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Dragon’s Milk Float

My husband and I were recently in Grand Rapids and had dinner at a phenomenally original restaurant, Reserve. As I debated between the hogs cheeks and salmon with chicken liver sauce, our dining companions recommended we accompany our meal, not with the expected bottle of wine, but with a bottle of Dragon’s Milk. The waitress concurred … Full recipe post »

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar

Having a Bloody Mary Bar  is essential to Christmas gatherings in my home. I’ve imported  this set-up from my experiences growing up in Alabama; a Bloody Mary bar  – plain and simple – is classic Southern hospitality. Spicy Cheddar Cheese Straws are the expecting nosh in these operations. Spicy nuts and cheese are also encouraged. … Full recipe post »

Cranberry Cosmos

This is a great drink developed by my daughter, Greta, who can construct a drink almost as well as she builds furniture.  To assist with tuition payments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she bartended in downtown Chicago. I love inventing recipes for food — she loves inventing recipes for drinks. Her … Full recipe post »

Watermelon Agua Frescas

I’m putting together a Spanish summer supper and would like an appropriately festive (non-alcoholic) beverage to serve with the meal. Agua frescas are delicious with Latin-inspired dinners – a refreshing way to mitigate the heat of any spicy dish, in general. Traditionally, agua frescas are made by mashing the fruit with a fork then adding … Full recipe post »

Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie

Happy Memorial Day! It’s a beautiful day! I’m going morel hunting. Here’s a festive smoothie to also welcome in a celebrate the advent (hopefully) of warm weather. Stay safe! (Meijer has 3 1-pint packages of blueberries for $5!) Recipe: Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie Ingredients 6 large strawberries, hulled and washed, plus strawberries for garnish, if desired 1 … Full recipe post »