If you’re crafting classic cocktails, sweetening your morning cappuccino, or spicing up a spongecake, it’s important to know how to make simple syrup. I have recipes for basic and extra-rich depending on your taste, and all you need are water, sugar, and a pot to hold both.

How to Make Simple Syrup

If you’re crafting classic cocktails, sweetening your morning cappuccino, or spicing up a spongecake, it’s important to know how to make simple syrup. I have recipes for basic and extra-rich depending on your taste,...

This isn’t a boozy strawberry slushy out of a machine; the Hemingway Daiquiri is as crisp and cool as it gets, made with rum, lime, and grapefruit-- shaken until icy.

Hemingway Daiquiri

This isn’t a boozy strawberry slushy out of a machine; the Hemingway Daiquiri is as crisp and cool as it gets, made with rum, lime, and grapefruit– shaken until icy. Easy rum drinks don’t...

Mexico’s national aperitif, the Paloma cocktail, is a simple tequila drink with a thirst-quenching, irresistible appeal. Move over Margarita, here comes something better!

Paloma Cocktail

Mexico’s national aperitif, the Paloma cocktail, is a simple tequila drink with a thirst-quenching, irresistible appeal. Move over Margarita, here comes something better! The Paloma, or ‘Dove’ in Spanish, is easy to admire. First...

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast.

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast. A sturdy winter squash with dangerous curves and...

One bite of Cauliflower Roasted with Parmesan cheese will make you fall in love with this unassuming but mighty vegetable, even if you’ve spent a lifetime giving cauliflower the cold shoulder.

Cauliflower Roasted with Parmesan

One bite of Cauliflower Roasted with Parmesan cheese will make you fall in love with this unassuming but mighty vegetable, even if you’ve spent a lifetime giving cauliflower the cold shoulder. Growing up, some...

This recipe for oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon turns an everyday vegetable into something spectacular in under half an hour. If you just can’t bear to look at another bowl of steamed broccoli for dinner, then it’s definitely time to try roasting broccoli in the oven.

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

This recipe for oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan and Lemon turns an everyday vegetable into something spectacular in under half an hour. If you just can’t bear to look at another bowl of steamed...

There’s no cookie more festive and seasonal than colorful Fruitcake Cookies—they’re like little bites of Christmas. Make a batch now, and I promise they’ll be eaten up before you decorate the tree, they’re that good.

Fruitcake Cookies

There’s no cookie more festive and seasonal than colorful Fruitcake Cookies—they’re like little bites of Christmas. Make a batch now, and I promise they’ll be eaten up before you decorate the tree, they’re that...

Christmas Crack

What you might know as saltine cracker toffee, I lovingly call Christmas Crack: it’s sweet, crispy, a little salty, and absolutely everyone who tries it wants more, more, and more. If you’re looking for...

The best way to enjoy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is when they're roasted to perfection in the oven with slices of tender, sweet red onion. Smoky bacon does the rest, making this recipe one of my favorite ways to celebrate the sprout! 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

The best way to enjoy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is when they’re roasted to perfection in the oven with slices of tender, sweet red onion. Smoky bacon does the rest, making this recipe one of...

I know you’re going to want this recipe for French Toast Sticks; they’re dippable, dunkable, and absolutely irresistible at any age. Trust me; I’ve been making them for breakfast almost every weekend since the 8th grade.

French Toast Sticks

I know you’re going to want this recipe for French Toast Sticks; they’re dippable, dunkable, and absolutely irresistible at any age. Trust me; I’ve been making them for breakfast almost every weekend since the...

This holiday season, I’ll be serving up a Very, Merry Christmas Dinner for the whole family, with a classic menu that’s bound to delight everyone at the table, naughty or nice.

A Very Merry Christmas Dinner

This holiday season, I’ll be serving up a Very, Merry Christmas Dinner for the whole family, with a classic menu that’s bound to delight everyone at the table, naughty or nice. Growing up in...

There's something so completely magical about warm, freshly-baked bread with holiday meals, but these Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls are the most irresistible of them all. This is the best dinner roll recipe I've found; every bite is super soft, pillowy, and cloud-like.

Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls

There’s something so completely magical about warm, freshly-baked bread with holiday meals, but these Soft Yeast Dinner Rolls are the most irresistible of them all. This is the best dinner roll recipe I’ve found;...

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