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S’moreffles (Waffled S’mores)
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From the author: A true testament to determination, perseverance, and marshmallows. S’moreffles are the best idea I never had. Onetime chocolatier and all-the-time genius Lauren Pett gets the credit for this one, both for the idea of s’mores in the waffle iron and for the ingenious, Muppet-like name. Lauren owned a chocolate shop when I came to her with […]
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Interview with Cocktail Experts
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Originally published in Publishers Weekly, this excerpt of the full interview sheds light on why authors David Solmonson and Lesley Jacons Solmonson chose the 12 bottles they did and give us a peek at the process. Photo: Garrett Markenson. Lesley Jacobs Solmonson and David Solmonson.   Out with the S’more Vodka, In with the Genever: PW Talks with David […]
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Summer Party Essentials from Celebrate!
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Summer food dazzles. Easy seafood salads or sandwiches; bowls filled with farmstand-fresh vegetables—corn, green and wax beans, tomatoes and bell peppers—it’s hard to know when to stop chopping! Don’t—instead try them all. Corn salads, bread salads, Gazpacho Salad … What do you need to show off summer food to its best advantage? Well, short of a […]
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What to Pack in Your New Picnic Basket
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Enter for a chance to win this gorgeous handcrafted Peterboro Classic Picnic Finished Basket to bring on your next picnic! This wood basket boasts plenty of room inside for a throw, dinner for two, and a shaker of freshly-made cucumber gimlets! And don’t forget to pack this delicious Tortellini Chicken Salad from Picnic by author DeeDee Stovel. This classic blanket-feast fare […]
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Cucumber Gimlet from The 12 Bottle Bar
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Take advantage of the last of your garden’s fresh cucumbers and basil to make this refreshing drink! Entertain friends and family at a Labor Day fiesta or your last picnic of the season. This recipe is from The 12 Bottle Bar, a new book out this month. Authors David Solmonson and Lesley Jacobs Solmonson have this to […]
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