Archive of ‘Food & Entertaining’ category

Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

I’m one of those people that chooses a cheese plate over chocolate dessert at a restaurant; loves a roll of SweetTarts but can easily pass up a Hershey’s bar; has no willpower with a bag of chips but no interest in a chocolate malt. You get the point. But this cake is different. It’s as chocolate as chocolate can be, and it’s awesome. Trevor and I can eat the whole thing within a span of 24 hours (there is a reason you won’t see any pictures of the full cake). I’ve included below the recipe, along with a fabulously easy and delicious serving tip.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Greyhound

This past Friday Trevor and I hosted a group of friends out at the cabin for a day in the sun and time away from the responsibilities of our normal days. I wanted to serve a fun cocktail or two, and decided to go with infusing vodka with strawberries and rhubarb. Infusing vodka is an easy way to have a fruity and flavorful drink without a lot of mixing. It was a fairly large group, and I wanted the cocktail options to be quick and easy for people to grab on their own. Although I’ve served infused vodka on it’s own, I thought that the combo of straight booze, hot sun and acting like careless children in the water could be dangerous. I looked for a cocktail recipe using the strawberry rhubarb vodka as base, and landed on this lovely twist on a traditional greyhound. If grapefruit isn’t your thing, I also served the infused vodka with lemonade and it was equally as delicious (and even less work without having to muddle the mint).

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Coconut Ice Cream and Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce

I find that there are a few things common in nearly all Martha Stewart recipes. (1) The pictures are beautiful. (2) The food is delicious (even if I don’t make it, you can pretty much taste it through the photos). (3) At least one aspect of the directions I either don’t understand, or don’t execute correctly if attempted (I suppose the latter is a predictable result of the former). Coconut ice cream is my all-time favorite though, so when I saw this recipe I decided to give it a whirl. The original recipe link is here for your reference, and I’ve also included it below (along with the Reality Check, which has my advice for shortcuts and the steps I will definitely take the next time I make this!).
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