Category Archives: Recipes

Cinco de Mayo – Margarita Pie, you say?

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Cinco de Mayo – Margarita Pie, you say?

Hola my friends! Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you work someplace fun, like I do (okay,…most days), you get to enjoy a fun fiesta pot-luck luncheon on May 5th.  Me, I signed up for dessert and dusted off an old recipe for a “Margarita Pie”.

Even my mouth watered at the memory of this light, tasty dessert. Read the rest of this entry

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Taste of Mexico: “Buñuelos” with Kahlúa Dip

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Kahlua dip

 

For a friend’s Mexico-themed get together I thought about bringing Buñuelos like I’ve had at a local restaurant; fried cinnamon sugar flour crisps drizzled with honey or chocolate and topped with whipped cream.  [I also thought about flan… truthfully, I’ve been craving that and found a recipe for a coffee flan that made my mouth water.]

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Island Eats: Angel Macaroons

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‘Tis the season for baking. Without fail I go to a December 2009 issue of Taste of Home magazine’s Best Loved Cookies and Bars. Thanks to a contribution from Renee Schwebach from Dumont, Minnsota, I get a cookie with three of my favorite things.

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Yo-Ho-Ho! Happy National Rum Day!

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Nat Rum Day

Festive greetings to you on this August 16, 2013; National Rum Day! Social media and the internet are abuzz with posts, stories and blurbs about rum. …. I ran across a nice one by Joe Satran at Huffington Post Taste (@HuffPostTaste) about the right rum for mojitos within moments of launching my browser today. There are numerous rum-centric accounts and blogs that I follow where you can be inspired with recipes or learn history… or shop for rum-themed apparel. Here is a rundown of some of my favorites: Read the rest of this entry

Rum Ball Goodness

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For all the years of holiday baking there has been a consistent must-have on my list: the rum ball. If you are fan then you covet the section of the cookie tray holding little bites of the “spirit of Christmas”. If you’re fortunate, you get a tin of them for your very own self.

The recipe I traditionally used called for the typical crushed cookies, nuts, cocoa and rum. But it used light corn syrup and was not very easy to handle. Sticky and gooey, it required hand washing after every 10 or so rum balls were rolled.

This year Uncommon Caribbean shared a “Bad-Ass Cruzan Rum Balls” recipe with a few differences that I was looking forward to trying. Read the rest of this entry