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Brian’s Tropical 1-2-3 Delight

  How do you make a great cocktail? Mixologists are in constant migration, searching, testing, tasting, and celebrating. There are an infinite number of combinations and techniques. It’s tough to say something is the best, the ultimate. So, on that scale of 1-10, I’m going to call this a 9.99. Maybe even better. Rather than…

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Banana Black Cake from Maida Heatter

  In last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review, I featured one of the works by an American icon: Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts, http://www.cookingbythebook.com/cookbook-reviews/tbt-cookbook-review-maida-heatters-great-book-of-american-desserts/ This is a wonderful and important book, as valuable for its headnotes as the recipes. You can get a real survey of American desserts by reading those headnotes and…

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Molasses Banana Cobbler

There was no way I was not going to make this. First, the header notes says it is a “decadent dessert for cold winter days.” Second, it has the word “molasses” in the title. “You are a sucker for titles,” Suzen says to me. “You are just lucky I happen to like a pretty face,”…

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Brian’s Back Spasm Banana Backup

I don’t know why, but my back is killing me. Not a muscle pull but spasms that dash up and down when I twist, reach, or just move. I was trying to make a Banana Daiquiri, but the rum was one shelf too high and I could not easily get to that bottle. I could…

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