Tipsy Tart

School auctions were really popular when I was a kid. They used to get parents to donate foods, games, services, whatever and then auction them off to the highest bidder. My mom would always donate the same things which went over pretty well in almost every circumstance – A homemade South African dinner for six….

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Pickled Cherries and Red Wine Cherries

Most cooking methods are good for both savory and sweet dishes. Using a hot oven, cooking on the stove, making a fresh salad; it’s pretty acceptable to use them for the main course and the dessert. But most people draw the line at pickling. Pickled vegetables are ok; for some reason pickled fruit is not….

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Bourbon Baked Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a pretty new food for me. Strawberry-rhubarb pie is something I was vaguely aware of for many years but never really ate. And I never considered making something rhubarb on its own. I mean, it’s really bitter raw and sort of poisonous (the leaves are toxic) and who makes rhubarb pie? No one…

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Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie

The calendar may say March but the weather here is not really cooperating. It’s been rainy and windy and cold the past week for which the only cure is hot and comforting food. There are lots of options with this “theme” but there’s one in particular that I’ve been craving. Since we drove past a…

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Limoncello

I’ve been waiting to share this project/recipe with you for over a month. A month! That is a long time to wait to share something. But this recipe – though it’s kind of unfair to call it a recipe since it doesn’t require many steps or ingredients – takes a lot of time before it’s…

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