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.
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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.
The Bloody Rose is what we are calling this Vodka Blood Orange Cranberry Martini which is a delicious fall cocktail drink made with vodka, blood orange liqueur, lime juice, rosewater, and a cranberry “jam” called Cranberries Cooked in Pays d’Oc Wine. You can use any gourmet cranberry preserve. Read on to learn more about blood orange and two other flavors I “pooh-poohed” and then had to take back my words once I tasted the recipe.
The Cherry Vinaigrette Dressing is fruity with Black Cherry Preserves combined with Pumpkin Honey Mustard and Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil that helps to create the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Great salad dressing for a salad with seasonal produce from the Autumn season.
Hey Friends. For this week’s recipe, I’m bringing you a traditional dessert recipe from my country, the Dominican Republic, called Arepa Dulce De Maiz (Cornmeal Coconut Cake) but with some Fall vibes. What is Dominican Arepa? This dessert is a moist, dense and sweet cornmeal cake made with coconut milk, whole milk, cinnamon, butter and raisins, but I’m taking this traditional Dominican arepa to the next level with the addition of Fall flavors like brown butter, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix. I’m also going with a suggestion from my mother by using a combination of whole milk and evaporated milk along with the coconut milk. Check it out.
This simple, thick and ridiculously creamy pumpkin pasta sauce is a deliciously comforting Fall recipe. This is the most straightforward pumpkin pasta sauce recipe that you will ever make. This rich pasta sauce flavored with shallots and garlic sautéed in black sage honey brown butter lusciously coats the traditional Tuscany spaghetti Pici pasta. Then we add mascarpone cheese, pumpkin puree, and top with crispy Oyster mushrooms or crumble pancetta, and at the end, season with smoked paprika sea salt. This is a perfect quick Fall weeknight dinner.
Spanish Hot Chocolate, “chocolate caliente” in Spanish, is MY FAVORITE HOT DRINK that I always get the second I land in Barcelona, Spain whenever I visit my sister. Super rich, thick (grueso), decadent, authentic Spanish Hot Chocolate. If that’s not tempting enough, this dreamy drink must go with sugary CHURROS. Yes! I made Churros too!
When we think of the holidays, flavors like caramel immediately come to mind. Sweet things like caramel sauce recipes that include apples and pears are one of our favorite Holiday treats. We put together 6 of our favorite creamy, dreamy caramel sauce recipes that will satisfy your caramel craving all year long. We hope you enjoy!