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INGREDIENTS 3tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (1 1/2 ounces) 2tablespoonsgranulated sugar 3⁄4teaspoon salt 1large egg 2⁄3cup milk 1⁄3cup irish cream (such as Baileys) 1 3⁄4cups cake flour (7 ounces) 3 1⁄2teaspoons baking powder 4tablespoons butter, for cooking pancakes and to garnish maple syrup, for serving DIRECTIONS Whisk butter, sugar, salt and egg in medium bowl. Whisk in milk and Irish cream liqueur until combined. Add flour and baking … Continue reading BAILEYS IRISH CREAM PANCAKES


If you live in the UK and are enjoying pancakes today it’s most likely the classic kind, simply topped with lemon juice and a sprinkling of crunchy sugar. But what to drink with them? A combination of sweet and sour is never that easy to handle in wine terms. The sweetness can make accompanying whites … Continue reading THE 4 BEST WINE PAIRINGS FOR A CLASSIC PANCAKE DAY PANCAKE

Dumplings and wine pairing – ask Decanter

When speaking of dumplings (or in Chinese ‘Jiaozi’), we are actually talking about a variety of fillings and flavours – from jiucai (garlic chives) and pork dumplings, baicai (Chinese cabbages) and pork dumplings to seafood dumplings. If you want to pair your dumplings with wine, it’s better to choose light-flavoured fillings. The classic garlic, chive … Continue reading Dumplings and wine pairing – ask Decanter

You Can Now Buy Wine Ice Cream And It’s Amazing

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … wine ice cream? Umm, yes, wine ice cream is an actual thing that exists and if you’re not excited right now, you should be because there has never been a more perfect combination of two of your favorite things. Mercer’s Dairy happens to be the genius behind this delightfully … Continue reading You Can Now Buy Wine Ice Cream And It’s Amazing


The BEST homemade white chocolate liqueur! It’s surprisingly easy to make and tastes deliciously creamy with extra white chocolate flavor, without being too sweet. It’s got the perfect balance of booze and a thick, creamy consistency. Heaps better than store-bought and makes a great edible gift for the holidays! INGREDIENTS 3 oz good quality white chocolate ¼ cup cream … Continue reading WHITE CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR

The 7 Best Styles of Wine to Drink with

Prosciutto Arugula Pizza So you have pizza night on the regular and now you need bottle of wine to go with that meat-lover’s number. Over the years I’ve found a number of tried-and-trusted wine styles that have stood the test of time as perfect pizza partners. Here are seven to know! Red or White? Traditionally … Continue reading The 7 Best Styles of Wine to Drink with

Three Ingredient Pink Party Punch

This Three Ingredient Pink Party Punch comes together in less than five minutes and is CRAZY delicious!! It is the best party punch recipe that will become your ultimate summer party cocktail! Ingredients 12 ounces frozen pink lemonade concentrate (just the concentrate) 2 liters diet squirt soda 2 cups gin (or vodka) lemon wedges for serving (optional) Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in … Continue reading Three Ingredient Pink Party Punch

Egg Fried Rice

A super quick meal, using egg for protein and frozen veggies for convenience. To make shrimp/prawn or chicken fried rice, just add it in with the onion. Tip: Keep bags of cooked rice in the freezer, see notes – handy for quick meals! See notes for scaling recipe up and using skillet instead of wok, and for … Continue reading Egg Fried Rice