Category Archives: Alcoholic!

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Chocolate Sin

When I was little, my mom would make this dessert for parties that nobody could seem to get enough of. It’s sweet, creamy, dense, chocolatey, and boozey. And it really lives up to its name, as you might say it’s almost sinfully good. I decided to make some this week because I hadn’t had it in a really long time and I discovered one more thing about it that I love, in the process. It’s also pretty easy to make!  Continue reading

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Molecular Vanilla “Cupcakes”

Molecular Gastronomy is an ever-increasingly popular form of cooking that uses ingredients we already know and love to reinvent the way we experience food. One of my favorite molecular cooking techniques is creating food gels. Sometimes this requires special materials, but not always! One easy way to look like a molecular pro is by making Jello shots. I’m all about Jello shots. In fact, I made some just a couple weeks ago for some friends I had over. But these aren’t like any Jello shot you’ve ever had. They’re not fruity, they don’t taste like cough syrup (or even like alcohol, really), and they don’t come from a sugary, just-add-water packet. These little guys are a perfectly mixed cocktail in a beautiful, albeit jiggly dessert! And they’re fantastic. They’re just firm enough, just sweet enough, and – even better – taste like a vanilla cupcake! Try them, you’ll be so happy you did! Continue reading

Coconut Rum and Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

There’s only one way to describe this: Decadent. I love whipped cream and I’m always trying to find ways to add a one-of-a-kind flair when I make it at home. This one is definitely a winner! Start out by chilling your whipping cream so that it’s nice and cold. One of the best tips I’ve ever received in making whipped cream is to make sure everything is cold. So chill your bowl, chill your cream, chill your rum, and if you want to you can even chill your whisk or beater attachments! It’s worth it in the end, this whipped cream is so good you could even eat it on its own! Continue reading