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Happy Thanksgiving

Hope your day involves lots of pie!

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Blood Orange & Grapefruit Superstar

One of my favorite cocktails—back when I could actually drink one and NOT be up until the wee hours of a the morning as a result—was the greyhound. Second only to a strong margarita on the rocks (with salt!), the pairing of grapefruit juice and gin was pure happy to me. So simple! SO GOOD. So, the grapefruit in this drink is a nod to that old “friend,” the blood orange is me taking advantage of my obsession this month with that beautiful citrus, and the starfruit garnish makes it a strong contender for any Oscar party at the end of February. A nominee for best drink at an Oscar party, if you will. Hope you like this one—and please, add a shot of gin for me! M Blood Orange-Grapefruit Superstar Ready in: 10 min  Yields: 6 drinks Ingredients: 4 pink grapefruit 4 blood oranges 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 starfruit Mixer of your choice Juice to mixer ratios: Champagne (1:1) Soda water  (2:1) Ginger beer or ale (3:1) Gin (your call!) Directions: Juice grapefruit …

Cranberry Sauce Syrup

Just in time for Christmas brunch! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I’m a super fan of the tartness cranberries boast, and I certainly was not going to pass up the opportunity to pair them with one of my favorite foods ever: pancakes. ‘Tis the season. Along with the cranberry syrup, I added a couple of layers of cashew cream to the pancakes pictured for an extra dose of holiday joy and deliciousness. And, might I also suggest putting a bowl of Blueberry Syrup on your holiday breakfast table? I think a spoonful of each would be twice as nice. (Oh, and here’s my recipe for Gluten-Free Grain-Free Pancakes.) Happy holidays everyone! M Cranberry Syrup Ready in: 25 min Yeilds: about 3 cups Ingredients: 2 cup cranberries 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, melt butter, then stir in 1/4 cup of water, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is melted, about one minute. Add cranberries, stirring …