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Homemade Limoncello

I’ve been working on this recipe since March. It’s quite hard when you’re working with a seasonal ingredient, and trying to test a recipe that requires long rest periods between steps (and I don’t mean hours, I mean weeks and even months). The first batch of limoncello I made was less than stellar, with a...

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

We all know them, we all love them. Those pink frosted sugar cookies from the grocery store. Soft and fluffy, with a generous swirl of pink tinted buttercream and rainbow sprinkles. Is there anything happier in all the world? I mean, seriously, if you can look at this spread and not crack a smile… well,...

Classic Gin and Tonic: 3 Ways

It’s high time you made yourself a nice cocktail, don’t you think? I mean, it’s almost 5’oclock, and it’s almost Friday at that. The G&T is certainly not a complicated cocktail, but when it’s done right there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. But this post is more than just a plain...

KitchenAid® Torrent™ Blender GIVEAWAY!

After yesterday’s refreshing summer soup, I figured you’d want to know a bit more about the blender I used to make it: the Torrent™ Magnetic Drive Blender from KitchenAid®. A good blender means the difference between a velvety smooth puree and a soup where you’re left picking leftover watermelon pips out of your teeth. Because...

Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho with Pistachios and Basil Oil

This recipe was made for August. Seriously, hot soups have no place in the summer. Cold soups, on the other hand, are perfection. No heat, no cooking, just a quick whirr in the blender and a bit of chill time to allow the flavors to intermingle and you have yourself one steller summer soup. So...