Few things get me more excited than a nice chewy gingerbread treat - and this cookie does just that! A carefully calculated substitution of ginger-honey infused bourbon for the required liquids in this recipe, yields soft, booze infused ginger cookies. Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur spiked home-made whipped cream is the perfect compliment to these bourbon baked goodies. Simply whip equal parts Domaine's de Canton, honey syrup, and fresh cream until unassisted peaks form. If you're feeling exceptionally frisky, top these desserts with finely brittled ginger sugar for a textural component that is sure to delight your guests.
If anyone knows the scenic view Cole Park provides for lazy Saturday afternoon activities, it's Susie O. Always a delight, this bubbly-loving socialite invited me to a picnic laden with chilled cava, cozy blankets, mini-cheesecakes, and other decadent treats. Strawberries and cava go together like picnics and puppies so I combined the two (that would be the fruit and cava, not the park and canines) in a gelee treat - complete with peach bellini foam!
A Betty (by a broad definition) is honest and brave, loyal and nurturing, witty and fun. She's balanced, quirky, open-minded, complex, and flawed. She's soulful and driven. And I think there's a little Betty in all of us.