Pregnancy Whiskey Proxy

A glass of faux whiskey for when you can't have the real thing (say, because you're pregnant).

I love whiskey. I didn’t like it the first time I tried it. Or the second. In fact, for years I thought I hated it. Then a magical trip to Ireland changed my mind and now I love it. And although there are much worse hardships with being pregnant, I have missed pouring a little whiskey over some ice and enjoying it with a nice long chat with a friend. As I’ve been thinking about pleasurable drinks I can still enjoy during pregnancy, I’ve realized there’s NOTHING that can actually replace it or quite emulate whiskey.

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But I can approximate the general experience of drinking a whiskey. I want something deeply brown sugary tasting with a little vanilla and other kinds of uncertain complexity to it. So here is a syrup made with molasses and honey, vanilla and spices. You pour a little over ice and top with just a bit of seltzer. It’s strongly flavored and complex, for sipping, not gulping. See the full post with all recipe links here. Keep reading

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe is from From Scratch.

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You were looking for another Thanksgiving recipe, right? I’m pretty sure there aren’t NEARLY enough of those around, so I thought I’d take it upon myself to help you guys out. Good thing I’m here or breakfast would be impossible, children would cry, it would be a mess. I give you, pumpkin cinnamon rolls (or as we say in Canada, pumpkin cinnamon buns)! Keep reading

Glazed Apple Cider Puffs

apple cider puffs resting on a cooling rack with wooden background

So it’s supposed to be spring now. But we’re not quite there yet. The farmers market is still bleak and wintery; no ramps, no asparagus, certainly no strawberries. What looks good? The apple cider donuts of course. But around here we don’t buy apple cider donuts. We make them.

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Hi, I'm Leanne Brown. I’m a bestselling cookbook author. I want to help you find peace, healing and freedom through cooking.

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