Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brûlée Topping

Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brûlée Topping

Here's an easy recipe for a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a bit of brûlée crunch. 

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Hooch! Homemade Irish Cream & Condensed Milk Recipes

Hooch! Homemade Irish Cream & Condensed Milk Recipes

Let's be honest: snow is more enjoyable with a libation in hand.  In addition to the usual suspects- wine, craft brews and assorted bubbly, let's not forget good, old hooch. 

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Throwback Video: Maui's Dog House in N. Wildwood

Throwback Video: Maui's Dog House in N. Wildwood

Meet Michael "Maui" D'Antuono.  He's a “Tubular Meat Renaissance Man” and believes the finest two words in the English language are “encased meat.”  My kinda guy! 

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The Bacon Bomb Experiment and Recipe

Although the Bacon Bomb fit the specs of my low-carb diet, let me be clear: this was not my idea! 

It was more of a challenge.  The gauntlet was thrown down by  my husband's son, who was on leave from the Navy for the holidays.  He challenged me to create a "Bacon Explosion," a food-porn worthy, bacon concoction he and his Navy buddies fantasised about while at sea.  

According to John R. Kettle, IV, "We're on the ship. We can't leave. We have to deal with the  Navy food.  So we  tease ourselves with massive, amazing creations.  You know how you salivate?  We sit there the entire morning starving, and imagining what it would be like to eat these things. One day was entirely dedicated to bacon, so we went online and Googled bacon food and we found this!"

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MAKE YOUR OWN: INFUSED SPIRITS

With Memorial Day and the official start of summer mere weeks away, it’s the perfect time to infuse your own spirits. All you need are mason jars, some fruit, vegetables, or herbs, and your libation of choice. Mix it up, seal the jar, shake every so often, and in five days you’ll have the ultimate gourmet cocktail base, just in time for summer. Keep them for yourself to sip on all summer long, or wrap the jars with a bow and give them a hostess gifts. 

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