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Triple Layer Boston Cream Pie

This Triple Layer Boston Cream Pie is a CLASSIC if there ever was one! A delicious rum infused cake, topped with vanilla bean pastry cream and homemade chocolate ganache! A rich and wonderful New England dessert! Ingredients Pastry Cream: 1 1/3 cups whole milk 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise, paste scraped out 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp + 2 … Continue reading Triple Layer Boston Cream Pie

Bourbon Date Nut Truffles

Ingredients 1/2 C Walnuts 56 g 3/4 C Almonds 106 g 12 Medjool Dates 280g unpitted, pitt before processing 1/4 C Whiskey Bourbon see note 3 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa I use Rodelle, 26 g 1/2 tsp Pink Sea Salt 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract 1 1/2 C Unsweetened Shredded Coconut divided 141 g 3 Tbs Cocoa Nibs 24 g 3-4 Tbs Maple Syrup* – optional see note Instructions Place the nuts on a sheet pan and toast at 350F … Continue reading Bourbon Date Nut Truffles

Seafood Bisque

INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons butter, divided 1 pound medium shrimp – Peeled, deveined and chopped into about ½-inch pieces 1 pound bay scallops 1-1/2 cups finely chopped celery (about 3 stalks) 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic 3/4 cup all purpose flour 3 cups half and half 1 (32-ounce) container seafood stock (4 cups) ¼ cup white … Continue reading Seafood Bisque

Honey Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes with Boozy Honey Buttercream Frosting

INGREDIENTS CUPCAKES 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon hazelnut liquor 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup warm coffee may sub more milk if desired 8 ounces high quility chocolate chopped FROSTING 1 cup butter softened 1 1/2 – 2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup honey 1-2 tablespoons hazelnut liquor can sub vanilla if desired HONEY TOASTED HAZELNUTS 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts 1 tablespoon honey plus more for drizzinling INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to … Continue reading Honey Toasted Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes with Boozy Honey Buttercream Frosting

Italian Chicken Pasta In Creamy White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

This pasta recipe will remind you of your favorite Italian dining experience! Italian seasoning, white wine and Parmesan cheese come together as one to flavor this creamy chicken pasta combination. With only 30 minutes of total work, it’s simple, fast and delicious! Ingredients For cooking chicken: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (halved horizontally and paper towel dried) … Continue reading Italian Chicken Pasta In Creamy White Wine Parmesan Cheese Sauce

16 Recipes for Making Your Own Infused Alcohols and Liqueurs

Homemade Coffee Liqueur A smooth, not-too-sweet mixture of cold-brewed coffee, brown-sugar simple syrup, rum, and vanilla. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Liqueur Add this rum-based liqueur flavored with pumpkin purée, brown sugar, and spices to coffee, cocktails, and desserts. Paul Clarke’s Falernum #9 This potent syrup marries well with rum. Homemade Amaretto A homemade version of the … Continue reading 16 Recipes for Making Your Own Infused Alcohols and Liqueurs

Easy White Wine Fondue

INGREDIENTS 12 ounces shredded or cubed gouda cheese 4 ounces shredded or cubed swiss cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup entwine Wines Chardonnay 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped Sea salt and black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon cooking Sherry INSTRUCTIONS In a small saucepan, saute the garlic over medium heat until … Continue reading Easy White Wine Fondue

24 Boozy Desserts You Need in Your Life

Cocktails are great. Desserts are great. So why not mix the two to create the greatest hybrid in human history? Just go easy on the portions–there’s no hangover quite like a sugar hangover. BAKERGIRL BROWN BUTTER BOURBON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES Best served with an ice-cold glass of milk. Get the recipe. THE FIRST YEAR SANGRIA CUPCAKES Kinda like … Continue reading 24 Boozy Desserts You Need in Your Life

Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

Ingredients 6 tablespoons canola oil, divided 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra 2 cups chopped onion 1 1/2 cups chopped seeded poblano chile 1 cup chopped celery 10 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup dry white wine 4 cups unsalted chicken stock 2 cups water … Continue reading Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo