Cranberry Pear Crisp with Whiskey and Cardamom

Cranberry pear crisp a hearty fruit crisp to keep you warm and cozy through the winter. Also makes a great breakfast with yogurt. The night before Thanksgiving, I set out to make a light dessert option for the holiday. Nothing too ostentatious, just a simple and seasonal pear crisp. But, baking was the last item on my very long list of…

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Brown Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Pears

Jameson Brown Bread Pudding

It doesn’t take much to start me thinking about bread pudding – it is one of my favorite restaurant desserts. My very favorite bread pudding at served at an Irish restaurant in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. One ice cream topped, caramel drizzled, portion is easily enough for four. I am not very good at sharing this one, last time I should…

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Whiskey for your Cold

Try Some Whiskey for Your Cold

Last week I had grand hopes of wrapping up my Ireland travel narratives with a decadent dessert, Jameson Brown Bread Pudding. Unfortunately I hadn’t finalized the recipe. However, it did come in handy that we had a bottle of whiskey in the house. We needed it for medicinal purposes. I was first served a hot whiskey in a tiny hostel pub on…

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