One of my favorite pastimes is curling up on the couch in my PJ's and watching Netflix, with a plate of toast, jars of gooey peanut butter and fruit jam, and bottomless coffee. Not a very glamorous scene, I realize, but it usually means it's the weekend, I don't have to rush to work, and that I probably have a bit of time before testing recipes, photographing, answering blog emails, etc.Which is why for this holiday season, I am excited to offer a giveaway of treats from one of my favorite brands, so you too can chill on the couch with some peanut butter toast. . . .
Since moving into our own place a few months ago, Rene and I have really been enjoying building our home bar. "Home is where the liquor is" - isn't that how the saying goes? Crabbie's ginger beer is one of our new favorite cocktail ingredients. I first got to sample Crabbie's at Edible Manhattan's Good Beer event this summer and it was love at first taste. The beer is sweet, spicy, tangy and not overly carbonated. It's basically the best cocktail mixer for any liquor of your choosing.A traditional Moscow Mule, popularized in the 1940's and 50's, calls for vodka, . . .
When I first agreed to create a rum cake recipe using Diplomatico Anejo rum, I honestly had no idea what a rum cake was (a great way to accept a challenge, no?) The only rum cake experience I've had was at a food event, where one of the vendors was serving a delicate, frosting-less vanilla cake soaked in rum with a rum-infused whipped cream. It was pretty great.I assumed a rum cake was just a cake with rum in it but a Google search revealed that a traditional rum cake is usually in a bundt shape, often containing nuts, sometimes with rum in the actual batter, . . .