Smooth and creamy, the Brandy Alexander is a delicious way to end the week. White and innocent in appearance, this “milkshake” is full of dark chocolate flavor with the benefit of a brandy kick. As an after dinner drink, or with dessert, the Alexander will […]
Few things seem to shout spring has arrived to me like fresh herbs, and what better way to savor the flavor of the season than with a Lemon Basil Martini. Light and refreshing, this cocktail is a great way to leave the week behind and usher in the weekend. Who knows, it might even inspire you to plant a herb garden in your yard this year.
There is something very magical about the idea of a white Christmas, almost every mental image we have of this holiday includes drifts of frosting like snow. Dreaming that I’ll be home for Christmas by arriving in a one horse open sleigh, traveling through a winter wonderland, only to find chestnut roasting on an open fire, is something that we have harmonized about for years. And snowmen, sleigh bells reindeer, and Santa all depend on piles of the white flakes.
It was not until I moved to the alpine environment of Dillon, Colorado that I had ever heard of Hot Spiced Wine. Growing up on the plains in central Nebraska I personally had never been exposed to such a thing. I am sure it existed (with all the […]
Chocolate and mint, the combination that reminds me the most of the holidays. This flavor duo brings to me the sensation of icy cold air filling my lungs on a winter’s night wrapped up in my warmest woolen sweater. Maybe it was the years I spent working at the ski resort, and the thousands of these hot cups of goodness that we served, but I find this treat is still one of my favorite ways to warm up after ice skating under a blanket of stars or playing outside on a snowy day.
For many of us, the weekend after Thanksgiving marks the “official” beginning of the holiday season. Folks seem to really swing into action running through malls searching for gifts, and neighbors with boxes of tangled lights are climbing ladders. Everyone is suddenly on the move. Perhaps […]
I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly there is only one weekend left before Thanksgiving. For the life of me I just can’t figure out where the days have gone. Halloween was seemingly just a few days ago, and I am already feeling bombarded […]
I was looking at my calendar today and realized that there are now only two weekends before Thanksgiving. I was stunned. How in the world is this possible? I guess with the extended fall we have been experiencing, and all the hype over the election, time has simply escaped me.