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A recipe for Pumpkin Martinis for this Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Martini - photo - Karen Anderson

Pumpkin Martini – photo – Karen Anderson

Pumpkin Spice Martini

  • 1.5 ounces Rumchata
  • 1 ounce Eau Claire Distillery Three Point Vodka
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons pumpkin pie puree
  • ice and a cocktail shaker and strainer
  • cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice or freshly grated nutmeg

Combine the Rumchata, vodka, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and ice in a shaker and shake like crazy.
Strain into a martini glass and sprinkle with the spice of your choice.

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A French Food Fad for 2015 – Mug Cakes

little mug cakes cookbooks were everywhere in Paris - photo - Karen Anderson

little mug cakes cookbooks were everywhere in Paris – photo – Karen Anderson


I don’t think Mug Cakes are new. I’ve found blog posts dating back five years with oodles of recipes for them but they seem to have taken Paris by a chocolate brown cocoa powder storm this year. Everywhere I looked little cookbooks were devoted to them. At Le Grand Epicerie de Paris you could even buy a mug fully loaded with the ingredients for the mere price (I jest) of 13.50 Euros.

This post has a recipe I developed for a deliciously ooey-gooey Chocolat-ey Chocolate Mug Cake. It’s easy and fun and ANYONE can make it. I hope you will. Let me know how it turns out for you.

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