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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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Bourbon Glazed Carrots from Kathleen Purvis

Carrots are an odd veggie. Yes, you can eat them raw, although it might challenge a weak crown in your mouth. Face it, carrots are dense and hard. So the tendency is to cook them long, often in the presence of lots of butter and sugar. The resulting product tastes just like dessert, soft and…

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Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

There are, of course, and infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes. But, there are rules. Rule One: use a hand masher and NEVER use a stand mixer. There is, it turns out, a distinct difference between mashed potatoes and wallpaper paste. Rule Two: be creative. Rule Three: just, just for one night, forget…

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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

    I cannot imagine a Thanksgiving meal without mashed potatoes. After a few decades of Thanksgivings, I have reached the stage where I can swap out the turkey for duck or maybe a stuffed pork roast, but there absolutely has to be mashed potatoes. I actually put that into my marriage contract with Suzen.…

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