Chocolate Stout Brownies with Whiskey Ganache

February 3, 2012
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I’m fairly certain that some of the first words I learned to say were “Jack Daniels manhattan, up.” And no, I was not raised in a bar.     For as long as I can recall, a manhattan made with Jack Daniels whiskey and served straight up has been my dad’s cocktail of choice.  He.. read more →

Brownie Sundae Bars with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

September 5, 2011
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I recently returned from our annual summer trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of my favorite places in the world.   Although most people who have been to this area tend to love it as much as I do, many people who have never visited ask me what’s so special about it.  I mean, it is.. read more →

Almond Butter Banana-Nut Muffins

January 8, 2010
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Whenever we return from a long vacation, it’s always a chore to go through all of the mail that has accumulated in our absence.  I usually forget to stop the mail service in time, which I’m sure makes me very popular with the mail carrier as she attempts to stuff every last Pottery Barn and.. read more →

Rich Brownie Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream

December 13, 2009
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Well, apparently that last post took a lot outta me.  It did take me something like a bazillion hours (roughly) to put together, so a brief blogging hiatus would be expected.  But here I am, a full two weeks later, writing my next post.  Where-oh-where did the time go? To be fair, I’ve had quite a.. read more →

Chocolate Mint Grasshopper Squares

January 6, 2008
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When I was growing up, my family had a vacation home on Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire, and we would usually spend most of the summer there.  Once every few weeks, my mom would take my brother and I along with her as she did her errands in the nearby quintessential New England town of.. read more →