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Cocktails
THE FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS MANGO-RITA

THE FLIRTING WITH FLAVORS MANGO-RITA

Have you ever had a drink at a bar and desperately wished you could make it at home? I do all the time! The good news is that restaurant-quality drinks are not something you can't make at home. I've learned that most bartenders are fabulously helpful in telling you...

PERFECT POMEGRANATE MARTINI FOR THE HOLIDAYS

PERFECT POMEGRANATE MARTINI FOR THE HOLIDAYS

You all know how much I LOVE to entertain, but this time of year is a little extra special. I shift into high gear and go all out with my gold decor and menu planning! For those of you looking to entertain for the holidays, I always recommend coming up with a...

Pear and Ginger Martini

Pear and Ginger Martini

A Delicious Seasonal CocktailGinger and pear—a quintessential fall flavor combo—make this drink sweet and slightly spicy. A touch of elderflower liqueur (St. Germaine) adds the perfect floral undertone. Feel free to add more or less simple syrup depending on how sweet...

Hors D’Oeuvres
You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

It might be fall, but there's still plenty of time to serve a cold soup as your starter! Since I'm still living out in Watermill, surrounded by so many gorgeous farm stands, I can't help but crave healthy dishes that showcase all of the raw local produce. I'm...

Entrées
CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

CRUNCHY CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

Cooking for my friends is one of my favorite things to do! There are a couple of staple dishes that I love to make for small events or casual parties. My Chinese chicken salad is up there as one of those repeat dishes that my friends always ask for. I have fun working...

Desserts
Walnut Brownies U.S.A.

Walnut Brownies U.S.A.

  Walnut Brownies U.S.A. Solid vegetable shortening, for the pan 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon packed dark-brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract ⅛...

Cranberry-Pecan Tea Bread

Cranberry-Pecan Tea Bread

    Cranberry-Pecan Tea Bread Solid vegetable shortening, for the baking pans4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder1½ teaspoons salt1 teaspoon baking soda4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened2 cups sugar4 teaspoons orange...

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