Tag Archives: brandy

Happy Applejack Month!

Applejack? For those not in the know, it is an apple brandy. I’ve only ever used it once and it was in this recipe that I made for a party a couple of years ago. But this recipe was so … Continue reading

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Mad Men Canadian Clubhouse Punch

Greetings, friends! We are on the cusp of another season of Mad Men. I believe that it has been clearly documented in this blog how much I enjoy what might be one of the greatest television series of all time. … Continue reading

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Beverage Bonus: The Sidecar

Hi, kittens. Here’s a little pick-me-up for your Oscar Monday. Saturday night I attended a speakeasy-themed party that benefited a Maryland historical something or other. So it’s nice that I am helping conserve some Baltimore historical shit, but the best … Continue reading

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Apple-Cheddar Ball

Last weekend Cleve and I attended a Twelfth Night party hosted by his co-worker, Kristen, who just happens to be an avid Dinner is Served! reader. I don’t know exactly what a Twelfth Night party is (I’m too lazy to … Continue reading

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106. Mustard Star and Holiday Glögg

Let me apologize for going all Pulp Fiction on you with Dinner is Served! and not putting my dinners in chronological order, and writing about New Year’s before Christmas. But this is how it happened. So deal with it. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Beverage Bonus: Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy. A classic winter cocktail. And one with countless variations–some with tea, some with none. Some with citrus, some with none. And the spices are all over the place. And even though the weather earlier in the week … Continue reading

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36. Baked Swiss Steak (4th of July Spectacular Spectacular!)

America. America. Land that I love, O say can you see the amber waves of grain?  Land of thy pilgrim’s pride, from sea to shining sea, should auld acquaintance be forgot, it’s a fucking grand old flag! OK, I got that out … Continue reading

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