Category Archives: Holidays

If it’s Holiday Themed, it gets conveniently shoved in this category.

Pride Week Drink: The Debbie Gibson

Named in honor of the Queen of 80s Bubblegum Pop, the consumption of which might cause you do to forget whatever you might need to. Including the career of Ms. Gibson herself. Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming.

Most guys are just a six-pack away from being Merry. Continue reading

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A La Recherche du Pain Perdu.

There was nothing especially sweet about it, but then I thought, there rarely is with pain, whether it’s of the French or English variety. Continue reading

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Holiday Spirit: The Coping Mechanism

…consume the drink in one or two large gulps, and tell everyone who’s been staring at you for the past three minutes that you’re just fine.
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The Corn Dogs of Easter

When everyone else was praying for the souls of the recently departed, I was praying for breakfast. Continue reading

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I Got It from Tom: Absinthe Jellies

It is thanks to Maria von Trapp, God, Tom Lehrer, and that bottle of absinthe collecting dust on my liquor shelf that I am able to bring you a recipe that is sure to please (and thoroughly sozzle) your loved ones, just in time for the Holidays. Continue reading

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The Brandy Snifter of Blood.

My eyes rolled into the back of my head in the same spot where my brother’s had while acting dramatic with the brandy snifter in his hand. The two major differences being that I was not acting and that the brandy snifter was not in my hand… Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: A Love Cake

It looked like a Dutch Baby abandoned on the doorstep of a French woman with no maternal instinct.
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Goodbye Twelve, Hello Thirteen…

What mattered, I suppose, was that a throng of teenaged girls loved it. Well, they loved the cake pops certainly. They ate what was underneath when there were no more of them to devour. What (seemingly) took forever to produce was gone in no time.

Just like my goddaughter’s little girlhood. Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Happy Old Year.

My first act of the New Year– make that my third act of the New Year after flushing the Old Year down the toilet and washing my hands with soap and hot water–  was to bake a loaf of bread. … Continue reading

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