Recipes: Coconut Maple Porter Ice Cream

Recently, my local pub has been offering fruit ale cheesecakes — strawberry, apricot and raspberry . Traditionally they have offered Oatmeal Stout and Chocolate Stout cheesecakes but they have bumped it up a notch this summer with their fruit ale flavored cheesecakes. It is light and fluffy, not as heavy as your traditional New York…

Stanley Cup Fever

——–  VS ——–  Chances are you are watching the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals if you enjoy hockey — even if you normally do not cheer for one of these teams. So far, the series is tied 1 : 1 and what a series it has been! The first game went into 3 overtimes and the…

Recipes: Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake This recipe is adapted from a Pumpkin Blondie recipe — I added a bit more flour and baking soda and omitted the White chocolate chips. It makes a very delicious, light and moist cake! Ingredients 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 ¼ tsp. baking soda ¾ tsp. salt 16 tbsp….

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël! Mele Kalikimaka! Buone Feste Natalizie! Natale hilare et Annum Faustum! God Jul! Feliz Navidad! С Рождеством!

Hockey has arrived in OKC!

Finally. Hockey players are back in their jerseys and ready to play hockey! I was beginning to think we might have to move to Europe to watch the KHL, which frankly is a fun idea and someday I plan to do just that. It’s on my hockey bucket list! For those of you joining us…

Let Hockey Season Begin!

First, a disclaimer: I never drink the two beers listed on these beer taps, ever, however, I love the beer taps topped with Stanley Cups. A number of pubs and bars actually used these taps during hockey season and I wish I had been able to see one in person. Here in the southern US…

Recipe: Infused Cherry-Orange Bourbon

I love to experiment with infused liquors and this caught my interest immediately since I am very partial to both sour cherries and bourbon. And the two together are a wonderful combination. Throughout the fall season I will post more drink recipes to go along with the infusion since it lends itself so well to…

Recipe: Tartre au sucre – Québec Sugar Pie

The French-Canadian culture has an extraordinarily rich culinary history and I hope to explore it more fully in the hockey season to come. In honor of our Québec hockey fans, I give you the traditional Québec Sugar Pie, Tartre au sucre.  It is similar to a pie in the American south, the Chess Pie, or even a Pecan Pie,…

Drink: Raspberry Cream (Beer Mix)

First, a disclaimer: I do not like beer. Now, don’t panic. It isn’t all beer, just hoppy beer. However, there are many beers out there that do not fit that category. Many of the Belgian beers are absolutely wonderful and you might as well know right now that I adore cider. Hard cider. The good…