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Spirited Cooking: Strawberry Campari Tart

Campari's complex flavors are a sensational balance for simply sweet strawberries. A mixture of toasted oats, dark buckwheat flour, and crunchy poppy seeds form a sweet and nutty dough. The crumbly crust is filled with a soft mascarpone cream accented by a touch of Campari for a barely-blushing hue. More

Spirited Cooking: Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Spring celebrations call for bright, fresh produce prepared with a touch of flair. Whether it's for Easter brunch, baby showers, a sunny party on the patio, or a gathering to admire April's blossoming flowers, this is my kind of celebratory dish: tender and sweet carrots tossed in glaze of booze, brown sugar, and butter. More

Guinness Week: Pork and Guinness Hand Pies

I moved this week, and since I live in Oregon, that meant shuffling all of my worldly possessions from one location to another in cold, pouring ran. Mid-way through the scurrying, I came inside and pulled one of these hand pies from the refrigerator. I didn't even warm it up. Just inhaled the whole thing straight from the plastic wrap, and it was perfect. A bit savory, a bit sweet, and hearty enough to sustain me through the rest of the heavy lifting. More

Guinness Week: Beeramisu

This take on Tiramisu strays pretty far from the traditional. It calls for Guinness and Irish Cream instead of coffee and Marsala, but the requisite creamy, soft layers will surely please anyone crazy for this Italian dessert. More

Guinness Week: Stout Beef Stew

In anticipation of St. Patrick's Day, we've deemed this week Guinness Week, and we'll be offering up luscious stout-based recipes all week long. This Guinness stew begs you to tuck in for a warm, soul-satisfying meal. A little carrot, a little potato, loads of sweet cipollini onion, and tender chunks of beef: it's a simple dish but such a good one. More

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