The sweetest treat of the Italian bakery. If you can't make it to Little Italy (or Big Italy) make it in your own kitchen.
My mother prepared this dish (along with another simple appetizer consisting of chilled cocktail shrimp stuck with festive toothpicks along side a dish of cocktail sauce) every Christmas as far back as I can remember. It is a creamy, savory blend of easy-to-find ingredients that showcases the rich flavor of the clams. Stay with the mentioned brands and you'll never be disappointed. Serve with Ruffles(R) Original potato chips.
Rice dressing for a 10-12 pound bird.
I love the richness and elegance of Beef Wellington, particularly for fancy winter dinners. Beef Wellington, if you haven’t had it before, is a medium rare slab of steak, topped with fois gras and mushrooms, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. The dish can be an expensive proposition, so I’ve transformed it into economical hors d’oeuvres.
A fun martini for apple schnapps lovers. It may remind you of those old carnival treats!
This drink makes me look forward to blizzards. Nothing's better during a white out than to whip up a batch of buttered rum and sit warm by the window or fire.
In winter, this cocktail is the cure for whatever ails you.
This drink combines a few of my favorite things: coffee, rum, and brandy. One of the great winter drinks.
When the holidays roll around, this is the one. And it’s so rich and creamy, once a year is enough.
Apparently, Ernest Hemingway invented this one. It is named after his book about bullfighting, but it also stands as fair warning against actually drinking this cocktail in the afternoon, or indeed any time of day.
During World War I, there was a nasty piece of artillery that the French would point at the Germans and shoot, rapidly. It was called the French 75.
Incidentally, not the way the Irish take their coffee. But still, a delicious drink.
Insert your favorite quote from "The Big Lebowski" here.
Romaine lettuce, yellow and red bell peppers, feta cheese, with sun dried tomatoes and dried cranberries, a few slices of cucumbers on top.
One of the great cocktails, the brandy sidecar. Don't fear the sugary rim.