Ginger Up

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between ginger beer and ginger ale? It all began with ginger beer originating in Yorkshire, England in the 18th century. It once contained a small amount of alcohol, unlike its present day predecessor, which is brewed as a soft drink. Ginger ale was created later in the…

Affogato bout it!

It may seem counterproductive to pour hot espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but don’t doubt the results — it’s unbelievably delicious. I served this flavorsome beverage with dessert after Christmas dinner.  Using the recipe from Winter Cocktails, my brother-in-law Brian and I prepared this affogato speciale for festive consumption.  An adult twist on…