TIP OF THE DAY: Boozy Cupcakes, For National Vanilla Cupcake Day & Parties

[1] Insert booze into cupcakes (all photos courtesy Crown Royal). [2] Crown Royal Vanilla: blended Canadian whiskeys infused with the Madagascar Bourbon vanilla.   November 10th is National Vanilla Cupcake Day, and we have a purely adult celebration in mind: Buy a cupcake and a miniature “airline” bottle of your favorite spirit (it’s 1.7 ounces).…
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NOVEMBER/THANKSGIVING COCKTAIL: Pumpkin Paradise From Tommy Bahama

We love the food at Tommy Bahama, so every time we receive a recipe from them, we make it (or ideally, head to the nearest Tommy Bahama restaurant and have it served to us, along with some delicious cuisine). This sophisticated cocktail is perfect for the month of November, until cranberry flavors take over in…
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RECIPE: Mutant Mary Cocktail, A Halloween Bloody Mary

[1] The Bloody Mary becomes a Mutant Mary with eyeball ice cubes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] For Halloween, Andrea replaces the red “eyeball pupil” with a black one (photo courtesy Recipeland).   Counting down to Halloween, we received this cocktail recipe from Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers. Just add eyeball ice cubes…
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FOOD FUN: Collectible Tequila Cazadores Bottle

[1] Tequila Cazadores’s limited-edition Mr. Cartoon bottle for El Día de los Muertos (photo courtesy Tequila Cazadores). [2] 100% of proceeds from bandana sales go to Topos México earthquake disaster relief (photo courtesy Mister Cartoon).   Get ready to add this bottle of tequila to your collection, and to stock up for holiday gifting for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.…
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