Bourbon Infused Pears, Glazed with Maple Syrup


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The name caught you, didn’t it? So will this recipe. Take 30 minutes out of your day to make this dessert, and leave the room confidently flipping your hair off your shoulder, as your guests indulge.

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Yields: 4 pear halves

Ingredients:

2 D’Anjou Pears

3 Tablespoons Salted Butter

4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

Chopped Pecans

2 Oz. Bourbon

Powdered Sugar

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How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  2. Wash, and cut pears in half

  3. Heat the butter in a large skillet with medium heat

  4. Spoon out seeds and core in each half

  5. Place pears face down in skillet, and let simmer for 5 minutes

  6. While they are simmering, mix your bourbon and maple syrup in a separate bowl

  7. Put the entire skillet in the oven for 15 minutes

  8. Flip the pears over, round side down and let cook for another 10 minutes

  9. Take the skillet out, and plate your pears

  10. Drizzle the bourbon/maple glaze over the pears on the plate

  11. Sprinkle the chopped pecans on the pears

  12. Top everything with a light coat of powdered sugar

  13. Enjoy and indulge

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Sugar Cookies Easy Enough for a Kid

If my kid can do it, yours can too.

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After watching The Christmas Chronicles for the 34,483 time in a row, we decided to make some cookies with my grandma. These cookies are my grandmother’s recipe, and after she had 5 kids, she’s perfected a simple recipe to help get the kids get involved, and the mess in minimal so you don’t lose your shit afterwards. Here’s the recipe, with the help of Charlie and Gi-Gi. Enjoy!

Yields: 3 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

1 Egg

3 Cups All Purpose Flour

1 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Tsp. Salt

2 Tsp. Baking Powder

2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 Cup ( 2 Sticks) Salted Butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix your butter and sugar until smooth

  3. In the same bowl, mix in extract and egg

  4. Grab another bowl, and combine your baking powder, salt, and flour

  5. SLOWLY, add the dry ingredient bowl to your wet ingredient bowl (the dough will be dry and “crumbly”)

  6. Spread flour on a countertop surface and knead the dough into a ball, then spread (wet your hands if it’s too dry still)

  7. Cut and shape the cookies

  8. Place cookies on a nonstick surface or else this will be a complete waste of time

  9. Set the timer for about 6-7 minutes (they will come out soft in the center)

  10. Let them dry, decorate, and enjoy!

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