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hot ‘fudge’ sauce (aka, 1-2-3 sauce)

The family story is that my Aunt Cathy found this recipe in a magazine 30-odd years ago, but whenever people would ask her for it she’d gravely intone, “I’m sorry, it’s a family recipe”.  Unfortunately, i can never remember if this calls for evaporated or condensed milk (and buying the wrong one would produce results drastically different from expected), so i’m posting the recipe here for the whole internet to see — but mostly for Andy and me to have access to it when we’re…

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chocolate martini

Cleaning my desk this afternoon i came across the recipe Andy uses to make chocolate martinis for me.  I swear, i should just carry this with me for when we go to bars that either don’t have a chocolate martini on their menu OR have a crappy chocolate martini on their menu — DO NOT PUT KAHLUA IN A CHOCOLATE MARTINI, unless you want a coffee-chocolate martini, in which case fine, but that’s not what i want, and furthermore then you should call it a…

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hot buttered rum

We start with the recipe from Quirk’s Field Guide to Cocktails (Chirico, Rob.  Philadelphia: Quirk, 2005.), then make one delicious addition. 2 whole cloves 2 whole allspice berries 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon sugar 2 ounces dark rum1 1 teaspoon sweet butter fresh grated nutmeg Soak the 1st 3 ingredients (cloves, allspice berries, cinnamon stick) in the boiling water for 5 minutes.  We have some cloth spice/tea bags (pictured next to one of Sailor Jerry’s buxom tattoo ladies), so i put…

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