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Vanilla Extract Made at Home


Posted in: Sweets | Cuisines: Mexican
Vanilla Beans & Bourbon Vanilla Extract Made at Home

This home-made vanilla extract is much BETTER than most store bought ones and also incredibly easy to make.  If it's for your own use, skip the need for little containers and just steep the vanilla beans right into the entire whisky bottle.  I was lucky enough to sample a variety of bourbon whiskeys before selecting Giant Bourbon 95 Proof Small Batch made here in Houston by Gulf Coast Distillers.  As bourbon is derived from corn mash while rye whiskey tends to taste drier with more spices, this local bourbon imparts a sweet, warm and more full-bodied taste.  I thought, how perfect for cooking and baking.  Once it's ready, the uses are endless, from adding a teaspoon to heavy cream before whisking it into freshly whipped cream to infusing magic into chocolate chip cookie dough.  Let the goodness begin!

Fairy Tale Rice Pilaf


Posted in: Savory Dish, Side Dish | Cuisines: Sweets, American
Fairy Tale Rice Pilaf Fairy Tale Rice Pilaf

With festive potlucks and dinner gatherings right around the corner, this is a great side dish or even as a main one for vegetarians or anyone looking to eat less meat.  Infused with vibrantly fruity and nutty flavors, spruce up a meal with this easy to make pilaf!

Vegetable Curry


Posted in: Main Course | Cuisines: Dessert
Vegetable Curry Vegetable Curry

It's often love or hate when it comes to curry -- no middle ground, no compromise, no sitting on the fence.  Good thing we adore the complexity of a tasty curry -- be it Indian, Thai, West Indies or South African -- paired with a myriad of protein from sea, land or in this case, market vegetables.  Even better over a bowl of steaming rice!