Maple Cream Profiteroles

Maple Cream Profiteroles

I have wanted to make maple profiteroles for some time and with Valentine’s Day coming up, it seemed the perfect opportunity.  Profiteroles are made with choux pastry stuffed with pastry cream or ice cream and served with a sweet sauce like chocolate or raspberry. ... read more
Love Potion #6

Love Potion #6

Why is this called Love Potion #6?  Because you need six days to make the pear-vodka infusion.  It will give you six days to contemplate your deep feelings for your beloved. Six days to wonder how it is he is so stealth at stealing the blanket at night.  Six full days... read more
What’s Up Doc

What’s Up Doc

It was time to formulate a drink for the brunch crowd and it occurred to me that the Merquén Infused Maple would make a terrific addition to a Bloody Mary-type drink, with its sweet, smoky and spicy flavor.  I set out to buy ingredients and while staring at the wall... read more
Runamok Glögg

Runamok Glögg

Growing up we always had a huge family Christmas party, our biggest topping off at 200 people.  We cooked and prepped for weeks, making Christmas cookies, appetizers, a giant Croque en Bouche (long story) and two huge turkeys that my mother smoked herself, in a... read more
Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding

Indian Pudding is a delicious dessert that has nearly been forgotten but deserves a comeback. Also known as a Hasty Pudding, it is made by combining the new world food, cornmeal, with milk and molasses and boiling or baking with spices.  Eggs give it some loft and... read more

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