Booze

Overnight Bananas Foster French Toast & Le Creuset Giveaway!

11
Jun
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Overnight Bananas Foster French Toast is perfect for Father’s Day breakfast. Sweet, caramelized bananas with a hint of rum turn this overnight french toast from comforting to OH WOW! Father’s Day this year is pretty special around here. It’s James’s first, just like Mother’s Day was mine, and I want to make it extra special. […]

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Classic St. Germain Cocktail with a Twist

01
Jan
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Happy New Year’s Day to you! How about a little hair of the dog that bit ya? If I’m completely honest with you, I planned to post this drink recipe before the turn of the year, but bacon rolls took precedence. I’m sure you understand. Bacon always comes first. We picked up a bottle of […]

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Fredericksburg Peach and Southern Comfort Jam

07
Jun
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In Northern New Jersey, it’s not even close to peach season. But in the areas surrounding San Antonio and Austin, it’s been peach season for a few weeks already. Fredericksburg peach season, to be precise. Fredericksburg was founded in the 1840s, and named for a Prince of Prussia. When people think of Texas, they probably […]

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Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts

23
May
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I first had these bar nuts pre-dinner outing at Pam’s house several years ago. As we waited for one of the fellas to get home so we could all go nosh on pizza at some cool boutique-y little restaurant in Connecticut, it was clear that everyone was ravenous. Ever the perfect hostess, Pam grabbed a […]

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Jargaritas

12
Mar
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One of my fondest memories from last year’s Big Summer Potluck was standing in the kitchen, surveying the chaos of the Friday night party, when Colleen from Souffle Bombay flew by me with a big smile on her face and a little frozen jar of brilliance that she thrust into my hands as she walked […]

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Shiner Bock Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

01
Feb
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If you’re Texan, you know Shiner. Shiner, Texas, that is. Famous for one thing: Shiner Bock beer. Spoetzl Brewery, where Shiner Bock is brewed, has been in business since 1909, and is the oldest independent brewery in Texas. Shiner Bock is Spoetzl’s flagship beer. Brewed since 1913, this dark and dangerous brew was originally considered […]

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Woodchuck Hard Cider Bread

04
Jan
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Things have been a little quiet around B&B through the holidays. James and I made our three and a half day trek from New Jersey to San Antonio, arriving just in time for the family’s Christmas Eve celebrations. I decided to take a little break and really enjoy my family. I’ve been having a blast […]

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Nanny’s Kahlua Pie

06
Sep
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Kahlua Pie has always been a big deal in our family. Nanny made it a lot, especially at Christmas time, when my Uncle Charlie would request it as his “birthday pie” – he was born on Christmas Eve. One thing I’m grateful for is that my family recognizes the special bond Nan and I had […]

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Steak and Guinness Pie

01
Sep
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Bluebonnets and Brownies 2011-09-01 1 hour 1 pie The other week, Jennie put out the request that we all make a peanut butter pie for the ones we love. I was definitely inspired, only, the one I love is as anti-peanut butter as you can get without actually being allergic to peanuts. I was pretty […]

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Peach, Strawberry and Baby Plum Sangria

26
Jul
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I hope you guys enjoyed all the guest posts last week. I am so grateful to have such good friends willing to offer up their hard work to fill in. That’s really what life is about, isn’t it? Good friends, there for you during the tough times. One thing about going home to San Antonio […]

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