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The Ultimate Eggnog Punch

Is it a must to incorporate the egg whites at the end? in some egg nog recipes it makes it too frothy. any thoughts from those who have made it already?

Dec 19, 2011
rdizzle in Recipes

Best "cheap" gin?

Boodles, if you can find it, is an affordable gin with a clean, straightforward taste.

Feb 02, 2011
rdizzle in Spirits

Real Deal Hot Chocolate

do you think that this would keep in a thermos carafe for 30 min to an hour before serving? I am thinking about serving it at a meeting...my fear is that it will separate.

Jan 26, 2011
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Caramel Corn

I love this recipe. i have tried making caramel corn so many times and it never has the right crunch and sweetness. this definitely fits the bill. i'll have to try the coconut oil idea next!

Dec 16, 2010
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i need some help with mint ice cream...

thank you so much everyone. i'll have to try again this weekend!

Nov 21, 2010
rdizzle in Home Cooking

i need some help with mint ice cream...

I recently made a cream (not custard) based ice cream and tried to infuse the hot cream with mint leaves before throwing it into the ice cream freezer. i let the leaves steep until the cream (in an ice bath) was about room temp (about 30 minutes). By the end of it all I was very disappointed because it tasted too herby, not fresh and minty like I expected.

What did I do wrong?Would adding creme de menthe near the end of freezing have helped?

Does anyone have any other good mint ice cream recipes?

Nov 15, 2010
rdizzle in Home Cooking

Lemon Digestif

does this have to be stored in the freezer? will it go bad at room temperature? how long can it be kept? sorry for all the questions. just trying to figure out the logistics of giving these as gifts.

Nov 15, 2010
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Minestrone

I made this with homemade vegetable stock because other comments suggested authentic minestrone is not made with chicken stock. i also added basil towards the end. but it ended up pretty bland. should i have roasted my vegetables (the ones for the stock) first before adding them to the stock pot? i have heard that can make a difference.

Apr 21, 2010
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Vanilla-Buttermilk Pastry Cream

really creamy and delicious. not to mention to mention VERY easy. definitely recommend.

Apr 21, 2010
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Nut Muffins

can these be made with buttermilk or will that react with the baking powder/soda?

Apr 14, 2010
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Caramel popcorn wedding favors

i'm getting married in july and am thinking about making caramel popcorn as favors. does anyone have a good recipe for caramel popcorn? and i would like to make it early in batches so that i'm not stuck the week of the wedding making popcorn for a whole day or two. but does anyone know how long it will keep?

Mar 15, 2010
rdizzle in Home Cooking