Category Archives: Sweets and the Like

Desserty items and whatnots

The Patron Saint of TV Dinners

I never thought to ask St Clare to intercede on my behalf to the Swanson’s Frozen Food Company because I wasn’t certain that was her department, so I would pray to no one in particular that there was ice cream to be had in the freezer*. Continue reading

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The Dessert That Dare Not Speak Its Name

“Galaktoboureko” also happens to be one of the most challenging words for my restaurant guests to pronounce and the one I love to watch them struggle with the most. 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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Shitty and Sweet: Cake Poops

Life isn’t all good, nor should anyone expect it to be. But it isn’t all bad, either. Whatever comes your way this year, be prepared to take the shitty along with the sweet.

And vice versa. 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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KY Jelly Is My New Jam

It was not what I imagined Kentucky to taste like. Continue reading

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Howdy, Neighbor.

When I heard a knock on my apartment door a couple of weeks ago, I did what any normal person would do.

I hid. Continue reading

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Arnold Palmiers, A Tee Time Treat

For those of you unfamiliar with the Arnold Palmer, it is a blended, non-alcoholic beverage: half iced tea, half lemonade. For those of you unfamiliar with the Arnold Palmer, he is an 82 year-old male who is famous for manipulating a small, dimpled ball into a hole in the ground using a variety of sticks: half man, half golfing legend. Continue reading

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