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Ultimate Holiday Cooking Tool: The Hestan Cue

September 28, 2017
Hestan Cue, Apple Cobbler, Kitchen Tools

About once a week, I become overly ambitious in the kitchen. I pick a ridiculously difficult recipe from some Michelin-Star chef’s cookbook, purchase all the ingredients, and then proceed to slaughter the dish, usually burning it into crispy oblivion. And I cook for a living! Why can’t I produce even a semi-edible version of these […]

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The Peony Royale Cocktail with Peony Vodka

September 6, 2017
peony vodka, cocktail, royale cocktail

Besides food and drink items, I have a very short list of ‘favorites’. Two things that are permanent features of said ‘favorites list’ are peonies and upstate New York. Peonies are the most fabulous flower on earth… don’t argue with me, their fabulosity has been scientifically proven. Upstate New York is stunningly gorgeous and one […]

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Lollis & Pops: Candy Heaven for the Nostalgic Soul

August 23, 2017
lollis & pops, candy store, candy

Like many children of the late ’70s, early ’80s (yes, I’m that old), growing up I had only one life-goal that needed to be accomplished. I was going to find a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I was positive that this was better than winning the lottery. My 7-year-old mind came up with […]

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