Recipes

ONE RECIPE = FOUR COOKIES

ONE RECIPE = FOUR COOKIES // The Kitchy Kitchen
I hate doing more work than I have to in the kitchen.  Seriously, what’s the point? And with the holidays upon us, the last thing we need is more stress in the kitchen. So if you’re in a Christmas cookie mood (and who isn’t?), I’ve got you covered. One simple shortbread recipe, dolled up four ways: classic shortbread cookies, black […]
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FIVE INGREDIENTS = FIVE CROSTINI

FIVE INGREDIENTS = FIVE CROSTINI // The Kitchy Kitchen
Five ingredients, five different apps. It’s a simple concept, and the perfect idea for holiday parties.  Few things makes me happier than standing in front of an impressive spread with the knowledge that it didn’t take a lot of time, assembly, or stress. For these crostini, I have five basic ingredients that you can switch out easily: a roasted vegetable, […]
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O.G. GINGERBREAD COOKIES

GINGERBREAD COOKIES // The Kitchy Kitchen
O.G. Gingerbread cookies are a must. You can’t bake these without it immediately feeling (and smelling) like Christmas. This is a super simple, super classic recipe, with very few bells and whistles. But you know what? Sometimes things don’t need a clever twist, sometimes they’re perfect just the way they are. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS For about 4 dozen cookies 3 1/4 […]
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CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT ICE BOX CAKE

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT ICE BOX CAKE // The Kitchy Kitchen
Nostalgic mom recipes are the best. They’re simple to execute, crowd pleasing, and I always feel a bit guilty about the ingredients I’m using. This isn’t farm to table, I-make-my-own-babyfood mom food. This is early 80s, crack pie level stuff. The basic idea is “crispy cookie + creamy goodness.”  This could be biscuits with pudding, cookies with whipped cream, whatever […]
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TOM + JERRY

TOM AND JERRY // The Kitchy Kitchen
When your cousin gives you adorable Tom and Jerry mugs for Christmas, you simply must make Tom and Jerry. It’s a fact. I actually had never tried Tom and Jerry before. And no, it’s not named after the cat and mouse from Hannah Barbera cartoons (which for some reason I always pronounced Hannah Barbara for some reason), though you wouldn’t […]
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EGG NOG

EGG NOG // The Kitchy Kitchen
Egg nog is a bit polarizing.  Essentially, it’s melted ice cream with some booze, so if you like that sort of thing, you’ll love egg nog, if you don’t, you’ll hate it with the fire of a thousand suns.  I’m in the former camp. I love creamy, rich, dessert-y things with booze, so egg nog wins for me. Plus, it’s […]
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THREE INGREDIENT PARTY SNACKS

3 INGREDIENT PARTY SNACKS // The Kitchy Kitchen
To me, the holidays are when I get to dust off my cocktail dress, slip on my party shoes, and hover around the buffet double fisting snacks. I love snacks. I also hate snacks, because I eat so many of them thoughtlessly, only to struggle into my same cocktail dress the following weekend, the the zipper jamming on my holly […]
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PUMPKIN SAFFRON ROLLS

PUMPKIN SAFFRON ROLLS // The Kitchy Kitchen
“Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” The opening line to my favorite ghost story is a good one, isn’t it? Rebecca, the Hitchcock film based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel, is a sweeping, psychological thriller about how the past never really leaves you. And I know it sounds cliche – because it is – but […]
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HOT TODDY

HOT TODDY // The Kitchy Kitchen
Like a hot water bottle in tumbler form, this cocktail is soothing and warm. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and the perfect canvas for extra spice and citrus. Enjoy! HOW TO MAKE A HOT TODDY: INGREDIENTS For 1 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) bourbon 1 tablespoon mild honey 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup boiling-hot water DIRECTIONS Put bourbon, […]
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HOT BUTTERED RUM

HOT BUTTERED RUM // The Kitchy Kitchen
Of course. How could this not exist? Hot buttered anything is delicious, so it follows that hot buttered rum would be exponentially delicious. When I first saw this offering on the menu at the Varnish, a primal voice inside me echoed, “Must try.” This primal voice likes butter, and booze apparently. And when the combination is aged rum, butter, a […]
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