The Common Dawn Apéritif (Modified)

I went over to my friend, AmasianV's place one summer afternoon because I was in the area. He was just hanging out instead of working on his PhD thesis, but that was fine with me because I got to reap the benefits of his somewhat new-found hobby of mixing cocktails at a moment's notice. This... Continue Reading →

The Pink Martinez (Gin Martini)

On Saturday night, my friend "Double Down" and his girlfriend, Marisela, had a housewarming party to celebrate the purchase of their new condo. They provided us with some great food and drink with a lot of Mexican flair even though it was President's Day weekend. We ate marinated pulled pork soft tacos, chips with fresh... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Classic, no frills, pumpkin pie. I'm finally getting around to putting this recipe up and even though I made my own pie with absolutely no technical finesse (it's these big clunky man hands), that doesn't mean you can't do something pretty with this simple recipe. As far as the taste goes, I was extremely pleased... Continue Reading →

Apple Pie Filling and Dessert Topping

Pie rules and when fall rolls around, it's time for pie spices in everything! This simple recipe for pie filling is not only absurdly easy, but it's relatively fast and low-calorie (for a dessert). I tried to make it so that you can still taste all of the apple flavor, but still get that sense... Continue Reading →

Vodka Cucumber & Lime

I first had a variation of this drink called the "Cool Hand Cuke," at the Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, MA.  I then tried a much sweeter version called a "Dead Rise" at Legal C Bar in Dedham, MA.  Lastly, while waiting for the rest of my party to arrive at Fugakyu in Brookline, MA (that's... Continue Reading →

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