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Warm and Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Old Weinsburg is a rich, stirred boozy cocktail with lots of complex sweet, spicy layers and just a hint of smokiness. It’s perfect for sipping on a chilly fall/winter evening. This drink is a fun variation…

Seasonal Soups

In my family you either love or you tolerate soup season. My chicken noodle soup is my 5-year-old daughter’s favorite meal year-round, but my husband cannot stand too many days in a row that we have soup for dinner. I love that my three…

Curry Up And Enjoy

Curry is not a single flavor, nor is it a single ingredient (powder, paste or leaves). Indian curry can be any sauce with spice. Each region, state and family has a different curry. Some things may be curries and you don’t even know it. It…

Nothing to Shrub At

I crafted this cocktail to be the perfect balance of sweet, tart and warm as a perfect intro-to-fall drink. It combines the sweetness of Demerara syrup countered by the tart bite of muddled lemon and blackberries and our house-made…

Autumn Apple

With the fall season approaching, I thought what could be a better cocktail than one that includes traditional fall flavors? This is where the Autumn Apple comes into play. 

Bee Sharp

Chris McD’s makes our own infused vodkas for cocktails, one of which is raspberry. We consistently change our fruit infusions, but I was feeling particularly inspired by this flavor profile, and a regular of ours was more…

Funnel Cake Fun

Photos by LG Patterson When walking through a fair, you will smell a variety of foods. One food smell stands out more than the rest: funnel cake. Once you have smelled a funnel cake, the aroma is embedded in your brain forever. Funnel…

One Versatile Vehicle

Biscuits have a multitude of savory and sweet preparations. Two of my favorites are strawberry shortcakes and biscuits and gravy. You can make a double, or triple batch of biscuits in the morning, and use some for B&G at breakfast, then…

Poolside Sips

When I think of summer cocktails, I am immediately drawn to thoughts of spicy margaritas and palomas served out on a patio. For this cocktail, I wanted to add a twist by swapping out the tequila for a severely under-appreciated..

Rosé the Day Away

This bright and effervescent spring/summer cocktail was inspired by my love of rosé and the rich taste of Plymouth gin. I had been toying around with the idea of

Cold-weather Comfort

This time of year, probably more than ever, you need something warm and comforting for dinner. Chicken and dumplings hits the spot. Depending on where you grew up, it may be more of the epitome of comfort food, passing up even mac and

Slow Cooker Cocoa

Ingredients: 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 gallon of whole milk 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons vanilla extract Marshmallows for topping (optional) Whipped cream for topping (optional)…

Charm of Chicken Parm

It is time to harvest tomatoes. You can peel plain tomatoes and freeze or can them. You can also make salsa or tomato sauce and have them to use all winter. One of my favorite uses for tomato sauce is to top chicken parmesan. The sauce does…

Simple Shortbread

I have loved shortbread cookies since I was a kid. I love sugar, but I may love butter more. Shortbread is like the best of both worlds. I remember eating Archway shortbread cookies; all of my grandparents lived in Boonville, and for many…

Churn Up the Flavor

If you’re like me, you’ve been cooped up all winter cooking in the kitchen and you’re ready to get outside and grill. This article is more of a concept as opposed to a recipe. You can take about 10 or 15 minutes to prep all the ingredients…

Batter Up

If you can make a pancake, you can make a crepe. “Really thin pancakes” seems to be the most common way we like to describe them. If you have made crepes before, note that this recipe is a little different. This crepe recipe gets most of…

Fishing for Compliments

To my knowledge, there are three types of court bouillon (French translation of short broth). The first type is the very simple quick broth for poaching fish with a small amount of onion, carrot and celery with aromatics and white wine.…

Bites of Bliss

Good bagels are hard to come by in the Midwest. Technology has helped us with many things, but automating procedures to help streamline the process can sometimes affect the result. Traditionally bagels were proofed, boiled, then baked. It…

Coarse Correction

I have been a big fan of grits for a long time, or at least what I thought was grits. About 10 years ago I got to try some OG Grits. They were coarse-ground with a stone mill powered by the War Eagle Creek (a tributary of the White River)…
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