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Butterscotch Sauce: A Recipe

Say it with me, folks: BUTTERSCOTCH. I mean, there’s all this talk about how great salted caramel sauce is (and it is), but can we take a step back and bring back the OG in non-chocolate ice cream toppings? That’s right: I’m on a one-woman mission to bring butterscotch back. The best part about butterscotch sauce is the EASE of making it. This is one of those things where, as

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Cherry “Fair” Scones

So, Scones. Plain, filled with berries, or chocolate chips. There’s A LOT to love. My love affair with scones began with a trip to western Washington during “The Puyallup” (aka: the state fair // also it’s pronounced “pew-allup”). If you’ve been to a state fair you are probably familiar with the “things on a stick” category, and if you’re from Iowa you know ALL about the butter cow, but in

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Hey Bartender! Bring Me A Shrubbery! 3 ‘Shrub Drinks’ That Are Making A Comeback

Terrible Monty Python references aside, have you ever heard of a ‘shrub drink’? A ‘shrub’ refers to two different (but kind of the same) types of drinks that were popular in 17th and 18th century England and the again in Colonial America. The earlier drink was a fruit liqueur made with rum or brandy mixed with sugar and the juice or rinds of citrus fruit – think of mixing some of the lemon zest you use for

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Creamy and Cheesy Broccoli Soup

I live in the Midwest, so I am not a stranger to wacky weather patterns – but the last month, the last month, has been cray-cray. Epic rains and flooding. Snow. Almost 70º weather followed IMMEDAITELY by negative wind-chill days. I just … could you, pretty please, STAHP with the bi-polar weather shifts? I don’t think Mother Nature is going to listen to my pleas, which is why I made

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Cran-Apple Wassail: What is it and How to Make it

“Here we come a-wassailing …” So opens the traditional English carol (alternate version: here we come a-caroling). At first I thought wassailing was just old-timey verbiage for going caroling (falalalala-lala-la-la), but apparently it’s more than that. Settle in campers, it’s history time! Wassail is an Anglo-Saxon phrase ‘waes hael’, which means ‘good health’ in ye olde timey English. Generally wassail is mixed in a GINORMOUS silver or pewter bowl (I

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