate Blender Cookbook by Rebecca Ffrench

I made this. I drank this, and I became an instant addict. From The Ultimate Blender Cookbook by Rebecca Ffrench this is just something you have never experienced before. Now, I have a monstrous sweet tooth, but I’m trying to cut back. For me, sugar has always intensified the flavor — though Suzen says I’m…

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Amaretto Sour [with Bourbon!] from The Essential Bar Book by Jennifer Fiedler

Suzen surprises me, still. It’s a mere 29 ½ years, and she keeps expanding her consumption pattern, both solid and liquid. She was always fond of sensitive white wines. I don’t think her taste buds are declining, but she has developed this curious love for bourbon. Good bourbon. Really good bourbon. “Taste it?” she was…

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Best Eggnog, Ever, Period

— This post is from the last three years, but I wanted to give new readers a chance for the experience of a lifetime. This perfect eggnog is exceptionally rich and satisfying. Try this once, and you'll never turn back to conventional recipes or that store-bought stuff again. Nothing can match the fresh decadence of…

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Cookbook Review: Hickory Daiquiri Dock by Tim Federle

  He’s back. Last year Tim Federle, lover of puns and cocktails, wrote Tequila Mockingbird, a tome both clever and intoxicating — in concept and flavor. Now we have Hickory Daiquiri Dock, cocktails with a nursery rhyme twist. I asked one of Suzen’s culinary advisors, a woman with two young children, if she would like book…

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