Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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homemade-vanilla-ice cream-recipe

I'm not a big sweets person. Give me a couple of pieces of bacon over a couple of pieces of chocolate any day. But, when I get the urge for some ice cream--and that happens more than I'd like to admit since Tucker's obsessed with the stuff--I always get vanilla. Always. Everyone always says vanilla is the ...

Grilled Barbecue Clams and a Courvoisier Cocktail Just in Time for 4th of July

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Grilled BBQ Shortneck Clams Recipe

Grilled Barbecue Clams Ingredients: 24 Littleneck clams ¼ cup bottled BBQ sauce 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 4 Tbsp shallots, finely chopped ½ cup red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat your grill to direct, high heat or heat coals until white and hot. While the grill is heating, in a medium-sized bowl, mix together the shallots, red wine vinegar, butter, BBQ, ...

Spodee Wine Recipes

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Spodee Tonic and Cream 4 oz. Spodee 4 oz. tonic water cream Method: Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the Spodee, tonic and top with cream. Spodee and Sailor 2 oz. Spodee 2 oz. Sailor Jerry rum 4 oz. cola Method: In a tall rocks glass, mix Spodee and Sailor Jerry. Top with soda. Rise and Wine 2 oz. Spodee 3 oz. orange soda 1 oz. orange juice orange wedges Method: In ...

Whether You’re Single or Taken, Have a Valentine’s Day Cocktail [recipes]

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Sandeman Porto Wedding Punch

Valentine's Day is either one of the most celebrated holidays or the most reviled--depending on who you ask. But no matter what camp you're in, one thing just about everyone can agree on is that the perfect cocktail can make just about anything better. The two Port concoctions below will be amazing whether you're entertaining a ...

Raw Food Recipe: Avocado and Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad

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Swiss Chard

I was talking with Heather earlier and she mentioned she had #HomeChat coming up tonight on Twitter and I inquired as to what these homechatters would be discussing. Raw foods. Hold on, here. Raw? People aren't supposed to eat raw bacon. Doesn't Heather Solos know this?! Now this is funny to me but Heather will be rolling her eyes ...

The Fastest, Bestest Rolls Ever!

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Best rolls evah!

I suck at making rolls. Horrible roll maker. I'll make bread for you any day--and it will be AMAZING--but please, oh please, don't ask me to make rolls. They just take so long...and I'm not so great at the waiting thing. I made these Thursday night and then again on Friday and I'll probably make them again tonight. Really. ...

Dia de los Muertos [Day of the Dead] Cocktail Recipes

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The Procession

Last month I was contacted by the most awesome Laura for Espolón tequila. Laura sent along some cocktail recipes and she also ended up sending a humongous goodie box complete with Espolón's Blanco and Reposado varieties and a lucha libre mask. I couldn't help but try on the mask. Tucker joked he was going to wear the mask ...

Homemade Greek-Style Crockpot Yogurt

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Milk Pail

I made some amazing Greek-style yogurt. You should too. Here's how. Stuff you need: Milk - I used a half gallon of 2%. 1 cup plain store bought yogurt with live and active cultures [most yogurt is going to fit the bill]. A slow cooker aka a Crockpot. A beach towel. A thermometer. Cheese cloth/paper towel/coffee filters/muslin bag/clean underwear? Colander. Big bowl to put under the ...

3 Unique Summer Gin Cocktails

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aqua pearl gin cocktail

Summer might be on its way out but there's still plenty of time for summer parties and spending time with friends. Gin may not be for everyone but it's a personal favorite of mine and an underutilized spirit at casual get-togethers. Your friends are sure to be impressed by these three pretty cocktails and you don't ...

Memorial Day Cocktails Perfect for All of Your Parties

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Kiwi Drop Cocktail

Stirrings Liqueurs sent me these five cocktails for you to try this Memorial Day weekend. Thought you might like something different than what you usually drink so here's some new stuff to keep you from being bored and the folks at your party will be impressed with your ingenuity. Or you could just drink them by yourself. ...