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Three Bottles of Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello

Once I saw Gabrielle Corcos & Debi Mazar make homemade limoncello on Extra Virgin on the, I just had to try it. Then I watched Valerie Bertinelli make her delicious Challah Bread Pudding with Limoncello, and I was hooked. I’ve tweaked both a bit and you’ll find the recipe for the limoncello below. Be patient, and then ENJOY!

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Candy cane cookie recipe closeup with peppermint sugar

Candy Cane Cookies

Here’s my take on one of my all-time favorite cookies, an old, old recipe from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (©1963). Yes, they did spell it “Cooky.” I’ve tweaked the recipe here with the weight of the flour because this is one of the very rare recipes that requires measuring flour via the “dip method.” You get a very different measurement this way because you compact the flour as you dip, as opposed to sifting or scooping and leveling.

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Carne Adovada (Red Chile-Braised Pork)

As an homage to our new home, Albuquerque, NM, my first recipe published on this blog is for Carne Adovada (AKA red chile-braised pork). Never thought I’d be cooking with chiles, much less straight up New Mexican Hatch chiles, having come from the heart of “meat and potatoes” in Minnesota. There, “heat” is defined by “mild” Italian sausage.

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