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Maria Sin Sangre from The Craft Cocktail Party by Julie Reiner

Ordinarily, you can tell if I have made a recipe here or am just supplying you with an exciting one from a cookbook. I can’t actually test and taste everything, so sometimes you are going to be the one enjoying that first taste. You can tell which scenario is in playby the picture. If I made…

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Dark Chocolate Walnut Cookies from There’s Always Room for Chocolate

  I just reviewed a new chocolate book There’s Always Room for Chocolate. Here’s the review. And here’s the best thing we’ve made, so far, from the book. How do describe these cookies? Oh, how about the best chocolate cookie ever. Ever. These are quite decadent, a bit brownie-like, lovely to behold and chocolate intense.…

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Mexican Marshmallow Mocha from Drink Me Now

I just reviewed a new cocktail book, Drink Me Now. Here’s the review. And here’s my favorite drink in the book: Mexican Marshmallow Mocha. It appears in a chapter called Sweet Fix. What more needs to be said? Here cocoa powder and Kahlua and coffee are mixed, then topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. Because…

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Turkey Soup with Root Vegetables from Broth & Stock by Jennifer McGruther

That Thanksgiving dinner is something we all look forward. The aftermath, of leftovers and dirty dishes and kitchen chaos, is of course worth the price. But the benefits do not end on that Thursday night. You have leftovers and you can enjoy them with relish equal to Thursday. By Sunday night, you may want a…

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