This Easy Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream Base is a no-cook, no-egg, no-stress recipe. It takes 2 minutes to make (the base, not the ice cream). Just add your favorite flavoring near the end of the churning and freeze. It’s time to pull out your ice cream maker and give yourself a treat. Find out the difference between egg and no-egg, cook and no-cook, homemade and semi-homemade ice creams, plus many flavoring ideas so you never have to run out of ice cream in your freezer.
The French Martini is a relatively popular cocktail made of vodka, raspberry liqueur (Chambord) and pineapple juice. We’ll tell you what adjustments you can make to your liking, and how to make a sparkling French Martini. But besides knowing how to make one, don’t you want to know where it came from, why it’s French, and is it really a martini? Let’s find out together.
An espresso martini is fairly easy to make. Shake together vodka, coffee liquor, creme de cacao, and espresso. But if you want a nice thick frothy top to hold a 3 espresso bean garnish, here are a few pro tips to know so that you can call yourself a weekend mixologist.
Bloomsbury Garden Cocktail is a refreshing alcoholic drink brought to you from the Anchor & Den Bar during our trip to Grand Cayman. You can make this effervescently delightful drink and & impress your friends. Made with rosemary infused gin, elderflower liqueur, fig marmalade, and tonic water, this wonderful drink will be your new go-to cocktail.
Blood Orange Vodka Soda is a cocktail we discovered at the movie theater. Yes, I said at the movies. This unique and refreshing drink is a balance of vodka, Solerno blood orange liqueur, elderflower liqueur, and club soda. Check out our recipe write-up for how we discovered it, how to make it, and some pro tips to play with the color and sweetness.
Melomakarona is a Greek Christmas Cookie made with olive oil instead of butter and eggs, and a honey syrup, walnut and cinnamon topping. This holiday cookie is great to make for any of your Christmas and New Year parties, dinners, or gifts to family and friends. Find out how to make the pretty marks on top of the cookies, and what to do with your leftover honey syrup.
Every December I make mom’s old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from scratch for family and friends. This year I updated and upgraded this holiday dessert recipe by using pure Vermont maple syrup. The resulting cookie?… Oatmeal Raisin Maple Bourbon Cookies with Maple Glaze. Yes it’s a mouthful to say, but the recipe is easy, and I guarantee these chewy mouthfuls will be a Christmas gift for your taste buds. Learn about quick cooking vs. regular oats, chewy vs cakey cookies, and one of Oprah’s favorite things. And did you know allspice is not a combination of three other spices?
Fig Vodka Martini is a delightful, unique mixture of vodka, triple sec, apple and lime juices, and Navarino Icons Fig Marmalade, but you can use any high quality fig jam or marmalade. If you love figs, you will love this easy cocktail. If you don’t like figs, or think they don’t belong in cocktails, as did I, read on and give it a chance.
Just in time for holiday gift giving! We have the most delicious gourmet gift collections from Hellenic Farms that you (and your favorite foodie) will love. These Greek food gift ideas are the perfect gourmet products that we have carefully selected for the gourmet food lover in your life. Purveyors of the finest Greek gourmet
New gourmet brown butters from Black & Bolyard now available in the Spoonabilities gourmet shop. Find out who is Black & Bolyard, and experience the goodness of brown butter.