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Red Wine Poached Pears With Mascarpone Filling

Ingredients 6 firm Bartlett pears 1 bottle red wine 1 vanilla bean, whole 2 cinnamon sticks 2 bay leaves 2 cups sugar 2 (8 ounce) containers mascarpone cheese, softened 1/2 cup heavy cream Pinch cinnamon 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons butter Instructions Peel pears leaving the stem intact. In a large saucepan, bring wine […]

Vodka Cream Pasta

Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 cup vodka 1 cup chicken stock 1 can (or 32 oz.) crushed tomatoes Coarse salt and pepper 16 ounces pasta, such as penne rigate 1/2 cup heavy cream 20 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn Instructions Heat a […]

Rib-Eye With Mustard-Beer Pan Sauce

Ingredients 2 boneless rib-eye steaks Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium shallot, minced 1 cup lager or pilsner beer 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Instructions Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat the oil in […]

Beer Brats

Ingredients 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 cans lager beer 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 fresh bratwursts 8 fresh hot dog buns, toasted 2 cups sauerkraut, for topping Dijon mustard, for topping 1 to 2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, chopped for […]

Rum Chata French Toast

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla ¼ tsp nutmeg ½ Cup RumChata 1 Medium sized loaf of French bread Butter Maple Syrup Instructions As with all french toast, the key ingredient is the bread. Pick out a nice loaf of french bread. Thick, crunchy crust on the outside. Soft, fluffy, white on […]

Molten Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Ingredients 8 oz chocolate baking bar, 60% bittersweet 1 cup butter, unsalted 3/4 tsp iodized salt 3 tbsp whiskey 3 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper 2 tbsp orange zest 4 eggs plus 2 yolks 3/4 cup all purpose flour […]

Tennessee Dream Ice Cream

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup half and half 1 cup heavy cream 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 oz of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey 1/2 cup chopped pecans (candied pecans if you have them) 2 teaspoons cinnamon Instructions In a saucepan over low heat, mix sugar and half and half until liquefied, stirring […]

Bourbon Spiked Chili

Ingredients approximately 3/4 cup Bourbon 1 pound ground beef approximately 1 bowl of cooked & chopped spicy sausage (optional) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 onions (chopped) 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic 2 cans chopped tomatoes 1/2 to 1 cup of beef broth 2 cans kidney beans Seasoning: 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin […]