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Yum Alert: Gingery-Bread Muffins

Beauty in a Ginger Bread Muffin

Gingery-bread Muffins Recipe & Image via A Cozy Kitchen // adapted from Chow For muffins: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temp... More...

By • Nov 29th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: (Butter-less) Butternut Squash Crumble

A hearty appetizer that will surely butta you up minus the butter.

This recipe covers every need I could ever have in a savory appetizer.  A little crunch, a little sweetness and cheese. Butter-less Butternut Squash Crumble (Savory) Image & recipe via From The Little Yellow Kitchen (adapted from: Cannelle et Vanille) serves 6-8 Quinoa Crumble Topping ¾  cup whole wheat flour ¾  cup cooked quinoa, room temperature 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp pars... More...

By • Nov 28th, 2011 • Category: Alcohol, Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL

Yum Alert: Maple Basil Sour Cocktail

An unconventional maple/basil cocktail mix

Maple Basil Sour Cocktail Created by The Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash 1 1/2 oz Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice 1/4 oz real maple syrup 3 large basil leaves Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the basil leaves to extract the flavor.  Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well.  Pour into a rocks glass. Garnish: basil sprig Related PostsYum Alert: Whiskey Pass... More...

By • Nov 27th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

What to do with your leftover pumpkin pie.

image source: Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe via / ¾ loaf baguette, cubed 1 ¼ cup pumpkin pie filling 3/4 cup Coffee-mate Brown Sugar Maple Latte creamer 1 ½ cup milk 3 large egg yolks 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine your leftover coffee creamer and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat... More...

By • Nov 26th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: Emily’s Apple Crisp for Two

An easy, kick-ass dessert from my hometown paper.

Emily’s Apple Crisp for Two Recipe via The O-Town Scene INGREDIENTS One apple 1/4 brown sugar 1/4 white sugar 1/2 cup oats 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground cloves 1 tablespoon butter DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the apple right down the middle from the top to bottom. Scoop out the seeds and parts that you wouldn’t want to eat from the center. Lay side by side in a sm... More...

By • Nov 25th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: Leftover Turkey Edition

What to do with your Thanksgiving morsel leftovers.

photo via Oven Roasted Turkey Wrap Recipe via / 4 pieces sliced turkey 2 slices brie cheese 4 Tbsp. cranberry chutney or sauce Mixed field greens Any type of wrap bread Place wrap flat on counter and add mixed greens to center of wrap.  Take pieces of leftover turkey slices and place on top of greens.  Place the sliced brie over the turkey and pour chutney/cranberry sauc... More...

By • Nov 24th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: Sloppy Joe Sliders

Because if you’re gonna eat a sloppy joe… why not make it MINI?

Slider Sloppy Joes Image & Recipe via A Cozy Kitchen / Adapted from Martha Stewart 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced Coarse salt and ground pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound ground beef 1 can (15 ounce can) tomato puree 1/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (1/4 teaspoon if you’re adverse to heat) 1/4 tabl... More...

By • Nov 22nd, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: Vanilla Mascarpone Drizzle Cream

The easiest sweet-dip/drizzle recipe ever.

Our homegirls over at From The Little Yellow Kitchen got down with a seriously yum-worthy Beignet recipe that’ll blow your mind.  What puts these little babies in to my EPIC box? The girls used this killer Vanilla Marscapone Dipping Cream that I’d suggest using for most anything you need to dip with over the holidays. Vanilla Mascarpone Dipping Cream: Recipe & image via From The ... More...

By • Nov 21st, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: PepperMint Pattini Cocktail

Drinking candy is the best way to get your fix.

Image via PepperMint Pattini Cocktail 1-1/2 oz Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Vodka 1/2 oz Crème de menthe 1/2 oz Chocolate Liqueur 1/2 oz Cream Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a Peppermint Pattie candy wedge. Related PostsYum Alert: Grapefruit Cucumber Cocktails Yum Alert: Skinny Vodka and Sparkling Cranberry Pome... More...

By • Nov 20th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

Yum Alert: Prohibition French 75 Cocktail

A cherry-citrus Prohibition twist.

FRENCH 75 1.5 oz TANQUERAY® London Dry Gin .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice .75 oz Simple Syrup Top with Champagne Shake & strain halfway into a champagne flute Garnish with a lemon twist Related PostsYum Alert: Chocolate Cherry Cups Yum Alert: Gluten Free Honey Lemon Donuts Yum Alert: Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes You’ll Want to Call This Marakesh Hotel Your Home Yum Alert: Heavenly Lemon Oreo Dess... More...

By • Nov 19th, 2011 • Category: Alcohol, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes