Tag Archives: baking with booze

Buttered Rum Cake: Crispy, Gooey, Buttery and Boozy

When my husband and I took a little getaway recently, we left without any set plans except to explore.  The trip worked out wonderfully; we found ourselves refreshed by easy discoveries of countless charming shops, festive neighborhoods, and beautiful bridges … Continue reading

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Butter and Brandy: Raspberry Basil Shortbread

When I went grocery shopping with a dear friend recently, I found myself in an indecisive mood.  I’d ooh and ahh at an item, put it in our cart, then soon mumble hesitantly and put it back on the shelf.  … Continue reading

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Gin and Tonic Cake: A Cocktail Turned Confection

Herbal and effervescent, a gin and tonic just might be the most refreshing concoction in existence. I’m not sure why the drink has been on my mind lately; perhaps it’s the recent surge of warm weather, or more likely, my … Continue reading

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Coffee and Spirits: The Firelit Cake

For me, there’s not much better than a good cup of coffee.  So when I was given a bottle of Firelit Coffee Liqueur recently, I was quick to open it and inhale its superior scent: sweet, strong and surely made … Continue reading

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A Sweet Slice of Egg Nog (Cake)

Here is a cake I created as a tribute to one of my favorite seasonal treats.  As the holidays near, I find myself anxiously awaiting the arrival of egg nog — anticipating its rich, creamy sweetness and the way it … Continue reading

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