Citrus-Infused Vodka

I adapted this creation from Marcus Samuelsson's recipe for Aquavit for holiday gift-giving several years ago but never got around to posting it.  The recipe was such a hit and so amazingly delicious, it would have been a shame to keep this under wraps any longer.  I never attempted to recreate Samuelsson's original recipe, so I don't … Continue reading Citrus-Infused Vodka

Gift Wrapping Ideas that Wow

You've got the gifts.  Now...how to wrap them?  In wrapping paper that makes all your gifts look like clones?  Or in materials you've got lying around your house that will turn them into unique, special, gifts-within-gifts?  I really hope you said the latter, otherwise this post is pretty useless! There are so many upsides to … Continue reading Gift Wrapping Ideas that Wow

Fresh Spiced Cranberry Sauce

When I was a kid, I thought all cranberry sauce came out of a can in one big can-shaped jelly mold.  I thought it tasted OK, but something about it was weird and unnatural.  Then many years later I discovered that cranberry sauce could look like, well, sauce.  And it tasted so...delicious.  After that day, … Continue reading Fresh Spiced Cranberry Sauce