eggnog scones, baking, desserts, love to bake, eggnog, scones, British desserts, Silk Original Eggnog, Kerrygold butter

Using my “Nog”-gin

I’m not a recipe creator, I’m a recipe adaptor I take recipes that I find and tweak them so they satisfy my philosophy regarding ingredients and cooking techniques. My ingredient swaps tend to be based on my own palate preferences (or what I know my family will like/accept), dietary needs, ingredient availability, and my general… [ Read More ]

Nikka Japanese whisky, Old Potrero Rye whiskey, whisky, whiskey, rye, rye whisky, Japanese whisky, Nikka, Old Potrero, Anchor Distilling, Gordon’s DTX, Coffey stills

Across the (other) pond

Separated by an ocean Whisky has become big business in Japan, and there are many great choices from which to choose. I recently had the good fortune to attend a Whisky Wednesday at Gordon’s DTX that not only featured Nikka Japanese whisky, but also offered a tasting of Old Potrero Rye Whiskey from Anchor Distilling & Importing in… [ Read More ]

cranberry bread, baking, desserts, love to bake, cranberries, cranberry sauce, Sally’s Baking Addition, Natasha’s Kitchen, holiday baking, Christmas baking

Orange you glad

Misdirection (kind of) Ha! You thought I was going to write about oranges, didn’t you? Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re…er…actually not wrong. I will mention oranges, but that’s not my main focus. Instead, let’s talk cranberries…fresh cranberries are readily available in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and on through the December… [ Read More ]

Kilchoman, scotch, whisky, peated whisky, scotch whisky, ImpEx Beverages, Islay, Scotland

New dram on the block

Back to Basics What do you do if you want to take scotch distilling back to its roots, a true “barley-to-bottle” operation? If you’re Anthony Wills, the founder and manager of Kilchoman Distillery, you buy land on Islay, set up shop…er…farm, and create the first distillery to open on the island in over 120 years.… [ Read More ]

lattice pie crust, baking, desserts, love to bake, Sally’s Baking Addiction, pie, pie crust, moms and daughters, Cranberry Almond Apple Pie, Geode Cake

Lattice be friends

Bakers…start your ovens! I had a baking frenzy last week. Not only did I bake 3 pies and pumpkin bread (and even a pumpkin challah!) for Thanksgiving dinner, two days later we held an engagement party for my older daughter and future son-in-law for our family in California.  We expected about 50 people, and while… [ Read More ]