Posts Tagged ‘bourbon’

Porcini & Peppercorn Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon Cream Sauce

As a family of humble means, we don’t often eat buy premium cuts of beef like deliciously fat-marbled  rib roasts or melt-in-your-mouth tenderloin. We opt for chuck or sirloin, confident that a long, slow braise will break them down into the succulent, meaty heaven we’re after. But every so often we splurge on something special… […]

Raising a Glass to Mama

I used to think I knew what it was to give all of myself. To dig deep and push harder, love more, be kinder, forgive more easily. And then I became a mother and realized that I had a lot more of myself tucked away, hiding in the shadows waiting to be summoned. Though I’m […]

Day Drunk in Pajamas [Blushing Bourbon]

There has been a hefty amount of luxuriating and reveling in our apartment the last month. First we were in a pre-vacation state of mine, assuring each other that it was totally OK to be checked-out [“we’re already on vacation!”]. Next, we were in Puerto Rico lazing about by the ocean, sipping white wine and […]

Making Way: A Reflection [The Bourbon Bastard – a cocktail]

And just like that, the tide of another year is to be washed out to sea, lost and forgotten. It couldn’t have been 365 days since we did this last. Some unknown force must be stealing our minutes, hours and days, tucking them away from us, time disappearing into itself. It can’t be that we’re […]

Getting Old Fashioned [Classic Old Fashioned with Brandied Cherries]

The holidays, while lovely and heart-warming and filled with good-intentions and niceness, sure can lead a woman to drink.  Admittedly, I’ve jump on the booze-boat sooner than usual this year. A jigger of this, a splash of that, a little citrus and some cinnamon; this is my nightly ritual. I promise I’m not getting completely […]

Warm Coconut Milk with Hazelnuts, Honey & Bourbon

Eggnog. You did one of two things when you read that. You were either reminded of delicious holiday memories filled with family and boozy (or booze-free, if such a thing exists) thick eggnog. Alternatively, and like me, you retched a little in your mouth. There is no in between with the raw, egg-heavy concoction. You love […]

Dear Santa [Chocolate-Bourbon Eggnog and Felix & Norton Cookie Dough Review]

Can you believe we’re less than a week away from Christmas? Can someone tell me how on earth this happened? 2012 is less than two weeks away, too. Doesn’t it seem like we were just welcoming 2011 a month or two ago?  I’m really not sure when November left us, but here we are, panicked […]